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Largo do Paco

6 Largo do Paco, Amarante 4600-017, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 50 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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Hertfordshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a Michelin starred restaurant and ranked highly on various 'best places to eat' websites. It did not disappoint. Beautifully decorated room with friendly staff who were very happy to help with explaining the dishes. We asked the sommelier for sone helping choosing a wine to complement our food choices. He chose an excellent red wine for us and... 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 experience in our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back again in a future. Best regards from all the team at Casa da Calçada and the Restaurant Largo do Paço. More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Although rather off the beaten track, this super Hotel Restaurant is well worth the detour. We were staying in the hotel for 3 nights and one free dinner came as part of the package. We had it on the first night and immediately re-booked for the next two. The menu is short - just 8 dishes. You can either have... More 

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

Thank you very much for your WOW comment! We really appreicated it! We are really happy to know that the team at Casa da Calçada and at the Restaurant Largo do Paço were able to provide you with a unique experience. We hope to welcome you back again in a near future. Thank you in advance for your time The... More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a gem in a small town with some lovely local restaurants. But the menu, the service and the quality of the food we ate was magnificent. And this is the first time I have left a restaurant of this quality, paying a very reasonable rate for a couple of bottles of " house wines". Actually the rest of... 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, Largo do Paço. I'm really glad to know that you enjoyed it so much and we hope that we can welcome you back soon. Thank you in advance Oriol Juve and the team at Largo do Paço More 

Loxwood
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Brilliant food well worth it's Michelin star - go for the 8-course tasting menu - worth every bite - advisable to book.

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

Thank you so much for your feedback, we really apprecaite. We hope to welcome you back again for you to enjoy our new menu. Best regards from all the team at Casa da Calçada. Oriol Juve More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Marvellous and meticulously prepared menu. Own wine - vinho verde excellent. Loved it. Stay at the hotel while there.

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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 delighted to know that you loved it so much! We really hope to welcome you back in a near future. Thank you and have a great winter. All the team at the Largo do Paço Restaurant Best regards Oriol Juve More 

canedo de basto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

after having had a fall out with the restaurant I have visited recently a couple of times, as it is now, my most favourite restaurant in the area. I live around 40km away from it, otherwise I would most def. go for lunch once a week, especially as they have right now n offer of 30,-- menu, incl wine that... 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 multiple experiences in our restaurant. We are really happy to know that you consider our hotel one of the best in the area and that you continue "promoting" us. Thank you again from all the team at Casa da Calçada Relais & Chateaux. Best regards Oriol Juve More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The extensive taster menu (E80) and shorter four course menu (E35) were very reasonable compared with those in the UK, as were wine prices. Atmosphere is not pretentious and we felt quite relaxed. I am not a gourmet so did not perhaps fully appreciate the effort going into the dishes. Nevertheless I enjoyed the meal greatly.

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

Thank you veyr much for your comment about your experience with us. We hope to welcome you in a near future. Best regards More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Was a little sceptical of eating here. I wasn't expecting it to live up to it's star for some reason. But we were staying in the hotel for our anniversary so presented the obvious choice to celebrate. Well my scepticism was completely unfounded as the food here was exceptional. Didn't go for the taster menu option that my wife and... 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 are really happy to know that you had such greats comments. Amarante is only 30 minutes away from Porto, by A3 and A4 highway, so it is really easy, while doing a day trip to Douro to come to our restaurant / hotel to enjoy a... More 

East Sussex
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216 reviews 216 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very good value for a Michelin starred establishment with a 4 course menu for 35 euros. Very attentive staff who explain the ingredients in each course.

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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 dinner. We are really glad that you were able to enjoyed it so much in terms of food and service. We hope to welcome you back again in a near future. Best regards The whole team at Casa da Calçada Relais & Chateaux More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Gorgeous food, first rate service, great sommelier, good value (especially the table d'hôte lunch) and fully deserving of its status as the no.1 restaurant in Europe's top 50 according to 50best.com.

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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. We are really happy that you enjoyed it so much. We hope to welcome you back in a near future. Best regards from all the team More 

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Additional Information about Largo do Paco

Address: 6 Largo do Paco, Amarante 4600-017, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Amarante
Average Prices: USD 31 - 137
Cuisine: Portuguese, Contemporary, International

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