Cantinho do Avillez

Cantinho do Avillez

Portuguese Restaurant and Bistro€€€
Porto
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    Meltem O.
    "People are so welcoming, you have to try veal risotto ❤❤"(10 Tips)
    Doris S.
    "... with white wine, marinated scallops 🔝"(4 Tips)
    Lauren R.
    "scallops with avocado mousse"(3 Tips)
    Wes D.
    "Try the scallop risotto - it's excellent and very unique."(4 Tips)
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  • Sander v.heart icon on user image
    Sander van OosterhoutAugust 18, 2015
    Veal risotto and steak, both very very delicious! I spend €80 on a 2 person dinner; mains and desserts, bottle of wine and port to finish. Great service, really top notch!
  • Peter T.
    Peter TOctober 6, 2015
    We arrived fairly early and the place was full, unfortunately we had not booked. But they found space round the bar. Fantastic food and highly recommended the restaurant!
  • Shelby W.heart icon on user image
    Shelby WoowSeptember 7, 2015
    Codfish nuggets, Veal Risotto & Scallops risotto with a great Green Wine! The service was good! Make a reservation before going there! They accept American Express!
  • sesimheart icon on user image
    sesimJune 30, 2016
    Best experience in Porto. The tuna and salmon as apprtizers were mind blowing. Also the beef risotto and hazelnut! Aagghhh so good. I also loved the service guy, he was funny and very helpful!
  • Paulo C.heart icon on user image
    Paulo CostaMay 19, 2019
    A charged couvert (bread, black olive oils, truffle butter and tomato sauce) that worth the try. I’ve ordered Veal Risotto and couldn’t be any happier - such magnificent recipe that was brought to me!
  • Sofia G.heart icon on user image
    Sofia GalegoFebruary 7, 2016
    Food is ok! Service is polite and kind! But defenetly not one of the best restaurants in town! Salada de fruta com Espuma de Mojito is a MUST!!!
  • Victoriaheart icon on user image
    VictoriaApril 18, 2018
    The best place to have dinner in Porto ! The lemon/ basil/ gin cocktail was wonderful as the tapas ! I highly recommend the fried cod, the tuna and the eggs !
  • Jakob H.heart icon on user image
    Jakob HedegaardFebruary 18, 2018
    Enjoyed the scallops and poultry livers, great starters. Would skip the main and go with three starters next. The hazelnut desert had good flavors, but lacked any texture. Amazing service.
  • Gordana V.heart icon on user image
    Gordana VisserApril 12, 2017
    WoW this is amazing. Please try the risotto. And don't miss the desserts.
  • Rick V.heart icon on user image
    Rick VeldhuisMay 12, 2017
    Probably the best restaurant in Porto. And affordable too..! Be sure to try the cod with exploding olives! Wait... what..? Yes, exploding olives. Fruit salad with mojito foam is also extraordinary!
  • Adam R.heart icon on user image
    Adam RossMay 4, 2017
    This whole experiences was incredible. The truffle butter to start was a simple highlight for me. We were also blown away by the tempura green beans and the confit tuna. The service was exceptional.
  • Theofilos K.heart icon on user image
    Theofilos KempMay 13, 2016
    Amazing Portuguese food, lovely staff, beautiful atmosphere! Really good value for money, enjoyed every second of this experience! I would suggest for everyone to visit Cantinho do Avillez!!!
  • Lauren R.heart icon on user image
    Lauren RigterOctober 18, 2015
    Amazing! Service and food! Definitely try: scallops with avocado mousse (will blow your mind) and the cod. Steak is ok, nothing special, but be sure to save some space for the Hazelnut!
  • jenni t.heart icon on user image
    jenni tapanilaJune 28, 2015
    we were first turned off by the high-ish prices (starters 7-10e, mains 17-20e), but the quality of everything made it very worthwhile. great wine and food as well as pro service :)
  • Doris S.heart icon on user image
    Doris SolomonovaAugust 20, 2018
    Fantastic atmosphere! The food is excellent! You must try the hazelnut desert and the prawns with white wine, marinated scallops 🔝
  • Susanna R.heart icon on user image
    Susanna RAugust 1, 2018
    This place is definitely the heaven in Porto. Recommend trying risotto with grilled scallops. Everything else is amazing as well.
  • Sambukaheart icon on user image
    SambukaApril 29, 2019
    The bread service. Very good. The tomato sauce I loved. Partner said the olives were spectacular. (I the olives, but I get people like them.)
  • Evi C.heart icon on user image
    Evi ClaeysSeptember 7, 2017
    Absolutely loved this place! Great food and service. The scallops risotto and hazelnut dessert were de-li-cious! Don't forget to make a reservation ;-)
  • Samuel B.heart icon on user image
    Samuel BurkeNovember 29, 2015
    Superb modern Portuguese food with an added touch of flavor and dishes with an international twist. The restaurant bares the name of its well-known Portuguese chef Jose Avillez.
  • Elifheart icon on user image
    ElifFebruary 17, 2016
    Very nice lunch menu, service was great, wine is good. Go with the Cod. Starters were also nice. Highly recommended.
  • Elaine Y.heart icon on user image
    Elaine YipJuly 2, 2019
    The octopus was amazing, as was the Brazilian seafood stew...the hazelnut dessert, maybe not life changing as they claim, but quite close...
  • Sambukaheart icon on user image
    SambukaApril 29, 2019
    The green beans and the starter prawns... they were both delicious. Although as you can see: in minimum amounts. Starters they are.
  • Dudás C.heart icon on user image
    Dudás CsárdásNovember 6, 2016
    The food was excellent, and Mariana was a very kind and efficient host. Her tips were very good and accurate. She knew the menu well. Highly recommended!
  • MJ S.heart icon on user image
    MJ SnijdersJuly 18, 2016
    Great place to eat. Locals eat here too so that is a good sign. They have several restaurants throughout Portugal. Food is traditional yet exciting.
  • Meltem O.heart icon on user image
    Meltem OktareskaraAugust 7, 2017
    Scallops with avocado great!! People are so welcoming, you have to try veal risotto ❤❤
  • Martin M.heart icon on user image
    Martin MignotMay 8, 2015
    Everything is amazing : risotto, cod nuggets, truffle butter... But The Hazelnut dessert is the final touch - don't leave without trying it, it's extraordinary.
  • Stephen G.heart icon on user image
    Stephen GarrettApril 12, 2018
    Excellent food and a nice restaurant. Veal risotto very good. Had to remind staff several times of drinks and side orders that hadn’t been completed.
  • Sambukaheart icon on user image
    SambukaApril 29, 2019
    The roasted octopus was very good. It’s bigger. This is just half a plate (I split it with my partner).
  • Kate S.heart icon on user image
    Kate SeNovember 6, 2017
    Memorable experience: awesome food and great service. The veal risotto is a must! I'm so coming back to the place again!
  • Monica D.heart icon on user image
    Monica DesaiJune 20, 2018
    A bit easier to get into than the one in Lisbon, but just as good! Do not miss the professor's eggs and the hazelnut cubed.
  • Brenda C.heart icon on user image
    Brenda CiukOctober 27, 2017
    Great Portuguese food in Porto! A mix of traditional and contemporary Portuguese food!
  • Lee T.heart icon on user image
    Lee TaiJuly 3, 2018
    The cod is over cooked & tasteless. The grilled octopus is pretty good though. Forget about the hazelnut dessert, it’s too sweet. However the cocktail MX ginger is excellent, credit to the bartender!
  • Mariana C.heart icon on user image
    Mariana CervantesOctober 30, 2017
    Excellent food,service, and environment. The octopus and scallops were amazing. This is the best restaurant of Porto by far!
  • Brie S.
    Brie ScolaroAugust 14, 2016
    Truffle butter, mushroom risotto and scallops and roasted octopus to die for!!!
  • Ondrej S.heart icon on user image
    Ondrej SedlacekAugust 21, 2018
    You go in expecting to be blown away and while it’s very good, it’s not impressive. Very far from the Michelin levels that the place aspires to. Overall a little disappointing 8.9/10.
  • Cait W.
    Cait WeingartnerDecember 29, 2017
    Incredible meal from start to finish. Don’t miss the marinated scallops, veal risotto and hazelnut dessert.
  • Jostein P.heart icon on user image
    Jostein PedersenJuly 17, 2016
    Loved this place. I tried the tartar and hazelnut dessert. Both dishes were fantastic. Highly recommended
  • Setenayheart icon on user image
    SetenayMay 29, 2015
    Really good restaurant. Good service,delicious food,kind staff. Highly recommended !
  • Anthony D.heart icon on user image
    Anthony DoddMay 5, 2016
    Best restaurant in Porto, amazing seafood and delicious craft beer!
  • Mine M.heart icon on user image
    Mine Mavi ArikanJuly 17, 2015
    Tuna wrap and cod fish are great! Don't leave without tasting the avela (hazelnut)..
  • Angela L.heart icon on user image
    Angela LiuOctober 1, 2019
    Cannot miss the fried green beans! The scallop risotto was good too
  • kate kheart icon on user image
    kate kSeptember 9, 2015
    Tequila, ginger, lime and rosemary cocktail is excellent (photo doesn't do it justice)
  • jenni t.heart icon on user image
    jenni tapanilaJune 28, 2015
    pre-food nibbles are awesome (fresh bread with truffel butter, sauce etc). great green wine.
  • S.T
    S.TSeptember 12, 2018
    overrated and overpriced! The prawn appetiser was warm, the scallop appetiser was such a small portion, i got a warm beef steak for my main course and the best dishes of the night is the octopus.
  • Toon D.heart icon on user image
    Toon Den RooverAugust 23, 2018
    Veal risotto and scalops risotto were great! Super!
  • M. Orçun Ş.heart icon on user image
    M. Orçun ŞahinAugust 4, 2015
    Definitely loved it. Escalops, risotto, veal, panna cotta, hazelnuts; tried all, loved all
  • Muriel V.heart icon on user image
    Muriel VeenstraJuly 24, 2017
    Must try the gin cocktail; Paris St. Germain!! Best ive ever had.
  • Natalia G.
    Natalia GSeptember 25, 2015
    Food and wine were amazing! Service great. Get traditional Portuguese dishes from the menu.
  • Wes D.heart icon on user image
    Wes DearbornOctober 7, 2014
    Best "modern Portuguese" food I've ever had. Try the scallop risotto - it's excellent and very unique.
  • Bear L.heart icon on user image
    Bear LiuSeptember 29, 2019
    Try the tomato cheese salad (with some cinnamon in it, it’s really good!) and hazelnut dessert
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