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One of the most sought-after meeting points in the city. At Cantinho do Avillez Chiado you can enjoy a new style of Portuguese cuisine, clearly influenced by the chef’s travels, in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It has two dining rooms: Cantinho (main room) and Cantinho’s Kitchen.
US$18 - US$60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 9 September 2020

Food was fine nothing extraordinary. The portions were small for the price. The fríes were not good at all it tasted like fish, i guess the oil was not changed. The waiters were not really nice. In addition, my boyfriend told them it was my...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

Good prices. Food was delicious. Egg/chorizo and pidgeon pies starts were great. The bread was very tasty with truffle butter and other spreads were tasty. I had a steak sandwich, also tasty. Split 3 desserts... Hazelnut and creme brulee were the best. Good wine selection...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 24 February 2020 via mobile

Loved this restaurant. Thought the food was delicious and the staff were fun and friendly. The jumbo shrimps were delicious . Great vibe and great service

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020

The food was great - the prawns were very fresh and the bread basket and accompaniments were great. Only downside is at almost 9 euros for a scallop starter you would have expected more than one... Despite the good food, I would not come back,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Well, this is a "bistro" restaurant owned by a famous Portuguese chef. Supposed to be great. Our experience was not. We waited about 20 minutes to even order drinks. Another 20 or 30 for the appetizers to arrive and finally well over an hour from...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

We went for dinner at the Cantinho do Avilez twice during our 4 day stay at Porto. The mushroom risotto was outstanding. We also had a seafood risotto and octopus - both dishes very good. Th he place is packed with tourists, you need reservations.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

Booked lunch for 6 persons. Really enjoyed the food and a Supernice winepairing. Will go there for dinner next time for more courses.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 17 February 2020

Maybe the restaurant has been reading the reviews on Tripadvisor - we had excellent service! Such a lovely restaurant. We enjoyed watching the open kitchen - and the wine recommended by the staff was superb and affordable. Our meal was fantastic. We started off with...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 15 February 2020

We were very well received by the staff, that explained in detail the menu. The meal was not exceptional but it was good, with flavours and neat presentation. The atmosphere is welcoming, beautiful people and many young people. One point to be improved: the service...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

Disappointing! Our friends from England joined us for lunch and the food was acceptable, just! However, the service was slow, inattentive, and you know, maybe I’m out of date, but at 178e for five main courses, coffee, and two bottles of inexpensive wine, I really...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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29 May 2019|
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Response from EDiogo | Reviewed this property |
No. In general Portuguese people dress nicely for dinner, yet not formal.
29 May 2019|
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Response from EDiogo | Reviewed this property |
You can wear whatever pleases you, no dress code. Usually the Portuguese won’t wear shorts or flip flops when they go out for dinner.
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28 November 2018|
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Response from SenateView | Reviewed this property |
My experience with them was very positive. Tell them that you read the advisor reviews and enquire about a reservation. Even if they put you on the waitlist, an opening may materialise. What about being open to a earlier... More
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  • Cantinho do Avillez is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4