LUNCHING OR DINING AT MENSA
"Mensa" comes from the italian word meaning a "large and welcoming table." This is a fair indication of the atmosphere and service our team provides during your dining experience. At Mensa, traditional Italian cuisine is combined with powerful Portuguese flavors, as guests are transported back in time to old childhood memories of coveted home-cooked dishes with each bite taken. The cosy, bright, and chic dining room is animated with guests' laughter, chatter, and clinking glasses, as Mensa has become a home away from home for avid lovers, and critics, of Italian cuisine.
Home-made Pasta with the best ingredients and inspired from Northern Italy
Open every day for lunch and dinner
RESERVE A TABLE
Dine or lunch outdoor on the terrace of the Mensa Restaurant with the calming views and sounds of the hotel pool. Indulge in the fresh flavors of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean as our experienced teams prepare fresh produce to be served directly onto your plate. For lunch, order a drink from our wide selection of beverages including our cold-pressed juices, paired with a small bite or two from the tapas menu, and followed by a family dip in the pool. For dinner, enjoy the full Mensa Italian menu with a bottle of wine as you gaze up at the stars with a loved one in the perfect romantic dining atmosphere.
Pedro Pancas, 35 years old, was born and raised in Coimbra. Inspired by the gastronomy of Baixo Mondego, he began his journey early, which he has always perfected until today. He graduated in Management and Kitchen Production from the School of Hospitality and Tourism of Coimbra and also graduated in Organizational Communication in the field of Marketing, since then he has worked at several renowned hotels and restaurants and is currently the Executive Chef of Mensa, where he imposed his signature in Italian gastronomy and with enormous distinction. In addition to Mensa, he is also responsible for all events held in Malibu Foz, such as weddings and baptisms, in which he stands out for the original quality of his dishes.
Winner of several awards, he recently won the Golden Diploma of the Tejo Gourmet Competition for Mensa.