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“A top of the range snack bar in the Calicos Area of Albufeira” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Piu Bella Pastelarias

Piu Bella Pastelarias
Ranked #626 of 769 Restaurants in Albufeira
Cuisines: European, Portuguese
Restaurant details
London
Level Contributor
85 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“A top of the range snack bar in the Calicos Area of Albufeira”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

My family called in at the Piu Bella several times when we stayed in the Calicos area in early June. Although it offers set meals for meat and fish at a low cost it is not primarily a restaurant but it is a really great snack bar or cafe.
As well as pastries and ice creams it also provides excellent crepes. We tended to just call in for a light snack such as an omlette but after a few days we could no longer resist the cooked breakfast which was really ample and tasty. However I defy anyone to use their teapots without spilling at least half the contents over the table or floor!!
The staff were all friendly and helpful. They were also very patient - putting up with our lack of Portuguese.For a group of people the service is steady rather than speedy.
It was interesting to note that quite a few local people seemed to call into the snack bar for their lunch.
The Piu Bella is open from o7:00 to 24:00 every day - it has has a useful Internet terminal at 1 euro for 20 minutes and free wi-fi.
It is located above the AliSupermarket just opposite the hospital/health centre and the large roundabout.
It is a useful refreshment point if you are walking into or out of Albuferira Old Town from Calicos

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Guia, Portugal
Level Contributor
37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2009

Icant believe that we have only just found this place,I´ve been talking to friends about it and they all love it but no one has told me!!! We went three times in one week and we live here ,The prawns are to die for ,julio laces them with a hint of piri and cuts them in such a way that they fall out of the skin, you get 12 for 10euros ,dont know how he does it for the price ,another favourite of mine is the Beef Curry ,its 10/10 ,Marinated and not too hot fabulouse food ,he should be in the top 10 ,and probable will be very soon Just in case you dont know the area ,Piu Bella is above Alisuper-market Near the albufeira Hospital ENJOY

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Montreal
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Restaurant is a MUST VISIT!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2008

We had been staying in Club Albufeira for over a week when we had the good fortune of discovering this terrific restaurant. Actually, it came about by chance as we happened to look up to the second floor of a small shopping center housing a grocery store. In error and thinking we would find a pizzaria, we walked into the restaurant and were immediately greeted by the new owner Julio (recently moved from South Africa), his wife and daughter. With his great personality and welcoming manner, we quickly felt at ease. One thing led to another and soon we were expressing our disappointment with the local cuisine in that we thought they tended to overcook certain foods. As soon as he heard these comments, Julio encouraged us to come back the next night to experience chicken cooked on his own grill in the back. Said we wouldn't be disappointed. Desperately wanting a good meal, we rapidly took him up on his offer and proceeded to have our best meal yet! To top things off, the price for 3 was under 20EUR. Hard to believe but true! Before leaving that night, we were so happy with his meal that we made arrangements with Julio to buy and serve us prawns the next night. This time we were 4 people and the meal included a dozen beautifully cooked prawns, tasty rice and salad.. I don't think we paid more that 10-12EUR each. Needless to say, our 3rd and final night was spent over at Julio's. Why go elsewhere when you're guaranteed a good, reasonably priced meal? For those without cars, it's worth hiring a taxi. Bon Appetit! JM, Montreal

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