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O Cortico

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Rua Augusto Hilario, n0 45, Viseu 3500-089, Portugal
+351 232 416 127
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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Porto, Portugal
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Well this os one more verry good restaurant in Viseu. Traditional food at its best. Try the deserts also, unique like from grandmother. Good service, and products.

Thank afpcarlospires
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

A smallish, charming space, close to the center of town. At dinner, we shared an order of rice with duck and vegetables - really delicious. Dessert was a lemon tart with strawberry jam. All was accompanied by a delicious local wine. What made the evening memorable was the very personable, helpful young waitress who took care of us. Highly recommended.

Thank DandC02482
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

This place never fails and I always visit it whenever I'm in town. It's quaint and very welcoming inside, the staff are attentive without being intrusive and the food is absolutely fantastic. I am yet to be disappointed and long may that continue! Lastly the owner is a fantastic host always ensuring you never leave without a pleasurable experience. He... More 

Thank pjmartins007
Porto, Portugal
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316 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Cortiço is one of those places everyone recommends in Viseu. My girlfriend and I visited on a busy night, but managed to get a table easily. The waiters immediately brought in cheese and smoked ham, which we accepted, and a frying pan with chorizo and morcilla which we turned back. Seemed a lot for starters! We’ve had Cavernães veal with... More 

Thank espm252
Porto, Portugal
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

My girlfriend took me to this famous, old restaurant in Viseu and I loved it!! The welcome is very friendly and the staff are very helpful and keen to see you enjoying your food. To start with you have some beautiful Black Pudding and Chouriço sausage. Very tasty! The local cheese is also great. We ate Vitela and Arroz de... More 

Thank 70COWANG
Lisbon, Portugal
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135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We came back to this restaurant after many years ... It looks a bit different, but the food is still very good, although a bit more expensive than other restaurants around. The only negative part was the dessert - the rice pudding was old and too dry... which does not match the price level.

Thank Luis M
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Stayed in Viseu two nights at the Pousada, and thought we would eat out. We came across this totally unpretentious little restaurant in the centre of town, and looking at the menu outside, with a waiter standing by, expecting to be encouraged to go in, were pleasantly surprised to be left alone. So, we went in. An elderly man, who... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Got to Viseu for a short business trip. Wanted a restaurant with local food and tradition. Cortiço was recommended and I am really happy to follow this recommendation. Food is well done, tender and tasty. Portions are generous, and can easily satisfy two. Restaurant's wine is fine, and the wine chart has a good selection. I will definitely come back.... More 

Thank ILikeThisOne
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

Not the very best food compared for the price, and a bit elitist for my taste. Distant and cold people and by the end you will notice that was a bit over pricey.. I don't recommend.

Thank Guilherme M
Porto District, Portugal
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182 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant as an advice from a local friend and were already excepting a good quality. However the service was quite good even if we already ordered at 1530 (30min waiting time) a dish that had to be cooked on the fly... Arroz de "carqueija". I can only say that both the starters: Presunto and cheese and... More 

Thank JohnnyTbravo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Augusto Hilario, n0 45, Viseu 3500-089, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viseu District  >  Viseu
  • Phone Number: +351 232 416 127

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