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Ora Viva Restaurante

#76 of 1,462 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Fonte Taurina 83, Porto 4050-270, Portugal
+351 22 205 2033
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and a lovely atmosphere, very reasonably priced. The restaurant is busy, so book to avoid disappointment.

Thank helenmaryd2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is located on a side street off a main tourist area by the river. It is very small but has its own unique charm. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The manager speaks English. It's an unassuming little place, but definitely a good place to eat at. More authentic than the large,touristy places.

Thank figburrata
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very nice meal in October 2016 here , friendly multi-lingual waiters, very good food and nice wine selection, very recommendable but reservations a must as the restaurant is very small and busy

Thank sylviculteur
Porto, Portugal
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Considering the location of the restaurant, I think the foods here are reasonably priced. I ordered grilled salmon at 9 euros and it was very filling! My friends and I also loved the Sangria!!! The decoration of the restaurant was nice as well and the staff were very accommodating. They don't have a lot of tables (and they tend to... More 

Thank mcdp07
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ora Viva is located close to the river on a quiet side street. It has a comfortable ambiance and great food. The server are very friendly. The cod cakes were light and tasty. The octopus dinner was exceptional. If you've never tried it before, this is your opportunity to experience the tender taste. You will be amazed. It was cooked... More 

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Monrovia, California
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very famous in Porto. Extremely interesting interior design Art Nouveau , very good food, on the expensive side(probably the location and the fame). Worth the visit.There is a nice garden outside in the back. On the same St Caterina street there is a singing figurines horologe that starts at 9:00am, 12:00 pm, 3;00 pm and 6:00. Take a table in... More 

Thank bugasm101
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute restaurant, food was below average for Porto. The tuna pate was excellent. The Cataplana was good, but not very inspiring, a bit of curry but that was all. Most guests left the door open which on a cold rainy night seems quite inconsiderate. The service was friendly, but not very personal, which might be influenced by the type of... More 

Thank jon B
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The best price in the square: the food is very very very good, there are a lot of meals you can choose and all dishes contain a lot of food. We were 2 and we had a vegetable soup, baccalà meatballs, grilled salmon, rice with sea fruits, bread and water, two coffees --> all for 27€ !!! And we were... More 

Thank Eleonora S
Somerton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

First visited in 2015. Happy we found this place again. Great food, amazing monkfish cataplana and lovely steak. Not to mention the good friendly service and great prices.

Thank AndreaLeitch
Ratingen, Germany
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152 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

What a lovely little restaurant this is! The service was excellent and the food was absolutely superb. We had a mixed salad (to share) as a starter, then roasted octopus (for 2) and then a couple of delicious desserts to finish with. The price, including a large jug of house wine, was very reasonable. I had such respect for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Fonte Taurina 83, Porto 4050-270, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 205 2033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?