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Il Basilico

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Rua de Leichlingen 7, Funchal, Madeira 9004537, Portugal
+351 291 708 700
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Contemporary restaurant on door step

We are owner's of an apartment in The Residence at Porto Mare Hotel and this is one of their restaurants. As with all their restaurants, the food is of high quality and standard and cost reflects this. Nice atmosphere. Often busy at weekends with locals eating out so may need to book in advance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Worcestershire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We are owner's of an apartment in The Residence at Porto Mare Hotel and this is one of their restaurants. As with all their restaurants, the food is of high quality and standard and cost reflects this. Nice atmosphere. Often busy at weekends with locals eating out so may need to book in advance.

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Essex, UK
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11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We found this place by chance on four day break whilst staying nearby and they managed to squeeze us in the front restaurant area as we hadn't booked. What a find! We had two different types of bruschetta for starters, one with tomatoes and one with mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes. Both delicious. I also enjoyed the best prosciutto pizza... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a couple of times and always had great meals. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the food is of excelent quality. We have tried the Lamb, the Beef Fillet, a Risotto, the Brownie dessert and they were all great! The athmosphere is quite relaxed. Not too formal but very professional. Will go... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended by a couple who were staying at our hotel, The Porto Mare to visit IL Basilico. We can agree with their findings, it was very good and we thought reasonably priced for what we chose. Our choice was fairly straightforward with the traditional pizza and a lasagne as mains and a couple of beers and rose wine,... More 

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Wicken
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food and service here were fairly good, Our friends beef medallions were excellent. The carzone was nice, but the smoked salmon and feta cheese ravioli lacked flavour. For an italian restaurant it was disappointing

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It pains me to write this review because we are regular visitors to the Hotel Porto Mare (which we love), which owns this restaurant and we get a substantial discount at Il Basilico as a result, but we have eaten here three or four times over the past few years, repeatedly giving it one more chance, and it remains a... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Last night at Madeira and we went to have dinner at this restaurant located at Lido area close to our Hotel. We had eaten local food every evening so this Italian restaurant was a nice ending to our holiday. Torrelini was good, so were the ravioli and risotto that my friends had. We had tiramisu, hazelnut-mousse and fruitsalad as desserts... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Il Basilico has expanded since our last visit (4 years's ago). Good choice of menu, great pizzas and fish. Great service.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

As always our meal here was good value and well cooked. The staff are attentive and friendly. It has been extended since our own last visit . We also had coffees and drinks here during the day.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here twice in the last week. This is a smart well run Italian restaurant. The food and service are very good, but it is rather expensive considering the basic menu. It is popular and booking is recommended.

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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, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

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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