This chic, beautifully appointed restaurant serves wonderful pastas and risottos along with excellent fish and meat dishes. Vegetarian options are plentiful, and the tiramisu is a perfect blend of creamy, espresso-laced mascarpone. The restaurant is owned by the Italian Fasano chain, and the high-ceiling, wooden-floor building exhibits the clean, contemporary design that is the Fasano hallmark. A second Rio branch operates in Barra da Tijuca, but the Ipanema location is
a better option for Zona Sul–based visitors.