The bread rolls that gives the name to this restaurant, a true reference in Ericeira, are the first (almost mandatory) option to try when we go to Pão d’Alho: rounded, crispy on the outside and very soft on the inside, barely leaving the oven where they are made – visible from the entry tables, covered with classic red and white checkered tablecloths – make the garlic butter and our own gluttony melt immediately.
But the experience of going to this pizza restaurant goes through many other factors, whether gastronomic or not: from pastas and pizzas (the calzone surprise, for example, is a real institution) to steaks and salads, the choices are wide and always quite appetizing. Another characteristic of the house is the strong and genuine connection to the surf universe: in this place, you will find several photographs, boards and lycras of Portuguese and international champions who have been passing and eating here since 1991.
… And Pão d’Alho’s connection to the waves does not stop here: the host Luís Reis (perhaps the most fervent supporter of Tiago Pires – himself being an usual customer – during the years when ‘Saca’ competed in the World Tour) belongs to the first generation of Ericeira’s surfers, having even been the president and one of the founders of the local team. Located in the south of the village, the ristorante Pão d´Alho is both historic and contemporary, family-friendly and cosmopolitan.
Address: Rua Dr. Eduardo Burnay, 18 A 2655-368 Ericeira
Phone: +351 912 524 300 | +351 261 863 762
Hosts: Luís Reis
House suggestions: Pizzas, pastas, steaks, salads, garlic bread
Type of Cuisine: Italian and Portuguese
Outdoor seating: Yes
Schedule: Saturday and Sunday – 12 pm / 3 pm and 19:00 / 11:30 pm | Business days: 7:00 PM / 11:30 PM
Days off: Wednesday
Average price: €14
Payment: Cash, Visa and ATM
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