Our history

Using the freshest ingredients, Romina Lamassa expresses her pride in the cuisine of her native Italy through her dishes. At Lamassa, we make this return to our origins a reality through a true gastronomic experience of the most fascinating Italian flavors.

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a nossa história
Romina Lamassa

Romina Lamassa, the soul of our house

Romina Lamassa was born in Altamura, in the Puglia region. Of this fertile territory, rich in wheat fields, vineyards and olive groves, he only has memories of his maternal grandparents’ stories, because he settled with his family in the Campania region of southern Italy at an early age.

His childhood and adolescence were spent in the province of Salerno, in the mountainous area of Cilento, a World Heritage landscape and the land of his father from whom he inherited the name Lamassa (yes, it really is his surname and not a pun on the name of his restaurant). He grew up watching his mother Margherita and grandmother Domenica make their own pasta, which they wanted to be “al dente”! And he has very vivid memories of the women of his land, around a large wooden table, preparing and selling a typical pasta called “orecchiette” in the street. From an early age he was interested in manual tasks, and shaping dough by hand was one of them.

From Italy to Portugal

But the empathy she felt for “four-legged” animals led her to study veterinary medicine in Naples. During this period, while working in a well-known restaurant in the city, he discovered his passion for the world of catering. After graduating, he decided to gain experience in his field and headed for the Italian capital – majestic Rome. But it’s Portugal that will win her heart. In 2012, already married to a Portuguese man, she chose this country to live and work in.

In Portugal, she doesn’t find the pasta she used to have in Italy and notices that there isn’t the variety of ingredients she used to eat, especially in terms of vegetables and other seasonal products. An idea that he feels more and more certain about is beginning to bubble up: opening a house, a meeting place for Italian gastronomy. Perhaps an encounter with herself.

This is how the Lamassa restaurant came to be, created to pay homage to the rich and diverse ingredients and traditional flavors that make authentic Italian cuisine one of the best in the world!

What our customers say

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Isabelle G
Isabelle G
2024-05-08
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Excellente adresse Cuisine italienne de qualité les raviolis sont fait maison et ils sont excellents Le tiramisu est comme à la maison Et un service très sympathique
carolina b
carolina b
2024-04-23
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Best handmade pasta in Lisbon! Without a doubt the best fresh handmade pasta in Lisbon. Super fresh ingredients and the most friendly staff. The atmosphere is cozy and they always have delicious specials. On that day i tried the panzerotti and it was really amazing! I’ve been in Lamassa a few times and they never disappoint. Can’t recommend more.
Ani Y
Ani Y
2024-04-19
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The best place to eat hand-made pasta It is one of the best experiences I have had in Lisbon during the last four yers years. The pasta was amazing, the service was amazing, the dessert was amazing. It's definitely a place I recommend.
Ccf I
Ccf I
2024-04-13
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Decepcionada Para começar é de salientar que a cozinha está de parabéns porque a comida estava excelente!!! Mas … o que aconteceu no final da noite foi inacreditável. Eramos um grupo de amigas e tinhamos pedido mais vinho e pouco depois chegou um empregado com a conta e pediu para pagarmos e sair porque precisavam da mesa. Nem sequer deixaram pedir mais agua, tivemos de pedir um copo de agua e o empregado ficou a pressionar com a máquina de multibanco até pagarmos. Tivemos de acabar o vinho à pressa e sair. Ficamos espantadas com a falta de profissionalismo! Até comentamos entre nós que poderiam ter agido de uma forma completamente diferente e nos terem abordado e explicado com delicadeza que haviam pessoas à espera de mesa; mas apresentar conta, recusar serviço e apressar… foi muito decepcionante e francamente lamentável!
11NigelR
11NigelR
2024-03-07
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Excellent pasta restaurant in Estoril Thursday night walked up and it was full at 7:45, took my number and called back in half an hour. Food was excellent, starter was quite large probably to share but hey! Main I had was mushroom Pappardelle and the pasta was perfectly cooked. House wine is nice (red from Lisbon region) and service excellent. Not in your face but there if you need them. Great place, highly recommend!
Espen
Espen
2024-02-20
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God mat, god service, ok pris. Var ned min sønn for en middag. Enkel restaurant med god mat. Ok pris. Ikke så stor posjon på hovedrett, men sikkert passe om man he forrett og dessert. Vi delte en forrett (dagens foccacia) og spiste hver vår hovedrett. God mat, god service, ok pris.
Companion30310349415
Companion30310349415
2024-01-13
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Nunca mais voltamos Lugar simpático, bem decorado e com empregados simpáticos, porém funciona por turnos o que obriga os funcionários a explicar que temos que comer o nos por a andar, confesso que fiquei chocado com a falta de flexibilidade, fomos celebrar os 86 da minha sogra e não quiseram nos servir 2 grapas pois tinham pessoas à espera para o segundo turno, vergonhoso e desconfio que até vá contra os direitos do consumidor, nem no macdonalds isso se faz, nunca mais lá voltamos.
Jon Hourihan
Jon Hourihan
2023-12-17
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Superb. Definitely the best pasta outside of Italy. Reserved a table on the second sitting, around 2100. Great menu and good pricing. We opted for the ‘baked’ Provolone cheese starter with bread. I have the ravioli di carne, my wife choosing the tagliatelle with gorgonzola. A side salad. Bottle of Primitivo. And a light lemon cake (like a lemon meringue) and a fabulous pistachio cheesecake completed the menu. The pasta is special. Light and fresh. In some restaurants they serve too much of a main course, some too little. Here the portion size was perfect. However, if there was a 2nd helping… I’m sure no-one would decline. It’s a winner.
antonella c
antonella c
2023-11-10
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Sapori Italiani Trovato per caso ma assolutamente da provare!! Pasta all’italiana buonissima!! Personale accogliente e gentile. Da provare!
krayon59
krayon59
2023-10-19
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Busy, popular, loud and delicious. Delightful pasta creations, always cooked perfectly. the restaurant does two seatings at 7 and 9 so do not plan the perfect 8 o'clock time slot :-) There are salads and carpaccio, stuffed and long noodle pastas with and without meat. Mushroom, gorgonzola and burrata dishes rate highly but there is nothing that is not delicious and repeatable (having been many times in the last two years) reservations a must. Please also know the restaurant is loud. some soft absorbent window fabric or roof tiles would go a long way to soften the bouncing of sound.