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Cantinho do Avillez

#137 of 3,566 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Chiado & Carmo
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Rua dos Duques de Braganca 7 | Chiado, Lisbon 1200-162, Portugal
+351 21 199 2369
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Today
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 00:00
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Holte, Denmark
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has two rooms, one for the locals and a much less cosy room in another building, which they apparently keep for tourists. Being tourists, we were put here, with several arrogant remarks, I.e. that we were lucky to get a last chance to eat here. This is the first and only time we have met an unfriendly attitude... More 

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Rome, Italy
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner and were lucky to get a reservation at short notice. The food was very good and beautifully presented. The starters and dessert, especially, were excellent. The restaurant is very cozy, romantic also for couples. The staff are very attentive.

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Thank Love2travel6170
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We reached Cantinho on foot, walking through the small streets around Chiado - that, by itself, is quite charming. Cantinho has a cozy, warm atmosphere and great food. The staff spoke fluent English and was very willing to help with our choices, recommending wines to go with our dishes, and suggesting that we take a 20 year old Port wine... More 

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Lima, Peru
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small, cozy restaurant with a casual and warm atmosphere was a real delight in our trip to Lisbon. The food was tasty and inventive. The service was over the top and really made a difference since we were celebrating our one year wedding aniversary and they made everything possible for us to have a great time. The wine and... More 

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I found a place for lunch in the centre of Lisbon, but unfortunately it was closed. We started walking and found this place. We saw the menu on the outside wall, liked the look of it and we decided to eat here. The interior I thought was nice and modern, with low music in the background it... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6 of us ate here for my husband's birthday- fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Started with cocktails at the small bar (all in a row!) but moved to the larger room to eat, with view of kitchen. Extensive well- priced menu with homemade breads/ butters to start. Pre-ordered a delicious chocolate birthday cake.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a typical Portuguese Restaurant in the heart of Lisbon. Awarded Chef Jose Avilez is also owner of 2 or 3 more restaurants. This one is good, not fantastic. Limited wine list. If you go by car, be prepared to pray to find a spot to park your car no matter the day you are going to. Prices are reasonable... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just gone there twice and great! olives are delicious, cod dishes were amazing, the duck "empada" is fantastic and the "alentejo nisa cheese with tomato chutney" is unforgettable. a must go restaurant.

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't come here if you expect a relaxed dining experience. Overrated food, served Luke warm and at break neck speed, overall the most disappointing dining experience we had in Porto.

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this restaurant for Sunday of our trip. Had great expectations we were quite disappointed, starters were nice, mains were a bit of a let down, arrived within minutes of finishing our starters, desserts were the best part! The place is nice, staff are lovely, very efficient, food is average but overall it was nice. Just maybe ask to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$53
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 00:00
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Duques de Braganca 7 | Chiado, Lisbon 1200-162, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Chiado & Carmo
  • Neighbourhood: Chiado & Carmo
  • Phone Number: +351 21 199 2369
Description
Located in Chiado, the Cantinho do Avillez restaurant welcomes you with a natural blend of the traditional and the modern. Quality is the priority with Chef Jose Avillez, and so nothing is left to chance. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad. The menu offers a wide choice of appetizers, "pregos" (steak sandwiches), entrees, main dishes and desserts, so that the gastronomic experience can be different at each visit. The service, which is pleasant and informal, contributes to the cheerful and relaxed climate.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chiado & Carmo

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Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
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