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“Incredible! Amazing, creative and surprising food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Belcanto

Belcanto
Largo de Sao Carlos, 10 | Chiado, Lisbon 1200-410, Portugal
+351 21 342 0607
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Ranked #1 of 2,538 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: $67 - $151
Cuisines: Contemporary, Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Jose Avillez looks at haute cuisine as a form of expression. At the Belcanto he shares his inspirations, emotions and concerns through his culinary representations and illusions. Each dish tells a story and sets out to stir the emotions of those willing to try it."
Manhattan, New York, United States
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“Incredible! Amazing, creative and surprising food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Definitely eat here in Lisbon! (They also were happy to accommodate a vegetarian.)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Sophisticated food in a cosy atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Elaborated, original and tasty food. Good service. Comfortable and cosy atmosphere. Bill for 4 persons was 450€ (one third due to the wine).

The restaurant has and deserves one Michelin star.

Visited March 2013
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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“The new Belcanto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

My wife and I visited the old Belcanto many times , it was one of our favorite restaurants
in Lisboa. When they changed hands we were worried. To our pleasure the place is better
then before, thank you very much chef Avillez. Hope to visit in the near future when I am in
town, possibly July.

Tony D.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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“For fine dining it was...fine.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The food was very good here but there was nothing unique nor interesting about it. It's billed as an update to traditional Portuguese fare so what you end up with is good food that really could be from anywhere.

Visited April 2013
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“Wonderful and exciting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

My first Michelin star restaurant, and I was not dissapointed. We took the 65 Euro menu with the crab starter and the lamb main course. And, surprise, 4 small, creative, delicious in-between dishes. I loved them. The recommended wines were perfect, special, and greatly matchingthe food. A great experience, and considering what you get, nothing wrong with the price.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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