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Belcanto

Travellers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Chiado & Carmo
As featured in Best Food in Lisbon
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Largo de Sao Carlos, 10, Lisbon 1200-410, Portugal
+351 21 342 0607
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A truly wonderful experience , if you are into the playful aspects of molecular gastronomy, you will enjoy this experience, if you have been too a few there is still enough here to wow you, maybe not totally blow your mind though. The tasting menu is a 12 course surprise menu, so am not going to spoil it here! I... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall very disappointing experience given the expectations created by the hype.The dishes are well executed, and the technique of the chef(s) definitely shows, but the flavors are compromised, and quite frankly the menu is a bit antiquated, and feels very year 2000...The molecular starters (tributes to elBulli) are gimmicky and one dimensional (almost all are explosive with liquids), and the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A wow experience! Tasting menu was just fantastic. The service was impeccable. A very creative chef. I would definitely return to this restaurant.

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Monchique, Portugal
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

José Avilez back at his top. a great lunch, exceptional food and exceptional service. Take one of the tasting menus, relax and enjoy the feast! Great wine pairing too. Nothing to fault that day.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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81 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best meals we had. The pre food dishes - all Mollecular were nothing short of amazing. After that we had fish, sirloin and pig revisited. The pig was amazing. The deserts were great too. In short one of the best places I ate in. Highly recommended.

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Switzerland
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169 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at the Belcanto Restaurant in Lisbon. This is one of the top restaurants of Portugal and a visit is well worth it. We had the Discovery Menu with the selection of corresponding wines. The dishes were absolutely surprising, tasty and fantastic. All wines matched perfectly with the dishes. A very unique and original experience. Service was perfect.... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There no many to say about... this is one of the Top restaurants in Portugal. Go and enjoy the creation of Chef Avillez. Its the third time and we try everything from the list and all is a great gastronomique experience.

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Wurzburg, Germany
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378 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an event for the lunch at Belcanto. This restaurant is guided by chef Jose Avillez with its two Michelin stars. The facility you will see after ringing the bell is simple and elegant and don't distract you from the meal you will have here. We selected the Discoveries Menu with wine accompaniment each course. What a explosion of different... More 

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Wassenaar
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102 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High expectations when we entered restaurant Belcanto in Lisbon. Two Michelin stars and the chef José Avillez, famous for his 6 restaurants in Lisbon (Belcanto, Cantina do a Villez, Cafe Lisboa, Pizzaria Lisboa, Biarro do Avillez, Mini bar José Avillez). We enjoyed 3 world class dishes: the seabass with seaweed and seewater, the Sucklingpig re-invented and the Mandarin desert. Dont... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique evening at Belcanto! We experienced our diner at the Chef's Table: still amazed by the focus & dedication of the whole crew. The food and wine paring truly showcased the best of Portugal. Lifetime memory!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$65 - US$147
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo de Sao Carlos, 10, Lisbon 1200-410, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Chiado & Carmo
  • Neighbourhood: Chiado & Carmo
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 0607
Description
Jose Avillez looks at haute cuisine as a form of expression. At the Belcanto he shares his inspirations, emotions and concerns through his culinary representations and illusions. Each dish tells a story and sets out to stir the emotions of those willing to try it."

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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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