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“absolute gem”
Review of O Albertino

O Albertino
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Gouveia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“absolute gem”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

that was our first encounter with authentic Portuguese cuisine and it coudnt be any better. Firstly restaurant is located in a beautiful village of Folgosinho with stone houses and narrow streets worth visit alone. and then of course the food, simple but very very tasty (goat was amazingly soft and spiced), solid portions. We have also met the owner Mr Pedro and his sister Beatrice, its quite obvious food is their passion and they both are great hosts. Place was packed so probably is better to book a table in advance. if you are travelling in the area do not hesitate to try them out, dont think you find anything in the area which is that good. we have been to couple of other restaurants and quality of food wasn't even close as good as in O Albertino.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Worth the trip!”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is famous in the area and comes very well recommended. It is a beautiful drive through the mountains to get to the small village of Folgosinho, with its fountains and picturesque houses. The restaurant was already packed when we arrived and since we didn't make any reservations we had to wait a while to be seated. The restaurant has 3 floors, our table was on the first floor, a small and cosy room... Once seated the feast began: several starters were brought to the table, all part of a set menu for 15€, followed by 5 different regional dishes and a platter of sweet deserts, all very tasty and more than enough to fill up the hungriest stomach. Wine, water, coffee and a local liquor included... It was a fantastic experience. My personal favorites were the rabbit and the lamb.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Anne S
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Setubal, Portugal
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of the best restaurants I've ever visited!!
The food is tradicional and outstandingly well made. The portions are big and the quality is unquestionable.
Price it's amazing, 15€ per person, all included (wine, desert, water, coffee and the meal)
Definitely one place to try if you are in the region

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Pedro P
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place for traditional Portuguese cuisine.”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Good and tasty traditional Portuguese cuisine. Great service and good price. It is worth any mile you drive to get there!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank ATL_JP
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Oeiras, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“An emblematic (and incredibly cheap!) restaurant of this region”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

15€ and you can eat and drink all you want? Not impossible in "O Albertino", where you find the finest dishes of typical food of Beira Alta. So, why is the rating only "Very Good" and not "Excellent"? It's a small restaurant that, for bigger groups, needs an anticipated reservation (sometimes around a month!) and the food is not perfectly cooked, although it taste beautifully!

Visited December 2012
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