Just down the street from Cantinho do Avillez sits Pizzaria Lisboa, owned by Chef José Avillez. From Monday to Sunday, Pizzaria Lisboa provides fine Mediterranean flavours in a very relaxed, family atmosphere. “My passion for cooking is enormous and there is nothing that thrills me more than thinking of a new concept, devising a menu, searching for better ingredients, perfecting recipes, and creating the ideal scenario in which to serve food. That was how Pizzaria Lisboa was born. The name came from my desire to pay homage to this city which to my mind is one of the most beautiful in the world”, says Chef Avillez.

Pizzaria Lisboa offers a wide range of pizzas, fine salads, pasta dishes, risottos, and irresistible desserts. “As in my other restaurants, nothing is left to chance. We ordered the best wood-fired oven on the market, found the best 00 flour, brought in San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella fior de latte, and a number of quality Portuguese ingredients that are a perfect match. Last year I was in Modena where I tried the best dough ever and I was so taken by the quality and the apparent simplicity of the dish. At Pizzaria Lisboa I want to provide these simple, genuinely Mediterranean dishes, brightly prepared and tasty”.

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