"We’re nonconformists by nature."
José Avillez

"We’re nonconformists
by nature."
José Avillez

At Belcanto, José Avillez offers a unique gastronomic and sensory journey.
Here he offers a contemporary Portuguese cuisine
in a sophisticated setting that takes us on a journey in time,
from Chiado’s old romantic past to the future.

With two Michelin stars and currently #42 on “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List”,
Belcanto is located at Lisbon’s historic centre, offers an attentive,
welcoming and discreet service, and an extraordinary wine selection
that showcases some of the best Portuguese wines
as well as other celebrated international references.

At Belcanto,
José Avillez offers a unique
gastronomic and sensory journey.
Here he offers a contemporary
Portuguese cuisine
in a sophisticated setting
that takes us on a journey in time,
from Chiado’s old romantic past
to the future.

With two Michelin stars
and #42 on “The World’s
50 Best Restaurants List”,
Belcanto is located
at Lisbon’s historic centre
and offers an attentive, welcoming
and discreet service
and an extraordinary wine selection
that showcases some
of the best Portuguese wines
as well as celebrated
international references.

At Belcanto, José Avillez offers a unique gastronomic and sensory journey. Here he offers a contemporary Portuguese cuisine in a sophisticated setting
that takes us on a journey in time,
from Chiado’s old romantic past to the future.

With two Michelin stars and currently #42 on “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List”,
Belcanto is located at Lisbon’s historic centre, offers an attentive,
welcoming and discreet service, and an extraordinary wine selection that showcases some of the best Portuguese wines
as well as other celebrated international references.

“The light, the life and the people.
The history, the sea, our regions.
Portugal. This is where we live and grow, are inspired, tread.
Cuisine is our fado, our way of expression. “
José Avillez

“The light, the life
and the people.
The history, the sea,
our regions.
Portugal.
This is where
we live and grow,
are inspired, tread.
Cuisine is our fado,
our way of expression.“
José Avillez

Belcanto offers some of the best Portuguese flavours
in different menus that recreate, reinvent
and take the traditions of Portuguese cuisine further.
At Belcanto, we cultivate some of the fundamental traits of Portuguese culture and identity
- hospitality, attention to detail and genuine care with those who sit at our table.
We take great pride in our country’s exceptional products
spread out through different, contrasting terroirs.
At Belcanto, we tell the long story of Portuguese cuisine.

Belcanto offers some of the best
Portuguese flavours in different menus
that recreate, reinvent
and take the traditions
of Portuguese cuisine further.
At Belcanto, we cultivate some
of the fundamental traits
of Portuguese culture and identity
- hospitality, attention to detail
and genuine care
with those who sit at our table.
We take great pride
in our country’s exceptional products
spread out through different,
contrasting terroirs.
At Belcanto, we tell the long story
of Portuguese cuisine.

“To cook, serve and nourish. To care for those who sit at our table.
The ingredients and technique, the dedication and passion of each cook and each waiter.
The search for the perfect balance between creativity, the new, the unique and unknown,
with the classic, the ingredient, the raw material in its most natural state,
as it arrives at our door, with the least intervention.
The disturbing realization that there may be magic in the simplest,
most obvious, ultimate detail of a creative surge.
Emotional memories, reencountering the past
and the transformation of unique recollections captured in a bite.
The heritage of a fascinating past discovering new seas, lands, peoples and products.
Exploring a bustling present and passionately imagining the future.
We are history, memory, knowledge, creativity, dream, emotion and action.
The chicken or the egg, traditional or vanguard,
who came first, what stirs us, deepens our feelings and makes us travel.
Yesterday, today or tomorrow - a dateless, timeless cuisine, with all the time in the world.
Apparently hermetic at times, again and again constantly evolving.
A startling journey through a whirlwind of emotions?”
José Avillez

“To cook, serve and nourish.
To care for those who sit
at our table.
The ingredients and technique,
the dedication and passion
of each cook and each waiter.
The search for the perfect
balance between creativity,
the new, the unique
and unknown,
with the classic,
the ingredient, the raw material
in its most natural state,
as it arrives at our door,
with the least intervention.
The disturbing realization
that there may be magic
in the simplest, most obvious,
ultimate detail of a creative surge.
Emotional memories,
reencountering the past
and the transformation of unique
recollections captured in a bite.
The heritage of a fascinating past
discovering new seas, lands,
peoples and products.
Exploring a bustling present
and passionately imagining
the future.
We are history, memory,
knowledge, creativity, dream,
emotion and action.
The chicken or the egg,
traditional or vanguard,
who came first,
what stirs us,
deepens our feelings
and makes us travel.
Yesterday, today or tomorrow
- a dateless, timeless cuisine,
with all the time in the world.
Apparently hermetic at times,
again and again
constantly evolving.
A startling journey through
a whirlwind of emotions?”
José Avillez

In Belcanto’s kitchen, José Avillez created a special place, unique and exclusive
- the Chef’s Table.
Here, guests can watch the team’s careful and thorough work
while enjoying a surprise, unique tasting menu,
accompanied by a special wine menu suggested by the sommelier Rodolfo Tristão.

In Belcanto’s kitchen,
José Avillez created
a special place,
unique and exclusive
—the Chef’s Table.
Here, guests can watch
the team’s careful
and thorough work
while enjoying a surprise,
unique tasting menu,
accompanied by a special
wine menu
suggested by the sommelier
Rodolfo Tristão.

Belcanto’s wine list is wide-ranging, diversified
and has over 350 entries.
About 80 % of the wines are Portuguese,
but there is also a wide selection of wines from all over the world.
Sparkling wines, champagnes, whites, reds, late harvests, Port and Madeira.
Different styles, contrasting regions, large and small-scale producers.
Young and old wines, including aged gems and rare wines.

Belcanto’s wine list
is wide-ranging,
diversified and has
over 350 entries.
About 80 % of the wines
are Portuguese, but there is also
a wide selection of wines
from all over the world.
Sparkling wines, champagnes,
whites, reds, late harvests,
Port and Madeira.
Different styles,
contrasting regions,
large and small-scale producers.
Young and old wines,
including aged gems
and rare wines.

[ This wine list is merely an example and may be altered without prior notice. ]

[This wine list
is merely an example
and may be altered
without prior notice.]

José Avillez

José Avillez
Executive chef.
Considered one of the great Portuguese chefs,
José Avillez stands out because of his enterprising spirit and drive to keep pushing further.

David Jesus

Head chef.
A fundamental piece to make everything happen.
A man of noble feelings and a demanding perfectionist with a very big heart.
He dedicates his (very little) free time to his family.

Américo dos Santos

Pastry chef.
Dedicated and gentle, puts his heart and soul into everything he does.
When he's not busy with a finger in every pie,
he enjoys doing research on Portuguese gastronomy.
He likes to play padel, jog and read.

Filipe Pina

Sous chef.
Responsible and organised, he once dreamed of becoming a photo model,
yet his heart was not in it, and today, cuisine is his life.
In his free time, he enjoys going for walks and hanging with his friends.

Olívia Moreno

Kitchen porter.
Hard-working, strong-minded and easy-smiling.
She dedicates her free time to her family, the centre of her world.

João Oliveira

Waiter.
Unwaveringly energetic, he boxes, practices krav maga, jogs and loves to dance.
He enjoys writing, listening to opera and the combo of the two.
Whenever he’s got time, he goes for walks with his family.

João Leitão

Sous chef.
Driven by restlessness, he loves music, sports
and travelling to new gastronomic horizons.

Luís Reis

Maître.
A tireless worker, always ready to help.
A father of 4 and Benfica fan who enjoys reading, sports, cinema
and cheering everybody up with his bad jokes.

Alexandre Martins

Cook.
A Lisboner who’ s known exactly what he wants since he was a kid - to cook.
A fan of NBA and American football who saves his spare time for his family.

Rodolfo Tristão

Sommelier.
The pleasure of hosting was passed on to him by his grandmother who owned a café.
He likes to stay active, goes hiking and plays soccer with his friends.
He’s an avid reader of anything to do with wine and enjoys travelling,
not just on the grounds of his passion for wine.

Nádia Desidério

Head waiter.
A woman of action who never avoids the gym.
In her free time, she visits farms and vineyards,
participates in wine tastings and meets wine-producers.

Miguel Gomes

Sous chef.
He wanted to study sports, but after an internship in the kitchen of Hotel Albatroz
where he met chef José Avillez,
he turned to cooking and enrolled in the school of Hotel and Tourism in Estoril.
In his spare time, he likes to play soccer and gather his friends around a lively table.

José Duarte Gonçalves

Cook.
A man of few words, collected and reserved.
He studied contemporary art and thought of becoming an architect.
Later he came to realize that he didn't want to stray from the gastronomy world
through his mom, a restaurant owner.
Whenever he has time, he shares it with his closest friends.

Tomás Carreira

Waiter.
One of five brothers, always shares his time with family and friends.
Treasures the small pleasures of everyday life and their beauty.
A Nature lover, oenophiliac and self-taught wine expert.
You’ll never see him miss dinner with those he loves.

Pedro Sequeira

Cook.
An Algarve native who spent 6 years abroad.
In his leisure moments he enjoys being with his family
and rediscovering Portugal through its restaurants.
He’s also a soccer and tennis enthusiast.

Mónica Santos

Cook.
A Madeira native with a proud accent.
Cuisine always sounded right, so she got into this world at a young age.
Keeping in shape is a priority for her.

Pedro Pinto

Kitchen porter.
Tireless worker, a dedicated and highly respected staff member.
An essential gear in the kitchen’s operation.
A voluntary social worker who enjoys classical music and painting.

Rúben Ribeiro

Cook.
Dedicates his time to his family and girlfriend
and finds the challenge of solving the puzzles in crime series addictive.
Loves going out at night with his friends.

Luís Malua

Waiter.
A Portuguese northerner, sometimes with an accent.
Enjoys reading, mainly about social sciences and humanities, and crossfit training.

Filipa Figueiredo

Pastry cook.
Passionate about animals and a Scout of ten years.
In the field of gastronomy, she always felt pastry was her calling,
because she believes this area allows her to develop innovative ideas
with deeper creative freedom.

Dante Cerezo

Kitchen porter.
Filipino, from the province of Pangasinan where he was a taxi driver.
Every day, when he gets off from work,
he picks up his phone to be with his family who’s back in the Philippines.
Every Sunday, after mass, he joins the Filipino community gatherings.

Filipe Cardoso

Cook.
Teach a man to fish… or cook, like his parents who taught him a love for cuisine.
In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, a sport he’s passionate about.
He also keeps his feet on the ground and takes zealous care of a small vegetable garden.

Francisco Vaz

Waiter.
Algarvean, from Vila Real, he grew up by the sea and breathes beach.
Loves skating.

José Avillez

José Avillez
Executive chef.
Considered one of the great Portuguese chefs,
José Avillez stands out because of his enterprising spirit and drive to keep pushing further.

David Jesus

Head chef.
A fundamental piece to make everything happen.
A man of noble feelings and a demanding perfectionist with a very big heart.
He dedicates his (very little) free time to his family.

Américo dos Santos

Pastry chef.
Dedicated and gentle, puts his heart and soul into everything he does.
When he's not busy with a finger in every pie,
he enjoys doing research on Portuguese gastronomy.
He likes to play padel, jog and read.

Filipe Pina

Sous chef.
Responsible and organised, he once dreamed of becoming a photo model,
yet his heart was not in it, and today, cuisine is his life.
In his free time, he enjoys going for walks and hanging with his friends.

Olívia Moreno

Kitchen porter.
Hard-working, strong-minded and easy-smiling.
She dedicates her free time to her family, the centre of her world.

João Oliveira

Waiter.
Unwaveringly energetic, he boxes, practices krav maga, jogs and loves to dance.
He enjoys writing, listening to opera and the combo of the two.
Whenever he’s got time, he goes for walks with his family.

João Leitão

Sous chef.
Driven by restlessness, he loves music, sports
and travelling to new gastronomic horizons.

Luís Reis

Maître.
A tireless worker, always ready to help.
A father of 4 and Benfica fan who enjoys reading, sports, cinema
and cheering everybody up with his bad jokes.

Alexandre Martins

Cook.
A Lisboner who’ s known exactly what he wants since he was a kid - to cook.
A fan of NBA and American football who saves his spare time for his family.

Rodolfo Tristão

Sommelier.
The pleasure of hosting was passed on to him by his grandmother who owned a café. He likes to stay
active, goes hiking and plays soccer with his friends.
He’s an avid reader of anything to do with wine and enjoys travelling,
not just on the grounds of his passion for wine.

Nádia Desidério

Head waiter.
A woman of action who never avoids the gym. In her free time, she visits farms and vineyards,
participates in wine tastings and meets wine-producers.

Miguel Gomes

Sous chef.
He wanted to study sports, but after an internship in the kitchen of Hotel Albatroz where he met chef
José Avillez, he turned to cooking
and enrolled in the school of Hotel and Tourism in Estoril.
In his spare time, he likes to play soccer and gather his friends around a lively table.

José Duarte Gonçalves

Cook.
A man of few words, collected and reserved.
He studied contemporary art and thought of becoming an architect.
Later he came to realize that he didn't want to stray from the gastronomy world through his mom,
a restaurant owner.
Whenever he has time, he shares it with his closest friends.

Tomás Carreira

Waiter.
One of five brothers, always shares his time with family and friends.
Treasures the small pleasures of everyday life and their beauty.
A Nature lover, oenophiliac and self-taught wine expert.
You’ll never see him miss dinner with those he loves.

Pedro Sequeira

Cook.
An Algarve native who spent 6 years abroad.
In his leisure moments he enjoys being with his family
and rediscovering Portugal through its restaurants.
He’s also a soccer and tennis enthusiast.

Mónica Santos

Cook.
A Madeira native with a proud accent.
Cuisine always sounded right, so she got into this world at a young age.
Keeping in shape is a priority for her.

Pedro Pinto

Kitchen porter.
Tireless worker, a dedicated and highly respected staff member.
An essential gear in the kitchen’s operation.
A voluntary social worker who enjoys classical music and painting.

Rúben Ribeiro

Cook.
Dedicates his time to his family and girlfriend
and finds the challenge of solving the puzzles in crime series addictive.
Loves going out at night with his friends.

Luís Malua

Waiter.
A Portuguese northerner, sometimes with an accent.
Enjoys reading, mainly about social sciences and humanities, and crossfit training.

Filipa Figueiredo

Pastry cook.
Passionate about animals and a Scout of ten years.
In the field of gastronomy, she always felt pastry was her calling,
because she believes this area allows her to develop innovative ideas
with deeper creative freedom.

Dante Cerezo

Kitchen porter.
Filipino, from the province of Pangasinan where he was a taxi driver.
Every day, when he gets off from work,
he picks up his phone to be with his family who’s back in the Philippines.
Every Sunday, after mass, he joins the Filipino community gatherings.

Filipe Cardoso

Cook.
Teach a man to fish… or cook, like his parents who taught him a love for cuisine.
In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, a sport he’s passionate about.
He also keeps his feet on the ground and takes zealous care of a small vegetable garden.

Francisco Vaz

Waiter.
Algarvean, from Vila Real, he grew up by the sea and breathes beach.
Loves skating.

Américo Santos

Américo Santos Dedicado e humilde, dá sempre o melhor de si. Quando não está com as mãos na massa, dedica-se à investigação sobre gastronomia portuguesa, joga padel, corre e lê.

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Américo Santos Dedicado e humilde, dá sempre o melhor de si. Quando não está com as mãos na massa, dedica-se à investigação sobre gastronomia portuguesa, joga padel, corre e lê.

José Avillez

Executive chef.
Considered one of the great
Portuguese chefs, José Avillez stands out
because of his enterprising spirit
and drive to keep pushing further.

David Jesus

Head chef.
A fundamental piece
to make everything happen.
A man of noble feelings
and a demanding perfectionist
with a very big heart.
He dedicates his (very little)
free time to his family.

Américo dos Santos

Pastry chef.
Dedicated and gentle,
puts his heart and soul
into everything he does.
When he's not busy with a finger
in every pie, he enjoys doing research
on Portuguese gastronomy.
He likes to play padel, jog and read.

Filipe Pina

Sous chef.
Responsible and organised,
he once dreamed of becoming
a photo model, yet his heart
was not in it, and today,
cuisine is his life.
In his free time,
he enjoys going for walks
and hanging with his friends.

Olívia Moreno

Kitchen porter.
Hard-working, strong-minded
and easy-smiling.
She dedicates her free time
to her family, the centre of her world.

João Oliveira

Waiter.
Unwaveringly energetic,
he boxes, practices krav maga,
jogs and loves to dance.
He enjoys writing, listening to opera
and the combo of the two.
Whenever he’s got time,
he goes for walks with his family.

João Leitão

Sous chef.
Driven by restlessness,
he loves music, sports and travelling
to new gastronomic horizons.

Luís Reis

Maître.
A tireless worker,
always ready to help.
A father of 4 and Benfica fan
who enjoys reading, sports, cinema
and cheering everybody up
with his bad jokes.

Alexandre Martins

Cook.
A Lisboner who’ s known exactly
what he wants since he was a kid
- to cook.
A fan of NBA and American football
who saves his spare time for his family.

Rodolfo Tristão

Sommelier.
The pleasure of hosting
was passed on to him by his grandmother
who owned a café.
He likes to stay active, goes hiking
and plays soccer with his friends.
He’s an avid reader of anything to do
with wine and enjoys travelling,
not just on the grounds
of his passion for wine.

Nádia Desidério

Head waiter.
A woman of action
who never avoids the gym.
In her free time,
she visits farms and vineyards,
participates in wine tastings
and meets wine-producers.

Miguel Gomes

Sous chef.
He wanted to study sports,
but after an internship
in the kitchen of Hotel Albatroz
where he met chef José Avillez,
he turned to cooking
and enrolled in the school
of Hotel and Tourism in Estoril.
In his spare time,
he likes to play soccer
and gather his friends
around a lively table.

José Duarte Gonçalves

Cook.
A man of few words,
collected and reserved.
He studied contemporary art
and thought of becoming an architect.
Later he came to realize
that he didn't want to stray
from the gastronomy world
through his mom, a restaurant owner.
Whenever he has time,
he shares it with his closest friends.

Tomás Carreira

Waiter.
One of five brothers,
always shares his time
with family and friends.
Treasures the small pleasures
of everyday life and their beauty.
A Nature lover, oenophiliac
and self-taught wine expert.
You’ll never see him miss dinner
with those he loves.

Pedro Sequeira

Cook.
An Algarve native
who spent 6 years abroad.
In his leisure moments
he enjoys being with his family
and rediscovering Portugal
through its restaurants.
He’s also a soccer
and tennis enthusiast.

Mónica Santos

Cook.
A Madeira native
with a proud accent.
Cuisine always sounded right,
so she got into this world
at a young age.
Keeping in shape
is a priority for her.

Pedro Pinto

Kitchen porter.
Tireless worker, a dedicated
and highly respected
staff member.
An essential gear
in the kitchen’s operation.
A voluntary social worker
who enjoys classical music
and painting.

Rúben Ribeiro

Cook.
Dedicates his time
to his family and girlfriend
and finds the challenge
of solving the puzzles
in crime series addictive.
Loves going out at night
with his friends.

Luís Malua

Waiter.
A Portuguese northerner,
sometimes with an accent.
Enjoys reading,
mainly about social sciences
and humanities,
and crossfit training.

Filipa Figueiredo

Pastry cook.
Passionate about animals
and a Scout of ten years.
In the field of gastronomy,
she always felt pastry
was her calling,
because she believes this area
allows her to develop
innovative ideas
with deeper creative freedom.

Dante Cerezo

Kitchen porter.
Filipino, from the province
of Pangasinan
where he was a taxi driver.
Every day, when he gets off
from work, he picks up his phone
to be with his family
who’s back in the Philippines.
Sunday, after mass,
he joins the Filipino
community gatherings.

Filipe Cardoso

Cook.
Teach a man to fish…
or cook, like his parents
who taught him a love for cuisine.
In his spare time,
he enjoys fishing,
a sport he’s passionate about.
He also keeps his feet on the ground
and takes zealous care
of a small vegetable garden.

Francisco Vaz

Waiter.
Algarvean, from Vila Real,
he grew up by the sea
and breathes beach.
Loves skating.

Américo Santos

Américo Santos Dedicado e humilde, dá sempre o melhor de si. Quando não está com as mãos na massa, dedica-se à investigação sobre gastronomia portuguesa, joga padel, corre e lê.

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Américo Santos Dedicado e humilde, dá sempre o melhor de si. Quando não está com as mãos na massa, dedica-se à investigação sobre gastronomia portuguesa, joga padel, corre e lê.

+351 213 420 607

Rua Serpa Pinto, 10 A,
1200-445 Lisbon

Open from Tuesday to Saturday
lunch: 12:30 - 15:00
dinner: 18:30 - 23:00
Closed on Sundays and Mondays

[ Please kindly note that the following e-mails
should not be used to request reservations. ]

[ Please kindly note
that the following e-mails
should not be used
to request reservations. ]

Events
grupos@joseavillez.pt

Press
press@belcanto.pt

Applications and internships
work@belcanto.pt

@belcanto_joseavillez

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Lisboa, Portugal
www.belcanto.pt

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Lisboa, Portugal
www.belcanto.pt

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