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Sao Giao

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Rua Jose Ribeiro de Freitas 56 | Moreira de Cónegos, Guimaraes 4800-089, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

São Gião is a very nice restaurant with a good and helpful service. Tried at lunch time, very quiet ambient.

Thank Carlos Alberto C
Guimaraes, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

excellent service delicious food ,good place The Chef Pedro nunes is always talking with the costumers stimulating the difficul choice

Thank botelhoaida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Food is really good, service was super nice and helpful with suggestions and special attentions, the place is outside of Guimaraes and it's surprising to arrive in the neighborhood and find a nice restaurant like that! Not easy to find if you're not with local people that know it and bring you there!

Thank L_Lausanne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

São Gião is a " 6 STAR " Quality Restaurant located in a secluded place. One would never know that such an excellent Restaurant could be located in such a quite "undercover" location. The restaurant's decor is 6 STAR status, as well: elegant and with excellent aesthetic taste. The Menu is fabulous and the Chef, Pedro Nunes, is permanently inserting... More 

Thank IsabelMNSS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

food is mainly traditional, but with some modern influences, that makes it delicious and well integrated in this historic part of portugal.some dishes are really good, like the small owen chicken.

Thank Fausto A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Today, I´m not a a fan of gourmet restaurants. But this is really different. The best of classical cuisine in a modern atmosphere by Chef Pedro Nunes. The best, for me!

Thank 773paulom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Best service ever, and Truly Typical Minho Courses, and Lovely Vineyards at Sunset. We even had very thoughtful and patient waiters taking care of the kids desires

Thank rsantossilva
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's not our first time in this restaurante and for all means definitely not the last! The decoration is sober, nice and comfortable - nice silverware, glasses and chairs. We start with some appetisers: ovos rotos, foie grass, game alheira, tuna and anchovies salad, and a out ob the box smoke cod - all great. Mains: A wonderful and well... More 

Thank Gourmand_Traveller_P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We were recommended this place at our hotel and even though it was a bit hard to find it was well worth the visit. The stingray was tender and excellent. The salmon cooked to perfection. And the sole trully lifted our souls. The desserts and wines were also teriffic. Well worth the drive to find this little gem

Thank Peter T
Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The restaurant is hard to find is about 10 miles from Guimaraes in an industrial zone. The dining room is very nice, even exquisite. The head waiter and staff are friendly throng. The food is delicious, Portuguese-inspired food prepared by a great chef. The wine list is quite good I'll be back for sure

Thank Luiz44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Jose Ribeiro de Freitas 56 | Moreira de Cónegos, Guimaraes 4800-089, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Guimaraes
  • Phone Number: 253561853

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?