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Sao Giao

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European, Portuguese
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Av. Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas, 56 | Moreira de Cónegos, Guimaraes, Portugal
253561853
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A true jewel to discover...

São Gião is a " 6 STAR " Quality Restaurant located in a secluded place. One would never know that such an excellent Restaurant could be located in such a quite "undercover" location. The restaurant's decor is 6 STAR status, as well: elegant and with excellent aesthetic taste. The Menu is fabulous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

São Gião is a " 6 STAR " Quality Restaurant located in a secluded place. One would never know that such an excellent Restaurant could be located in such a quite "undercover" location. The restaurant's decor is 6 STAR status, as well: elegant and with excellent aesthetic taste. The Menu is fabulous and the Chef, Pedro Nunes, is permanently inserting... More 

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Thank IsabelMNSS
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

food is mainly traditional, but with some modern influences, that makes it delicious and well integrated in this historic part of portugal.some dishes are really good, like the small owen chicken.

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Thank Fausto A
Guimaraesstaymonth=12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Today, I´m not a a fan of gourmet restaurants. But this is really different. The best of classical cuisine in a modern atmosphere by Chef Pedro Nunes. The best, for me!

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Thank 773paulom
Lisbon
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Best service ever, and Truly Typical Minho Courses, and Lovely Vineyards at Sunset. We even had very thoughtful and patient waiters taking care of the kids desires

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Thank rsantossilva
World
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's not our first time in this restaurante and for all means definitely not the last! The decoration is sober, nice and comfortable - nice silverware, glasses and chairs. We start with some appetisers: ovos rotos, foie grass, game alheira, tuna and anchovies salad, and a out ob the box smoke cod - all great. Mains: A wonderful and well... More 

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Thank Gourmand_Traveller_P
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We were recommended this place at our hotel and even though it was a bit hard to find it was well worth the visit. The stingray was tender and excellent. The salmon cooked to perfection. And the sole trully lifted our souls. The desserts and wines were also teriffic. Well worth the drive to find this little gem

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Thank Peter T
Cascais, Portugal
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180 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The restaurant is hard to find is about 10 miles from Guimaraes in an industrial zone. The dining room is very nice, even exquisite. The head waiter and staff are friendly throng. The food is delicious, Portuguese-inspired food prepared by a great chef. The wine list is quite good I'll be back for sure

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Thank Luiz44
NY
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Had very high expectations. Was sorted next to the kitchen in the worse table (maybe cause we are young an dont use suits) Service was terrible and people just didnt seem to care. Food was passable, but really or the expectation and price it was terrible

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Thank NUNO A
Lisbon, Portugal
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a great place. It mixes luxury and home coziness. The view over the vines is not breathtaking but it gives a natural feeling. The fireplace in the middle is a dream in winter nights. The service is very good and the food is simply amazing. Interesting starter courses, high quality but not overly complex main dishes (both meat... More 

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Thank Rui P
Porto, Portugal
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

For me this is without a doubt the best portuguese food, it is set in a rural area amongst vineyards of traditional vinho verde, hard to find but worth every mile if you like eating. This house transformed restaurant managed by Pedro Nunes is a reference for the quality and diversity of its cuisine. Based in portuguese ingredients it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas, 56 | Moreira de Cónegos, Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Guimaraes
  • Phone Number: 253561853

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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