Our History

Celebrated for their thin-crust and diversified pizzas, and toppings ranging from classic to creative, Camelo became one of the most traditional pizza restaurants of São Paulo.

Camelo today has seven restaurants, located in the best neighborhoods of the city - Jardins, Morumbi, Higienópolis, Itaim, Moema, Santana & Tatuapé – and one restaurant in Ipanema, heart of Rio de Janeiro.

Opened in 1957, in Pamplona street – Jardins, Camelo started as an Arab restaurant. Six years later, when acquired by the Nóbrega Family, the restaurant underwent significant menu changes and started serving wood-fire pizzas and other special dishes, such as the famous deep fried chicken (a passarinho) and beef sirloin stroganoff.


Chef Pizza Cook Antônio Macedo conceives the pizza menu served for dinner since 1963. Among his special creations are the hits Due Funghi, Camelo, Vegetarian and new toppings, such as Ipanema, especially created for the opening of Camelo in Rio.

Quality and Tradition

Camelo’s success is linked to both the Nobrega Family and the founder’s ideals. Third generation grandsons André, Renan, Paulo and Marcelo are presently running the business, with the same care and dedication of their fathers and grandfather.

Training and education of a qualified team, continuous equipment update, improvements in facilities and operations as a whole, make Camelo a reference in the market. For a perfect success equation we add a strict quality control of materials and ingredients, to ensure consistency, flavor and quality of all pizzas and dishes served in our restaurants.