Bairro: Ponta Negra
City: Natal, RN
Phone: (084) 3236-2505
Hours: From 7pm to 1am. Sunday from 12am to 4pm and 7pm to 1am.
Cost: Between $25.00 and $35.00 (or R$40.00 to R$60.00)
Brazilians just love Italian food! Italian meals are popular and in great demand due to the large population of Italian descendants in the country. Many areas of southern Brazil converse only in Italian. Most of these Italians traveled to Brazil in the 1800's and yet still maintain foods and culture from Italy even after all of these years! Sao Paulo has a huge population of Italians in the Bexiga neighborhood, and in Southern Brazil there are huge populations in Caxias do Sul, Bento Goncalves, and Garibaldi areas. These regions normally have the very best Italian food, but competition has kept the quality of food significantly higher everywhere.
Restaurants in Brazil are frequently setup to handle lunch time diners rather than the typical dinner time guests. This significantly changes how they serve dishes, and how they price meals. Many lunch time diners are looking for a very simple eating experience, with a nutritious and relatively quick meal. Hot buffets offer them this by having various hot dishes ready. Pricing is generally by weight or an all-you-can-eat model, most places have both options available.
Sandwiches are considered a snack and not a proper meal! Therefore restaurants typically serve up hot and healthy dishes for lunch as opposed to the typical North American small style lunches.
Meals are generally served and consumed on premises, but many restaurants also offer take away and food delivery services. Of course the establishments vary greatly in appearance and offerings, including a wide variety of dishes.
For Brazilians it is very popular to go back home for lunch to have their meal with their family members. This isn’t always viable, particularly in the larger cities, so restaurants have used this opportunity and designed a business around catering to these individuals. In many of the considerably smaller cities it can be problematic to find a traditional sit down and order off the menu style business.
Nearby Restaurants include Da Roberto, Escritório da Cerveja, Bangalô - Alfaiataria da Carne, Panificadora Santa Isabel, Taverna Pub - Medieval Bar, Sancho Pub, Rastapé, Cipó Brasil, Barda Bing, Balacubaco Vitrola Bar, Bar Quarenta Graus, Samsara Lounge Bar, Terra do Camarão, Piazza Navona, Artesania Crepe Bar, Galo do Alto, Gelare Gelateria, Camarão e Cia da Praia, Beleza Chopperia, Beach Café.
|Basílico´s||Av. Rodrigues Alves, 433|
|Bigi Restô||Rua Seridó, 720|
|Famiglia Reis Magos||Av. Engenheiro Roberto Freire, 1482|
|Fellini||Av. Erivan França, 22|
|Luna Rossa||Rua Acari, 11|
|Mamma Itália||Av. Governador Sílvio Pedroza, 43|
|Massa Mia||Rua Joaquim Fabrício, 289|
|Mazzano||Av. Engenheiro Roberto Freire, 9034|
|Pasta e Arte||Av. Afonso Pena, 701|
|Pasta & Pasta||Av. Bernardo Vieira, 3775|
|Piazza Navona||R. Dr. Manoel A B de Araújo, 143|
|Piazzale Itália||Av. Deputado Antônio Florêncio de Queiroz, 12|
|Pinga Fogo||Av. Miguel Castro, 1329|
|Sunrise||Via Costeira, s/n|
|Tá Massa||Rua da Gameleira, 5|
|Tiberio||Av. Engenheiro Roberto Freire, 9102|
|Tratoria Bella Napoli||Av. Hermes da Fonseca, 960|
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