Apr 6, 2010
By Alexandra Forbes
There's nothing fancy or pretentious about Zena Caffè, owned by chef Carlos Bertolazzi.
But sometimes that's just what the doctor ordered: a casual meal, well-executed.
And the place is charming, with plenty of tables on a leafy terrasse, which also doesn't hurt...
The food is Italian and the best thing on the menu is this thin, crackly focaccia bread stuffed with gooey stracchino cheese:
Nice, classic carpaccio:
The gnocchi is the chef's pride and comes with a cheesy foam on top:
Trenette with pesto, also nice:
Even the burger is Italianized... served on focaccia bread!
Chocolate mousse laced with rosemary and olive oil:
All in all, a nice dinner in a charming ambiance!
Zena Caffè: Rua Peixoto Gomide, 1.901, São Paulo, Tel: 3081-2158