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“Lunch in a happy crowd”

Cantinho do Avillez
Ranked #356 of 4,687 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $58
Cuisines: Portuguese, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chiado & Carmo
Description: Located in Chiado, the Cantinho do Avillez restaurant welcomes you with a natural blend of the traditional and the modern. Quality is the priority with Chef Jose Avillez, and so nothing is left to chance. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad. The menu offers a wide choice of appetizers, "pregos" (steak sandwiches), entrees, main dishes and desserts, so that the gastronomic experience can be different at each visit. The service, which is pleasant and informal, contributes to the cheerful and relaxed ambiance.
Reviewed June 18, 2013

You'll need a reservation at night and maybe even for lunch to join the other eager guests. Service a bit rushed, but the food was good.

Thank Andy G
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We went on a chance recommendation and were thoroughly impressed. We had chosen some well known dishes which had been enhanced by delicate local interpretation. The staff were extremely attentive and made our meal enjoyable. Essential to book a table

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We had some very good meals in Lisbon but this was the best. Great service, great space, and excellent food. Very interesting and innovative menu, and we wanted everything on it. If it hadn't been the end of our trip we would have gone back. A must-do for foodies.

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Thank R A
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

We ate here on our first night in Lisbon. We ordered basically everything on the menu! Food was all very good, and it was a great value. Definitely would recommend. Partridge, scallops and shrimp were great.

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Thank TaraHB
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

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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Thank LowCountryIslander
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