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Varanda da Barra

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Rua Paulo da Gama No. 470, Porto 4150-589, Portugal
+351 22 618 5006
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Santa Rosa, California
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly and natural service, without pressure nor pretentiousness. Thin, crispy crust was right up my alley. Delicious Pizza Fiorintina was a tasty selection. Nice variety of wines and beers.

Thank Chris B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing special. I ordered a Capriciosa pizza and my fiancé a Veneziana. The taste was average but they were hollow pizza...See the pics. Service was very good...If we come back we will not try pizzas again. May be pasta or Portuguese dishes...

Thank Claudio G
Porto, Portugal
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Really average restaurant. The pizza dough is thin, yet not crisp enough.The carpaccio is so so. All the tastes blend.Nothing special. The service is extremely friendly and the view is nice but it is not enough.

Porto, Portugal
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149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This restaurant hás a large menu of regular food and pizzas and Tagliateli They have a first floor for non smokers. They also have at the basement an Outtdoor área..This area is fantastic to see the .sunset.ok about the food: salada is of génerous Size. The steak with musrooms Very good.the meet is of Very good quality.for dessert he order... More 

Thank Joaquim V
Matosinhos, Portugal
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

A good Italian restaurant with a good pizza and nice pasta. A good view over Foz do Douro from the restaurante esplanade.

Thank Francisco G
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293 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Friends took us to this restaurant for typical Portuguese food so we did not try the pizzas and pastas that were on offer. We had the fish with russian salad, the beef and the duck with rice. All were edible but quite bland. I tried the baba do camelo dessert which is a caramel mousse, this was good but obviously... More 

Thank Jacky D
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We went here for dinner today, Had a great pizza and I can highly recommend the Bressaola Pizza. Service was extremely fast. Desert was great!!! My wife had the Condensed Milk Mousse which she said was delicious and I had the chocolate mousse that I think is the best one I ever had. At the end, we paid with a... More 

Thank Pablitodd
Porto, Portugal
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

It's fine, it's very oriented to family and anniversaries and can be noisy and the service can take long. But I only rate it so low because Nhac Nhar and Casa Douro are near and are better.

1 Thank jppataki
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

A fairly non-descript restaurant by night where, unfortunately, you cannot even take advantage of the potentially impressive views.

1 Thank AndrewDStrachan
Steinwenden, Germany
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Italian type of food, great past and excellent pizza. Very friendly and efficient staff, and the owner/;manager is always around make sure everything is fine and showing a great hospitality. A great restaurant with a nice terrace with a view over the river Douro.

Thank Antonio L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$19
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Paulo da Gama No. 470, Porto 4150-589, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 618 5006
Varanda da barra Restaurant has enough broad space, calm and quiet. We know that for you to have a good meal, space is very important , so we effort to provide you the best ambience. Wide and spaced tables, sober decoration and very relaxing. We also have a space for groups. All for you to have the best meal.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?