Cuisine: European, Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Price Range: $
One of Lisbon's busiest chefs still finds time to run this smart pizza joint, and his reputation alone guarantees a flavour-packed dining experience. José Avillez owns several eateries in the city,... Read More
One of Lisbon's busiest chefs still finds time to run this smart pizza joint, and his reputation alone guarantees a flavour-packed dining experience. José Avillez owns several eateries in the city, including the celebrated Belcanto, distinguished with two Michelin stars. But catering to gastronomy's top-tier clientele has not meant abandoning his street credentials and fuelled by his passion for food, the young Portuguese chef created Pizzaria Lisboa not only as a celebration of Mediterranean cuisine, but as a homage to the Portuguese capital. Indeed, each pizza is named after a city district (except for one called "28" after the number of a tram, and another called "Fado"), which means there are plenty to choose from. A selection of tasty pasta and risotto dishes further enhances the menu. And if you're still not convinced, any restaurant that has among its starters beef carpaccio with foie gras shavings sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, pine nuts and served with a truffle aroma is certainly worth a look in.
- Lunch: "The restaurant provides a take-away service, and the options extend to one or two excellent wines."
- Best for Lunch Because: A favorite lunch venue set in the heart of the city's Chiado district, Pizzaria Lisboa is also a popular after-dark dinner venue.