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Restaurante O Gaveto

Rua Roberto Ivens 44, Matosinhos 4450-246, Portugal
+351 22 937 8796
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (7 reviews)
“percebes” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Rua Roberto Ivens 44, Matosinhos 4450-246, Portugal
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Came here via a recommendation. This a traditional style restaurant which sells seafood by weight. you get to choose your fish, crayfish or whatever suits and it is cooked in a basic style reminiscent of my youth. They manage to pull it off but only...More

2  Thank flatstanli
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I was recommended this restaurant by a local Porto gentleman so I decided to try it. I went early in the evening and wanted a crab; unfortunately the 'normal' crabs were all very big so the waiter highly recommended the Santohla crab which weighed one...More

Thank BaghdadSuzanne
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Really nice restaurant with very attentive service. Seafood is fresh and cooked well. Good choice of wines and the hosts are very knowledgeable about Portuguese wines!! Thanks a lot!!!

Thank Oleg O
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Expectations were high seen the reviews and other feedback we received. We travelled Portugal before and had this style of food more often. Where here to have a celebration. It was also with a referral from a common acquaintance and yet we felt like another...More

Thank Peter-op-trip
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This place was recommended to us and we are so glad that we went. This place is devine. Excellent giant scampi, stuffend crab, seabass in saltcrust and wine.

Thank vrancken2015
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Sunday lunch time but we got there early without a reservation . A nice waiter ushered us to a table without any fuss, to probably the only table that had not been reserved. The menu and wine list (very important) were delivered with speed and...More

Thank gaynorstapleton
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We came here after a week in Portugal from Lisbon to Porto - in all places ate in restaurants recommended by locals. This was by far the best one. We had for main sea bream in salt with potatoes, fried potatoes and spinach. This was...More

Thank MrFiodie
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We wanted to try a different and more casual restaurant in Matosnhos than we experienced the night before. Gaveto fit the bill perfectly. Do not expect luxury here. In fact, when you first enter, the counters look like a diner. The back room has tables...More

Thank firstclass-TRIP
Reviewed 23 January 2017

A good restaurant for those who enjoy seafood. Acceptable prices for good quality meals. The restaurant inside deserved a remodel. The service is very friendly and attentive.

1  Thank João R
Arkiscom, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante O Gaveto, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you for your kind remarks. We hope you choose to dine at O Gaveto again the next time you visit the Matosinhos area.

Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were brought here for dinner by a local winemaker who humbly stated "for me, this is the best restaurant in Portugal." If you're looking for top quality seafood, ultra fresh and prepared in authentic and simple ways this is the place to be. The...More

1  Thank MikeBene
Arkiscom, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante O Gaveto, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

Thank you for your kindest remarks. We are, in fact, visited by tourists quite often, as the reviews show, and we love to have them over. We'd also be happy to see you back the next time you're in the area, and appreciate it if...More

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Response from JohnnyTbravo | Reviewed this property |
Its really easy to get there, just take the bus #500 heading towards Mercado Matosinhos (a few meters away from S. Nicolau's church) and you'll reach it in +- 30min. Additionally you'll enjoy a nice ride along the river and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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: Rua Roberto Ivens 44, Matosinhos 4450-246, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Matosinhos
  • Phone Number: +351 22 937 8796
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