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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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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 4 weeks ago

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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80 reviews
33 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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18 reviews
12 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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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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27 reviews
18 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
Stamford, Connecticut
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116 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Loved the location. Was recommended by Rick Steve's guidebook. Had to wait for 15 min for a table outside on the water. And its literally on the water. I ordered the famous francesinha sandwich which is a Porto specialty. Loved it. Went with the recommended douro red to go with it. Couldn't be happier. Great way to finish my Porto... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Four of us dined here, accompanied (and recommended by) a friend who lives locally. The unanimous consensus was that it was not one of the best restaurants we had visited in Porto. The food was so-so (overcooked fish, bland flavours); and the gents' toilets were dirty and did not even have running water. No reason to return, despite the nice... More 

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Thank eddielennon
Dresden, Germany
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Went to this place when we needed a location for dinner. Ordered lasagne and a other noodle dish + fries. The italian dishes were ok just the fries were a little bit lubricious. All in all was it OK

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?