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“Best meal of our trip”

Anfiteatro Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #16 of 224 Restaurants in Ponta Delgada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $23
Cuisines: Sushi, Portuguese, Contemporary, International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 17, 2017

We ate here as part of our group tour package, so not sure about pricing or if the items are on the regular menu. Everything was FANTASTIC. The starter was an incredible soup of blue jack mackerel, squid, seaweed and soy. The main was Azorean fish with pumpkin, cauliflower and Flores Island butter. The dessert was HEAVENLY -- pineapple fondant and carpaccio with Yocor yogurt and 5 spice crumble. The service was excellent.

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Thank BandB-1508
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

This restaurant sits right on the water, nice views. We (8 of us) had a 5-course fine dining dinner reservation which was a delicious event! Call ahead to let them know if anyone has a shellfish allergy!

Thank Deb L
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

A very nice restaurant with a view to the sea and harbor , excellent food, very tasty and with great presentation. Very friendly staff.

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Thank Thomas F
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

I believe this place is a school where chefs and waiters train. I understand that this entails varieties of trial and error.
We had the tasting menu and chose a bottle of wine with this, mainly. Ecause the waiter could not tell us what the accompanying wine menu entailed...
I have to say that in general the food either disappointed with lack of imagination(resembling any old pizzerias attempt at lasagne) or it disgusted with weird combinations like sweet potato flan and bread-mash-porridge. The menu seemed put together at random by a first year chef student, made up of whatever was in the fridge that day.
The waiters, though sweet and polite, where very unskilled and sometimes completely ignorant of the content in the food.
I wonder how, in such a place, students are supposed to get good learning, when it seems like there is no one guiding them.
Would not recommend for anything the view and a glass of wine.

Thank Birgitte F
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Reading all the reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to give that restaurant ( culinary school) a try.
What a disappointment! The restaurant has a small menu, to say the least, so in my humble opinion if you are having such small menu the food should be good .
We ordered octopus and beef tenderloin.
The presentation of food was OK but everything we ordered came flavorless and over cooked, octopus, was burned and rubbery , the beef tenderloin was not chewable .
Please, do yourself a favor and go someplace else.

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