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Next to Ponte Romana Bridge, Silves, Portugal
282443275
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10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good price and even better food

There is great food for a even better price. The service is also very good. It is a family owned restaurant and the ambiance is also very nice. Definitely worth visiting!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

There is great food for a even better price. The service is also very good. It is a family owned restaurant and the ambiance is also very nice. Definitely worth visiting!

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Porto, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

From the outside it looked an expensive and fancy restaurant, while inside it was a surprise to see a family type of restaurant, cozy at affordable prices. The lamb and the small squids are amazing, made the Portuguese traditional way. My father in law was with us and he remembered being here 30 years ago and the flavors were the... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This restaurant a short distance from the centre of Silves - near to the Romana bridge. The meal was delicious - I had mackerel (five of them). The choice of desserts was many and varied and the portions generous. A most enjoyable meal.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Found this by chance after a hot morning at the castle. Very original - quirky! Full of sewing machines, antique table football, carriage, etc. good home cooking! Omelettes very tasty but also had something called 'scaltavar' - or similar. Pork, ham, mushrooms, cream, rice, chips, fried egg.....and a fried banana!! Delicious but would easily have done two people ... and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Love this restaurant. The food is wonderful with large portions. Good, friendly service. Lovely atmosphere. Great decor especially the wine cellar and sewing machines. Would recommend to everyone

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Situated by the side of the river Arade in the picturesque - historical town of Silves , the restaurant is right in the middle .They serve good old fashioned Portuguese cuisine ,with copious amounts of local wine served in local terracotta jugs . On certain nights , i.e. Bank Holidays - Festivals they have Portuguese music , an unusual feature... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have been to this restaurant several times, and for our money it is far more authentically Portuguese than many of its competitors, either in Silves or on the coast. Entirely unenticing from the outside, it appears closed, even abandoned: don't be put off! Go down the stairs and you are back in the 1940s, with a splendid adega full... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

In the basement of this residential accommodation is one of busiest restaurants in Silves. The food is authentically Portuguese, very reasonably priced and served in typically friendly surroundings. If you are happy to dine with locals in a noisy, atmospheric and thoroughly charming eatery look no further - the food is damn good too.

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Silves, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place is mediocre at best. The food is barely reasonable and not at all special. There are so many really lovely restaurants in the area, offering all manner of special food from low-cost chicken piri piri restaurants to really great seafood places.

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Carvoeiro. Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We have been to Ponte Romano on several occasions and have been very happy with the service and food each time. They serve some ´English ´style food but predominentley Portuguese, you would expect that in rural Portugal !! The welcome and attention to the diner´s requirements are good and when the food arrives, one is impressed by the amount and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Next to Ponte Romana Bridge, Silves, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
  • Phone Number: 282443275

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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