Run by chef Diogo Martins and bartender Diogo Santos
A new restaurant has opened in Faro promising a new take on Italian cuisine where “audacity and madness meet to create an unmatched gastronomic symphony”.
Zebra restaurant is run by chef Diogo Martins and bartender Diogo Santos and is located at no.22 on Rua Conselheiro Bívar.
“There is a huge gap in Italian cuisine, especially in the Algarve,” says chef Diogo Martins, adding that the goal of the new restaurant is to offer a gastronomic experience based on a “twist of national products and 100% Italian products in a perfect combination of cultures.
“We want to offer a space that is unpretentious and informal, so that everyone who visits us feels at home,” he added.
The space features a home bar and a dining room with 40 seats.
Clients can choose to simply enjoy a cocktail at the bar, such as an Expresso Martini or a Millionnaire #4, or enjoy a full meal.
The dinner menu features several classic Italian dishes, made with Algarvian ingredients and others imported directly from Italy, including pumpkin risotto with peach and pesto (€21), turbot with hulled barley, capers and radish (€23), Rossini-style pork loin with foie gras and black truffle (€45), while the dessert menu features panna cotta with peach, passion fruit and ginger (€6).
Dishes can be paired with a wide range of wines, including some of Portugal’s finest.
Zebra is open from Monday to Saturday between 6pm and 2am.