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Canto da Vila

#39 of 3,427 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Largo do Limoeiro 2 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-307, Portugal
+351 21 886 4081
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and very friendly service. We felt very welcomed and the staff gave us good recomodations.

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Thank Simona M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A romantic atmosphere inside or out with delicious food right off the #28 line. The service was fantastic, enough time between courses to enjoy the meal and the atmosphere. The beat butter spear was delicious and unique.

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Thank atombomb696
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to order the two types of Bacalhau that were on the menu so we ordered one each, they were delicious. And to compliment the dishes, a nice red wine from the Douro district. I thoroughly recommend the carrot cake for dessert. An intimate and cosy restaurant with friendly and cheerful staff.

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Thank Andrew W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You sit down for the atmosphere, viewing the trams, listening to the children playing on the courtyard and drinking a glass of wine. You stay for food because of the attentive staff and the reasonable prices, and are neither amazed nor unhappy. It's a pleasant experience in a lovely setting.

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Thank Katarina R
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the carrot cake! Stop by for a coffee and cake if you want to rest on your way :) my friend ordered a cheese plate which was also delicious! Recommended ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little place near the castle, the server was absolutely amazing, the food was amazing and if you want the true European experience just sit at an outdoor table and take in the ambiance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The meals at Canto da Vila are one of the best we had ever eaten in our life. Add on top a very good service and a nice area, it makes it more easier to give a deserved 10/10. Thank you

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were coming down the hill from the Castello, and fortuitously came across this gem of a restaurant. Simple, authentic & delicious. The wine was also superb, staff were great, what more can you ask for? Our vegetarian friend was also happy - lunch menu, carrot soup or gazpacho , tagliatelle with eggplant and passion fruit mousse with a wine... More 

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Thank Valarie K
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lovely little "bistro" restaurant. Booking is advisable as this is very popular. Staff are very friendly and speak very good English and really enjoy a bit of banter. Great food as well and very reasonable price.

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Thank Edward R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here for some food on a rainy October evening. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. The food was good but not excellent - I found the prawn starter too salty and the mains were a bit dry. Canto is a small restaurant and was almost full by 7 so make sure you book (yes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo do Limoeiro 2 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-307, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighbourhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 21 886 4081
Description
O Canto da Vila Bistro has reopened!
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.
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