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La Piazza

Rua Vicente de Brito | Sta. Barbara De Nexe, Faro 8005-491, Portugal
+351 289 999 430
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Ranked #12 of 174 restaurants in Faro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: With a youthful and elegant atmosphere, Piazza Restaurant is a well-located and pleasant place, where you can enjoy a meal full of Italian flavours. In 2002, Angelo Bucciero moved with his family to the Algarve from Cambridge, England, where he already owned two successful restaurants. And he opened his first restaurant in Santa Barbara de Nexe, which was inaugurated in mid-July, serving the best of Italian Cuisine - home-made lasagne, cannelloni and other pasta specialities, with meat, fish or poultry. The specialities include: .: Steak with gorgonzola and a brandy cream .: Chicken breast stuffed with shrimp, served with lobster sauce .: Shrimp marinara risotto and scampi with sauce. It also has a wide variety of international wines. Entertainment with Live Music every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
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86% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Having read about La Piazza at the villa where we were staying locally, we visited this last Monday evening for my wife's birthday. The venue was lovely, outdoors under a spreading tree in the courtyard, we were served by some very nice young English staff, ordering our meals at 2000. We enjoyed our drinks and nibbles, described previously here in... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We've been coming to La Piazza for many years not least because it's close to where we stay, just outside Santa Barbara. La Piazza is family run and provides hearty Italian food. The restaurant is named after its wonderful courtyard set in the middle of the village. Sitting out under the trees, hanging vines and fairy lights on a warm... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had the pleasure of spending a few nights in this restaurant whilst staying in the local area with a group of girlfriends. On our second visit, even though out of season the owner had arranged for Vernon to sing and the whole night was filled with Singing, dancing and fantastic fun. The food was great but the service and... More

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

OK, there's some plus points and some minus. Lets go with the Pros first... I can't say how nice the Fillet Steak in Gorgonzola is, it is absolutely lovely. Soft, tender and succulent, packed with flavour, and well presented. A delicious treat. The staff... so friendly, extremely attentive - it was a pleasure to be served by such great guys.... More

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25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

'Fantastic'. 'Wonderful'. 'Brilliant'. I think my fellow reviews 'eating out' experience must be limited to scavenging for scraps on some Municipal rubbish dump outside Bombay. Or perhaps working as bush tucker testers for Ant and Dec. I will share this with them. There are places called restaurants were good food can be bought. Where they employ professional chefs and waiters.... More

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Stuart C, Owner at La Piazza, responded to this review

It is disappointing that your experience left you with such a poor opinion of our restaurant where the Italian Owner is also the Chef and has been providing excellent food and wine to many many regular customers for the past 14 years which is attested to by the very large number of favourable reviews and the high standing of the... More

Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Faultless service from young staff, We all had various pasta dishes, but I know mine was certainly not fresh pasta which was a great shame, lovely setting, good varied menu and a specials board, but some dishes are quite costly

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Santa Bárbara de Nexe, Faro, Portugal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This restaurant us tucked away in a courtyard just off the Main Street in Santa Barbara devNexe. We visited this restaurant again last week with a party of 60 people. The food was delicious, served freshly prepared, hot and very tasty. Angelo and his staff make you feel extremely welcome. A very good choice of food on offer with a... More

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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were recommended Angelo's a few years ago when we first stayed locally. Great food firstly! And that must surely be the primary purpose of a restaurant? Unfortunately we don't get over here enough..... Fabulous food, as always. Great service and a simply great evening. Yet again! The hospitality in this place is simply brilliant. Low key, quirky but so... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

La Piazza is probably the restaurant I have visited most anywhere. We eat there at least 3 times a year during our annual (and sometimes by annual) visits. In all that time we have never had a bad meal, the service is always of a high quality even when they are really busy. We have just got back from our... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food is always excellent and the staff very professional. The owners are also very friendly and go out of there way to make your visit a pleasurable one.

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