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La Cucina di Tullio Santini

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Avenida Antonio Diederichsen 485 | Jd. América, Ribeirao Preto, State of Sao Paulo 14020-240, Brazil
+55 16 3623-6361
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the absolute best homemade pasta in Ribeirão Preto, a must, really can't say much more then just go try it.

Thank Mike C
Vienna, Austria
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

It is a good past (not all dishes were excellent) and for every move we had to ask please bring the bread, please bring the olive oil...The staff do need more training. Nothing should be missing in such expensive restaurant. Very nice live music that give a nice environment.

Thank Beatriz M
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This place is great , the host from the very entrance was very kind and likeable, our waiter Nestor from Uruguay guided us thru the menu .. The meals were also distinctive . If you are in town is a must ..

Thank 8989m123
Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

12 years after my last visit, I came back to La Cucina di Tullio Santini. "Seo" Tulip, the gentle Italian chef who loved to interact with customers and even seat on the table is unfortunately deceased, but his spirit is all around. Carefully done Italian masterpieces perpetrated with good quality and respecting tradition. That`s the essence of this nice cantina.I... More 

Thank Nelson_Silveira
Ana P, Gerente at La Cucina di Tullio Santini, responded to this review

Ola Nelson. We appreciate your kind words , they bring us the certainty that we are on track . Thank you. Ana Maria Ponton e Equipe Tullio Santini More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Really nice alive Italian music, playing table by table. The food is incredible, they have an appetizer table with all the antipasti from italy, good stuff. Main plates of various Italian specialities, I would say the best is the lamb with funghi porcinni.

Thank stefanosarto
Ribeirão Prêto, São Paulo, Brazil
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185 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

This italian restaurant is pretty famous in town and last night was my firt time there. I had the famous "gondola" for dinner and for me, nothing expectacular about it. For the price you pay for a dinner there, food should be amazing, but it´s just ok. Hand up for the staff, friendly and lovely, but food it surely not... More 

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San Francisco
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211 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This is a famous local restaurant. It is expensive by local standards but always packed, and the food was absolutely amazing. I had the lamb ravioli, and my frined had the lamb chops. Both were exquisite. It is also has an excellent, borad wine list.

Thank Gearhead85
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523 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

it is a good Italian restaurant, with good dishes and some innovations (the "gondola") but - the prices are much to high... no-one should pay so much for a meal. in the future, i'll avoid this restaurant.

1 Thank SabaOmer
Ribeirao Preto, SP
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155 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

It's said to be the best Italian restaurant in town, and we had that impression the first time we ate there. But there were other times when the food was not so good, it seemed a whole different (worse) quality. The founder and owner has died recently, so we don't know how it is going to be from now on.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This veal knuckle was so juicy and tender, and perfectly seasoned. The fettuccini were perfectly al dente, with this tasty mushroom sauce. I was almost crying. But the price, my god !! Anyway, NO REGRETS

Thank Grouik

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Antonio Diederichsen 485 | Jd. América, Ribeirao Preto, State of Sao Paulo 14020-240, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Ribeirao Preto
  • Phone Number: +55 16 3623-6361

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