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“A dependable and friendly little restaurant.”

Acqua Gelataria Pizzeria
Ranked #20 of 52 Restaurants in Olhos de Agua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“A dependable and friendly little restaurant.”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

My husband and I only discovered Portugal last year. I mean, we knew it existed, but neither of us had ever ventured to visit the country previously. However, our friends Pauleen and David have gone every year for many years and commended the Algarve to us. They like to walk. They go serious walking with proper boots and sticks. We choose to opt for a much less physical vacation. Nevertheless, the area suits us all well and we are indebted to them for their introduction to this beautiful part of the world.

The village we choose to stay in is Olhos de Agua. It is about 5 kilometers East of Albufeira. We like the village because it is quiet but has some interesting shops, the people are lovely and there are some delightful little restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance of our hotel: no boots or walking sticks required! One of our favourite haunts is the charming little restaurant, Acqua Gelataria Pizzeria, near the beach.

The staff are really nice, but not intrusive. We are never rushed, even if we just stop in for a coffee while we sit and watch the world go by. The food is always tasty and fresh and the cakes are delicious. In addition to all of this the prices are surprisingly reasonable. We seek out an excuse to visit.

Acqua has large screen televisions that usually have the current sporting event running: be this a Grand Prix, Football match or marathon. My husband likes to keep an eye on these and many people stop in to watch the events. However, the sound is always kept down so that those of us who are less interested do not find them an irritation.

We plan to visit this resort again and will definitely include Acqua Gelataria Pizzeria amongst the places we stop at then. I highly recommend this dependable and friendly little restaurant.

  • Visited April 2014
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Became our place of choice”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Having visited in Mid March, wasn't expecting the place to be exactly 'rocking'. We ate here on our second night, we were just going to have pizza and then move on. Having eaten, Mario started playing and singing and so we moved further toward the bar to listen and a few hours later we fell out the door having had a great time.
During our night, we saw the other food going out and was surprised how good it looked, so we ate here a few more times and it was all pretty good for the price.
The place has a nice buzz in the evening and the food and drinks menu are both varied and reasonably priced.
Recommend.

  • Visited March 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“GRUB/FOOTBALL”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Run by owners of Ambrosia and Nectar the lovely Patricia and Norberto, great people,great place,right by the beach, Paddy + Dot Liverpool...(EVERTON)

Visited October 2013
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Great evening meals”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

We don't usually go somewhere twice on the trot, but we did here. Fantastic pizzas, too big for one person unless you are a glutton! Fabulous steaks and fish too. Service is great and just shooting the breeze with the staff was brilliant, ask about fishing locations because the staff love the coast and know the spots. Not cheap, but then quality counts and I was happy to pay for it. Unusual lighting out on the sheltered patio, but lovely heaters dotted about to keep you cosy.

Go and enjoy it, we did.

Visited November 2013
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Pizza!”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Ate here with my family and enjoyed great pizzas. Good value, friendly service and free wi-fi which kept everyone happy. A nice spot to sit and people watch and a friendly atmosphere.

Visited October 2013
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