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Mercantina – Napoli-Certified Pizza in Lisbon

Mercantina – Napoli-Certified Pizza in Lisbon

By | March 13, 2014 at 9:55 am | No comments

Who knew there was a pizza certification comparable to the Michelin star? Well, there is! It’s a designation awarded by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) and there is only one restaurant in Lisbon recognized with this distinction…Mercantina in the Centro...

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Las Ficheras – Mexican Cuisine in Cais do Sodré, Lisbon

Las Ficheras – Mexican Cuisine in Cais do Sodré, Lisbon

By | December 19, 2013 at 11:42 am | No comments

Another innovative and cool restaurant opens in the revitalized Cais do Sodré district of Lisbon. This time, authentic Mexican food is celebrated, with quesadillas, chili rellenos, enchiladas and chocolate chili brownies. Add some aged tequila or mystical mezcal for a fiesta...

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2014 Michelin Star Restaurants in Portugal

2014 Michelin Star Restaurants in Portugal

By | November 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm | No comments

Portugal gains more stars! The 2014 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal, the world-respected source for gastronomic excellence, has bestowed 14 stars on 12 chefs across the country. Stars are dispersed far-and-wide, from Porto to the Algarve, and from Madeira to Alentejo. As...

Posted in: Alentejo, Algarve, Dining, Lisbon, Madeira, Porto, Top 10 of 2013

Café Lisboa by José Avillez – Chiado, Lisbon

Café Lisboa by José Avillez – Chiado, Lisbon

By | September 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm | No comments

He’s done it again. Portuguese chef Jose Avillez, who has that rare talent to be both a respected culinary artist and a popular restaurateur, has opened yet another dining spot in his home town of Lisbon. Café Lisboa is Avillez’s version of a traditional old world café,...

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Charcutaria Lisboa – Traditional Alentejo Cuisine for Modern Urbanites

Charcutaria Lisboa – Traditional Alentejo Cuisine for Modern Urbanites

By | June 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm | No comments

Most people know a charcuteria as a shop or branch of cooking involving prepared meats. In the old, old, olden days…before air-conditioning and refrigeration…charcuterias were specialists in preserving meat products such as pork, bacon, ham, sausages, pates, terrines and...

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Pizzaria Lisboa – Pizza by José Avillez in Chiado, Lisbon

Pizzaria Lisboa – Pizza by José Avillez in Chiado, Lisbon

By | April 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm | No comments

Even Michelin star chefs dream of opening a pizzeria! This is certainly true for one of Portugal’s most beloved chefs, José Avillez. The culinary master and owner of Lisbon restaurants Belcanto and Cantinho do Avillez, follows in his father’s footsteps by opening a pizzeria...

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