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Known as one of the best restaurants in Rio, and named after the finest hotel in Venice, this award-winning restaurant offers exceptional Northern Italian cuisine. The vibrant menu combines the best in Brazilian and Italian ingredients. Innovative dishes sit alongside classic recipes that have been passed down for generations.

Wheelchair Accessibility Comments

  • This excellent Italian restaurant is located in the world famous Copacabana Palace Hotel over looking the hotel’s beautiful pool.
  • I’d certainly recommend a visit to the hotel and restaurant because they are spectacular historic landmarks and absolutely beautiful.
  • They have gone to great lengths (and expense) to make both the hotel and restaurant fully wheelchair accessible including large accessible restrooms.
  • WARNING: However to navigate from the front hotel entrance on Atlantic Avenue to the Cipriana dining room, there are 3-4 small hydraulic lifts – all modern and well maintained without the need for special keys for operation. The hotel had someone lead the way throughout which was quite helpful. I would have had a difficult time by myself navigating the maze of hallways.
  • That said, the food, service and ambience cannot be beat!
  • The entire staff is extremely gracious and well trained in providing complete assistance to wheelchair travelers.

Dining Experience

Wonderful restaurant

Restaurant Entrance Accessibility

2 + Steps at entrance

Use side door for step free entry

Relatively level grade at entrance

Wide doorway entrance

Restaurant Overview Accessibility

Step free or easy ramps on main dining level

1-2 Steps within restaurant

Many available tables

Bar Area: reasonably accessible

Wide clearance between tables

Small Hydraulic WC Lifts

Small hydraulic WC lift needed to enter restaurant

Small hydraulic WC lift needed to access restroom

WC lift can be operated independently by user

Restaurant Bathroom Accessibility

Step free accessible restroom

Wide clearances in restroom

Able to turn WC 360 degrees in restroom stall

Restroom very clean

Additional Details

  • WJAR Rating:3
  • Price:$$$$
  • Type of Cuisine:Italian
  • Neighborhood:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Opentable Reservation:Make a Reservation >
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  • User Rating:4.7
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