Cantinho do Avillez was recommended to me by a foodie friend from Rome who had visited the restaurant last year. And I'm glad I took her recommendation. This was our first meal in Lisbon upon arriving after a long day of trans-Atlantic travel.
We had an 8:30pm reservation and were greeted warmly upon entering. Our server was extremely accommodating, and spoke excellent English, which we really appreciated!
We really enjoyed the server-recommended wine, which happened to be the chef's label and it went extremely well with our food choices. We had the tempura green beans and the "niza" cheese dish as starters. The cheese dish was the "top winner" for us in the starters category. The beans were ok, but the sauce that came with them was scrumptious! Our main dishes were a cod dish with egg and olives, it was good, but the other main was a scallop dish and that was extraordinary. We ended the meal with the best sorbet I've ever had, a lemon and basil flavored sorbet that was presented as large cubes in a tall glass. It was the perfect ending to our first meal in Lisbon
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