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Avenida Diogo Leite 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
+351 22 370 1797
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Quebec City, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank maxbeaulieu445
Sandton, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Natalie H
Groningen, The Netherlands
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234 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank Anand R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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Thank Camille R
Romania
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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.

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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 

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Thank Melanie F
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!!!

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Thank Marcia G
Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

delicious food with large portions and affordable prices and with a beautiful view ... what more do you need

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Thank Miranda M
Afghanistan
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Did not try the good, but for a drink with a view is great. Above all at sunset, watching over the river...

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Thank Andreas38
Austria
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The food was as good as some people described already: fair but nothing too special. The view and location on the other hand is. You kinda sit in front of the river and eat something.

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Thank natterstefan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?