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Belcanto

Travellers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Chiado & Carmo
As featured in Best Food in Lisbon
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Largo de Sao Carlos, 10, Lisbon 1200-410, Portugal
+351 21 342 0607
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Super staff, no snobby attitude, phenomenal food, great wine.. this place is an experience you don't want to miss. I can't wait to get back there to try a different menu. Highly recommended.

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Thank Colm G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very good experience. We got 10 courses and 7 wines for 200 € each. The food was mostly fish, but there where also some other courses. It was a really great experience and it was pretty cheap for a 2 star Michelin restaurant.

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Thank Rasmus C
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic, food great, staff superb and the wine a real eye opener. I'm going back as soon as i can.

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Thank Taipan67
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So decided to try a fine dining restaurant, it was 145 Euros, for the menu we had which was 12 courses, I think that was probably 3 courses too many in my opinion, the first few dishes were shaped like beans though they were liquid inside the flavour was interesting though I was not completely won over by these, There... More 

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Thank skb1980
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was meant to be the highlight of our eating experience in Lisbon - it's apparently the only two star Michelin is Portugal. The previous night we had been to Alma, which is a one star and we were blown away by it ... so were expecting even more from Belcanto. Like other high-end restaurants in Lisbon, Belcanto keeps... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a wonderful friend's 50th. What do I say??? Wow, wow, wow!! Let's start with the service. Phenomenal. The food.... Super Yummy The staff were superb. The vibe better. Would do again and again.

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Thank Charles L
Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following our Google map we decided to enhance our appetite and walked up from the plaza which turned out to be not as easy as shown.The gradient was not steep but the slope was winding and long .. by the time we reached the restaurant we were short of breath. Totally unpretentious the warm and simple setting immediately passed our... More 

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Thank TangCanCook
Fortaleza, CE
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131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Belcanto to celebrate my husband's birthday. We stayed at The Chefs Table which promised a fixed priced 10 course menu ($300 per person) with wine harmonization included and a great experience. We weren't disappointed at all! The place is great, the food was delicious and inventive and José Avillez himself came several times at our table to... More 

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Thank AlineGF
Lisbon, Portugal
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237 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is one of the finest restaurants in town with a great and elaborated cuisine. The atmosphere is pleasant as well the service. Clearly overpriced.

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Thank tozepinto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Me and my husband visited Belcanto on our wedding anniversary and we chose to have the tasting menu and the recommended wines to go along. It was a glorious experience, with surprising flavours and textures, that was definitely special and unforgetable. It is an expensive meal, but we felt it to be worthwhile, a wonderful way to celebrate such a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$63 - US$143
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo de Sao Carlos, 10, Lisbon 1200-410, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Chiado & Carmo
  • Neighbourhood: Chiado & Carmo
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 0607
Description
Jose Avillez looks at haute cuisine as a form of expression. At the Belcanto he shares his inspirations, emotions and concerns through his culinary representations and illusions. Each dish tells a story and sets out to stir the emotions of those willing to try it."

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Staying in Chiado & Carmo

Neighbourhood Profile
Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
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