Restaurants in Avenidas Novas and Alvalade

Where to eat in Avenidas Novas and Alvalade, including around Saldanha and Avenida de Roma

Ground Burger

Avenida António Augusto Aguiar, 148A
213 717 171
Closes on Sundays and Mondays
Price per person: €20

Ground Burger, Lisbon

Found next to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum , this burger restaurant offers traditional American burgers and some delicious milkshakes. Everything is served in a modern interior with plenty of natural light, and there’s always something new to try -- the "burger of the month." The certified meat is 100% Black Angus, an imported quality breed from the United States. For vegetarians there’s an option made with chickpeas and soy.
The French fries are prepared in garlic and rosemary, and the bread is baked at least twice a day in the in-house oven. That is, everything is artisanal and made with fresh ingredients. To wash it all down, there’s a huge selection of craft Portuguese and foreign beers.


Avenida Casal Ribeiro, 50B
910 285 632
Opens every day
Price per person: €15

Honorato, Lisbon

This is one of the best-known burger joints in the city, with several branches in different neighborhoods. It presents its menu on a chalkboard on the wall, and has a very relaxed atmosphere. To accompany the over a dozen burgers available, there are home-style fries, lemonade and gin.

La Finestra

Avenida Conde Valbom, 52A
217 613 580
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

La Finestra, Lisbon

When Lucca became one of Lisbon's most popular pizzerias (see below), it had to open a second spot. It was named La Finestra, and the selected location isn’t very far. The same thin-crust pizzas are served here, in a very welcoming, colorful and relaxed dining area (where you're actually allowed to smoke) and on a terrace outside.


Travessa Henrique Cardoso, 19B
217 972 687
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Lucca, Lisbon

Lucca's specialty is a thin-crust pizza that many in Lisbon go out of their way to enjoy. The owner learned how to make the perfect pizza when he worked at a family restaurant in Rome, kneading dough to perfection and adding just the right amount of olive oil. The result is some of Lisbon's best pizzas, with a variety of choices presented on a long list, in a casual space just steps from the busy Avenida de Roma. Be prepared to wait a while for a table, even at lunch time on weekdays.


Praça de Alvalade, 6B
217 960 313
Opens every day
Price per person: €25

Mercantina, Lisbon

It opened in 2013, and soon its wood-oven pizzas were certified by the "Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana", meaning the city of Naples recognizes it as a place for “real Neapolitan pizzas.” It uses fresh ingredients, some imported from Naples, and there are also other Italian specialties.

Mesa do Bairro

Rua Reis Gomes
218 470 268
Opens every day
Price per person: €25

Mesa do Bairro, Lisbon

After four years in London, acclaimed chef Luis Baena returned to Lisbon and decided to get together with three partners to open this restaurant in the old Arco do Cego market, not far from the Campo Pequeno arena and the Culturgest complex. He chose to offer traditional cuisine from different parts of Portugal together with a wide selection of wines, in a relaxed atmosphere both in the dining room and at the terrace above.
On the ground floor is also a wine shop, where you may select wines to take home or to accompany your meal at the restaurant.


Praça de Alvalade (Centro Comercial de Alvalade, lojas 7/8)
217 930 935
Opens every day
Price per person: €25

Mula Restaurant, Lisbon

Inspired by Latin cuisine (from Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Mexico and Peru), this restaurant's menu focuses on grilled dishes (pork, entrecôte, octopus and cod) and doesn't forget vegetarian options. Much of it recalls the rich cuisine of the Alentejo and northern regions of Portugal. Everything is served in a welcoming interior decorated with plants and with a cocktail bar, and outside on a terrace with capacity for groups of friends and after-work drinks. Cocktails are served starting at 5pm, and can be accompanied by small plates. For children, there’s a special menu.

My Mother's Daughters

Largo de São Sebastião da Pedreira, 49
(Não tem telefone)
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

My Mother's Daughters, Lisbon

It doesn’t serve dinners, but opens early in the morning for vegan meals throughout the daytime hours. Whenever possible, it uses organic ingredients. The interior is small, but there are more tables outside. It’s worth ending each meal with one of the delicious desserts, which change daily.

O Nobre

Avenida Sacadura Cabral, 53B
217 970 760
Opens every day
Price per person: €40

O Nobre, Lisbon

Chef Justa Nobre is known for her traditional Portuguese cuisine and has made this restaurant located behind the Campo Pequeno arena one of the most popular in the area. Its specialties include crab soup as an appetizer, fish and game dishes.

O Prego da Peixaria

Avenida Praia da Vitória, 77B
213 540 360
Opens every day
Price per person: €15

O Prego da Peixaria, Lisbon

After "pregos" (steak sandwiches) became a traditional way to end a meal at Sea Me, the owners of that restaurant decided to open another, almost exclusively dedicated to that specialty. That's how "O Prego da Peixaria" was born, and in addition to the pregos there are fish burgers (tuna, cod, salmon or shrimp) and a veggie option, served in carob bread. They're all accompanied by fries, in a space with an industrial décor made of recycled wood and steel materials.

O Talho

Rua Carlos Testa, 1B
213 154 105
Opens every day
Price per person: €45

O Talho, Lisbon

This spot is entirely devoted to meat, which is sold at the butcher shop and cooked to enjoy at the restaurant. It’s therefore a 2-in-1, a "laboratory kitchen" where acclaimed chef Kiko tries to find new ways to enjoy meat.
At the shop are perfectly-cut certified meats, some ready for simple meals to be prepared at home. Everything that’s available at the shop can also be served at the restaurant, an elegant space decorated with old dishes and bottles on the walls.


Rua Latino Coelho, 1
213 120 000
Closes on Mondays
Price per person: €50

Panorama, Lisbon

Found on the 26th floor of the Sheraton Hotel, this restaurant offers one of the best bird's-eye views over Lisbon. It also serves some of the city's best food, and there is an excellent selection of wines. In the kitchen there have always been some of the city's top chefs, guaranteeing that while menus change, the excellence is maintained.

The Green Affair

Avenida Duque de Ávila, 30
967 472 286
Opens every day
Price per person: €15

Green Affair, Lisbon

This 100% plant-based restaurant is arguably the most attractive for non-carnivores. It has a small, classy interior which includes a bar mixing cocktails and mocktails that may or may not accompany the meals. The regular menu lists around a dozen main dishes inspired by world cuisines, but there are also dishes of the day.