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“delightful experience”

Restaurante BarAlto
Ranked #606 of 4,229 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: $18 - $29
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Dusseldorf, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“delightful experience”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

First of all, we chose this restaurant based on the Italian reviews. It's one criteria that has never let us down, as Italians are especially demanding and a string of positive feedback from our fellow Italians almost invariably translates into high quality.

Secondly, my girlfriend is from the Vercelli area in Italy, so she knows a thing or two about well creamed risottos....

We had the Seared Scallops with cuttlefish ink risotto and the Squid risotto. Both delicious, but the latter was superb.

The starters were also very good: a Salmon Ceviche and Sauteed Prawns on Ginger Oil. Absolutely mouth watering.

The waitress (who speaks excellent English) is competent, thoughtful, attentive and perfectly paced. She really goes out of her way and we could not ask for more.

This is highly recommended to anyone in search of a traditional Porto meal with some refinement and creativity put into the mix. It probably stands out from the numerous other places that line the local streets. Make sure to book in advance as the place is tiny and pretty much packed for the whole night.

All things considered, this was an excellent dinner.

Do yourself a favor and put this on top of your Porto gastronomic wishlist, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food and service. ”
Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at baralto. The food was very good and the staff was extremely friendly. Really the best dining experience we had in lissabon. Despite the small menu and really tiny restaurant, they really are an excellent restaurant.

Thank Sander B
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Tiny venue but huge on flavour”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

A wonderful find...just a tiny venue - the service was so friendly and the ambience warm. Both starters..rabbit, and goats cheese were bursting with flavour, and main courses....both fish related were excellent. A restaurant with a lot of little quirky features made this a meal to remember

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank grimstar
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Amazing evening”
Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing dinner on 19 May 2014. The specials of the day (rabbit on bread/3 different kinds of game bird in a pastry) were so tasty and so were the soup of the day/ the salmon from the ordinary menu.

We can highly recommend the place: for the food, the great service and the atmosphere in the tiny restaurant. Important: Remember to book in advance!

Thank Mary100480
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tiny place”
Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Great little spot tucked away along the street of lots of restaurants. Friendly staff, food was great, fresh and well prepared. Definitely going back.

Thank Scott H
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