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Rua de Leichlingen 7, Funchal, Madeira 9004537, Portugal
+351 291 708 700
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: À la carte dining for lovers of genuine Italian flavours. Sharpen your...
À la carte dining for lovers of genuine Italian flavours. Sharpen your senses at Il Basilico next to the sea-front promenade. A match made in heaven...Seating: 58 + 36 (terrace) Open: Monday until Saturday lunch : 12:30 - 3:00 pm dinner : 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm Open: Sunday lunch : 12:30 - 4:00 pm dinner : 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 275
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  • 52
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  • 19
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  • 8
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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 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

We've been several times before and will be back again and again. Very popular with locals and tourists alike. Bright, fresh interior. Friendly, attentive staff and great food. Not to be missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Crawford M
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Stirling, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We've been several times before and will be back again and again. Very popular with locals and tourists alike. Bright, fresh interior. Friendly, attentive staff and great food. Not to be missed.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant 3 times last month and each time was great. We originally went with friends who were staying at the adjoining resort of which the restaurant is part. We then took friends, one of whom is very particular about his food and doesn't particularly like "foreign food". After the meal his wife commented that's the first time... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We had 2 visits to this contemporary Italian restaurant as the food was so nice. Prior to our visit, it's always looked busy so we thought it must be good. We had pasta dishes and salad and portions were plentiful. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and would highly recommend it. P.S. Love the decor!!

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Somerset, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Good food, generous portions, enjoyable live music. Very attentive helpful staff and ideal spot near the Lido walk. Warm welcome to all ages.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Have avoided this restaurant previously as believed it to be a standard tourist pizza/pasta place. Too tired to go far one evening so ended up here. Has ambience in spades, food really really good too. Going back next time I go

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice restaurant. Service was great. Got alot of care and attention. We sat in the new corner, the ambiance was nice. Nice music, not to much noise and soft lighting. starter and main course where tasteful. Desert wasnt very special. We had a nice diner, but a bit pricey.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here, the food was excellent & the staff very attentive. The restaurant is very pleasant & has a ambient atmosphere

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visit Madeira each year and stay in the Lido area (2 miles west of Funchal), this restaurant is convenient to where we stay and is at the top of our local places to eat. The place is popular with locals and visitors. It is part of the Vila Porto Mare complex and is classier than many other restaurants around.... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

While on the island of Madeira we ate at a different restaurant every night for seven nights ranging from small to larger places. This restaurant for us was not in the top 5 from 7. The food was not top quality and most of the staff were preoccupied with a few couples who obviously were every night guests and were... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant before 2 years ago. On arriving the first time, 6 hours after leaving a cold England, sitting out in this spot with wonderful food, weather and great location was just what a holiday should be. We returned several times then, and were just as delighted this time around. Sunday saw many local families using this restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua de Leichlingen 7, Funchal, Madeira 9004537, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 708 700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

À la carte dining for lovers of genuine Italian flavours. Sharpen your senses at Il Basilico next to the sea-front promenade. A match made in heaven...Seating: 58 + 36 (terrace) Open: Monday until Saturday lunch : 12:30 - 3:00 pm dinner : 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm Open: Sunday lunch : 12:30 - 4:00 pm dinner : 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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