Pesca is a “100% focused on the sea” restaurant, according to chef Diogo Noronha. The menu includes, therefore, fish, seafood and water plants. The dishes are created within a conceptual approach where the idea of sustainability always plays a major role: in Pesca’s squid tartar (17€), the whole of the squid is used (instead of just its “nobler” part). There’s a bar at the entrance, followed by a 20 seats chamber and a nice patio that resembles a Botanic Garden. The restaurant lives from the cooperation between three experts: Diogo Noronha, the chef; Fernão Gonçalves, the barman; and Clayton Ferreira, the pastry cook.
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!