I’ll be completely honest. I have not eaten a meal at Restaurant Casa do Alentjo in Lisbon.
You ask “Cheryl, are you insane? Can we trust any review you’ve done in the past?”
The answer to both of these questions is naturally – yes!
I haven’t tasted the traditional Portuguese cuisine served there and cannot tell you if the food is delicious. Nor can I offer up any pictures of the dishes. Sorry, friends – there won’t be any “food porn” in this post.
I can tell you that I want to eat here, even if the food isn’t that good and the prices are outrageous.
At this point, you may again question my sanity. I don’t blame you as I know it seems crazy!
Just let me tell you just why I want to eat here someday.
Restaurant Casa do Alentjo.
Situated in a former 17th century Moorish palace, Restaurant Casa do Alentjo is popular simply because of the atmosphere and surroundings.
I was lucky enough to be able to do a quick inspection of the restaurant while on a walking tour with Urban Adventures.
I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to stay for the afternoon, sip some vino verde and learn more about the history of the place.
Once a palace, it’s since been used as a school, casino and now a restaurant. Locals come to relax here, play cards and read a newspaper. Cultural events are also held on premises from time-to-time.
There’s stunning outdoor courtyard with brightly colored tile mosaics, palm trees and a fountain.
The interior has walls adorned with murals, stained glass windows and high ceilings. There’s even a ballroom.
When you arrive, you feel as if you’ve entered paradise. A sanctuary in the the busy city of hot and sexy Lisbon.
- The average price of a three course meal is about 20 euros.
- They serve traditional Portuguese fare with a focus on the Alentejo region.
- The online reviews seem to be mixed – check out their rating on Trip Advisor.
- The restaurant is on the top floor.
- The restaurant is actually pretty hard to find. The outside looks rather unremarkable – it’s not until you enter and walk up the stairs that you’ll get a glimpse of the glorious nature of the inside.
Casa do Alentejo
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 58, 1150 Lisboa, Portugal
+351 21 340 5140
Have you ever eaten at Casa do Alentejo? If yes, tell me how it was. Or better yet, take me there for dinner! 🙂
If you’d like to learn even more ways to experience this super sexy city, re-visit my Experience Lisbon to the Fullest post and be sure to watch my fun video! Or head over to Lonely Planet for even more tips.
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*Disclosure – My time in Lisbon was complimentary, courtesy of Housetrip. Any opinions expressed about my love for Lisbon (and the pastries) are entirely my own.