My husband and I decided to visit Casa Do Pintor after reading the glowing reviews on Trip Advisor and it certainly lived up to it's reputation for excellent food. It also lived up to it's reputation for slow service but the moment we took the first bite of our starters we knew it had been well worth the wait!
I'm writing this review a year since our visit so the details are a little hazy but I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I've ever had. (Hence the belated review - no restaurant has topped the delicious combination of flavours and presentation since!)
I had the crayfish, avocado and beetroot to start - which was presented beautifully as a tower. Then I had the duck, which was exquisite. And to finish, I had this incredible gingerbread and foie gras dessert - an unexpectedly perfect combination!
When we go on holiday I insist we try a variety of restaurants and never go back to the same one twice. (Especially on a week long trip.) Well, after that meal, we were itching to try out more from the menu so I broke my own unwritten rule and we returned again!
The second time around was just as wonderful as the first but I think we were even more relaxed and enjoyed ourselves that little bit more as we knew to expect a long (but worthwhile) wait between courses. We sat back, relaxed and soaked up the intimate, candlelit atmosphere while we sipped our wine and laughed about our escapades on a long bicycle ride we'd taken that day.
A family run business through and through, as were leaving, we were surprised to discover that the owner/waiter's mum was the chef! Amazing right?
I highly recommend a visit (or two) to Casa Do Pintor - perfect for a romantic dinner date or a relaxed meal amongst friends.
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