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“A happy place to be” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Camillo's Italian Restaurant

Camillo's Italian Restaurant
Rua Francisco Filipe Viegas 12, Almancil 8135, Portugal
+ 351 289 356 458
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Ranked #19 of 125 Restaurants in Almancil
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
London
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21 restaurant reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“A happy place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Rating it for what it is - a low cost simple restaurant - it's firmly five stars. A very simple open welcome awaits you and a very relaxed, casual, friendly atmosphere; from the other diners as well as Camillo. No pretension whatsoever.

I enjoy eating at Pequeno Mundo and at Henrique Leis where one pays for a high standard of setting and presentation - but I enjoy eating at Camillo's just as much for a different sort of meal; not low standard, rather a simpler and more casual approach. Cheap as chips and good value with the wonderful bonus that you just feel happy when you're there!

  • Visited March 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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devon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Camillos Always Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We are regular visitors to Camillos when we stay near Almancil. Our most recent visit in February was as always a superb welcome by Camillo followed equisite food from his new 15.50 euro menu which gave a very varied choice. My wife had seabass from this menu and she it was the best ever seabass and I feel she is qualified to say this as she had seabass 12 times in other restuarants in our two week stay but Camillos was simply the best.The staff and service is always excellent and has an authentic italian atmosphere. Wine prices are very reasonable especially by the carafe.Camillo as stated in a previous reviews is a very genuine and attentive in fact on a previous visit in 2012 I left my golf jumper behind at the restuarant and as we were leaving the following day the restuarant was not open for me to get it back. On my return I contacted Camillo and he arranged for it to be posted back to me in Engand at no cost that what I call first class service
We absolutely recommend you visit Camillos if in Almancil as it is a must on next visit.

  • Visited February 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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Leeds
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent food, wine and hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We visited this restaurant on the back of a very high recommendation from friends and we are very pleased to say our high expectations were surpassed. We selected starters and main courses from the various options available on €15.50 menu. The starters of spicy chicken wings and garlic prawns were very tasty and came with lots of nice bread to help mop up the sauces. It was the main courses that really surpassed our expectations though, and the sea bass (filleted at the table) is the best we have ever tasted. It was cooked to perfection and served with wonderfully light home-made pasta. We were also served a hearty side dish of vegetables and potatoes making this a very substantial meal indeed. But, in addition to the wonderful food, a mention must go to the very genial, generous and attentive host, Camilo, who treated us like returning friends. That is how this place makes you feel and we very much look forward to dining here again.

The restaurant is tucked away off the main road but it is well worth seeking out for an excellent meal at a very competitive price.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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“Always Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Camillo's home made pasta dishes are excellent as are his pizzas. Prices are very reasonable, and the charming Camillo is always attentive and friendly, he really does ensure that you have an enjoyable meal. There is a specials board, with plenty of choice, there are alternatives if you are not a pasta lover. A pleasant, informal setting, this restaurant caters for all, children are treated in such a lovely manner by Camillo. Please go along, I am sure you will not be disappointed!

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Stroud
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“helpful Camillo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Excellent Italian food with proprietor Camillo carefully overseeing every detail and in our case offering advice and help on my wife's dietary requirements. Food is very good value but don't expect plush surroundings.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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