The South Restaurants

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  • 1. Al Dente Ristorante

    $$$ | Auxiliadora | Italian

    You may be surprised at the quality and authenticity of the Northern Italian cuisine at this small restaurant in Porto Alegre. Among many excellent...Read More

  • 2. Chef Fedoca

    $$$$ | Lagoa da Conceição | Seafood

    On the second floor of the Marina Ponta da Areia complex, this restaurant has a grand view of the Lagoa da Conceição, with surrounding green...Read More

  • 3. Gambrinus

    $$$ | Centro | Brazilian

    Porto Alegre's best-known restaurant has been in business at the same spot, steps from city hall at the Mercado Público, since 1889. The walls...Read More

  • 4. Ostradamus

    $$$$ | Seafood

    The village of Riberão da Ilha, a mere 21 km (13 miles) away from Florianópolis, is worth an afternoon jaunt to try the local specialty: oysters...Read More

  • 5. Valle Rústico

    $$$$ | Vale dos Vinhedos | Brazilian

    No restaurant is ever perfect, but Valle Rústico comes pretty close. The chef-owner Rodrigo Bellora—a Slow Food disciple—plucks organic ingredients...Read More

  • 6. Al Nur

    $$ | Boa Vista | Middle Eastern

    The prix-fixe combo at this small but busy restaurant includes such Lebanese staples as kibbe, esfiha (small minced meat pies), tabouleh,...Read More

  • 7. Anzol

    $$$ | Centro | Seafood

    The decor may not be distinguished at this restaurant, but the ample windows overlooking Rio Mampituba create the perfect setting for a fine...Read More

  • 8. Baviera

    $$$ | Centro | Pizza

    Recommended for those on a budget, Baviera is essentially a pizzeria, but the menu also includes Brazilian-style steak (thin-cut fillet, usually...Read More

  • 9. Bistrô Isadora Duncan

    $$$$ | Brazilian

    An eccentric little gem, Bistrô Isadora Duncan is best known for its romantic vibe and views over Lagoa da Conceição. The dark, wood-paneled...Read More

  • 10. Bistrô Pedra da Vigia

    $$ | French

    A cozy little restaurant in a converted flour mill, Bistrô Pedra da Vigia is an enduring Praia do Rosa favorite, both for its candlelit ambience...Read More

  • 11. Búfalo Branco

    $$$$ | Brazilian

    The city's finest and largest churrascaria does a killer rodizio (all-you-can-eat meat buffet). The picanha (beef rump cap) stands out among...Read More

  • 12. Casa Di Paolo

    $$$ | Centro | Italian

    Be ready for a hearty feast: this highly regarded restaurant serves a prix-fixe Italian menu with galeto al primo canto (crispy grilled chicken...Read More

  • 13. Casa di Pietro

    $$ | Centro | Italian

    This Italian cantina–style restaurant has an excellent prix-fixe salad-and-soup buffet at dinner. Surefire soup choices include the cappelletti...Read More

  • 14. Casa do Chico

    $$$ | Lagoa da Conceição | Seafood

    Take in the view of the Lagoa de Conceicao and order sequencia de camarão, a local shrimp specialty that comes in three courses: breaded,...Read More

  • 15. Constantino Café

    $$$ | Moinhos de Vento | Mediterranean

    The real draw at this informal eatery is the setting, in a converted colonial house on one of the city’s liveliest streets. Wind your way through...Read More

  • 16. Dometila

    $ | Moinhos de Vento

    This chic café named after the lover of monarch Dom Pedro I is the place to compensate for the likely excesses of espeto -style churrasco....Read More

  • 17. Floriano Spiess Cozinha de Autor

    $$$$ | Boa Vista | Contemporary

    On a leafy square in an upscale suburb, this place serves contemporary cuisine at its most creative. The eponymous chef offers a tasting menu...Read More

  • 18. Galpão Costaneira

    $ | Centro | Brazilian

    This churrascaria in a picturesque wooden bungalow is your best bet for experiencing the ubiquitous southern Brazilian espeto-corrido (a continuous...Read More

  • 19. Galpão Crioulo

    $$$$ | Centro | Brazilian

    One of Porto Alegre's largest churrascarias, Galpão Crioulo serves traditional espeto-corrido —a prix-fixe, never-ending rotation of tender...Read More

  • 20. Gasthof Edelweiss

    $$$$ | Lago Negro | German

    With a veranda that overlooks nearby pine trees and gardens, this German restaurant creates a relaxing ambience that perfectly complements its...Read More

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