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“simply brilliant” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ranked #60 of 4,021 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $22
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
London, United Kingdom
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398 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“simply brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

we visited Lisbon for the day and it was nearing lunchtime. We were walking up and down the streets being approached by one restaurant after another. All looked very similar with plastic menus with similar food and outside tables. we then came across Moma on an intersection in the pedestrian cobbled streets. it was early but the restaurant was three quarters full and there one or two people sitting outside. the tables were lovely white cotton with nice simple plants on each table. staff were dressed in clean white aprons. smallish menu on a blackboard but all specials of the day. i had a bowl of seafood spaghetti with tomato, basil, garlic and chilli with 6 very large king prawns (5 peeled and 1 in shell). absolutely first class. even though it was simple its the best pasta dish i have had in ages. my wife had an equally good dish. really good value at €8/10 per dish. get there early as people go there for business lunches. there were loads of people waiting 15 minutes after we arrived.

Visited May 2013
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Stands out in a crowd - Very nice lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

In a street with restaurants that try to hijack you on both sides of the street, Moma stands out as a professional option. Nice and clean without pictures of the food, this straight forward cafe let its food and service do the talking. Perfectly cooked pasta and tender and tasty veal made our stop for lunch well worth. I will highly recommend Moma when in Lisbon.

  • Visited June 2013
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Trenton, New Jersey
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Simple great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Food and service were excellent. We tried a couple of times to have lunch here based on the positive reviews I am glad we wew persistent. The food was simple flavorful and well presented the owner and her staff are friendly and helpful. I wish they were open for dinner!

Visited May 2013
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Rochester, New York
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“So, so good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

A breath of fresh air in an area full of seemingly identical restaurants and cafes. Found this place quite by chance. One of many things that set it apart is that the waitstaff isn't out trolling for customers. The menu is not lengthy, but they're good at what they make. Loved the arugula salad with pesto, goat cheese and grilled zucchini so much that I came back for it the very next day! Service was on point, atmosphere was great (seemed to be more locals than tourists), and the dessert - perhaps the same raspberry caramel tart that other reviewers have mentioned - was to die for. Yum, yum, yum!

  • Visited May 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Best option downtown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Good "mama" food.
Fantastic prices.
Nice Portuguese ambiance.
Great desserts.
Perfect meal.
You can go there very often and never get tired.

  • Visited April 2013
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