I spend a lot of my time out and about in Graça which is one of Lisbon’s oldest areas. This charming neighborhood with its narrow pavements is brimming with various pastelarias and restaurants that are mainly frequented by locals who live in the area.
One of my favorite restaurants when I want to indulge in a great value for money, hearty Portuguese meal is O Pitéu. This restaurant, with its unassuming facade (easily missed from the street) seats only 80 people but is always full, mostly with the local residents of Graça. The inevitable television screen flickers away on the wall but this is overshadowed by the enthusiastic chatter of the diners and the fabulous food.
The portion sizes are generous and the food is delicious and typically Portuguese which is very reasonably priced. I recommend any of the fish dishes, especially the dourada (golden bream) and the signature dish Bacalhau Pitéu. For meat lovers the Porco à Alentejana is very good as are the livers – cooked Portuguese style. Every day there is a different special dish on offer and these can be seen on the restaurant’s Facebook page, complete with photo of the dish.
I love the lively atmosphere Restaurante O Pitéu as I really feel like I am a local living in Lisbon! During meal times it is definitely necessary to book, especially if you are in a group.
Restaurante O Pitéu | Restaurants (Portuguese) | Main meal € 12.00
Largo da Graça 95 | +351218871067
Mon – Fri 12:00 – 15:00 & 19:00 – 22:30, Sat 12:00 – 15:00