The first D’Oliva
First it opened in the suburb of Matosinhos where it became one of the trendiest places to eat in the Porto district. Then came a second space in downtown Porto itself, and now there’s a third home in Lisbon. That’s restaurant D’Oliva which first drew attention for the tasteful renovation of its interior and then conquered the local population through its tasty Italian-Mediterranean cuisine.
In Lisbon it’s found just steps from the city’s main central avenue (Avenida da Liberdade), and the concept is the same: refinement in the dÃ©cor and good food, but with an informal atmosphere.
Pastas, risottos, salads, meat and fish dishes make up the menu, some more elaborate than others. The chef is a native Italian who for a decade worked in the Lapa Palace restaurant.
At lunch time there’s the choice of a buffet or the regular Ã la carte service. Before dinner time, at 7PM, it follows another Italian tradition and serves “aperitivi,” meaning drinks accompanied by snacky food such as bruschettas.
Address: Rua Barata Salgueiro, 37
Closed on Sundays
Phone: 21 352 8292