If Il Matriciano presents true Italian cuisine, its younger brother adds seafood to the basic premise. If you've never tried an aromatic pasta with seabass and lemon, now is the time; if your curiosity is piqued by reading “crayfish and orange risotto”, come here; or if you want to learn the meaning of involtini di rombo coi asparagi, make a reservation. The restaurant has the colours and the vibe of summertime and sea; the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the food make this a rewarding experience. (OK, the above dish is turbot rolls with asparagus).
Time Out tips:
– One of the desserts has fruit pulp ice cream and is incredible.
– Take a risk on their Italian wines – they're not cheap, but some are very good.
– Eat like an Italian: antipasti, primi piatti, secondi piatti, dolci. Can you do it?
|Venue name:||Il Matriciano al Mare|
Rua de São Bento, 97/99
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm & 7.30pm-11pm|
|Transport:||BUS 706, 714, 727, 774|
|Price:||Up to €40|