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Ar de Rio

Avenida Diogo Leite 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
+351 22 370 1797
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“francesinha” (20 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avenida Diogo Leite 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a very approachable restaurant with food choices for everyone. The service is very good and the view over the Douro river is amazing.

Thank Stylicious
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this one for the riverside view after our port tasting and the fact they served salads at reasonable price 7 euro. We were amazed by the amount if chicken or tuna we got. Friendly service from A busy restaurant on a sunny day....More

Thank christel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am Portuguese and living abroad. Every time i go back i make sure i have lunch or dinner here. Food is good - recommend francesinha or acorda de marisco, desserts are very good, view is just amazing! And waiters are nice and funny!

Thank bpedro83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous restaurant set on the bank of the river Douro, so we ate lunch and watched the boats go by in the sunshine. The food was excellent and there was a good choice of dishes and a wide range of wines to accompany your food....More

Thank KerrryBH
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

I usually don't leave reviews, but that is one of the most disappointing experiences i ever had. Me and my friend had menues of the day. The food was totally tasteless except for my cod - it wasn't fresh (neither was the meat for my...More

Thank Olga G
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Yes, the view is nice but it doesn’t make up for the horrible service. I’d recommend going elsewhere - there’s too many good restaurants to waste a meal here!

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has an amazing view of the river front and an outdoor sitting arrangment which i loved. But the service is extremely poor.... We ordered for starters and main course.... we also asked for bread and butter..... after waiting for 45 mins we only...More

Thank Manosij2014
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is very big, with a nice view of the Ribeira. I had the typical dish francesinha, which was nice 😋

1  Thank Marimk07
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Cute little deck chairs lined up along the riverside, lovely waiter, very friendly. We ordered a jug of Sangria, sat in the sun and just chillaxed. Great little spot, nice place, good Sangria.

Thank balimoon
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Announced Opening hour: 11 o'clock; 12.05 ans it was still closed. Party of 7, 4 grown-ups and 3 Kids- nobody Else in the restaurant. Took the waiter 25 minutes to Take our order, brought 4 dishes first, forgot the kids' Food, told us he did...More

Thank stuttgartteresa
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Ching Ching S
June 11, 2017|
Response from christel |
Um you need to contact the restaurant direct I would think not on here.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Diogo Leite 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +351 22 370 1797
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