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“It's not up that alley!!!!”

Restaurante Forninho Saloio
Ranked #78 of 4,058 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“It's not up that alley!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

These were the utterings from the better half''s mouth as I dragged her up a graffiti ridden semi dark alley, just around the corner from Hotel Brittania (vg)

To put this in perspective her last meal was at Vinum in Porto overlooking the Douro, a world class restaurant. I think she could get used to that level of fine dining unfortunately. Time to bring her back to earth.

The restaurant is unimposing, cheap tables with the football on the tv and a few locals watching. I was getting nervous, had TA let me down?

NO WAY! This has to be the best cheap eats we have had in years. For 42 euro we had a really good octopus salad followed by baked chicken (very good) as was the grilled bream and brocoli. A half bottle of white and one of red as well. i do not know how they can do it at these prices. The restaurant started to fill up around 8.30 with a large group of tourists who had eaten here a few nights before - enough said.

The waiter was very helpful both with food - what was fresh with the fish - and the wine.

  • Visited April 2014
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“5 star quality fish and seafood, authentic portuguese”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Real authentic Portuguese atmosphere in this restaurant. Lots of wines, both green and white and of course red. We had the green house wine, great. We also had, all friends from our group, fish and sea food. Impressive taste and quality. Nice and friendly service and cozy atmosphere inside. Very good price also, considering the quality of the food.
Highly recommended, very nice place

  • Visited April 2014
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Great Seafood Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

We went here on our first night in Lisbon at the recommendation of our concierge and Trip Advisor. We went around 7:30, and the restaurant was empty, but jet lag was hitting us hard so we didn't care- and boy did we make the right decision! We had a half carafe of vibrant vinho verde and seafood. When we had a question about the fish, our waiter brought us right over to the case so we could see the type of fish for ourselves! I had squid, which was grilled perfectly, and flavored just with lemon. My mom had a fish, and she got a whole grilled fish! It was not a big fish, but still! All in all, good food at a great price. I would recommend.

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“Delicious food, reasonably priced.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

This small restaurant is tucked away in a quiet street, but worth seeking out. We received a warm welcome from the staff, attentive service and good recommendations from the menu. The grilled chicken was delicious, good wine choice, dessert menu. Well worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Portuguese food at good price in nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

I've been to Forninho Saloio twice this week, on Wednesday and again on Thursday because it was such a great experience. On Wednesday we ate fish that was grilled/cooked nearly to perfection. The robalo I had really hit the nail on the head. On Thursday we had meat, some nice and fresh beef steaks. I have already advised my friends to go there and will also return in some time as I am staying for some more months in Lisbon.
Besides the prices are very good (< 10 €) and the atmosphere corresponds with the one you imagine when thinking of a typical Portuguese restaurant.

  • Visited March 2014
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