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Nelitos - CLOSED

Estrada de Vale do Lobo, Almancil 8135-016, Portugal
+351 289 358 111
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
16 Sep 2014
“Nice casual restaurant with huge menu”
30 Aug 2014
“Lovely food, great service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Estrada de Vale do Lobo, Almancil 8135-016, Portugal
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Reviewed 17 September 2014

A nice, casual restaurant with a huge menu, so if you want a relaxed meal then this is one to try. Accommodating with slight changes to the menu, so we got what we wanted. Was quite quiet when we went, but would definitely go again...More

Thank GAR4898
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We (2 adults, 2 children) enjoyed a tasty meal. There was a good choice of food catering for all tastes including a children's menu. The service was attentive and there was a nice ambiance in the restaurant. Would recommend and definitely return on a future...More

Thank HertfordshireMumof2
Reviewed 30 August 2014

If you hadn't visited Nelitos before you might find this restaurant very good, but we were disappointed. They have transformed a classy quality restaurant to a bistro with paper menus for placemats. The garden terrace has lost all it's atmosphere. The staff are very attentive....More

Thank AnnLock
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Let me start by saying - I am so glad this restaurant has re-opened I used to always go to this restaurant when visiting my family for our holiday in Quinta - then last year when we flew over to Quinta i was shocked to...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Always enjoyed visiting Nelito's and was surprised to see it closed for the last couple of years! Even more surprised to see that it had reopened back in June! Menu has been trimmed down and the wine list is certainly shortened but the quality of...More

Thank Oldfield_10
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Arrived at 7pm and we were the only people at the restaurant. Staff appeared excited to actually be serving customers. Unfortunately this resulted in a bit too much attention from staff. We ordered tomato and mozzarella and sardine starters; both ok. For mains we ordered...More

Thank Leesuzy71
Nelitos, Owner at Nelitos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Hi Leesuzy, thank you for your review, we always appreciate peoples comments. I am sorry that we were too attentive at times, I am trying to teach the staff, but they are inexperienced, so I will pass on your comments to them. The pepper sauce...More

Reviewed 24 July 2014

We holiday in the Algarve annually and a visit to Nelito's restaurant is always on our to-do list. We dined in the re-opened Nelito's last weekend and once more left feeling very satisfied. The reduction in prices has not resulted in a reduction in quality...More

Thank JTClarke74
Nelitos, Owner at Nelitos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Hi James , thank you for your review, I am glad you and your guests enjoyed your evening with us and hope to see you again in the future. Regards Linda

Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Recently reopened with a new menu that is noticeably cheaper than the one when they shut a couple of years ago. Given that gap is not surprising that they have new staff, some young and who were still coming to terms with restaurant service. They...More

1  Thank RichardsViews
Nelitos, Owner at Nelitos, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Thank you very much for your comments. we appreciate 'feedback' ( no pun intended) from our clients as that is the only way we can know how to improve. In order to keep the prices down we have changed the menu and have tried to...More

Reviewed 22 June 2014

Newly refurbished restaurant on the road from Almancil down to Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, this restaurant has recently reopened after having had an extensive facelift. Greeted by the very delightful staff and front of house owners Linda and Manuel Teixeira, we were...More

1  Thank Bryn G
Nelitos, Owner at Nelitos, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Thank you for your review Bryn. We are happy that you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Linda

Reviewed 19 June 2014

This favourite restaurant has just reopened after being shut for a year or two. Prices have come down from the previous top end and there is a much wider choice of dining options. Great location and atmospher and a great choice for parties and groups

Thank Westernroadtripper20
Nelitos, Owner at Nelitos, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Thank you very much for your comments, glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to see you again soon

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Restaurant Details

Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada de Vale do Lobo, Almancil 8135-016, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 358 111
  • E-mail
"In the pretty whitewashed town of Almancil is Nelitos, a restaurant/bar serving a fusion of Italian and Portuguese cuisine providing a welcome change from the British pubs of the brasher Algarve resorts and a refreshing alternative to just grilled food. The terracotta tiled floor and clean, terracotta walls speak of the Tuscan countryside while the tables and chairs are so traditionally Italian, much like the warmness of the welcome, that you could almost expect to walk out on to a Roman piazza rather than in to a balmy Almancil night. A traditional Italian menu is just what you might expect and beautifully presented fresh Italian flavours are exactly what you get, fused in some dishes with the traditional flavours of Portugal. From pasta favourites to light and lovely fish dishes and Mediterranean influenced meat dishes everyone will be left sated but somehow wanting more. For those who prefer lighter bites the petiscos in the bar area offer a great alternative. Children are always welcomed in true Italian style with their own menu. With lunches being served from September, Nelitos definitely offers something for everyone "
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