Dinner: 20h00 - 24h00
A Travessa is a restaurant settled in the middle of Madragoa, one of the most typical neighbourhoods in Lisbon. You can find it inside convento das Bernardas, also where the Puppet Museum is. In A Travessa, all the dishes are inspired by belgian cook traditions, since the owner, Vivianne Durieu, was born there. This restaurant does not serve lunches on Mondays and Saturdays and closes on Sundays. And although parking seems like mission impossible, A Travessa solved the problem by creating a shuttle that brings and takes you to largo Vitorino Damásio parking lot (just call 968 939 125 to be picked up).
In relation to the menu, the moules frites (fried mussels with fries) are a mandatory reference on Saturdays, along with dory with champagne or pork chops with herbs. But in A Travessa, every meal starts with a soberb entrée, made up of eggs with mushrooms, breaded goat cheese with strawberry jam, pudding and padrón peppers. For dessert, expect several typically Portuguese creations as well as Belgian pralinés (chocolate bonbons with different fillings). When it comes down to drinks, besides a good wine list, try one of the many Belgian beers available.