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Amarena Gelateria Italiana

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Rua Barata Ribeiro 516 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22040-002, Brazil
+55 21 2236-1706
11:50 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this place, very clean and hygienic. Variety of ice creams to choose from and the portions are enormous. Personal favourite was the ferrero. Visited this place pretty much everyday during my stay in Rio because it was so good.

Thank Lakhvinder N
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went a few times as part of my families 1 month visit to Brazil during the Olympics. Fantastic service and staff

Thank CarricktoRome
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This small and fancy place serves the best gelato italian style in Rio! And ask always for Mario, the italian owner that brought the italian ice cream secret to Rio...thanks Mario! If you like different styles, ask for the Tapioca or the Milho verde (corn ice cream)...a Italian/Brazilian mix that is just great. The limone tart is a classic!

Thank Cicero Inacio d
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109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This is an italian GELATERIA, They sell severall falvors, some exotics, like tapioca. The owners name is Mario. Friendly guy.

Thank Fredbb_9
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

This place ia a small shop. Not somewhere i would sit but the ice cream is great and has friendly staff. I would go back anytime!

Thank roriz15
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

I know how to judge a gelato! I've been to tons of places in Italy and this one really makes me feel back in Toscana! Really tasty, fresh ingredients and the owner Mario, a true Italian sir makes the atmosphere even better explaining the flavors! I grew up in this area and the same owner used to have a tiny... More 

1 Thank Shana Z
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

Having been spoilt by the wonderful ice cream in Argentina we felt this place was very disappointing. Not too many flavours to choose from, in comparison, and the difference in cost between a small tub an a large tub in tiny but the cost is significant. Very expensive for what you get. Handy that it's open late for post dinner... More 

Thank emsibelle82
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2013 via mobile

Stopped by after lunch, we all had different flavors but all turned out very good. Good quality gelatos! Def recommend it!

2 Thank SamYDanK
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

I like Amarena so much that I go there once a week... The flavours are a mix of Brazilian fruits and classical Italians. Eventually they bring us new ones! All of them in high quality made of ingredients brought from Italy. Try the Moonwalker, pistachio, graviola, mint...

Thank Mare_Frz
Sao Paulo
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145 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Last year I was in Italy for 2 weeks and had gelatos every day, in over 10 cities and I can say that the ice cream I had in Amarena doesn't even compare to the ones I had in Italy. It's indeed very good, top quality ingredients, but not an authentic Italian gelato. In Sao Paulo there's a gelateria called... More 

Thank Priscilla_M_Anjos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:50 - 23:00
11:50 - 23:00
11:50 - 23:00
11:50 - 23:00
11:50 - 23:00
11:50 - 23:00
11:50 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Barata Ribeiro 516 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22040-002, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2236-1706

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

Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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