A year after leaving Casa de Pasto and Rio Maravilha, Diogo Noronha finally presented his new restaurant in the trendy neighborhood. He went to the fishery to compose a menu made 90% of fish and seafood, but where the vegetables are also import, in well-kept sides. Accompanying him is the barman Fernão Gonçalves, with great cocktails to taste with oysters, and there is an army of suppliers of products that the chef chooses with visits to their lands.
Perfect for: going to the best winter garden that is, simultaneously a large terrace in the city.
Must try: the braised mullet, with bread crumbs, artichoke puree, fava beans ...
Rua da Escola Politécnica, 27
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun noon-3pm/7pm-midnight|
|Price:||more than €50|
Isnt if great when you are simply walking by a restauant and it talks to you, telling you you NEED to stop here? That was Pesca a few days ago. Oysters on ice, Jazz playing on an old turntable (yes, vinyl!), and smiling hosts inside. We had done the usual search for "best places to eat in Lisbon" and no mention of Pesca, but in we went. English speaking staff made it easy, and the smoked Old Fashioned made it even easier! Tried 3 types of oyster preparations, all excellent, and vowed to return for dinner before we left for home in Valencia, Spain. Last night we did just that, reserving for 9PM out in the covered, yet open, courtyard. Everything, and I mean every bite from start to finish, was delicious and unique. The wine steward chose a matching wine for my Bacalau and my wifes Octopus entrees, which we loved. My cod was by far the best treatment of Bacalau I have ever had, with a delicate sauce covering it and its crabmeat partner. We finished with a 20 YO Graham's Porto and cheese plate chosen again by our steward, a wonderful end to an exquisite dinner. If you are in Lisbon Pesca should be on your list!