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Pizza na Pedra
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Ranked #6 of 212 Restaurants in Olhao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $37
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Very romantic restaurant with amazing views and relaxed profissional service. Extensive wine list. Typical italian home-made food with international glances. We support local farmers and producers.
Reviewed January 19, 2013

We read about this restaurant on here and decided to visit when we stayed in Olhão recently for our anniversary. It did not disappoint! We chose to sit downstairs, which was warm and cozy. The wine list was extensive, and the food we ordered was amazing - very tasty and nicely presented. We would definitely recommend a visit, it is not your ordinary pizza and pasta restaurant.

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Thank Ma_JasPortugal
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We visited here based on being the number 1 in Olhao and must say it didnt disappoint at all - in fact we both agreed that here we experienced the most enjoyable meal either of us have ever had. Everything from arrival through to leaving was an obvious 10/10 and cannot recommend this place enough.

When we arrived we decided to sit upstairs in the glass cube which was decorated very minimalist and modern. The waitor George, who also happens to be a Portuguese national Karate champion - couldnt have been more attentive & helpful when deciding on what to order. We both wanted starters but he openly said that the bruchetta, being such a large portion would be more than enough for both of us. Unusual for a restaurant to not just want you to spend as much money as possible so this was noted!

When the bruchetta arrived it was honestly out of this world. Tangy, fresh tomato sauce and flavoured to perfection. The dough must have been minutes old it was that fresh. We ordered a bottle of rose wine which was so good we ordered a second bottle.

For mains I had a seafood pasta with freshly caught prawns and smoked salmon cubes - it really was to die for. Unlike a lot of places back home, it wasnt saturated in excessive creamy sauce, or bulked up with rogue onions, instead just a light olive oil and the actual food flavoured the dish just wonderfully. The prawns were so soft and juicy; not the usual chewy rubber band-like crustations you sometimes find yourself dealing with! The portion size was just right too - not a mass made bulked up plate but plenty to make you full.

My partner opted for the steak which at 19 euros is actually cheaper than TGI fridays back home - now isnt that a laugh! A regular steak eater, he declared it the best he has ever had and I can back that up as I tried some. It was done medium and just melted in the mouth. The sauce was also rather amazing! A seperate dish of baked potato slices done in mozarella cheese was brought to us and service time was impeccable.

For dessert we shared some Tiramissu which was again of an fantastic standard. The value for money and atmosphere in this establishment is truly exemplar. The only negative to visiting is now my standards have quadrupled and will be much harder to impress me now going forward! After tasting the tomato on the bruchetta from Pizza na Pedra its unlikely I'll be able to withstand canned food at any point again!

We asked the waitor about any bars which we go onto afterwards for a few drinks and he recommended the owners' friends bar just a couple streets away - its a very small little rustic tavern but was a fantasticlittle end to the night - I think it was called Sal y Pimiento, just ask at the restaurant.

Once again a 10/10 cannot fault this place at all. Thanks for a very very enjoyable meal!

Thank RubyLady
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Alexandre S, Proprietário at Pizza na Pedra, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013

Dear Customer,

Thank you so much for your contribuition sending your extremely kind review.

YOU are the reason that keep us trying hard every day, but with reviews like this, makes it easier.

Thank you so much once again and we'll be looking forward to have back in a near future.

Best Regards

Joao Silva

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

The food came quickly and was very tasty. We ate here on our first and last night in Olhao. Thank you Jeorg for your helpful tips about the food and culture in Portugal. We hope to see you again in the future.

Thank Lizz H
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Alexandre S, Owner at Pizza na Pedra, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2012

Dear Customer

Thank you so much for your nice and pleasent review.

It is very pleasant indeed to us to hear from all of you in response to our daily effort to achieve your expectations. This way makes it easyer.

We'll be here to welcoming you back in a near future

Best Regards

Joao Silva

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Lovley 'cave like' restaurant downstairs. Didn't go upstairs. We were so impressed, we ate there twice in our 5 day visit. We had already used a few of the others in that stretch of road which, although very nice, were more cafe style.. This one was more restaurant style and lighting made it quite romantic. There were still families in here as well though. Great food. Pizzas, pastas and a few meat dishes.
Prices were lower here than any other place we used. Bottle of house (very nice) wine was 6 Euros and a typical pasta dish or pizza was about 9 Euros.
Service was excellent and they all spoke perfect English. 2 main courses, 1 desert, 2 coffees and bottle of red wine was about 38 Euros.

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Thank Garry H
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Alexandre S, Owner at Pizza na Pedra, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2012

Dear Customer

Thank you so much for your kind review.
We just hope to deserve it again in your next visit to our/yours place in Olhão.

Our best wishes of a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Best Regards

Joao Silva

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Ate here as a group and kind of found the food to be OK, so was somewhat surprised to see that it's ranked number 1 in Olhao. It's difficult to find 'proper' Italian food outside of Italy but it does exist (but perhaps not here) Pizza base was not cooked all the way and I'm guessing it was cooked on a stone, but maybe not. Good service, nice friendly guy

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Thank Pinheadplanet
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Alexandre S, Owner at Pizza na Pedra, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2012

Dear Customer

Thanks for your review. We certainly would loved to pleased and achieve your expectations.
We just hope that we'll have oportunity in a near future to do so.

Best Regards and votes of a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Joao Silva

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