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Anfiteatro Restaurant & Lounge

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 06/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$12 - US$23
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International, Contemporary
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one week at Sao Miguel, and dined at 6 different restaurants. In general all places served (surprisingly) good food at reasonable prices - only minus is that we needed to book a table in advance at most places (so no spontaneity there). But...the food at Anfiteatro was simply at a higher level than the other places. The dishes had that extra twist that made it a memorable (International) experience. We will come back. John JensenMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021

Pedro took care of us. The drinks and dinner were a culinary experience. Octopus salad and ceviche apps were amazing and we had some of the best cocktails I have ever had in my life.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 July 2021

This is still a good choice for shrimp caesar salad, hamburger de novilho, milho frito, and lemonade. We were sad to see the ten euro "peixe anfiteatro" disappear from the new menu, being replaced by the seventeen euro bacalhau and the fifteen euro tuna. Seeing...the return of ceviche was exciting, but not this bland version, which in no way compares to the excellent ceviche which was my favorite menu item when I first reviewed this restaurant more than a year ago. We have been coming here 2-3 times per week but a monthly visit will likely be enough in the future.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 12 July 2021 via mobile

I cannot say enough great things about this restaurant! The drinks were AMAZING and the food melted in your mouth bursting with flavor. The staff was very helpful and friendly as well!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 7 July 2021 via mobile

Right from the start, a thing must be said about the staff: they are incredible — very professional, attentive and not intrusive. They're also very smart and nice to talk to. The food was amazing, made with knowledge and respect for each ingredient on the...plate. The dessert with mature São Miguel cheese was glorious and I've no words to describe it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 January 2021

The restaurant is in a great location next to a parking spot, coffee shops, and stores in Ponta Delgada. Has a great vibe like a snack bar but fancy! The menu is all about the traditional modern Azorean cuisine, you have hamburgers, meat, salads and...wraps but all with local produce. I totally recommend the visit!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 7 September 2020

All time favorite: Ceviche appetizer. Also enjoyed the tuna tataki starter. My cream of mushroom soup was excellent and my husband very much enjoyed his fish soup. I like ginger beer (stronger than ginger ale), which I only see offered in a couple of places...on the island. The onion rings are simple but good and not greasy. We will be back for sushi Friday and perhaps the weekend pizza and another day for the fresh fish. Yummy.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 October 2019

This restaurant is hidden on the end of the pier. What a gem. We went twice we enjoyed it so much. The staff are helpful and very good at their jobs. The menu has lots of choice and the food is superb. There is an...excellent wine list too. And it’s not expensive.....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 2 October 2019 via mobile

In Sao Miguel again and took the opportunity to look up old friend and Maitre D, Pedro Jeronimo at this wonderful gastronomic venue. Don't be misled that the restaurant and lounge are part of, run and staffed by students of the principle catering college in...the Açores. The dining experience provides hands on training experience for students under the watchful eyes of members of staff. Previously we selected the Azorean tasting menu that was superb but sadly no longer on offer. The comprehensive a là carte menu is a wonderful selection of courses unique to the islands. Appetisers, main courses and desserts including vegetarian options, meat and fish to satisfy anyone with a terrific wine list of Portuguese and Azorean on offer. Service from start to finish was excellent, informative and friendly throughout, bordering on a less formal fine dining experience. Certainly it was hard to believe the full service from kitchen to waiting staff were students. Terrific and memorable. Food courses were beatifully prepared, well cooked and tasted so delicious. Portion sizes were perfect and prices were great across the board. Wine and aperitif drinks were also high quality and reasonably priced. To summarize, we had a truly memorable dining experience in a wonderful, modern environment overlooking the marina. High quality food, good drinks and superb service at highly competitive prices. I have no hesitation in recommending this establishment for that extra special dining occasion. Pre-bookig is strongly advised.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 15 September 2019

The quality is changing, but they have on friday evening the best sushi in town. The fish is fresh. Unfortunately 1 night the fish was overcooked. The 2 other nights we had a wonderful fish plate and excellent home made lemonade. We normaly never drink...lemonade. Very nice located restaurant on the cruise terminal.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Anfiteatro Restaurant & Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5