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Ristorante Villa Cipriani

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Reid's Palace Hotel | Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
351 291 717171
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 48
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Looks like a tavern, but do not be deceived

The first impression is of a very well kept tavern, by the tables and décor in a splendid site in the Funchal Bay, between Reid's Palace and Cliff Bay hotels. But the maitre d'hotes, the waiters and the menu list with its high prices, will put you back to earth. And, though expensive, it is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
carlosmp
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
326 reviews 326 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The first impression is of a very well kept tavern, by the tables and décor in a splendid site in the Funchal Bay, between Reid's Palace and Cliff Bay hotels. But the maitre d'hotes, the waiters and the menu list with its high prices, will put you back to earth. And, though expensive, it is a fabulous restaurant. Good portuguese... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We visited Cipriani's restaurant and while the prices may be higher than other restaurants locally, the views and the service we experienced were exceptional. For those who complain about the prices, there is an Italian next to MacDonald's in Funchal. I think it's called Pizza Hut, try there next time. Cipriani's menu can suit most people's budget, but what you... More 

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CiriacoCampus, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this review

Dear Valuable Customer, Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at Villa Cipriani, and that you described it as a wonderful experience. Indeed delivering experiences is our core business, and is from comments like yours that we find the motivation to work harder in order to exceed our valued customers’... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The service and the quality of the food was really good. A wide selection of wines as well. If you get the chance sit outside on the terrace for a stunning view.

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CiriacoCampus, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I sincerely thank you, on behalf of our staff, for choosing our restaurant, and for the lovely comments you've shared. We are pleased to know that you had a delightful experience at the Ristorante Villa Cipriani. We value all comments as they encourage us to keep working every day to improve our service and continue to deliver... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It was my second time at this restaurante and the experience was quite the same. Excellent location (the view is outstanding) and excellent food. That's it. The service is poor for the price you pay. The staff was too much present trying to get the first bottle of wine empty. After they realize you will not ask for a second... More 

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CiriacoCampus, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Hope this message finds you well. Thank you very much for visiting us, and for having taken the time for writing your feedback, I really appreciate your constructive comments. We do take our valuable guests' comments into our highest consideration because are for us an incredible tool for improving our level of service. In this respect, after... More 

Guildtown, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Just returned from Villa Cipriani and it was outstanding in every way. Had been here a few years ago and wondered if going back again would be somehow different. It was as exceptional as I remembered. The service was great. Staff really attentive but not overly so. The atmosphere and views are spectacular. The quality of the food is second... More 

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CiriacoCampus, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this review

Dear Valuable Customer, Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant and for sharing your feedback. We have all been flattered by your kind words. It is indeed a great pleasure to receive these words of vote, which without any doubt are the spring that pushes us all to do our utmost to please our valuable customers. We all hope... More 

Dorset
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The best time to dine at Villa Cipriani is in the warmer months, when you can sit under the stars. It really is breathtaking, and has by far the best ambiente in Funchal. Of course, you pay a little more, and you have to dress up a little; but well worth the cost and effort.

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CiriacoCampus, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you very much for taking the time for writing your comment, we have been flattered by your kind feedback. It has been a great pleasure to understand that your experience at the Villa Cipriani has been a nice one, and words like yours are for us the fuel that pushes us to do our utmost to... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

You get what you pay for. The service was exceptional; the staff were very attentive and friendly. They have a great menu and wine selection. We sat on the terrace; very romantic! You won't get a better setting in Funchal!

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CiriacoCampus, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and I would like to take this opportunity to pass all our appreciation for having chosen our restaurant. We all hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back soon to the Villa... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had 2 bottles of wine, 3 desserts and a main pasta dish each between the 2 of us. Delightful dinner....a pasta that wasnt heavy and view cannot be beat. We preferred dinner at chalet Vicente the next night but you cannot go wrong with either.

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CiriacoCampus, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I sincerely thank you, on behalf of our staff, for visiting our restaurant, and for the lovely comments you've shared. We are pleased to know that you had a delightful experience at the Ristorante Villa Cipriani. We value all comments as they encourage us to keep working every day to improve our service and continue to deliver... More 

Funchal, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Expensive, yes. Is it worth it? Yes, yes, yes. The food is always divine. I had cannelloni classico as a starter, which was melt in the mouth gorgeous, the sauce so full of delectable flavour I really didn't want it to end. To follow, the calf liver with potato purée, so delicate and tender, served in strips like a stroganoff,... More 

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CiriacoCampus, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this review

Dear Valuable Customer, Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant and for sharing your feedback. We have all been flattered by your kind words. It is indeed a great pleasure to receive these words of vote, which without any doubt are the spring that pushes us all to do our utmost to please our valuable customers. We all hope... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The setting will be wonderful when it is summer. The terrace has fantastic views. The restaurant itself is pleasant although the chairs are dreadful. I am 5 foot 4 inches and my feet don't touch the ground. As the chairs are tall and the springs (on the one I used) had broken, I had continual pressure on my legs that... More 

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CiriacoCampus, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you very much for taking the time for writing your review about our Villa Cipriani Restaurant. Sadly, when reading your feedback, I have been dismayed as I understood that we have not been able to exceed your expectation. Here at Reid’s Palace we do take our clients’ comments into the highest consideration as they are a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Reid's Palace Hotel | Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 351 291 717171

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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