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Avenida Diogo Leite 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
+351 22 370 1797
12:00 - 01:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice food, Excelent view! I recommend "francesinha" and steak. The price is affordable. 15€ per person.

Thank Luis M
Drøbak, Norway
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330 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of Ar de Rio is its asset. We were there as a business group for dinner, but the food is only average! Go somewhere authentic where the chef has some passion for what is being served. I have once had my best meal ever in Porto. This was for sure not it. Disappointing at such a nice location... More 

Thank Eric S
Lisbon, Portugal
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're planning to get a good place to follow the next Red Bull Air Race in Porto this summer, this is The Spot ! At least, one of the Best . . . While having a nice meal or a glass of wine, or even Port Wine - with its famous cellars just across the street . . .... More 

Thank MarCascais
Boston, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here with large group in late April. We ended up having a very nice time, but initial reception was pretty "chilly". The view over the river as the sun was setting was fantastic. The food was fairly priced and good. Nothing too fancy but a worthwhile spot given its location.

Thank DK1960
Brighton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We had a very nice lunch at this restaurant while enjoying fantastic views over the Duoro to Porto. The portions were large and the food tasty- the staff lovely but very over stretched on the day we visited.

Thank pie12
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Good food but nothing special and value wasn't the best, however, the Ar de Rio burger is great to have if you go there.

Thank M H
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

great food and suberb service await you in the very quirky waterfront eatery.try what the locals are enjoying we did and enjoyed a wonderful selection of both hot and cold food the place itself is vey quirky all stainless steel and mirrors well woth the effort--and not that exspensive

Thank Mike H
Preston, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Chose this restaurant mostly because of the location and views over the river but whilst the view was fabulous the food was equally good Bread, olives and pate come first and although you do have to pay fir them they are good value and delicious I ate Francesinha the Porto speciality and it was excellent I strongly recommend you try... More 

Thank Jacki H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

There's a fastfoody vibe to some the menu, but being Porto that meant black pork sandwiches and francesinhas. We ate well and quite cheaply, the service was good, and the views were gorgeous. An ideal lunch stop before port tastings!

Thank David_B186361
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt! There's no need for a 100 characters, come on. Just beautiful.

Thank Vera M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Diogo Leite 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +351 22 370 1797

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