Fine Dining in Lisbon: Discover the Incredible Belcanto Restaurant

Posted by: Soraia Costa

Post Date 28-Aug-2020 09:42:43


Belcanto is one of the main references in the Portuguese gastronomy. José Avillez has taken over the direction of the restaurant in 2012, were he has inaugurated a new chapter in the history of this stunning space, that is often awarded and is established since 1958 in the romantic neighborhood of Chiado.

Nowadays the incredible Chef José Avillez has several restaurants both in Lisbon and Porto that definitely offer very unique and memorable gastronomic experiences. But for now, let's discover the crown jewel of his empire.


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With two Michelin stars, and in 42nd place on "The World's 50 Best Restaurants" list, an awarded and one of the most renowned Portuguese Chef in the world, Belcanto is also distinguished by its privileged location in the historical center of Lisbon, for its impressive, welcoming, discreet and attentive service, and by an extraordinary wine cellar that presents some of the best Portuguese wines, as well as major international references.


After taking over the lovely Belcanto restaurant, the Chef Avillez has order a renovation that has definitely met the expectations. Afterward, in 2019 it changed for a new location and again renovation, were the decor of the space is sober yet sophisticated. It is composed only by fifteen more seats (the previous location only had ten tables), for a total of forty-five, divided by three rooms. However, besides these seats, there will be more private rooms upstairs and an eight-seat chef's table (which can be transformed into tables of four or two) in the kitchen, whose configuration will make it more exposed for the living room.


Among Belcanto kitchens, its the exclusive space: the Chef's table, from which it is possible to observe the attentive and rigorous work of the team while an exceptional, surprise, a tasting menu is served, accompanied by a special wine menu suggested by sommelier Nadia Desidério.


The cuisine is very diversified and creative, in which all the dishes revisits the Portuguese gastronomy, through constant experimentation with flavors and textures. Moreover, the wine list of the restaurant is extensive and diversified, since it includes over 350 references. About eighty percent of the wines are Portuguese, but you will also find a wide selection of wines from all over the world, that consist of different styles, from contrasting regions, large and small producers. A plus? Younger and older wines, including some relics and rarities, are present in this incredible list that is a must for any wine and gastronomy lover.



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Soraia Costa

Written by: Soraia Costa

Soraia has a Bachelor Degree in Communication and she is natural from Azores (the Portuguese islands) which she knows from end to end, as well, as mainland Portugal. She loves to travel and know all about the culture and food of each country. She also loves to cook new recipes, some of the most renowned chefs in the world. In her articles, she shares the knowledge of her travels about heritage, culture, wine, gastronomy, and must-see places.

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