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Avenida Diogo Leite 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
+351 22 370 1797
12:00 - 01:00
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After our fantastic tour and tasting at the Sandeman Distillery the four of us wanted the magic to continue and it did ... we strolled down the boulevard less that 100 yards and there on the side of the river was the Ar de Rio. It doesn't look like much from the outside, sort of a large stainless steel cargo... More 

Thank Natsom
Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good place to lunch and diner. Fare pryce good service and the food is realy good. The vue of the river and Oporto is fantastic.

Thank pedromedeirosdelima
Porto, Portugal
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am from Porto, but yet i got to this tourist oriented restaurant...and so do other "natives" :). It is NOT the best food in Porto, nor the cheapest...but the balance between it and the fabulous view is worth it. I take all visitors to Porto here for a nice meal with a bridge view. You can choose the day... More 

Thank AVSF6
Quebec City, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This restaurant offers an excellent view of Porto and is situated a short walking distance from the Ponte Luis bridge. The steak is served in a very tasty sauce topped with sliced potato chips. Would definitely recommend the detour.

Thank maxbeaulieu445
Sandton, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our view which includes the famous bridge whilst having our francesinha sandwhich with port wine. A must in Porto!

Thank Natalie H
Groningen, The Netherlands
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236 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Went there with a reservation - we were forewarned : above average food with a great view. And a great view with above average food it was !! Location - 9/10 Ambiance - 8/10 (not much of the restaurant ambiance but by the view !) Friendliness of staff - 7/10 Food quality - 6/10 Return - may be

Thank Anand R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This was my first day in Porto and I really wanted to try the Francesinha. I ordered it with an egg on top but it came without, I didn't bother to alert our waiter as he looked like he wasn't having a great day. The food, ambiance and decor was OK, nothing special. Go for a drink if you are... More 

Thank Camille R
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Is a great place to have a relaxed lunch, by the river. Of course, if you are there you have to try the francesinha toast. Maybe the service was not perfect, but the view make you forget! Prices not too high.

Thank Iuliana-Aurora F
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

As we had some time to kill before our port wine tasting tour so we went for a drink to this restaurant. We managed to get a table on the terrace facing the river. Only had a hot chocholate, glass of wine and a plate of typical starters. Staff was friendly and everything served quickly. Maybe not the best restaurant... More 

Thank Melanie F
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to try the famous Francesinha. It was delicious and the view to Porto was amazing!! Nino was super friendly and helpful!! My husband and I definitely recommend this restaurant!!!

Thank Marcia G

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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
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Diogo Leite 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +351 22 370 1797

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?