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Esperanca

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Neighbourhood:
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Rua do Norte 95, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 343 2027
Thursday
Closed
Hours:
Wed 19:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 16:00
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy place, with a good atmosphere and pleasant service. Super clean and fabulous food. Times of feeling it was a little cramped as the waitress had to push past me to get to the table behind, but overall a good experience.

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Thank Jonnyboy2550
Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this restaurant nice atmosphere but the food is not that great anymore. The couvert is far too expensive for what is offered. My risotto wasn't made with fresh cuttlefish and the tomato puree was canned. The pizza was too oily. It might be ok if you are used to fast food italian restaurants, but not adequate for people... More 

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Thank Susana S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food. Friendly atmosphere. Reasonably priced. Highly recommend to everyone. We never repeat a visit to a restaurant when abroad as a rule, but have on this occasion.

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Thank AyresBo
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

we called before and the table was ready. its an intimate place for a romantic dinner. we had the ravioli and the pizza with mushrooms, which were both great. a bottle of Vino Verde completed the dinner. for dessert we had a lemon cheesecake which was really an explosion of tastes, without being sour. Really nice place. peter

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Thank amsterdam4u
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here 2 nights ago and the food was great. Lovely pizza, chili and garlic spaghetti and a lovely ravioli that my 12 year old daughter loved. And all vegetarian options too. Not that easy to find such a good choice for veggies in Lisbon. A really lovely atmosphere. Only negative, the 20cl beer was tiny and overpriced

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Thank Rob S
Chester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Found this place after searching for good pizza restaurants in the area. We were not disappointed! The ambience is great and the food even better. The main space is small but high in atmosphere. Overall the value for money is really good. You must give this a try!

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Thank pb892016
Tel Aviv, Israel
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great pizza and pasta with amazing atmosfirs. One of the best. You must try the salad with chevre cheese

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Thank ozadka
Lucknow, India
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We were walking down bairro alto when it started raining... we got into the nearest restaurant and were pleasantly surprised with this one. The pizzas were great. We did order a vegetarian ravioli too which was quite good too. We had a great evening here!

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Thank Shailly T
London
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I called in here late at night as most other places were closing but they were still busy and happy to serve me. I had to try the truffle pizza which said it came with truffle shavings and truffle oil. I was expecting a few specks of truffle but it was covered in large shavings! A lovely crisp thin base... More 

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Thank JamesLondonLondon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Loved our meal hear. We eat regularly at Italian restaurants in UK, and this compared very favourably. €13 bottle of Italian wine was very good. My wife had mushroom risotto and I had ravioli. We shared a chèvre baby leaf salad. The meal was fantastic and the plates were cleared completely. The desert was a difficult choice with the chocolate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Norte 95, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 21 343 2027

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops, restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or the fresh grilled fish, at Príncipe do Calhariz, and later explore the dozens of streets full of bars and clubs! Whether you're visiting for a day or a whole week, make sure you visit Bairro Alto and its surroundings.
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