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Ora Viva Restaurante

#167 of 996 Restaurants in Porto
#174 of 1,036 Places to Eat in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Portuguese
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Rua Fonte Taurina, 83, Porto, Portugal
222052033
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Nice restaurant in a nice old street near Praca Ribeira, food is delicious. Service is a bit long but everything is ok there

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
AmelBen
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurant in a nice old street near Praca Ribeira, food is delicious. Service is a bit long but everything is ok there

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The foody here was simpel but very tasteful. We would come again. Sardines, potatoes, vegetables everything nothing fancy but just good food for a low price.

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This rustic little hole in the wall is right along the river. It is a must in Porto. It feels like home. The dishes are classic rustic Portuguese. It is authentic in taste, quality and price. Tourists and local alike come here. We visit every time we are in Porto. You won't be disappointed.

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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
85 helpful votes 85 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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