In my opinion, best in town
Posted on 03 / 07 / 2009
It might be because it was for a long time the closest restaurant to my apartment, and I remember going there with my dad since I was small, but to me, Naturetto is the tastier veggie restaurant in Brasilia! Now apparently they also serve fish dishes, which is not a problem to me, but the variety for vegetarians and vegans is still the main characteristics of their menu. I normally put too much food on my plate because I simply can't choose among the options. Apart from the warm dishes, they have a big table with fresh salad.
It is very common in Brazil that restaurants offering lunch work as help yourself and pay per kilo, and Naturetto is no exception. In the evenings, if I am not mistaken (I couldn't confirm this in their website), they offer some soups and other Ã la carte options.
The place is very well decorated, with a "natural" feeling to it - wooden tables and seats and brick walls. During lunch time (12-14) it can be very full, I don't think they take reservations, but there are plenty of seats and people come and go all the time, so you will probably not have to wait too long, if at all.
Their juices and smoothies are something worthy trying! They have many interesting combination of fresh fruits (though some are available only as frozen pulp, but I like it as well) and guarana. My personal favorite is pineapple with mint.
But as nothing can be perfect, Naturetto also has its downside. And that is price. It costs more than the average lunch per kilo place in Brasilia - last time I've been there it was something like 30 Brazilian reais per kilo (around 10 euros or 13 USD as of March 2009), which might not sound too much for someone not living in Brazil, but ends up being a high price compared to other lunch options in Brasilia, including other vegetarian restaurants. A price totally worth paying every once in a while, in my opinion.
Website (not very informative and only in Portuguese, unfortunately): http://www.naturetto.com.br/
(Obs: I would give it a 5 cow rating, but as it is not vegan, it can get maximum 4...)
Tastes great, Variety, Place