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“Worth the Walk!”

Restaurante Gastronomo
Ranked #6 of 226 Restaurants in Ponta Delgada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 12 - USD 23
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Restaurant Gastronomo is well-worth the short walk from central Ponta Delgada. Sonia/owner treats you like family and you cant beat the fresh fish. Decent selection of local wines. Thanks for a fun and delish lunch!

Thank KASimA2MI
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I came to Restaurante Gastronomo as part of a group of 9 university geology sstudents. The proprietor, Sonia, was clearly very busy, but she kindly rearranged some tables for us. The entire waitstaff was very welcoming and attentive. We shared some wonderful appetizers. The grilled limpets were a particular favorite of mine, but the mussels and fresh cheese were also quite delectable. Four of us split the catch of the day, which Sonia brought to the table before cooking. It was incredibly fresh, and was cooked perfectly. We also
had the stuffed horse mackerel, which was unique and really yummy.
We took our time and had fun, staying for 3+ hours. The servers never seemed to rush us. Before we left, Sonia had us try all the local specialty liqueurs and gave each one of us a hug.

Tl;Dr: wonderful family run restaurant, with fresh Seafood and traditional recipes. Really wonderful service, and the absolute sweetest proprietor you’ll ever meet. Wish I could give it 6 stars!

Thank rockcoinman
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food! Wide variety of local fresh and delicious fish and one of the friendliest services I've ever experienced.

Highly recommended for seafood lovers!

Thank Bruno P
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

The guy from the reception in the Hotel suggested going there. So we went. And met half of the people we've seen on the plane and in the lobby. Food was okay. Wine Okay-ish. Service was very friendly a day made a point of shaking hands pre- and post dinner. Who ever is into this might like this place more. We had some mussles/clam soup as appetizer and then a mixed grill of fish. Fish was fresh and high quality. They overdid it on the grill a tad.. Not vulcanized, but a tad dry.. Atmosphere is very "local" and all that jazz. Thing is, there are way better places in walking distance. It was not a rip off or so, but just not as good as the others...

Thank NiclasToussaint
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

There's lots to enjoy about Gastronomo: the friendly attention from the owners, the lively canteen-style ambience, tasty food and a decent house wine. Service on our visit was a little hap-hazard: five of our party had finished their starter (soup) and were being given their main course at the same time as my wife got her starter (which admittedly needed cooking fresh after she had ordered). The mains were all pretty good, although the meat on the beef skewer was rather tough.

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Thank Peter I
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