A Nossa Casa Lisbon Restaurant Review

A Nossa Casa Lisbon Restaurant Review


I just found the perfect neighborhood restaurant. Unfortunately, it's over 5000 miles away from my usual neighborhood. Welcome to our review of A Nossa Casa in Lisbon, Portugal.


A Nossa Casa Location and Hours

A Nossa Casa is located at Rua da Atalaia, 31 in Lisbon's Bairro Alto, the “Upper District” of Lisbon's old town. It's about a 20-25 minute drive from Lisbon Airport (LIS), and is walking distance from all of Lisbon's main luxury hotels. The restaurant is open from 6:30-10:30pm daily except Sunday, but don't try to just walk in; definitely make a reservation in advance, as there are only a handful of tables, and all of them were occupied during our visit.

A Nossa Casa Restaurant in Lisbon, Portugal


A Nossa Casa Menu and Food

The menu changes often based on what's in season and fresh at the market, so take our menu as an example. The first page listed small plates and starters, while the second provided large plate options.

A Nossa Casa Menu, Lisbon (Small Plates)
A Nossa Casa Menu, Lisbon (Large Plates)


The friendly multilingual team explained the menu to each couple, family or group of friends; in addition to English and Portuguese, I overheard French and Spanish. I asked my server for recommendations, and he suggested starting with the homemade bread, followed by the chestnut soup or cured tuna, and, since I wasn't in the mood for beef, trying the fish of the day, which was turbot.

But first, I asked for a glass of white wine, and when I said I was in the mood for something more fruity than dry, he suggested a glass of the Joaquim Costa Vargas.

A Nossa Casa Wine List


This was a great choice for me, since it had lovely grapefruit notes, and I happen to like grapefruit. I'm sure if someone preferred a dry white they'd be steered accordingly.

Joaquim Costa Vargas White Wine, A Nossa Casa


The homemade bread is served warm, with a duo of smoked butter and sunflower seed butter with herbal oil. Try not to fill up on the amazing bread, tempting as it is.

Fresh Bread with butters, A Nossa Casa, Lisbon


The Chestnut Soup was poured tableside over shiitake mushrooms, a soft boiled egg, and edible flowers. It tasted even better than it looked.

Chestnut Soup, A Nossa Casa, Lisbon Review


The Catch of the Day, Turbot, was simply grilled and nestled next to creamy tomato rice with roasted red bell peppers and mussels sauce, with fresh herbs enlivening the dish. It was exactly what I was in the mood for and struck the perfect balance between sophisticated and comfort food.

Grilled Turbot with Creamy Tomato Rice, A Nossa Casa, Lisbon


The cost? Only EUR 41 (including my glass of white wine and a liter of bottled water), plus tip.


The Verdict

A Nossa Casa is definitely the neighborhood restaurant I wish I had. You can always tell whether a restaurant team takes pride in what they do, and that's definitely the case here, yet the entire team is also very friendly and approachable. If you're looking for a cozy, homelike restaurant with excellent, reasonably priced dishes and wine and lovely service, don't miss A Nossa Casa while in Lisbon.

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