Pretty much the epitome of a traditional Porto eatery, Casa Aleixo is made up of a couple of long, low cave-like dining rooms with walls of bare stone decorated with fading photos of illustrious diners. The place will echo with the chatter of regulars and foreigners who have hiked out to the off-the-beaten-track neighborhood near Campanhã station lured by a legendary version of a Porto classic—deep-fried filets of octopus served with octopus risotto (filetes de polvo com arroz de polvo). If octopus isn't your thing, their tripas is justly famed and there's a mean steak made from a tasty breed of north Portuguese cattle (posta de vitela Maronesa). The typical northern deserts include aletria made from pasta, milk and cinnamon.