Il Matriciano

Restaurants, Italian Chiado/Cais do Sodré
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Il Matriciano
Fotografia: Ana Luzia

A brief history of Italian food in Lisbon: in the 1990s, second rate Italian restaurants blossomed, offering lasagna and cream; at the turn of the century, pizzerias mushroomed; and after 2013, the vera cucina della mamma began popping up here and there; it is now very well represented. Il Matriciano is a good example of that: they have carbonara dishes made properly - with egg, guanciale (pork cheeks), Italian parmigiano and pecorino -, ricotta ravoli with homemade pasta and spinach, and eggplant alla parmigiana. Oh, and a good part of the wares come from Italy.

Time Out tips:

– In hot days or nights, the outdoors tables are a great, secluded spot.

– A nice place to practice you Italian accent and to talk with your hands.

– Try the burrata, that great Southern Italian product that melts in your mouth.

 

Posted:

Venue name: Il Matriciano
Contact:
Address: Rua de São Bento, 107
Lisboa
1200-109
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm & 7.30pm-11pm
Transport: BUS 706, 727, 773
Price: Up to €30