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“Excellent stein, excellent food, excellent service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Forno Velho

Forno Velho
Rua do Infante D. Henrique, 1 - 4050-296, Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #144 of 984 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
northern ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent stein, excellent food, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We came upon this restaurant by accident.part of a hotel and this to me is sometimes not a good choice! however on this occasion I was wrong. Was one of the best meals we had in Porto. The staff were delightful, pleasant and conversational to just the right level, I could not fault them.the food was beautifully presented and the flavours superb. I had confit of lamb and my husband a risotto. Dessert were sooooo good. I had a raspberry and white chocolate dish and my husband a pear combination of about 5 different things on the plate, all yummy. Well priced for such an establishment and much better value than at home. 2 courses with wine for 80 euros . Would recommend for a couple.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ataija de Baixo, Portugal
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A great finish to a weekend in Porto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Lovely little restaurant hidden away above Ribeiro. Superb food, attentive service and not very touristy. Reasonable prices and classic presentation of the various dishes.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sao Paulo
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427 reviews 427 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 128 cities Reviews in 128 cities
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
“Excellent choice near Ribeira”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We came to this restaurant by chance, when walking around Ribeira - and it was a lucky. The place is nice, with excellent service. We had the lunch menu, which was tasty, with local food (sardines and tomato rice) and international (pasta with chicken). Everything was really good and the wine list was concise, but with great options. Price is affordable for the place and location. We recommend it very much!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Small but good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We ate here twice on our last visit to Porto, and both times were great. The service was very attentive & kind, and the food was good. Wonderful ambiance.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Perfect lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We are grateful to our friends for introducing us to this hidden gem. The quality and presentation of the food were amazing, the service attentive and not too intrusive. And the price was a fraction of what we would have spent in London for such a great meal.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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