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US$10 - US$30
Mediterranean, Portuguese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.6 miles from Park and National Palace of Pena
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Reviewed 17 February 2021

We had an amazing experience at Nau Palatina. Exceptional service, great food and drinks at a very reasonable price. *COVID: they are very aware of the situation and guidelines and have updated the restaurant layout and service accordingly. We felt very safe here.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 October 2020

We had a lovely meal here last. The food was outstanding and the service was phenomenal. The owner (sorry can’t remember your name) but he made us feel so welcome, talked us through all the food and was happy to adapt to our requirements if...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 11 June 2020 via mobile

From lighting, music, food, to service, everything was immaculate. A real gem. My girlfriend and I had a fabulous time and look forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 7 December 2019

Had an amazing and memorable meal at Nau Palatina! The owner was incredibly welcoming, kind, and informative. The best mussels and octopus I’ve ever had. My favorite meal in Portugal so far. A short walk from the historic city center of Sintra and it was...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 3 December 2019

This is a special place. We love food and here and they make it with love and talk about it with love. We had a wonderful meal and felt like we’d been part of a Portuguese family dinner party. The food tasted wonderful, great Portuguese...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 20 November 2019 via mobile

One of the best meals of our month long trip. The owner and his wife are incredibly hospitable. The food, unique, local and incredible.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 9 November 2019

This restaurant is a little gem. Family run, the owner explains with great charm all the dishes and how they are created . The mushroom and chestnut soup was so tasty we could have eaten it again but we saved ourselves for the pork cheeks...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 2 November 2019 via mobile

We hired a driver to take us to Sintra (with Tomar and Fatima), and when we told him a late afternoon meal at Palatina intrigued us, he was eagerly onboard. Apparently it was the recommended venue of several of the drivers as they seemed to...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 31 October 2019 via mobile

Outstanding! A must if you visit Sintra. Has traditional Portuguese cuisine as well as nontraditional. Small plates allow you to sample. Service is outstanding.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 30 October 2019 via mobile

I agree with all that has been said, in the other effusive reviews. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, starting with a warm welcome. We did not make a reservation, but we lucked out when they seated us as a family was leaving. The food...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from 361adamt | Reviewed this property |
Not really, hard to find!
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Response from I6478TKpeterh | Reviewed this property |
Menu is limited, traditional and , for me, perfect. I wasn't looking out for vegan options but would guess there are not many if any.
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  • Nau Palatina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5