Authentic Umbria Cuisine in São Paulo

Updated on June 29, 2013

Friccò, an Italian dish characteristic of the town of Gubbio, in Umbria, is such a regional recipe that it is usually referred to as Friccò di Gubbio.

Chef Sauro Scarabotta celebrates his native town and serves the dish at Friccò, his restaurant in São Paulo. He has won the Ospitalità Italiana award as well as the 2011 Globo Tricolore award "for the best international representation of Italian cuisine".

A self-professed vegetable lover, chef Scarabotta serves a light and healthy take on regional recipes, with plenty of seasonal ingredients. Half of the Friccò menu rotates weekly; the other half consists of classics such as the headliner, Polenta Toscana, risotti, and handcrafted pasta essentials, such as ravioli and tagliatelle.

Chef Scarabotta came to Brazil invited by restaurateur Giancarlo Bolla; he worked at his restaurants La Tambouille, Leopolldo and Bar des Arts before opening his own place with his wife, Rita.

The restaurant's wine list consists of nearly 500 labels handpicked by the chef, including wines from his native region and other regions in central Italy which pair best with his culinary as well as top picks from Tuscany, Piemonte and Veneto.


Lunch: Tue-Fri noon to 3 p.m., Sat and Sun noon to 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: Thur-Sat 7 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.



Address & Contact Information:

Rua Cubatão 837
Vila Mariana
São Paulo - SP

More Information:

Debit and credit cards not accepted
Valet parking available (R$13)
Closest subway station: Paraíso (Blue Line)

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