Fodor's Expert Review Sabores d'Itália
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.
Praça 5 de Outubro 40
Caldas da Rainha, Leiria 2500–111, Portugal
- 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