Feb 7, 2009
Dalva e Dito
Alex Atala’s new place is the talk of the town. To know more and see photos, please click here.
Dalva e Dito
Rua Padre João Manuel, 1115, Jardins, 3062-6282
Chef-owner Paola Carosella has worked at several other high-end restaurants in São Paulo – most recentlyJulia Cocina, then disappeared for a while. Now she’s back with Arturito, where the focus is on meats roasted in a wood-fired oven. Some foodies absolutely love it, others find it overpriced.
Rua Artur de Azevedo, 542, Pinheiros, tel. 3063-4951
Tiny restaurant owned by an expansive and eccentric Italian. Food is as straight-forward as it gets: arugula topped with sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan shavings, freshly-made pasta topped with a rustic tomato and celery sauce. For desserts, he’s got gelatos from one of the city’s top ice cream shops, Sottozero.
Rua Pedroso Alvarenga, 1177, Itaim, (11) 3073-1061
Self-billed a “gastropub” – although it was never a pub to begin with – Na Cozinha is actually a hip little restaurant in the same line as the bistronomics that are becoming so popular in France and Spain. Casual setting, ambitious food, open kitchen (which you must cross to get from the room in front to the additional tables in the back. Plates and bowls are by ceramist Hideko Honma.
R. Haddock Lobo, 955, Jardins, (11) 3063-5377
An “authentic” italian owned by André Mifano, a tatooed and outspoken chef who, surprisingly, has never been to Italy. It’s always filled with foodies, who get there by word of mouth, which means it’s quite hard to score a table. A trusted friend went recently and found it very overrated - dry pork belly, apple risotto teeming with garlic. But many others have gone and loved it.
He makes a great raviolo stuffed with shredded oxtail.
... and pumpkin ravioli stuffed with beurre noisette:
Vito: Rua Pascoal Vita, Vila Beatriz, tel. 55-11 3032-1469