The 10 Best Restaurants in Florianópolis, Brazil

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9 February 2017
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Florianópolis has a lot to offer, from day trips into the city’s beautiful natural surroundings to a relaxed day at the beach or a cultural day in the city. Brazil’s premier party destination has many possibilities for having an excellent lunch or a romantic dinner in the evenings. With this guide, we will show you where you will find best restaurants and eateries in Florianópolis.

Pier 54

Bar, Restaurant, Brazilian, Seafood, $$$
Pier 54
Pier 54 | Image courtesy of Pier 54
Since 1999, Pier 54 has been treating its guests from around the world with excellent seafood and fish. They offer various selected wines to accompany the food, and for the later hours tasty cocktails. The restaurant offers seated accommodation directly at the water, with an overwhelming view to the Herzilio Luz Bridge.

Bistrô Santa Marta

Bistro, Restaurant, Seafood, Pub Grub, Brazilian
Bistrô Santa Marta is a very small restaurant with only eight tables that offers a very homely and welcoming atmosphere because of the with high attention to detail in the furnished interior. They only use fresh products of the best quality to prepare dishes of meat and seafood which are truly a treat for the eyes and tastebuds.

Public Market

Market, Brazilian
Public Market
Public Market | © Márcio Cabral de Moura/Flickr
In the center of Florianópolis, there is the Public Market, a building created in two phases over two decades. It is an important landmark in the city and an important meeting point for people. The Public Market is the perfect place for shopping for some clothes and handicrafts, but it is also a drop in center for fresh food like fish and vegetables. Besides the shopping possibilities there, there are several stands, restaurants and bars selling tasty foods and drinks.

Ostradamus

Restaurant, Seafood, Brazilian, Pub Grub, $$$
This is the reference point when it comes to oysters. We are talking about the restaurant Ostradamus in Florianópolis. Immediately you will dive into another world and feel like you’re in a real harbor restaurant. It is decorated with attention to every detail, presents the oysters in an aquarium, and has a private pier where you can have dinner floating over the water. It specializes in preparing oysters in all variations, and also offers seafood. Guests will find a tasty selection of best grape vines, and definitely will have an unique experience.

Artesano Pizza Bar

Pizzeria, Restaurant, Brazilian, $$$
Artesano Continente
Artesano Continente | Image courtesy of Artesano Pizza Bar
Artesano Pizza Bar is located in a little hut close to the Conceição Lake in Florianópolis. It is a very warm and welcoming place, decorated with a lot of pictures on the walls, has a garden for comfortable open-air dinners and serves very creative and delicious homemade pizza.

Donna

Restaurant, Pub Grub, Brazilian, $$$
Panorama Florianópolis
Panorama Florianópolis | © Caliel Costa/Flickr
Donna is located nearby the Jurerê Internacional beach and is a luxurious mixture of restaurant, bar and club. They serve cocktails in an glamorous ambience, which is also the perfect place for clubbing into the night.

Bar do Arante - Axonine

Restaurant, Seafood, Brazilian, $$$
Bar do Arante - Axonine
Bar do Arante - Axonine | © Otávio Nogueira/Flickr
Bar do Arante is one of the most unique places in Florianópolis. About 70,000 sheets of papers are hanging on the walls and even from the ceiling, which create a very special atmosphere. During the week they offer á la carte dishes, and on the weekend a plentiful buffet for their guests.

Forneria Catarina

Pizzeria, Restaurant, Brazilian, $$$
Forneria Catarina, in the district of Trindade, is a very friendly and welcoming restaurant which specializes in homemade pizza. They use only products of the high quality and also offer lactose free starters and pizza. All of their pizzas are made in the old-fashioned oven.

Ataliba Churrascaria

Ataliba is a modern and elegant version of a traditional Brazilian churrascaria. There, guests can select of several starters, which are presented at a buffet, different types of meat and sausages, which are served on a long spit and cut by the waiter or the waitress. Everyone who comes to Brazil should try this special way of dining and experience a wonderful stay.
Rodovia José Carlos Daux 3008, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, +55 48 3333-0990

Ponto de Vista

Restaurant, Brazilian, Contemporary, $$$
Ponto de Vista offers one of the most beautiful views in Florianópolis. It is located at the Conceição Lake and has a cosy terrace, which is perfect for eating and drinking. This restaurant is worth visiting to enjoy the impressive sunset in the evenings. It is the perfect place for a romantic dinner and for having a relaxed evening.

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