Fodor's Expert Review Sabores d'Itália

$$ Caldas da Rainha Italian Fodor's Choice

Behind a vintage tiled facade is a widely acclaimed restaurant that has long been the country's most popular destination for Italian food. Everything—the pasta, bread, ice cream—is homemade and beautifully presented and served by the owner, Norberto Marcelino, and his wife. Delicious main dishes include crab or scallop risotto and monkfish in a lime sauce. For desserts there is the ever-popular raspberry gratin with lemon sorbet, sinfonia de pêra rocha (featuring a local pear variety), and fig crêpe with Moscatel ice cream.

Italian Romantic Service Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Praça 5 de Outubro 40
Caldas da Rainha, Leiria  2500–111, Portugal


Known For:
  • Roast fig with goat cheese is among mouthwatering starters
  • Italian wines served by the glass as well as the bottle
  • Weekday set lunch menu is great value
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. in Sept.–July, 3 wks. in Jan.–Feb. No lunch Mon. in Aug.

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