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La Gioconda Pizzaria and Trattoria
La Gioconda Pizzaria & Trattoria in Praia da Rocha is well worth a visit for their home-made pizzas cooked in a wood fired oven, home-made pastas, great value menu and friendly service.
La Gioconda Pizzaria & Trattoria is as popular with the locals as with visitors. Once you visit you'll see why. Slightly hidden on the main avenue in Praia da Rocha, just next to Portimão, the restaurant is large and airy, with an original and colourful décor. The menu is extensive and the prices are very reasonable. The wooden tables and benches are perfect for a relaxed pizzeria and great for groups. With plenty of large screen TV's scattered around the restaurant you can keep up with the latest sports. Or, if you rather, keep an eye on the action in the kitchen - La Gioconda has an open kitchen allowing you to see the chefs put your meal together.
Their pizzas are all freshly made and cooked in the wood-fired oven. There are all the usual favorites as well as some creative combinations. The pastas are all made at La Gioconda, including brown pasta - not always an easy thing to find in the Algarve. The menu includes fish and seafood dishes too, as well as some steak and meat options. The crepes are another house special - both sweet and savory.
There is a take-away service and a delivery service at La Gioconda - perfect for a lazy end to a lazy beach day. La Gioconda is a great option for a group or family celebration and there are often special menus and parties to mark special occasions - Mothers Day, Halloween, Christmas, New Year, etc.