Outside dinning area
(Image credit: David Libeskind)

Housed in an iconic villa designed by David Libeskind, Attimo is São Paulo's most exciting new fine-dining destination - no surprise considering its impeccable provenance as the brainchild of Marcelo Fernandes (of the legendary Kinoshita restaurant) and celebrated chef Jefferson Rueda. Rueda's menu is inspired by home-cooked Italian fare - he calls it 'Italo-Caipira', or country Italian - passed down by immigrants working the land around São Paulo. The concept might sound casual but the experience is not. The building's signature 'cobogó', or patterned partition, is a focal point. It was restored by local architect Naoki Otake, who used marble and Brazilian hardwood to craft a clean, sophisticated two-level space around it, not to mention an impressive glass-enclosed wine room, demo kitchen and private dining area. Landscaping by Gilberto Elkis helps to make the terrace an especially pleasant place to lose yourself for the better part of a day.

Used marble and Brazilian hardwood to craft a clean, sophisticated two-level space

(Image credit: David Libeskind)

Private dining area

(Image credit: David Libeskind)

Interior of restaurant Attimo

(Image credit: David Libeskind)




Rua Diogo Jácome 341
São Paulo


Scott Mitchem is one of the longest-tenured Wallpaper* contributors, joining the team in 1999 after attending Purdue University and moving to New York City from his hometown of Chicago. He started as an editorial associate, later served as Brazil Editor-at-Large while living in São Paulo, and is currently a contributing editor based in Miami. Scott covers design, architecture, travel, and all things Brazil while working as an executive in design and real estate development and working towards a Master’s Degree at Georgetown University. He has written for many other publications and was one of several authors who recently contributed to The Architecture of Studio MK27, a book by Rizzoli chronicling the history of the acclaimed Brazilian architecture studio founded by Marcio Kogan.