We have been lucky enough to eat at fantastic restaurants in many locations around the world over the last decade. With a 1 year old and a 3 year old we have never experienced the level of care, compassion, and service that we had at this place. Not only was the food world class, but the service was beyond excellent. We were a walk up family with young children early in the evening, reservations were booked through 1030 PM, they could have easily turned us away. Not only did they take us but they gave a level of service that is rare these days. Go here, the food deserves a Michelin star, the service is even better.
In my view, if you are visiting Lisbon, then Cantihno Do Avillez is a must. Jose Avillez has a number of institutions but this one ticked all the boxes for Pam and I. I can understand with all the reviews and articles surrounding this place, that it is easy to have too high a level of expectation, however, my wife who is not given to high praise declared a straightforward meal of scallops, tomatoes, asparagus and potatoes to be one of the best meals she has had in a long time. The flavours were superb, and it is quite a skill to do something quite ordinary, extraordinarily well. This restaurant is, as it says, “a canteen” Canthinho is not pretending to be anything it is not. It provides excellent food at a very good price. We were pleased with everything we had and with the service. Had we known exactly where it was, we could have caught the tram, which only adds to the experience. Would we go back?...we certainly would!
Average food, high prices. I ordered the steak sandwich and found it to be rather bland. The service was fine, given how busy it was. They were able to seat us without a dinner reservation.
Cosy, super friendly, fast service (3 course meal in less than 1 hour) and great food. Intimate table setting in small bistro with 5 seats at the bar. The service was fantastic and the menu varied and interesting. The food was fresh, imaginative and good. The only thing letting this place down is the possibly the toilets that have not yet achieve the same level of care and attention as every other other aspect of this restaurant. Would go again ...and again!
Really great atmosphere and the hostess was incredibly accommodating since we didn’t have a reservation. I have to say I was disappointed in our food. The scallops were thin slices on avocados crema (the crema was delicious). My boyfriend ordered the pork which was perfectly cooked although the chips were very salty. I had the flaked codfish which was in the most popular item, it was salty and overall, unimaginative. It kind of turned out to be mushy. The hazelnut desert was to die for. Very tasty. Overall, I would say that it didn’t meet the hype and it’s very expensive for the food that you get.