Dedicated wine buffs might find it hard to locate a decent wine list in Rio, but at Bottega del Vino, which opened in December 2011, the wine is right at the heart of the menu. There are some 300-plus bottles to choose from, 80 percent of which hail from the Old World wine regions, with a few South American options for good measure. While prices are not cheap, many wines are served by the glass, so diners can pick and choose to match their mood and their food. The Italian dishes are served in small, tapas-style portions that are ideal for sharing with friends. On weekdays, the set lunch of appetizer, starter and main (accompanied by a glass of wine, of course) is a relatively inexpensive way to sample the restaurant's offerings.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 05:00 PM to 01:00 AM, Friday to Saturday from 12:00 PM to 01:30 AM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex