Rua Padre João Manuel, 1115 | Cerqueira Cesar | Brazilian
Monday to Thursday from 12noon to 3pm and from 7pm to 12midnight
Friday from 12noon to 3pm and from 7pm to 1am
Saturday from 12noon to 4:30pm and from 7pm to 1am
Sunday from 12noon to 5pm
Alex Atala is Brazil’s most renowned culinary star. Unlike his famous restaurant D.O.M. a few blocks away, where the mantra is experimental cuisine, at Dalva e Dito Atala reinterprets classics from Brazilian regional recipes with ingredients from the Amazon, the caatinga (savanah) and Bahia. It is a beautifully decorated place, mixing the old and the new. The open kitchen gives an air of intimacy with the staff in the stoves. I like the place because it has managed to be cool with many references to the country’s folk culture. By the way, it has one star in the Michelin Guide.