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Piantella

#134 of 10,499 Restaurants in Brasilia
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202 Sul Bloco A Loja 34 | 202 Sul Bloco A Loja 34, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
556132249408
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 04:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

Very good service, great food, close to Central Bank, etc. The decor is a bit dated (1970s?) and overly-clubby, but I had a great meal with no complaints.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

This is the best steak I've ever had. Period. The food was amazingly good, not only mine, but all the other people that came with me (6) too. In addition, the service is exceptionally good. The restaurant is SUPER FANCY, most of the politicians in Brasilia eat there... It's expensive, but not super expensive. I mean, the value is really... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

There are restaurants that have the ability, charm and competence to make you really feel at home; Piantella is like this. The mix of tradition, hospitality and very good food makes me think of this restaurant as a place to go again and again, and again. A superb wine menu, unforgetable dishes like Steak Moscovita, Fetuccini with Large Srimps or... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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196 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

This is probably the most traditional restaurant in Brasilia, favored by politicians. Service is really good, but the food is not good enough for what they charge. Been there three times, and all of them was disappointed with what they served. It is an ok place for business lunches, because of the good location and all, but that's it.

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Southampton, New York
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013 via mobile

This was recommended as a traditional place. Yes, we did see a table with politicians but in Brasilia that's quite common. The food was good, the drinks were yummy too, not sure if its worth the high price but in Brazil good food is always overpriced!

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Thank MissyMinns
Brasilia, DF
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

Nice food. Be careful with the maitre off the menu suggestions. They are priced above the menu options.

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Sao Paulo
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156 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

Apart from always seeing some politician having lunch here, they serve a very pleasant cuisine at Piantella, as they have been doing for years now. Very expensive, but Brazil seems to have lost common sense when it comes to prices... They will get back to real life someday.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

Expensive but worth it! Quite exclusive. Compares to the best restaurants in Europe. Definitely 5 stars!

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Brazil
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Piantella became famous in town because of the usual presence of politicians in there. But that is not the only reason for that fame: food is really good, staff is very kind, formal, educated, gentle, and the environment is very pleasant to stay. They also have a great selection of wine.

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BRASILIA
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290 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

Piantella has been around forever. It is a favourite watering hole for politicians, journalists, diplomats etc, especially at lunchtime.The food is good, but in my view not spectacular. The wine list is supposed to be fantastic. Prices are quite high. Frankly, it is more a place for the above-mentioned well-heeled crowd than for tourists staying in Brasilia for a day... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 33
Cuisine
Brazilian, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 04:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Sul Bloco A Loja 34 | 202 Sul Bloco A Loja 34, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  Federal District (DF)  >  Brasilia
  • Phone Number: 556132249408

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?