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Ar de Rio

Avenida Diogo Leite 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
+351 22 370 1797
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“francesinha” (20 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avenida Diogo Leite 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

I usually don't leave reviews, but that is one of the most disappointing experiences i ever had. Me and my friend had menues of the day. The food was totally tasteless except for my cod - it wasn't fresh (neither was the meat for my...More

Thank Olga G
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Yes, the view is nice but it doesn’t make up for the horrible service. I’d recommend going elsewhere - there’s too many good restaurants to waste a meal here!

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has an amazing view of the river front and an outdoor sitting arrangment which i loved. But the service is extremely poor.... We ordered for starters and main course.... we also asked for bread and butter..... after waiting for 45 mins we only...More

Thank Manosij2014
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is very big, with a nice view of the Ribeira. I had the typical dish francesinha, which was nice 😋

1  Thank Marimk07
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Cute little deck chairs lined up along the riverside, lovely waiter, very friendly. We ordered a jug of Sangria, sat in the sun and just chillaxed. Great little spot, nice place, good Sangria.

Thank balimoon
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Announced Opening hour: 11 o'clock; 12.05 ans it was still closed. Party of 7, 4 grown-ups and 3 Kids- nobody Else in the restaurant. Took the waiter 25 minutes to Take our order, brought 4 dishes first, forgot the kids' Food, told us he did...More

Thank stuttgartteresa
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

The outside terrace of this restaurant and the views are absolutely stunning. Our order was taken very quickly and our food came straight away. The food, however, was extremely greasy and I couldn't even finish my sandwich before I felt ill. The toilets were also...More

Thank Isobel V
Reviewed August 4, 2017

We were taken here by a friend who lives in Porto, otherwise we certainly would never have found this place. Vila Nova de Gaia is at the 'other side' of the Douro, where you also have the port wine houses. This restaurant is very big,...More

1  Thank AnnKeSt
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

There may be restaurants with better food or better service, but it will be hard to find a spot that can beat this location. You are smack on the bank of the Douro overlooking Porto. Great view.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Offers a nice view to the river. Ideal for s sunset. We were a group of four, I had portuguese beef, the others had mutton curry. The food was OK, nothing special.

Thank Loide M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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