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“Great italian food in Porto”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Ricotta

La Ricotta
Ranked #58 of 1,633 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $38
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Orange County, CA
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great italian food in Porto”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

One of our best meals in Porto. The restaurant has a calm and romantic ambience and the prices are reasonable for well cooked food. Our service was excellent with the waiter able to give us information about the olive oils and wines we were served. My husband had the crepes for dessert and he said it was one of the best desserts he has ever had. Some of the tables are placed close together but we had a nice private table in the corner.

  • Visited August 2012
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Calpe, Spain
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“Bad choice”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

We were really looking forward to our visit to this restaurant - how disappointed we were. The ambiance is excellent, but the food was cold and way over priced - 12 euros for a cold pizza. The air conditioning was so effective I needed to put my wrap on. Worst meal we had in Porto.

  • Visited August 2012
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“2nd visit as good as our previous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

This was my 2nd time back to this restaurant and it was as good as I remembered. Food fantastic, wine recommendation perfect & service second to none! My only - comment would be that they put all of us side by side with other tables on one side of the restaurant! There were plenty of spare tables to spread us around!

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Thank taurangaman
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Warwickshire,England
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“Some bits were good, others not very good at all”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

We ate here last weekend. The restaurant itself was really nicely laid out and initially the waiter was friendly and helpful. However, when we asked his advice about wine, he made one suggestion (the most expensive on the menu) and then refused to be any further help. He upset us later when he laughed at our choice and made derogatory comments to the kitchen staff (I can understand both Portuguese and Italian and was far from impressed with his attitude).

The olive oil dips were delicious and we really enjoyed our starters. The main courses were rather disappointing as they lacked real flavour and were definitely not worth the price we paid for them.

We didn't have dessert as the attitude of the waitor and the quiet dining area (it was a Sunday night) was really quite off-putting.

We will not be visiting again.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank travelbugtravels
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“Looks like Italian but thaste real bad”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

I ordered à filet mignon and it was 1 cm thick and well well done. Taste like carton box. Chef should gp to jail to mess up such a nice piece of meat. Also had the tiger prawn with black tagliatelle, only THE tiger prawn was ok the pasta was tasteless.

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5 Thank Rooske71
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