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Lisboa Restaurant

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19 Lafayette Street, Waterbury, CT
+1 203-754-0789
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Wells, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for different. We found it and boy was it good. One of only a few Portuguese restaurants in the county and most are in the big met areas. The service was great, the food exceptional and by the time the evening was done we felt like members of the family. We couldn't finish the generous plates. The... More 

Thank milepoint
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Gray food decor sucks. Mom and poo restaurant where the wife cooks and the husband tends bar and seating. Slow service but do go the for the food not the atmosphere. Amazing food, decor is stuck mom 1985!

Thank amsterdamnyc
Woodbury, Connecticut
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This was not my first visit to Lisboa Restaurant. It certainly won't be my last visit to Lisboa Restaurant. I have never been disappointed with their food. I was there with my daughter for dinner, we did not have a reservation and had to sit at the bar. I'm so glad we did. The ambiance was warm and friendly, the... More 

1 Thank odh2014
boston, ma, usa
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321 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

out of the way location, terrific food, good service, casual ambiance - traditional home style portuguese cooking. steaks and seafood are terrific, the house vinho verde wine is tasty. fresh bread basket, flavorful dishes, daily soup specials. desserts also traditional and good.

Thank Perspectech
Cape Coral, Florida
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256 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Most people would not stop or go in to this restaurant because it's in a rough industrial part of town. My client knew the area and suggested this place because of the food. This is a perfect secret. If you haven;t eaten here, you are missing out on a great experience. Overlook the old building and neighborhood, and go for... More 

1 Thank AskDickWagner1
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Was traveling north on Route 8 in CT late after an event that unfortunately had less food than expected. We checked the Trip Advisor app for nearby restaurants and found Lisboa had great reviews, was close to the highway and was open for another 15 minutes. To be honest, without the TA reviews we definitely would have passed this place... More 

2 Thank 2Architects4Travel
Bristol, Connecticut
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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Though I have been a few times I haven't had a chance to review this wonderful Portuguese restaurant located in....well not so good of an area... but regardless of that.... the food and atmosphere inside is wonderful, I would suggest calling ahead though and reserving a table (they have limited hours)... The bar is nice as well. They have fresh... More 

1 Thank Josh M
North Aurora, Illinois
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

this place is set in an industrial area of Waterbury. A little difficult to find but the food was fantastic. started with grilled sausage that came out in a flaming dish. Very nice presentation and could have been a meal its self. For lunch we had cod pancakes (the special) and a grilled chicken with rock salt and a little... More 

1 Thank Speers1999
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

I had dinner at Lisboa on 11/16/13 with my wife, father and brother. We had a great time. The food, paella for 3 of us and roast suckling pig were absolutely delicious. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. Highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.

Thank PNakano933
Hartford CT
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Never expected to find excellent pizza in Prospect, CT. No wonder the place is bustling. My favorite is Margherita - the fresh tomato and basil and this one was the best I have had anywhere. My wife had a wrap that was too large to finish and filled with meat and veggies. We'll be back!

Thank Mrjamie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Lafayette Street, Waterbury, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-754-0789

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