Bairro alto restaurants
Where to eat in Bairro Alto?
A fantastic representation of Italian cuisine in Lisbon, Casanostra has been operating in Bairro Alto for more than 30 years, serving a huge range of pasta and dishes such as gnocchi, osso buco alla milanese and other icons from the true cucina Italiana. Among the house specialties are rotolo with ricotta and spinach and tagliolini al mascarpone.
Is Lisbon’s bairro neighbourhood becoming a centre of food excellence?
According to local journalist and food writer Tiago Pais, Bairro’s dining scene lost its way in the years of Lisbon’s tourism boom. But with many restaurants now investing in new concepts and exciting menus, the neighbourhood is reestablishing itself as a centre of food excellence.
Who is Bairro Alto chef Shay Ola?
After running restaurants in London, Paris and Berlin, chef Shay Ola opened this small venue (no more than 20 seats) in bustling Bairro Alto. He is devoted to, quite literally, cooking with fire – roasting crab legs in miso butter and goat (for delicious tacos) over hot coals. In English, the restaurant’s name means ‘burnt’.
What are the best Italian restaurants in Lisbon?
Said to have been the first truly Italian restaurant in Lisbon, Casanostra remains a popular restaurant today. It uses pale tones to cover the walls which surround a rather retro décor, and it has a relaxed ambience. The pasta dishes are the favorites, but there are also several meat and fish options (there’s no pizza).