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Ponte Romana

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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    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
Elize N
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

If you want authentic Portuguese food served in an authentic Portuguese setting then Ponte Romana is the place. We were the only tourists among the forty or so diners on the evening. English is not spoken but that simply adds to the authenticity. Generous portions and excellent value, the sardines are lovely. The place is huge and the decor is...................... More 

Thank David L
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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!

Thank Elize N
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 

Thank barbosabarros
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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.

Thank ramblingwhiterose
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

1 Thank Trevor S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

Thank Avril J
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 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 

Thank atw1946
Madrid, Spain
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

Thank Dave H
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.

Thank William W
Silves, Portugal
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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.

Thank Marcel-and-Joke

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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
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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