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#161 of 4,500 Restaurants in Lisbon
Travellers' Choice Best of the Best

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Chiado & Carmo
0.2 miles from Elevador de Santa Justa
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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
Very comfortable restaurant
Jose Avillez looks at haute cuisine as a form of expression. At the Belcanto he shares his inspirations, emotions and concerns through his culinary representations and illusions. Each dish tells a story and sets out to stir the emotions of those willing to try it."
US$72 - US$222
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Portuguese, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 10 March 2021

We visited in May in 2018. with our kids! Excellent service, amazing food! And they had options for kids!

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 31 December 2020 via mobile

We took the Carrousel Tasting Menu (185EUR p.p.), the highest experience of Belcanto. This internationally recognized restaurant offered us a great experience. At the beginning I felt a bit insecure about what it would be. Despite booking a week upfront we only got a table...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 23 December 2020 via mobile

Went for dinner last night. Opted for the Lisbon menu with wine pairing. In short I was blown away by the flavours. The presentation was impeccable and so were the attentive staff. Would visit every time I come to Lisbon. Not cheap of course, but...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 15 December 2020 via mobile

I feel like I should caveat this review, so the reader understands my critique is based on experiences my wife and I have had in other Michelin two-star restaurants throughout Europe. We understand good restaurants will sometimes be expensive. We also realize you (sometimes) get...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2020

Let me start by saying the food is 10/10 delicious, innovative and presented in such unique ways! The only things we *didn't* like was the service. We had an early dinner reservation and the place was empty when we arrived. Even so, they wanted to...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2020 via mobile

Chef table 👨‍🍳 at @belcanto_joseavillez . Was a amazing experience, I recommend for all the food lovers if you visit Lisbon give a try to this restaurant. In this table it’s possible to observe attentive and rigorous work of the team while being served an...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Was amazing ! The experience .. service .. all details was incredible , I remember the food and the taste .. ! Desde luego es un lugar donde volver a repetir!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 3 September 2020 via mobile

Dining at Belcanto and enjoying the chef’s table surprise menu was the most compact Michelin starred meal. The build-up of the heavily seafood and fish based menu was perfect and came to a perfect culmination with the giant red shrimp and crunchy suckling pig sandwich...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 24 August 2020 via mobile

What an experience!!! Well balanced, structured and distributed tasting menu. Fresh ingredients and a lot of flavour. Impecable service!!!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 9 August 2020

Rare opportunity to experience such fine dining. The food was exquisite, whimsical, and thought provoking. Service was impeccable. It’s hard to narrow down the highlights because everything was so good, but the best of the dishes were the giant shrimp two ways, the pot ea...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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You need to phone the restaurant directly. They speak excellent English. I called about two weeks before our visit to Lisbon. They didn’t have a reservation for the original night I requested, but could give us a... More
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Hii, I made our reservation months in advance via email and closer to the time I called. You must make sure you speak with someone. English is easy and they were friendly on the phone. Personally I think it's somewhat... More
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  • Belcanto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5