Recife, Brazil » Entertainment » Restaurants

Recife has many restaurants that serves popular cuisines in the world. There is a lot of reflection of many cultures that have resided here over the years, due to the colonization of the region by various rulers such as the Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian, etc.


The restaurant specializes in seafood prepared using the Bahia method. The restaurant is located in a beautiful mansion that overlooks the ocean. One must try its moquecas prepared with shrimp simmered with vegetables and coconut milk.

Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood

Address: Av. Antônio de Goes, 62 - Pina, Recife, Brazil

Leite Visit )

Leite was named after its original owner Armando Manoel Leite da França who opened it in 1882 in the form of a small kiosk. Many important and famous people have visited Leite, for its food and ambiance. The recommended dish is giant shrimp grilled with butter. This place serves mostly native Brazilian cuisine and is one of Recife’s top restaurants. Its native dessert called cartola is also worth a try.

Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood, European

Address: Praca Joaquim Nabuco, 147, Santo Antonio, Recife, Brazil

Quina do Futuro

A Japanese restaurant, known for serving some of the best sushi in town. Its menu list includes a total of 130 dishes with different tastes and flavors. Some of the specialties are Carioca, Yokubou, Tepan Misto, and Pastéis.

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Address: Rua Xavier Marques, 134 (esq. Rua do Futuro) Aflitos, Recife, Brazil


An Italian restaurant, it serves some of the best pizzas prepared by Chef Mario Tomaselli. He is known for being peculiar of the ingredients he uses in his pizzas and grows them personally in his own backyard. The restaurant has two branches in town, one at Espinheiro and another at Boa Viagem.

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

Address: Rua Conselheiro Portela, 536, Espinheiro, Recife, Brazil
Address: Rua Frei Leandro, 50, Boa Viagem, Recife, Brazil


A restaurant serving Chinese cuisine, has five branches in Recife, with the main restaurant located in Boa Viagem. Founded in 1978, the interiors are styled in an authentic Chinese way. Even if it serves Chinese food, the taste has been tapered to suit the likes of Brazilian people.

Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, International

Address: Rua dos Navegantes, 1213, Boa Viagem, Recife, Brazil

Famiglia Giuliano ( Visit )

This Italian restaurant is a replica of a medieval castle. Running since 1998, the best dish is the 'brasileiríssima feijoada' which has won many awards till now. A buffet system is available to customers on Saturdays.

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, International

Address: Avenida Engenheiro Domingos Ferreira, 3980, Boa Viagem, Recife, Brazil


A restaurant that serves traditional Portuguese cuisine is owned by Silvina Gonçalves and Socorro Souto Maior. The interiors of the restaurant take you back to Portugal. The place is famous for its main course dish, 'bifana à inês de castro' and a dessert, 'banana caramelada com creme de limão e claras em neve'.

Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Address: Rua Dom José Lopes, 165, Boa Viagem, Recife, Brazil

Oficina do Sabor

Oficina do Sabor lists a combination of seafood, meat, and regional dishes on its menu. The specialty of this restaurant, which one must try, is the Camarão no Forró where the chef serves shrimp topped with pepper, mustard, mint alongside a sauce of mango, passion fruit, and coconut.

Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood

Address: Rua da Amparo, 335, Olinda, Brazil