Restaurants, Italian Estrela/Lapa/Santos
4 out of 5 stars
Fotografia: Manuel Manso

Chiara Ferro got Lisboners to overcome any fear of looking childish while eating meatballs and mashed potatoes. She also brought on the new wave of restaurants practising the Italian vera cucina, where pasta is eaten without knives and portions are for sharing. We would like to have the pasta al pesto de rapa rossa (beet pasta) or the pane carasau lasagna with tomato and courgette all to ourselves – but, if the Italian chef is at her post, she will glower at you from the kitchen.

Time Out tips:

– Order the lambrusco and strawberry sangria – sounds like juice, but it's not.

– Gnocchi are almost always among the day's specials.


Venue name: Osteria
Address: Rua das Madres, 52-54
Opening hours: Mon 7pm-12.30am; Tue-Thu 12.30pm-4pm & 7pm-12.30am; Fri-Sat 12.30pm-4pm & 7.30pm-2am; Sun 12.30pm-12.30am
Price: Up to €20
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