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“Great italian food”
Review of Esperanca da Se

Esperanca da Se
Ranked #449 of 4,420 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Reviewed August 31, 2013

This romantic italian restaurant lies in the heard of the Alfama. In summer time you can sit outside at the ancient roman church wall. Don't forget to reserve upfront and take a jacket with you. Could be a cold wind from the water.
We were there three times. Always very good service and food. The young staff is very polite and always looking for a guest and his wishes. The starters are great and the italian style pizza too. This is not a regular pizza. Very specific and spicy.
The only negative point is the beer. They serve it in tiny glasses. So, I had to order constantly.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Amazing pasta! After a week of seafood, we needed pasta and this seemed a nice place. We went for pasta with scallopes, which was amazing, with freshly cut vegetables...delicious. Great the risotto with prawns.
Portions are quite small, but they do the job.
Location is amazing, we were in a table outside beside the cathedral walls, great quite street.

Probably the best pasta I had in a restaurant...

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We loved it so much we came back again! :) This place was a great find just wandering Alfama. It's located on the wall of the Se Cathedral, and they have awesome outdoor seating right at the outer wall. The pizzas are perfectly thin, made in a brick oven. The burger was great too (the Se one I can only speak for, but it was cooked to perfection). Portions are normal and not huge, and the prices are standard. We have never paid more than 30 euro for two people (including drinks).

They also have a lunch special thats 12.50 for an entree, drink, and desert, which is a pretty good deal considering.

One thing though, the service is a bit slow, although I'm coming to think that's customary in Lisbon. We felt like they forgot about us sitting outside and we ended up waiting a while before someone came out so we could ask for the check.

All around though, a great find in a neighborhood that's becoming increasingly difficult to find non tourist fare.

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