The same years that have passed (and have deteriorated) the Bairro Alto have left the Casanostra unharmed. It is true that the restaurant no longer has the clientele of artists, politicians and journalists of other times, that proper competition has been rising in Lisbon, but Maria Paola Porru knew what she was doing when it opened 31 years ago. The kitchen of Italian pastries and other dishes remains current, the room decorated grandmother's kitchen style remains charming and neither the service fails. Remember: burrata, trofie al pesto, ossobuco and zabaglione.
Perfect for: getting a last minute restaurant in Bairro Alto.
Must try: the spaghetti al pomodoro, with basil leaves.