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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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