Another year, another Italian restaurant. But this one, opened in 2016, is absolutely unique in the city: every menu item is based on a book by Pellegrino Artusi, The Science of Cooking and the Art of Fine Dining, published in 1891. This veritable bible includes dishes such as veal tongue with spicy sauce, pasta with teal or hazelnut pudding. It's a small and friendly place – let's call it romantic – and, besides eating, you can also peruse the tome itself (in Italian). It is worth it.
Time Out tips:
– Everything is prepared according to the book: from the appetizers to the cookies that come with the coffee.
– Part of the produce are biological, and part come from Italy.
– Stepping into this restaurant is like travelling backwards in time, and not just because of the book.
Rua do Merca-Tudo, 4
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 12.30pm-3pm & 7.30pm-10.30pm; Sun 7.30pm-10.30pm|
|Transport:||BUS 706, 714, 727, 774|
|Price:||Up to €40|