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Largo do Paco

6 Largo do Paco, Amarante 4600-017, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 46 restaurants in Amarante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $137
Cuisines: Portuguese, Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Casa da Calcada is an exclusive boutique hotel nestled in the picturesque village of Amarante, between Oporto and the majestic Douro Valley. Surrounded by lush wine country and ancient trees, this lemon-coloured XVI century palace is renowned for its award-winning Restaurante Largo do Paco with chef Vitor Matos at the helm. The restaurant has been awarded with 1 Star Michelin. Dressed in shades of red and gold, the dining room boasts brocade armchairs and ruby coloured wine glasses, as well as an assured selection of Portuguese wines. The Maitre D and Sommelier is the famous Adacio Ribeiro.
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My fiancee and I had dinner at Largo do Paco during our stay in Amarante. The restaurant has all the pros of a Michelin starred establishment but does come at an (understandable) cost. We treated ourselves to the more expensive tasting menu which was 110 euros each and we added wine matching for an additional 60 euros each (which I... More

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Oriol J, General Manager at Largo do Paco, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience in our restaurant. We hope we can welcome you back again in a near future. We are really happy to know that we delivered exactly what you were expecting. We hope next time we will be able to deliver even more. Best regards from all the team at Casa da... More

Braga, Braga, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Trip advisor says that the price of this restaurant is between 23 € and 101 €, but this is not true(the starters can cost 26€ for 1 person and the degustation menu cost usually between 75 and 100€ without drinks). Probably the most expensive restaurant in northern Portugal in a non major urban area, worth every penny.

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Oriol J, General Manager at Largo do Paco, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience in our Restaurant. We are really happy to know that every penny you spent was worthy. We consider our quality / price, one of the main factors for our clients to be extremly happy when trying our restaurant. We really hope that we can welcome you back again in a... More

nyc
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We should have known when we sat down and heard screaming from the kitchen that we were in for trouble. While we hoped for the best, it was not meant to be. This place is really not up to the standard one would expect from a restaurant in a Relais and Chateaux establishment. The cuisine is a mélange of overly... More

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Oriol J, General Manager at Largo do Paco, responded to this review

Dear sir, Good afternoon. As you know I have tried to get in contact with you personally to try to understand better your extremely poor feedback about your experience in our restaurant, Largo do Paço, and since I haven't been able o understand better what happened, I will have to explain better our version of what happened. For us a... More

Espoo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had a great dinner at the restaurant. For me great means that not only are the dishes that you order great, but the wines that you choose with the sommelier must be great, too, the chef's greetings should be plenty, innvative and tasty but also the service has to work down to the smallest detail. That was the case... More

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Oriol J, General Manager at Largo do Paco, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fantastic feedback about your stay, I'm really happy to know that you enjoyed it so much and that we were able to give you an unforgettable experience. We hope we can welcome you back soon in a near future. Thank you in advance from all the team. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We held a gala dinner for 21 members of our English touring team, preceded by a cocktail reception on the balcony overlooking the river. Our food was excellent and consisted of five courses of differing dishes, all presented artistically. The dinner included an endless supply of wine chosen by the hotel. The dinner was a memorable end to a week... More

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Oriol J, General Manager at Largo do Paco, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the excellent feedback that you gave us about your experience in our restaurant, Largo do Paço. It is a pity, even the good feedback, that we haven't been able to get the 5 stars, and we hope that in another visit, you will be able to give us the maximum rate. Thank you in advance... More

Moss, Norway
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Very good restaurant even if slightly "2005" with a few dishes were to much is going on at the same time letting the ingredients over shadow each other a bit. Most of the dishes was excellently prepared and there were manye lovely flavours. The chocolate at the end was superb. Great atmosphere and calm suroundings. Most guests will find this... More

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Oriol J, General Manager at Largo do Paco, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about your experience at the Largo do Paço Restaurant. I hope we can welcome you back again soon and show you that in our new menu, starting in June, is more 2014-15. Best regards from all the Team Oriol Juve More

New York
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had an amazing dinner at Largo de Paco. Had a bottle of their brand sparkling wine which was very good. The gazpacho with mozzarella, and the crispy pork were outstanding, probably the best we have tried anywhere. Some small gripes such as lack of petit fours( since it seemed staff were very eager to go home since we were... More

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Oriol J, General Manager at Largo do Paco, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment about your experience at Largo do Paço restaurant. I'm glad to know that we really provided a good service and a good experience. About the mignardisses with the coffee this is a must in our restaurant. I will check with my team what happened. We hope to welcome you back in a future... More

Angels Camp, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Everything was exceptional. From the truffle coated Pate to lamb everything was artistically presented and tasted wonderful

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Oriol J, General Manager at Largo do Paco, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience in our restaurant, largo do paço. The whole team, managed by Vitor Matos and Andre Silva (the Chef and Sous Chef), are committed to continue surprising our clients and make them taste and feel something different but always with the Portuguese Roots. We hope to welcome you back again soon.... More

Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Very imaginative food, beautifully presented. We had the tasting menu and pairings and were very happy. The service was friendly and refilled our drinks constantly. Setting is more classic.

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Oriol J, General Manager at Largo do Paco, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment about your experience in our restaurant Largo do Paço. Our menu is changed every 6 months and our Chef Vitor Matos always try to make it as "fun" and interesting as possible but always keeping the Portuguese Roots. In terms of service, our team is extremely friendly and always happy to help you... More

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a fantastic restaurant, where attention to detail, in both presentation and taste, is second to none. We had the set Valentines Menu on our first night, with several courses, and although there were items on the menu that we wouldn't normally have chosen, we are so pleased that we did, as the combination of flavours was delicious... The... More

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Oriol J, Gerente geral at Largo do Paco, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the feedback about your experience at the Largo do Paço Restuarant. Glad to know that you enjoyed it so much and that we where able to surprise you during your Valentine Dinner. We hope to welcome you back again in a near future. Best regards Oriol Juve More

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