Opened by the Casa Nostra team three years ago, this bustling pizzeria is cheaper and far more informal than its fratello grande. Part of the trendy Santa Apolónia esplanade, the restaurant is a stone’s throw from Bica do Sapato and attracts a younger and far more casual but nonetheless stylish crowd.
The legendary melt-in-the-mouth pizza bases are otherworldly and better than most Neapolitan equivalents. Litres of wine are served by the carafe and food prices are reasonable, given the high quality. At weekends, families and young children swarm the outdoor terrace with its fantastic views of the Rio Tejo.
No dinner reservations are taken and on Saturday nights queues can stretch for up to an hour. At times the smell of freshly baked dough, wafting from the wood-fired ovens, can be torturous. Arrive before 9pm if you can. Fast food that tastes great.