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Ora Viva Restaurante

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Ora Viva Restaurante
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Rua Fonte Taurina, 83, Porto, Portugal
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Rua Fonte Taurina, 83, Porto, Portugal
222052033
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Scenic and friendly

If you are looking for an enjoyable place to eat inside one of the most beautiful places in Porto, Ora Viva is a good option. You wont find a gorgeous or a unique menu, but it sure deserve a visit, and you wont be disappointed if you don't raise you expectations overmuch.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
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Lousada, Portugal
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lousada, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for an enjoyable place to eat inside one of the most beautiful places in Porto, Ora Viva is a good option. You wont find a gorgeous or a unique menu, but it sure deserve a visit, and you wont be disappointed if you don't raise you expectations overmuch.

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Toronto, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

As usual I didn't want to eat at a place for tourists. So I was happy to find Ora Viva. The place is very small and cozy and was full of 100% locals. In fact, they were having a birthday party for someone when I was there. Complete with cake and singing. That was fun to watch. The service here... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Excellent food and excellent service in a cozy atmosphere. The only thing that would make it better would be to turn the tv off.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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172 reviews 172 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

You'll have to look for this tiny place one street in from the riverfront but it's definitely worth it! A narrow dining hall that seats a maximum of 28 people, it was already full when we stopped in. A short wait near the door and we were seated. We ordered the day's special cordon bleu and it was delicious! Add... More 

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Artesia, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This hidden gem is tucked away the winding streets behind the riverfront. There are just about 10 tables, if that, in the whole restaurant. All of them were full when we peeked in, and we were so glad we decided to wait. What first attracted us, was the "prato do dia" of Carne Alentejana. However, by the time we ordered,... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Wonderful restaurant! The staff is relaxed, happy, interested, efficient. Great food! Try the grilled octopus. With a vinho verde, ponte de lima. And the drunken pear. You will love it!

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Sierra Madre, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Great meal. We had the sea bass and butcher steak both were excellent and perfectly cooked. We also ordered one misto salada which was fresh and light and enough to share for two. We had a good bottle of vinho tinta from the Douro valley that we was recommended by the waiter. The wait staff was very attentive and spoke... More 

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Cary, NC
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14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Although in the Old City with lots of tourist traps nearby, this restaurant is a hidden gem. Wonderful ambience, delicious food and excellent and accommodating service!

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Frankfort, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Affordable , tasty,and fun. While you enjoy your meal, ask your host why every imaginable paper currency is hanging from the ceiling. Bring your Steve's book for a free glass of the best port I had in Porto.

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Saturday and it was raining in Porto, putting a damper on sightseeing. We found this place just around the corner from our hotel mentioned in one of the popular guide books, so dashed through the rain to get there for lunch. Very nice place. Cozy atmosphere. Very friendly staff. Lingered over a delicious local fish offering followed by a free... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Fonte Taurina, 83, Porto, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: 222052033

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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