Dinner: 19h30 - 23h30
The Spianata restaurant opened in April 2008. Its name means “terrace” in Italian which highlights its main aspects: it is an Italian restaurant and has a terrace with a fabulous panoramic view (which is considered municipal heritage). Being located between Largo do Rato and Jardim da Estrela it is easily accessible by public transport. There is also an underground car parking (payed) under the restaurant. Its cosmopolitan and relaxed atmosphere is created by young students, executives and families living locally. For lunch, Spianata offers a fixed menu for a reasonable price which is available as a buffet. Dinner is always a more relaxed and intimate experience.
The cuisine is Mediterranean-inspired. In addition to the traditional thin-crust pizzas and the wide variety of pasta dishes, Spianata particularly stands out for its more elaborate dishes such salmon with black rice, alheira (a bread and garlic sausage) and spinach puff pastries and pumpkin risotto with courgette carpaccio. The dessert menu not only includes a traditional tiramisù but many other more original desserts such as the Torrone candy served with soft chocolate ice-cream. The wine available is mainly Portuguese but also includes some samples from Italy. Spianata is closed for dinner on Sundays and closed all day Monday.