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Il Basilico

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Rua de Leichlingen 7, Funchal, Madeira 9004537, Portugal
+351 291 708 700
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian

We ate here on our first evening, booked before we left home following reviews read, glad we did as it was very busy. The service was good, and the food excellent all served with a smile. Very good value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
JAH_CH3
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Chester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It was okay, but the food was ordinary to say the least. The pizza I had was okay, but nothing special - I've had better at Dominos for half the cost. My wife's risotto was disappointingly stodgy and overcooked. The location was pleasant, as was the restaurant, but wouldn't bother going back again. Oh, and they ran out of Pinot... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here on our first evening, booked before we left home following reviews read, glad we did as it was very busy. The service was good, and the food excellent all served with a smile. Very good value for money.

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Really good food, ambiance,wine and service. Sometimes the food doesn't quite make the 5 star grade, and some of the menu items they had last year are sadly missing such as the fish soup and ragout. But well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A firm favourite which I visit every time I'm in Funchal. Great pasta dish, macaroncetti, lots of cheese and fine steak mixed in. Delicious. Followed up by a chocolate brownie that is perfection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We usually eat here at least once per visit. Staff always friendly, food always good, and the setting is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Liked the pretty restaurant in a nice setting, serving authentic italian food. friendly staff. nothing to dislike, tho can be a bit noisy with children early in the evening

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Everything was average, hoped for better? Food could have been tastier. Service was less than personal? Lights were out in the ladies and pedal bin was broken. Small issues I know but they all set you apart from the rest

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A busy Italian themed restaurant, now with a tapas menu added from 3.00pm. Part of the Porto Mare Hotel complex where we were staying, offers an extensive menu to suit most tastes. service was efficient and friendly and quality of food very good.

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Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Mainly pasta and pizzas with limited meat dishes but as a vegan there is always something for me. We always make a visit here each year. However booking is a must unless you go early

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

this very modern restaurant is situated down at the Lido and is very well furnished and beautifully clean. The staff are particularly friendly and helpful. Full Italian menu and delicious to eat1

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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, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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