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Estrada da Lagoa Azul 12 | Penha Longa Resort, Linho 2710-314, Portugal
+351 21 924 9094
19:00 - 23:00
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Miami, Florida
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358 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our dinner here while staying at the resort. The food was good and the desserts were even better. The atmosphere was also very good, lots of family with children, some sort of a meeting going on in a more reserved area. The only thing that wasn't the best was the service. Even though they were nice, they... More 

Thank vdsan10
Lisbon, Portugal
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The return to this place was a pleasure! From the start that you really feel welcome. The food was beautiful and the presentation just perfect. Love it!

Thank Taxitas
Lisbon, Portugal
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Great food, good location. Environment is also great. Went on a sunday evening and it was amazing...

Thank _inescosta91
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Nice Restaurant Nice food Good service, no so good as the other Resort restaurants Nice view and enviroment

Thank NunoJAFonseca
New York City, New York
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Think Portuguese Italian food, fresh fish dishes and great local wines. They have an extensive menu, service is excellent and they offer great views of the resort.

1 Thank Vol D
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Pricy, good food but nothing extraordinary, the location is good and romantic. Maybe just for the people at the Hotel Penha Longa

Thank Toicinha
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took the head waiters advice and opted for the Chefs Menu. The worst decision I've ever made in a restaurant. The second course was cold and was sent back. 20 minutes later it was replaced with another cold portion. I checked with the waiter to confirm it should have been hot. The third dish was risotto.... More 

Thank paul b
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

il Mercato – is one of the restaurants within Penha Longa golf resort in Sintra , Portugal. Here’s an excellent Italian restaurant in a lovely part of Portugal. To me good food is one of life’s simple pleasures. And this unassuming restaurant has good food, ambience, delicacy and simplicity in equal measures. Located in a lovely, airy room with furniture... More 

Thank Jose G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

We had an incredible dinner at the Chef's table (in the kitchen) at Penha Longa. There was no wine menu, but the sommelier took our food order and made a perfect wine pairing for us, with Portuguese wines no less. The experience of seeing the cooks work on our food made the meal even better. We were able to speak... More 

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Haymarket, Virginia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

we were offered a special dinner with selection of our own selected Menu created with the Chef. Quite an experience with special Portuguese dishes, with a great ambiance and amazing service. an exceptional dinner with selected fine wine and amazing dessert recommended to gourmet food lovers and experts. don't miss it if you are in Lisbon or Sintra. It was... More 

Thank JAMESDot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$39
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada da Lagoa Azul 12 | Penha Longa Resort, Linho 2710-314, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Linho
  • Phone Number: +351 21 924 9094
Good food is one of life's simple pleasures. A cliche but true all the same. Our restaurant il Mercato is all about simplicity using the freshest and finest quality ingredients to create unique dishes distinctive from the regular Italian cuisine. Our Chef works wonders with these ingredients in simple, flavorful combinations, specializing in the obscure and the delicious highlights of food and wine from all across Italy's twenty regions. Our menu is made up of the same simple rustic dishes we really enjoy when going to Italy.

A selection of Italian wines and home-made and imported foods is available at our Gourmet shop inside the restaurants.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?