Portugal's first decent Italian restaurant when it opened almost three decades ago, Casanostra is still a staple of the Bairro Alto dining scene. Rivals have sprung up since, but it keeps ahead of the pack with authentic ingredients flown over from Italy and designer pasta from owner Maria Paola. For pizza, look to sister restaurant Casanova or a takeaway spin-off at Príncipe Real, Pizza à Pezzi (Rua Dom Pedro V 84, 93 456 3170, open noon-2am daily).
Travessa Poço da Cidade, 60
|Opening hours:||12.30-2.30pm, 8-11pm Mon-Fri, Sun; 8-11pm Sat|
|Transport:||Metro Baixa-Chiado. Tram 28|
|Price:||Main courses €8.50-€18|