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Lote 4 - Loja 16 Rua Quinta da Praia, Alvor, Portimao 8500-013, Portugal
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Sussex, UK
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86 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

Surprised this restaurant doesn't rate more highly. We turned up late (having flown in same evening), believe they were soon to close but were very accommodating for our group of 9. We ordered a selection of pizzas, bruschetta and garlic bread, all were excellent. Service was first rate too, and the bill was surprisingly small (less than €15 each). Recommended,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

Been once before four years ago . On that occasion the food when we eventually had it was great but the service was awful! Gave it a miss when we next went to Alvor but this time thought we would give it another go.It wasn't as busy and the staff were really good , the food was excellent the trouble... More 

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Thank paulione c
Belfast, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

We went here to eat on our first night. The restaurant is spacious with indoor and outdoor seating. A good menu with lots of choice. Very good house wine.

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Thank Margaret B
paisley-scotland
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170 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

The food was very good. We had a voucher which meant a set menu, the only down side, although it had enough to choose from. Allowing to pick from the main menu and pay the extra would have been better.

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Thank enjoyinglife49
Leicester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

This is one of our favourites in Alvore. We normally go several times on each of our visits. You can get everything Italian from a simple (and very large) Pizza to some very sophisticated italian dishes and even the garlic bread beats anything we have had in the U K or even in Italy ! The head waiter is Nelson... More 

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Thank Christopher T
Dorset, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

Good service, tuna fish salad starter that was big, then a magnificent big steak, good house wine, not expensive by any means, happy to go back.

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Thank jimmydash
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

I booked this for my wife's birthday! we were welcomed in and was asked where we wanted to sit! There is a terrace and main room and a cooler room nearer the back of the restaurant. The service, food and ambience was second to none. They even bought my wife a candle in her pudding. It was a lovely meal... More 

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Thank Allen M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

This was recommended to us, we arrived and stood at the front for a few minutes before we were directed to a table by a bad tempered waiter! The resturant was quite quiet but we waited about 15 minutes for them to come and take our order, starters and drinks arrived quickly served by the the most miserable looking waiter... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Poor service, large portions of tasteless food, definitely one to avoid, hefty bill at the end of it, and they didn't even pretend to bring our change just accepted it was a tip!

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boston,lincolnshire
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

if ever a restaurant was full of it's self this is it! Me and my family totally ignored by every member of staff at the door eventually walked off to better venues with better service! The restaurant wasn't full if they had bookings why not tell us? The next day they were virtually begging on the street for custom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lote 4 - Loja 16 Rua Quinta da Praia, Alvor, Portimao 8500-013, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?