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“Great food but don't bother”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of D'Oliva

D'Oliva
Ranked #1,889 of 4,047 Restaurants in Lisbon
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Brussels, Belgium
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food but don't bother”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

Food is great but incredibly long wait, complete absence of service and attention to guests. No communication on dishes whatsoever, as a matter of fact, no sound coming out of waiters at all if you can fond one. Although restaurant was serving only 8 tables the complete disinterest for clients from sobby waiters and patron waa beyond imagination.
Got up 6 times to serve prosecco and water ourselves. Empty dishes '30 min on table. 25 min to get another bottle of water, another 25 min after clearing the table to get main course, still no desert for the kids, astonishement they were having desert from waiter, etc...
Waiters should have asked about ingredients to prepare the beef tartar.
Relaxing background music turns to nightclub, gets turned off, gets turned on, switches to jazz, switches off again...
Patron eats and jingles with muaic instead of attending tables after staff apparently fled.
Thank you, but no thank you. I can understand having a bad day, but not a whole team who's ignoring your presence. A service this bad ruins the appetite

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Sint-Amands, Belgium
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Superb service and superb food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

We have the most fantastic waitress, Renata, who was very informative about the various dishes and incredibly friendly. When she had to change to another corner of the restaurant, she came over to our table to double check everything was allright and to say goodbye. i'll definitely be back. And the food was excellent. We had a variety of starters for 4 people and then I had some excellent cod. (Yes, this is Portugal and I love cod.)

Visited January 2014
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good atmofere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

The restaurante is in city center with easy access and easy parking if your plans are dinner.
The atmosphere is very godd, modern and fancy but keeping the lux and comfort of an high standard private club. It have two separate room that can offer two different atmospheres, the first one along with the long is excellent four dinning in group, with a more relaxing atmosphere, the second is more suitable for a calm or romantic dinner or even for business lunch.
The price is a little high for the quality of the food but the service is very good.
I' ve there three times and i think, Although there are a good variety of food, pizza are the very best.

  • Visited September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant, Great Atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

Had dinner at D'oliva on the first night of our visit too Lisbon. We used the 'Best Tables' site to book our tables in Lisbon, it took the drama out of it. The Restaurant was great. We loved the atmosphere as we came in. The table was well set and there was plenty of space between tables do you weren't crammed in. The food was delicious, well presented and hot. Our server Paulo was great, explained the dishes, helped with appropriate wine choices too. The only niggle was the wrong bill was brought to us but we did check everything as we were a large group. Worth a visit, great atmosphere, food and service.

  • Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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“Ticked all the boxes - great restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

When we visited Lisbon the first time we had a wonderful dinner at D'Oliva. On our return trip to Lisbon, we re-visited D'Oliva and, once again , we had a fabulous meal with excellent service. The minestrone soup was magnificent and the risotto was also wonderful.

  • Visited June 2013
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