The Culinare is a great Italian restaurant in Botafogo with a special concept the Brazilians call Rodizío, a pizza roundabout so to speak, via which – instead of ordering from the menu – the friendly waiters serve a different pizza on a plate every some minutes and stop at every table, asking you, if you want one or more of the slices on the plates from which you choose the slices you like. It’s an all you can eat pizza concept for a fixed price.
So for little more than 30 Real you choose from a huge variety ranging from salty pizza to sweet pizza. Yeah you got me right, Brazilians love sweet pizza, just as they love the salty one.
I got myself slices of pizza with all kinds of toppings ranging from different cheeses, calabrese to chicken, and then the sweet pizzas rolled in.
And there I got a slice of chocolate pizza, one with smarties, little M&M as they call it here, and those with sweet cream combination. What should I say more. See it yourself:
And here is the famous slide show:
The Bottom Line: The Culinare, located in Rua do Passagem 44 in Botafogo, is just a nice Italian restaurant in a good area and close to the metro.
From Rio with Love!
Dr. Dr. Immanuel Fruhmann