A great little find in the Centro - 'Republica' area of São Paulo. "The smiling cat" is an italian themed restaurant which is adorned with lots of little cat themed trinkets. We visited twice in 4 days which is an unknown for us who always like to try a new place every night in a new city. Service is excellent. Be warned the dishes are BIG! I've never seen a Salmon fillet that size. The food was extremely nice. We can highly recommend the fish dishes, but I found the 'California' Pizza (including Mango) just a little bit too weird. They make all the pizzas fresh in the pizza oven which is on view. Also be warned that the Caiprinhas are very strong!! Value for money is some of the best I have ever had, it costing about £35 on the first visit for 2 courses and (too many) Caiprinhas! - For 2 people!!
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