Further uptown, but still within walking distance of the Avenida hotels and designer boutiques, this up-market Italian serves traditional pizza and pasta dishes. During the day, it’s a popular haunt for smart businessmen and ladies of leisure. By night, well-dressed couples frequent.
rnThe Neapolitan chef, who formerly owned a restaurant in New York, set up shop in Lisbon five years ago. He is well respected by both punters and pundits alike and the restaurant has performed consistently well ever since. Dishes are tasty, but nothing overly adventurous, leaving it a safe bet for the tamer of taste buds.
Portions are small: the focus is on flavour. Ingredients are top shelf and mozzarella arrives fresh from the motherland every two days. On Fridays, a special of black squid ink linguine with lobster is served and reservations are essential. An ideal pit-stop for hungry shoppers who prefer to fill their wardrobes rather than their stomachs.