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Genuinely good pizza can be hard to find in Rio, but Braz, an upscale Jardim Botanico pizzeria is an excellent example of how to get things right. With ingredients such as authentic buffalo mozzarella, imported Italian flour and fresh basil, this is the place to come for those who take their pizza seriously. A speciality of the house is the mezzaluna, a folded pizza stuffed with your choice of filling. Of the 35-plus varieties of traditional pizzas, a top choice is the Caprese - loaded with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and a delicious black olive pesto.
Serving some of the best pizzas in town, Mamma Jamma is located in Lagoa district of Rio de Janeiro. With an amazing variety of authentic pizzas and pastas, Mamma serves a hell of a rustic Italian feast! Though some would complain that the prices are a tad too steep, they'd forget it the minute they'd dig into the goodness of fresh baked bread and flavorsome mozerella. If you're craving for a scrumptious pizza fix, Mamma Jamma is the way to go!
Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, Stalos cafe is open all day and night serving delicious sumptuous meals. The menu features an extensive range of local and international dishes. Take your pick from grilled meat, sandwiches, pizzas, salads and various meat and seafood preparations. Fruit juices, health drinks and local coffees are available to accompany your food. Located at one end of Copacabana, this cafe is an ideal place to refuel yourself after a joyful day at the beach.
Stravaganze Pizzaria is the brainchild of Dudu Camargo, who has over five other successful restaurants to his name. On menu are various traditional pizzas like Margherita and Neapolitan piizas, as well as special innovations brought in by Camargo himself. Located in a restored mansion, this pizzeria opened its doors in 2005. Stravaganze is not a casual pizzeria, but features an elegant interior designed by Bel Lobo, that blends well with the sophisticated ambiance of the place.
Capricciosa Pizza is one of the hottest spots in Ipanema. The Italians have created a new classification for their world famous pizza: di origini controllata, which means that amongst other things it must have a specific flour in its dough, very special tomatoes and mozzarella cheese and lots of love in it! Well, this is the only place in town where you can eat these delicious pies. The glass walls and roof, the Soho-like atmosphere and the location right at the corner of two busy streets of Ipanema make this place the right spot to be in order to see or be seen.
Cugine, located in Recreio, serves some of the best pizzas in the city. With fantastic interiors, an open kitchen and a cool vibe, Cugine is easily one of the most popular Italian retaurants in the city. Apart from the typical pastas and pizzas, the joint also offers brilliant fusion steaks like Café Paris. Sum up the splendid fare with delectable desserts like profiteroles, and Cugine will have one happy customer!