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“Italian Eatery”
Review of PIMMS Restaurante

PIMMS Restaurante
Ranked #745 of 1,655 Restaurants in Porto
Price range: $21 - $34
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: As White As It GetsThe Restaurant Cafe PIMMS is another project associated with the avant-garde growing movement to rehabilitate the historic center of Porto. Reminding us of old grocery stores, Pimms could be found in London or Madrid, but it is in Ribeira at Porto. The color white lays out the rules in the cosmopolitan and visually attractive Pimms. The façade, shelves, benches, tables and floor are all white. There is also a large number of mirrors spread throughout the restaurant. According to the managers, the choice of the location is due to the willingness in helping out the rehabilitation of that area and also to the fact of being in the middle of a touristic site. In opposition to the modern decoration the kitchen has a traditional profile, allowing fusions to take place.It is intended as a cosmopolitan restaurant, faithful to the inhabitants of Porto and domestic products, while welcoming to tourists visiting Porto throughout the year.PIMMS is a “Cheap and Chic” restaurant where steaks, codfish, pasta, snacks and cocktails are its strength. The food is 'bridge' between the typical national at lunch and international at dinner. The house's specialties are Bife à Pimms, a loin steak with mozzarella cheese and mushroom and cream sauce, Bacalhau Pimms, shredded cod with tomato crème au gratin and cheese. With lunch menus 8.80€ and dinner menus from 20€ onwards, Pimms shows its versatility in the Carte for evenings with many cocktails and typical snacks. As for the drinks, our specialties are the caipirinhas made by our Brazilian employees and the PIMM’S Cup Nº1 made by the owners.At PIMMS all customers may feel the Porto in its essence and modernity. The new terrace is one example, where you can admire the splendor of the Church of São Francisco and the Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace). The new Events Room, right next to the terrace, is another example of rehabilitation of a commercial space. It is now very welcoming and different, but keeping true to the original design of PIMMS. This space gives a new dimension to the ability of PIMMS organization to respond to any type of event.During the Summer, from April to September, PIMMS is open every day from 10:30 to 24:00 and on Sundays from 11:30 to 16:00, serving breakfast until 12:00, lunch until 15:00, snacks and light meals in the afternoon until 19:00 and dinner until 23:00.In Winter time, from October to March, PIMMS is open from Monday to Saturday, between 12:00 to 15:00 for lunch and 19:00 to 24:00 for dinner.We recommend making a reservation for dinner.A tip: happy hour is between 17.00 and 19.00 and there are cocktails and wine by glass. Visit us!
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Italian Eatery”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Dinner consisted of fish soup, salad greens with grana padano cheese, walnuts & balsamic & finally mushroom risotto. Food was very good, service was very good & not too intrusive. One small disappointment was the temperature of the wine served. It was far too warm. Overall very good value.

Visited May 2014
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“Great food and service”
Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

This is the first restaurant we have re-visited on our stay in Porto. It was so good the first time, we decided to dine there again this evening. Hugo, our waiter, is both attentive and knowledgable. The menu is fantastic... And everything is most delicious. Tonight we enjoyed the Beef do Pimms, a fine tender steak smothered in a delicious Mushroom sauce. My bride had the vegetarian pasta, shredded veggies, lightly sauted and tossed with the pasta. Delicious. Do not miss the Onion Soup, classic but in a lighter broth, much better than the dark broths one so often finds with this soup.
The service is impeccable, attentive, but never rushed. If you find yourself in Porto, down by the Douro, do not miss Pimms, a great experience, great food, and fine people.

Visited May 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Do try”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Clean, wonderful service, great food, and good value. Its location is perfect right across from the church of St. Francisco. We tried the fish soup and the franchesinna. Both were excellent. We will go back.

  • Visited April 2014
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Astoria oregon
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“Beautiful location atop the hill of the river, very cute good food no water view,”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

The food excellently prepared and a large dinner for the price fixe selections. However, not really over priced it is priced in the top tier for Portugal .
Very good.
Will return if i run out of restaurants to indulge in,
Do try!

  • Visited April 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Unexpected Delight”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

We searched for a while online for where to grab dinner for our first night in Porto and finally decided on PIMMS. It absolutely blew us away. We ordered off of their tasting menu (the one that was 23€ a person) and it was an incredible value. First we had bread with butter, yummy cheese dip and a tuna mix as well. For our second course we had a bacalhau dish. It wasn't just a piece of fish but was the baked cod mixed with vegetables in a cylinder like shape - very hard to describe but delicious. Next we had good sized steak filet which was grilled to perfection. Our meal was finished with dessert which was Portuguese bread pudding. Not your traditional pudding though it looked like cheesecake and flan mixed together and tasted similar to creme brûlée. Also incredible like the rest of the dinner. Not to mention that each course came with a glass of wine to complement the dish (4 glasses total). Can't recommend Pimms enough - a great value with quality food.

  • Visited April 2014
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