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Ora Viva Restaurante

#159 of 1,013 Restaurants in Porto
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Rua Fonte Taurina, 83, Porto, Portugal
222052033
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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
great seafood and friendly service

we had prawns, seabass and the sausage. We loved the seafood but thought the sausage was a little bland. the waiter suggested a great wine from the Duoro, at a reasonable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
vickianded
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Melbourne
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We loved their grilled octopus! They also have cute traditional desserts ('camel drool', 'melon in porto wine'). I also find the stuff very friendly. I have a 10 months old baby, and I always appreciate when waiters take time to smile or wave to my baby, giving me a chance to eat another morsel meanwhile. They all speak English, which... More 

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Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

we had prawns, seabass and the sausage. We loved the seafood but thought the sausage was a little bland. the waiter suggested a great wine from the Duoro, at a reasonable price.

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Wevelgem, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This hotel was recommended by a friend of mine. We had some difficulties finding it because it is situated in a very small street. Once we found it, we went in (around noon) and asked if they were open in the evening, and yes they were! We went to have dinner, we were the only guests which was a pity... More 

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed the perfect "bacalhau of the house" as well as deliciously grilled octopus. The waiters were super friendly and helpful when we had to chose our dishes. They also offer plates for two!

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Lousada, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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