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“Still excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Italia Restaurant

Italia Restaurant
Largo Rainha Dona Leonor, 15 r/c | Largo Rainha Dona Leonor, 15 R/C, Ferragudo 8400-235, Portugal
+351 967 724 023
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Ranked #7 of 34 Restaurants in Ferragudo
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Restaurant Italia, located in the centre of the piazza of Ferragudo, a pearl of the Algarve right in front of the Atlantic ocean where you can breathe the atmosphere of a small fisherman's village, simple and welcoming, just 2 Km from the city of Portimao.The restaurant has been mostly refurbished and redesigned to obtain one classically decorated room with a surprising display of original hats from more than 120 countries all around the world; the second dining room has been completely redecorated with style and fantasy making it a unique environment overlooking the wonderful square of Ferragudo; the floor is completed by a terrace that seats more than 50 and where relaxation comes as standard.The managers Enza and Raffaele have not been in Portugal for long but they have been successful restaurateurs for more than 25 years in Italy, and now they have undertaken the challenge of bringing the true Italian flavours to Portugal with enthusiasm and professionalism.The kitchen is formed of a completely Italian team, quite unique in Portugal, that give their best every day creating authentically traditional flavours with meat and fish, and of course pasta, spaghetti, penne, gnocchi, tagliatelle, ravioli etc., with a whole range of home-made egg pasta made with imported and accurately selected flours, cooked al dente according to the Italian tradition: a real, unique treat. And our tasty pizzas: more than 30 specialities made with 100% Italian flours, slow-rising and therefore highly digestible.All the ingredients are guaranteed by the chef Raffaele who personally chooses each produce with care and competence.Our mission is to let people know and appreciate the real Italian cuisine, which does not mean only pizza and pasta: it is renowned all over the world for its unmistakable flavours.In conclusion, describing our passion for good food is difficult but we invite you to spend an evening in this temple of Italian flavours and we would be happy to listen to your opinion, which we consider crucial to continue give the best of ourselves.
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Still excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We have returned to Ferragudo this year, and have been to this restaurant again, the service, food and hospitality remains the same! EXCELLANT .

  • 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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ItaliaRestaurant, Proprietário at Italia Restaurant, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Many thanks for the compliments a kiss from the whole team and we hope to see you soon in the beautiful Ferragudo ..
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Carvoeiro, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Italia Restaurant Ferrugudo - Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We found this Restaurant by chance even though we have lived here for over 10 years.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely excellent and it will now become one of our fortnightly visits. The cost was very good

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ItaliaRestaurant, Proprietário at Italia Restaurant, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Hi there, how are you? Thank tou so much for your comment, your very kind. Come back soon, will be a pleasure... al always! Bye, bye
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Kirkland, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“You must visit this restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. From our arrival to our departure, it was a great experience. The restaurant is situated in the Ferragudo square facing the canal which lends itself to the atmosphere. All courses, and we had them all, were beautifully presented and the taste was excellent. We will definitely return at least once a week while we are here.

  • 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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ItaliaRestaurant, Proprietário at Italia Restaurant, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Many thanks for complimentisi always been the best a kiss from the whole team and we hope to see you soon in the beautiful Ferragudo ..
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Ferragudo, Portugal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Italian food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We go to the Italia Restaurant quite often as we live in the village of Ferragudo.
The food there is always consistently very good,
Enza and Raffa have a very varied menu, certain evenings they have a "set" menu, which is excellent and reasonbly priced. The Valentine evening menu was delicious, antipasta, very varied and such lovely flavours. mushroom risotto, steak and home made Panacotta. The best food yet.!
As hosts they are good at what they do, attentive and friendly, but also discreet, I would recommend any one to try this Restaurant, you will not be disapointed I assure you.

  • 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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ItaliaRestaurant, Proprietario at Italia Restaurant, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you so much, your very kind. It was a pleasure for us. Come back soon, bye, bye
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Mississauga, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Best Discovery this Year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Found this Italian Restaurant through reviews on Trip Advisor. They have only been open off the main square in Ferragudo for three years, but somehow we missed it on our last long- stay in 2012. definitely our loss We really enjoy Portuguese meals, BUT for a perfect taste of Italy, outside of Italy, this is the place to go. Enza and her Chef husband are great. Milton served us with care without being intrusive. the ambience is warm and inviting and the hat collection interesting. We have plans to return several times over the next six weeks. Oh, yes,.......The FOOD......FANTASTIC!!

  • 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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ItaliaRestaurant, Proprietario at Italia Restaurant, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Soooo kind of you. Thank you very much. It was a pleasure for us serve You. Will try to do always the best, come back soon. Bye
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