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“Such a sweet couple and good food”
Review of Novo Mondo

Novo Mondo
Ranked #113 of 1,797 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

The owners are two sweet elderly people who cook a fresh meal every day. The restaurant is a small room with about 8 tables and tl-lightning. We payed 4,60 for 3 courses and it was really good!! Really a hidden gem in central Porto.

3  Thank Kimber1987
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Found this tiny restaurant accidentally after staggering up the near by Tower to see the views over Porto.
Full of locals and very busy.
The Menu De Dia is simple and delicious, all home cooked and good size portions, 3 courses and less than 5 euros
Do not expect luxury surroundings, but you get cheerful tables, and really good portugese food served by the family.

1  Thank rob s
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

I feel Porto as a discovery, it is so different from other beautiful places spoiled by tourists. So is the Novo Mondo, it has nothing to do with standarts for restaurants, it is just a place where to eat the fresh food made by a nice local lady. If you need an ambiance, romance, white table closes, go down the street to the riverside. In Novo Mondo the people come to eat very simple food, drink excellent local wine, enjoy friendly service and feel surprised by generous portions. And, very imprortant, the place is spotless, the food is nicely served, it is definitely not the fast-food feeling. More a feeling of homemade food and dignity. And, to be honest, isn't it a great experince to eat fresh food (soup+fish+salad+potatoes+dessert+coffee) for a price of 5 euros?

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2  Thank Bentammi
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Typical portuguese restaurant with great food for a very fair price.

- great food
- cheap
- friendly service
- a huge menu with starter, main dish and dessert for 5Euro

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1  Thank Annike P
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Attracted by tripadvisor reviews, and a bit tired by tasting menu restaurants, we decided to give it a try. Hidden in narrow street with many abandoned houses (which is unfortunately typical for old town in Porto), the place not easy to find. This is a typical family business, the husband is maître, whereas the wife is cooking. The menu is super slim: when we were there they offered: grilled pork cutlet, cod, and sardines. And as a part of the menu, they offer soup of the day, which was vegetable cream soup, kind of cabbage one, very delicate. For the second plate I took sardines, they were simply magnificent, fried delicately and rozplvywajavce siev w ustach. Fantastic. My partner, who does not like fish (a real sin in Porto) took pork, which was nicely grilled. And white wine of the house was really great, very delicate with herbal flavor, I am sure that in other restaurants I could easily pay 20 euro for a bottle. Then for the dessert we took fruits (melon was great) and coffee and we paid 17 euro for such a great dinner for two! Great experience, I hotly recommend this place, which fortunately has some clientele due to tripadvisor reviews.

2  Thank jedrus7
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