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Cantinho Do Avillez - Porto


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#218 of 1,787 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Cantinho do Avillez restaurant in Oporto welcomes you with a natural blend of the traditional and the modern. Quality is the priority with Chef Jose Avillez, and so nothing is left to chance. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad. The menu offers a wide choice of appetizers, "pregos" (steak sandwiches), entrees, main dishes and desserts, so that the gastronomic experience can be different at each visit. The service, which is pleasant and informal, contributes to the cheerful and relaxed ambiance.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in and were ignored for 5 minutes for no real reason, until the time we left, I felt like I was no more than an annoyance to the staff. The food was ok but expensive for Porto, although I will...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank OliverB331
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to like this place because our friend recommended it but the horrendous service trumped the deliciousness of any dishes there. First, we had a reservation there at 8:30pm and we arrived right on time. We walked in on a rainy day and no...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasty food presented in a very nice way, friendly service. Good cocktails and the hazelnut dessert was incredible.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jasong159
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some staff were lovely: Diogo Some staff were knowledgeable about wine: Mariana Some of the food was delicious: tuna starter Some food was good: octopus starter, tuna main, veal main Some food was ordinary: the bread and olives to start, the desserts (almond cake, panacotta)....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Becky S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing, simple food. Highly recommend the codfish with exploding olives! The lunch special is very well priced

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Nakkiran
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I booked a table for sunday ngt at the end of a fab wkend in Porto. Sadly this was the worse meal we had in Porto. My daughters scallop risotto was a good size wth 4 large scallops. However my Veal risotto...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PutneyMum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Porto is generally quite a cheap place to eat out - prices are lower than in most other western European cities, so Cantinho do Avillez (with its supposedly "rock star" chef) is a step up in terms of cost. That said, we had a pretty...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tomhourigan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here last night and absolutely loved it. The staff is very attentive and good. The food is delicious; we had the veal risotto and the roasted octopus as our mains. They were both very tasty and the best meal we had during...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RBLDN85
Reviewed 4 February 2019

This informal restaurant is the Porto outpost of celebrity chef, Jose Avillez, and is conveniently located in one of the main streets in the lower part of the Baixa district, close to the Palacio das Artes. I would recommend making a reservation, as the restaurant...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Garry P
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Main courses were really disgusting. The size was ridicolous. Porto is generally cheap we spent 120 euro for a brunch. This restaurant is a trap for tourist. the quality of food was low.

Date of visit: February 2019
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22 September 2018|
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Response from j0hnkl | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant accepts reservation but you'll have to call them directly. Check the number on their website.
30 September 2017|
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Response from mpeg | Reviewed this property |
The hotel booked us a reservation
13 September 2017|
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Response from RWB20152015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we reserved a table for 6 beforehand and it was a super meal. Enjoy!
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