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Av Diogo Leite 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400 , Portugal
+351 223701797
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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Porto, Portugal
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is a glass box on the Gaia side of the river, with a stupendous view from all the tables. It is owned by the same people as Caves de Cervaja and Capa Negra, so the food is good and generous, the beer good, and the francisinhas are famously good. You can also sit outside for drinks / snacks.

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Metz, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

You're sitting on the docks, watching the sun goes down on Oporto ! What else ? The food ? Regular. Just like the drinks. Nothing special to tell about that. Prices are quiet Nice just like the waiters. Come in for the sight and to spend some time wasting it.

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Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A local friend advices us to order the acorda de bacalhao (€18), which was way more than enough for two persons. A delicious Portuguese dish! The restaurant is situated right next to the Douro river, and at night the view is spectacular.

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Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a quiet a good restaurant to have a lunch. What we loved about it is that it has outdoor seating and you may enjoy the great view of the river and its cost. The prices are average, the food is not bad, service is good. Nothing special about this restaurant - just like many others.

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Milano
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I stopped with some friends for a pre-dinner beer and we got a nice out-door table on the banks of the river. The view over the city of Porto is terrific, expecially at sunset. In fact, we liked the atmosphere so much that we decided to stay over for dinner, provided that we could keep the same table. Our only... More 

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Braga
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a Restaraunt were I eat several times. Located on the Riverside of Gaia, it has a nice view. Here I recommend the Francesinha, in Portugues means “Little Frenchie” , it is a Portuguese sandwich originally from Porto, made with bread, ham, linguiça, fresh sausage, steak and covered with melted cheese and a hot tomato and beer sauce it... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The unordered apertizers where the best whe had that dinner. Onely thing was the billed us for it! The meat on the plate was the only thing that tastend on the plate. The spaghetti Bolognese my 12 year old daughter could do better. Although a nice view the bill was 3 times more a café we ate the day before.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Poor service and not too good taste. On the plate only the meat was good. The spaghetti bolognese was realy bad. I believe my 12 year old daughter could de better. We had a better dinner in a café and payed less then half of it! The appetizers where good but had to pay it allthough given to us withouten... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The food was very good, very friendly service and value for money. Much less touristy as compared to the restaurants on the other side of the Douro! In general, I would recommend restaurants on this side of the river. You have a great view on Porto, the river and the bridges, and ideally located for the sunset.

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This restaurant is quite pleasant, with a fantastic viewe, since it is on the border of Douro River, and it has glassed walls. It has a nice atmosphere, and it is also very pleasant to sit on the outside, facing the river. The food is not so great, only average. The best thing to have are the "francesinhas", very well... More 

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Address: Av Diogo Leite 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400 , Portugal
Phone Number: +351 223701797
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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