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All reviews octopus rice chocolate orange dorade sea bass fresh fish veal bread salad small restaurant husband and wife team front of house friendly atmosphere lovely service visiting lisbon white wine food and wine fernando
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Reviewed 6 May 2023

When my wife and went to Lisbon last summer, I had read about Crisfama and I wanted to eat there for lunch. On our first full day there we went to Crisfama. It is a small place. We were one of three tables that day....My wife had the salmon and vegetables and I had the sea bass and vegetables. Both were excellent. The owner let us take his photograph with us. Definitely go there when in Lisbon.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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fernnado oliveira, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2023

Thank you very much for your information we thank you from the bottom of our hearts we do not have Mich stars but we are fine who visited us all a BIG THANK YOU were all our FRIENDS.

Reviewed 8 December 2022

It was raining and I was lost, as usual. I peeked into the tiny restaurant and it was empty and I kept going and said, what the heck, and went in. The owner greeted me, and more patrons arrived. I had veal, a bottle of...water, a large cup of wine, bread, a great fruit tarte and coffee-all for 25 euros!!! And the gentleman returned my tip! I would also mention that the owner threw a patron out, because the guy demanded cod a few times, despite the sign that said "We are out of Cod!", and he apologized to the patron's son and wife for doing so. Then he called me a taxi. Lovely! It was like lunch and a floor show.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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fernando oliveira, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2022
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obrigado e um feliz natal

Reviewed 28 November 2022

Amazing food, lovely staff! Definitely recommend tot dine here. And it’s really affordable and really delicious desserts!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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fernando oliveira, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2022
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muito obrigado e desejo tudo de bom com muita saúde e um Feliz Natal e 2023 muita saúde e sorte...More

Reviewed 14 November 2022 via mobile

Eat here. Call ahead for a reservation and eat here, you won’t regret it. My partner and I were visiting Lisbon from Chicago a few years ago and ate at Crisfama and absolutely fell in love with food, ambience, and the people. We were back...in Lisbon at the beginning of November, 2022 and knew we had to make it back to Crisfama. Our second visit did not disappoint. The food was as good as we remembered and seeing Fernando again felt like seeing an old friend. It’s rare that a restaurant makes such a good first and second impression, we wish we could eat here every weekend.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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fernando oliveira, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2022
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Obrigado pela vossa atenção e quero desde já agradecer do fundo do coração os vossos belos sentimentos para nós e...More

Reviewed 22 October 2022 via mobile

What a delicious experience!!! A small cozy and traditional restaurant where the owner made us feel so welcome. The food was absolutely incredible, we got the fish and veal and can honestly say it’s some of the best we’ve had. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: October 2022
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fernando oliveira, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2022
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muito obrigado

Reviewed 16 October 2022

We had a very nice evening with great food in this very cozy, family owned restaurant. We enjoyed oven-warm bread, delicious olives, followed by fresh very good fish and a tasty dessert. The food and wine were a delight! Fernando is a very warm and...humorous host. He is incredibly dedicated to making you feel completely at home while his wife is amazing in preparing all the delicious Portuguese meals. We will definitely come back, Fernando! ❣️More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Guide23323694998, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2022
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Muito obrigado pela vossa atenção e desejo tudo de bom com muita felicidades para vós e muita saúde tenho muita...More

Reviewed 8 October 2022 via mobile

Food was excellent, I had bream and it was just superb. Service was genuinely friendly and nice. Food arrived quite quickly. The place was pretty small but comfortable. I really recommend to reserve a table if there's mutliple persons in your group. I managed to...get a place for one person during late lunch time without a reservation. The Azulejo museum is pretty close to Chrisfama, so I recommend going there either before or after eating.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Fernando oliveira, Propietario at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2022
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Muito obrigado e desejo tudo de bom com muita saúde.

Reviewed 1 October 2022

What's a wonderful experience it was, to meet wonderful people, serving remarkable local food, in this tiny adorable restaurant! I must definitely come back to this place.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Guide23323694998, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2022
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muito obrigado e um desejo forte de retornar a vê-lo

Reviewed 27 September 2022 via mobile

If you’re a local or if you’re a visitor to Lisbon and you haven’t been to Crisfama, you absolutely must visit! It’s a family owned and run small business restaurant that dishes out superb food! The service is 100% top notch as well. By far,...this restaurant is my partners and my favourite. We ordered the vegetable soup which was hearty and delicious, the perfect way to start our meal. For our mains we shared the grilled sea bass and the mixed meat skewers. Both dishes were soooooo good! The fish was perfectly seasoned and grilled with steamed veggies and fried potatoes. The mixed meat (steak and chicken) skewers were mouth watering and delectable and came with a side of fries and salad. Both meals were very generous portions. I can’t stress this enough, the host is amazing! He’s very nice and jovial, and super attentive. The cook (his wife), is an excellent cook, which he will attest to. But I can definitely back him up on that, the food was just amazing! For dessert, we had a chocolate and orange layered cake. This dessert was delicious. Just the right amount of chocolate to orange flavour and it was smooth, rich, and surprisingly not too overly sweet. If we are ever back in Lisbon, Crisfama is the first place we would stop. I recommend that you make a reservation if you so plan to make it there, it can get fairly busy on certain days and the restaurant isn’t big. Good things definitely come is smaller packages!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Guide23323694998, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2022
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Muito obrigado e um forte desejo de retornar a ser visitado por vós muito obrigado pelas suas palavras

Reviewed 28 July 2022

Had a great lunch today, with fish and dessert. Both wine and "aguardente" were excellent recommendations from landlord, who is fluent in English but was patient enough with my Portuguese. Reservation recommended since there's only a few tables.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Guide23323694998, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2022
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Muito obrigado

Reviewed 15 July 2022 via mobile

Crisfama is a wonderful place absolutely worth the short bus ride out of the city center. Both the space and the owner are welcoming (the owner more so) and you can slow down, take a breath, and enjoy. We had the octopus rice and bacalhau...con crema, both of which were amazing. The bacalhau may have been the best thing we ate in Portugal (possible exceptions for pastry). It’s traditional, it’s one of those wonderful homely little family-owned European restaurants, it’s got great preparations, fresh ingredients, tons of love, it takes credit cards, the portions are generous, the prices are reasonable. Basically: go here.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Guide23323694998, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2022
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obrigado pelas suas palavras e um forte desejo de muita saúde

Reviewed 5 July 2022 via mobile

We asked for fish recommendations at this restaurant, and we had probably the best dishes we had in a long time. Felt like eating at my parents house. Had good food, good vine and good company . A must pllace to visit! Will eat again...when we return to Lisbon!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Guide23323694998, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2022
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Muito obrigado e desejo forte de muita saúde

Reviewed 1 July 2022 via mobile

Incredibly beautiful and charming little restaurant. Locally managed by an old couple. Very charming. Excellent fish. You cannot go wrong with this restaurant if you are looking for something charming, delicious and cozy.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Guide23323694998, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2022
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Muito obrigado fazer o melhor e dar o melhor e o que Portugal têm para oferecer obrigado a quem nos...More

Reviewed 30 June 2022 via mobile

We visited Crisfama which is a little bit off the beaten track but well worth the visit. The host was very friendly and funny! The food was amazing, we shared clams and bread followed by grilled sole and tuna steak which were perfectly cooked and...very generous portions. The bill was really reasonable too. I would recommend booking in advance as 3 separate couples arrived shortly after we had and were offered a future booking. It is small but intimate with max 10 settings - it is like sitting in the front of the owners home. Definitely worth the visit!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Guide23323694998, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2022
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Muito obrigado gostaria muito de poder receber toda a gente mas o espaço e Muito pequeno fico sempre triste de...More

Reviewed 28 June 2022

This is a small local restaurant, run by the husband as front of house and the wife as the chef. It has a very small Capacity but makes you feel like

Date of visit: June 2022
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Guide23323694998, Proprietário at Crisfama, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2022
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Muito obrigado

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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 5
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