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Largo do Paco

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International, European, Contemporary, Portuguese
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6 Largo do Paco, Amarante 4600-017, Portugal
+351-255410830
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Description: Casa da Calcada is an exclusive boutique hotel nestled in the picturesque...
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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  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is one of the absolutely best restaurants I ever have been to, it is quality from you arrive in to the restaurant and until you leave. All dishes is presented very well, the look is delicious and the taste`s are outstanding. Knowledge of the food and wine by the personell is at the same... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Stavanger, Norway
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Stavanger, Norway
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is one of the absolutely best restaurants I ever have been to, it is quality from you arrive in to the restaurant and until you leave. All dishes is presented very well, the look is delicious and the taste`s are outstanding. Knowledge of the food and wine by the personell is at the same level. Do not miss a... 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. Glad to know that you consider us so good and professional. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards from all the team at Largo do Paço More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One of the best, if not the best, restaurantes I have ever tried. Absolutely unforgetable. Exquisite food and a very attentive and helpful personnel

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

Thank you very much for your fantastic comment! Is great to know that you consider us the BEST! Thank you in advancer from all the team at Largo do Paço and Casa da Calçada Relais & Chateaux. Oriol Juve More 

Egersund, Norway
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184 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food is absolutely fantastic and there is great attention to detail! All the flavors are a perfect fit and contributes to an amazing taste experience! Both preparation and presentation is very nice! Wine selection is impressive and the sommelier is incredibly knowledgeable! You can trust his recommendations! The staff is wonderful and helps to make this a great experience!... More 

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Thank you very much for your great feedback! We are really happy to know that everything went so well. Best regards from all the team at Largo do Paço More 

Milan, Italy
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909 reviews
614 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

one can see inspiration from Robuchon and others, in the creative food, we did not expect such refinement in hotel restaurant what a lovely surprise , amazing

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Thank you very much for compering us to the Grand Master of Gastronomy! We hope we can wow you again in a future! Best regards from all the team at Largo do Paço More 

Belo Horizonte
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We had a fantastic dinner. The tastes, the colors , the service, all wonderful . We spent 3 hours of pleasure .

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

Thank you for your feedback! We are really happy to know that the 3 hours you spent with us, were magical! Looking forward welcoming you back soon! Oriol Juve and the team at Largo do Paço More 

tunbridge wells
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a superb restaurant this is. The degustation menu was fantastic and a truly sensory experience! All our party are very fond of fine dining and have lots experience but declared that this was one of the best ever. The Somelier advised of the best wines to have with the courses. Several were with the compliments of the chef. A... More 

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Thank you very much for your fantastic feedaback about your experience in our restaurant! We are really happy to know that it went so well and that you will be back! Best regards from all the team Oriol Juve More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Wonderful restaurant. With one Michelin star and elected the second best restaurante in Europe (within the ones with 1 star) it will not disappoint. By reading the cart you cannot imagine the food, so just go for the Degustation Menu. The service could be much better...

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Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience. Could you let us know how we could improve the service? This is really important for us to continue improving. Best regards Oriol Juve and the whole team at Largo do Paço More 

Out Islands
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684 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 517 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We started the night with a reduced selection of menues and after overcoming this frustration ,found the food very very pleasant. like with any other 1* Michelin starred Restaurants a series of Amuse Bouche etc were floating onto our table. it took a while to reach the first start of the Menue, which was a soured swordfish piece, and so... More 

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We decided to dine at this Michilen One Star Restauant to celebrate our 39th anniversary. The meal was a VERY memorable experience. My husbnd and I both love fine dining but tend to more traditonal menus so this was a BIG change. While we did enjoy our evening, you should be prepared for a very different experience. The seven course... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comment. I'm really glad to know that everything went so well. I'm really sorry that we didn't question you about why you decided to come to our restaurant. I have already passed the comment to our Maitre D to make sure that we resolve that situation for our future clients. We hope to welcome... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had the great privilege and inexpressible pleasure of lunching here a few weeks ago. In this small Duoro Valley village of considerable charm, the hotel in which this restaurant is located enjoys a lovely position overlooking the river. The room is very elegant without feeling pretentious and we were fortunate to have been the only patrons there that day... More 

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

Thank you very much for your great feedback. We are really happy to know that we were able to make of your stay a really unique and fantastic experience. About your meal, we are extremly happy to know that our efforts, from all the team, Mr Vitor Matos, Mr Andre Silva, Mr Adacio Ribeiro and their teams, are paying off.... More 

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Address: 6 Largo do Paco, Amarante 4600-017, Portugal
Phone Number: +351-255410830
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Amarante
Average Prices: USD 31 - 137
Cuisine: International, European, Contemporary, Portuguese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Largo do Paco, Amarante 4600-017, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Amarante
  • Phone Number: +351-255410830

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 137
  • Cuisine: International, European, Contemporary, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

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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