Walter Mancini Ristorante
Rua Avanhandava, 126
Walter Mancini Ristorante, named for the patriarch of the Mancini family's group of restaurants on Rua Avanhandava, combines fine Italian cuisine with an elegant atmosphere. Born out of a converted art studio, the restaurant features large windows looking out onto Avanhandava, marble columns and a long wooden bar. Live musicians playing Bossa Nova and Jazz regularly grace the grand piano. Specialties include: grilled lamb ribs, drizzled with an herb sauce and ratatouille; grilled medallions with a mustard-tarragon sauce, broccoli rice and french fries; and Pappardelle pasta with olive oil, garlic, zucchini, fresh tomatoes, basil and shrimp. Mancini Ristorante also serves the Brazilian class dish feijoada (pork and black bean stew) on Saturday.