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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, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Superb Italian cuisine

If you thought Italian food was simple, and consisted mostly of pasta and pizza and the occasional soup - think again. Villa Cipriani offers the best of fine Italian dining. The reception is hospitable, the staff friendly and courteous. We got a table on the outside terrace, with a view that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
tawv
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Amsterdam
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Amsterdam
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314 reviews 314 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you thought Italian food was simple, and consisted mostly of pasta and pizza and the occasional soup - think again. Villa Cipriani offers the best of fine Italian dining. The reception is hospitable, the staff friendly and courteous. We got a table on the outside terrace, with a view that added much to the enjoyment. We stayed out as... More 

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We stayed for a week in Reid's Palace hotel & had dinner at Villa Cipriani on my wife's birthday. Sitting on the terrace overlooking the ocean is the most stunning view from any restaurant we have been to. The quality of food and wine was excellent and service was totally charming, friendly and professional. The best was the beautiful cake... 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 

Nerja, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I was taken to this Restaurant by my Daughter & Partner to celebrate my 68th Birthday. We chose a Table on the Terrace overlooking the Sea, the ambience of which got even better once darkness fell and the Candles were lit. The Food was excellent and the Service also, the Waiters were very attentive without be intrusive. One Waiter in... More 

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

Dear Valuable Customer, Thanks a lot for visiting our restaurant, and for 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... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Not cheap but great food and good choice although booking is necessary. Less formal than the other restaurants at Reids Palace.

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

Dear Valued Client, Thank you very much for sharing you review. We are pleased to understand that you had a delightful experience with us, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for having chosen our restaurant. We hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Ciriaco Campus General Manager Belmond... More 

Radlett, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Booked this place, which is closed at lunchtime, as we wanted somewhere special for our last night in Funchal. A lovely restaurant inside, where they try to give most diners a sea view, even though it was too windy to use the outside terrace. Everything about the meal was top class, from the bread, timbale of crab starter to the... More 

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

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant and 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... More 

Ascot
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were staying the Cliff Bay so this was a nearby place to visit. We looked at Reids but it seemed very old fashioned and not much fun. Ciprianis is much more relaxed, the food and service are very good and prices ok for what you get. We went back and enjoyed it as much.

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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 

Horgen
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99 reviews 99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We ordered a table for two on the same day we planned our dinner. When we arrived we got a warm welcome andcwere asked if we would like to have a table in- or outside. We decided to sit outside which was the right decision. Once sat down they asked ys about drinks which arrived sonn after we ordered them... 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 feedback. We do thank you for having chosen our restaurant, and we are glad to understand that we have been able to meet your expectations. Receiving comments like yours is the right payback for what we do, and motivates us to do our utmost to satisfy... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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340 reviews 340 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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

Dear Valued Guest, I sincerely thank you, 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 memorable experience to all our... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?