O’Comercial Local Food Porto

So many choices, in a city where the wine is produced locally and the fishermen deliver fresh caught fish each morning, dining out is truly a pleasure. A plethora of choices offering delicious cheese, fresh seafood, locally farmed meat – where to start?


During my sightseeing at the most visited historic central monument, the Palácio da Bolsa, we happened upon an intimate darkly lit space. I popped in and wondered who are these sophisticated locals dining at a leisurely 2 pm on a Friday?


Restaurant O’ COMERCIAL is right in the historical center of Porto. It combines the elegance of the past with new trends. The restaurant itself is beautiful and spacious but due to a well-designed layout, it is at the same time, a very intimate space. Refined setting with massive windows facing the river Douro from where you can see the pier of Gaia and the dynasties of Port wine cellars.


Smoked salmon carpaccio with ham cheese, balsamic cream and bacon toast
Goat cheese baked on sweet twig
Vol-au-vent of black pudding with goat cheese gratin and caramelized apple slices
Alheira crunchy with black olives, greens and quail egg
Veal carpaccio with pesto sauce, Parmesan cheese and arugula
Bruschetta with sardine and goat cheese on pumpkin jam
Foie gras with drunken pear blades and muscatel reduction
Grilled scallops with catatonic substitution on ratatuille vol-au-vent


Plan your sightseeing around stopping here for a divine lunch.

Restaurante O Comercial Palacio da Bolsa Porto

Be Merry & Bright

May the magic and the wonder of the holiday season fill your heart with joy.

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