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L'Osteria

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Mediterranean, Italian, International
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Rua Casa Branca, 63, Funchal, Madeira 9125-117, Portugal
+351 291 768 358
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 381
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Meal

Very good Xmas Eve meal, even with the slightly restricted menu. Very tasty courses and good observant service throughout the evening. Would recommend to anyone after a really tasty meal in an excellent establishment.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
GlasgowTonto
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Very good Xmas Eve meal, even with the slightly restricted menu. Very tasty courses and good observant service throughout the evening. Would recommend to anyone after a really tasty meal in an excellent establishment.

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Thank GlasgowTonto
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Lovely meal. As usual service was quiet and very efficient. Risotto was excellent as were the other dishes, fish and chicken, chosen. Vegetables were very well cooked and all served on warm plates. Puddings also very moreish. Only drawback is the hill up which might put some people off but well worth it when you get there.

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Thank Shawdon
Funchal, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Nice looking food, Nice tastes, Nice people. My favorite on Madeira! Been there several times.Return there every year.

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Kent
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a few times before but felt a bit let down this visit. There was a poster outside advertising a price for either a two or three course menu. On the first page of the extensive menu, different prices were shown, one including wine. You choose from an a la carte menu, where some dishes... More 

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Thank PetuniaKent
Chester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Good food is served at this restaurant. There is indoor and outdoor seating, the place is well equipped and clean. However the atmosphere is so flat. The owners need to greet customers with a smile, welcome them and provide a quality service, liven up chaps, your customers want more than good food, engage with them or they won't come back.

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Thank Gary H
Gosport, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

If like us you have eaten here before but not tried it recently then it's worth going back. The food is very good, the atmosphere and service are quiet and competent. They now do a fixed price menu, 3 courses off the main menu and 2 glasses of wine for 26 Euros - bargain.We had Smoked Duck, Espada in Courgette... More 

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Thank AlanandLyn
Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Visited again back in October. Was not disappointed. Food was very good. Service first class. Still had nice little touches like free Chocolates at the end of your meal. Had a Steak with Mushrooms, Wife had the Chicken. Both very good. Would still recommend to try & very good value compared to all the many other Restaurants in Funchal.

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Thank cherf606
Wendover, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here many times in recent years and always enjoyed our evening. The food is good but that is essential, the thing that sets the restraunt apart is the friendliness and calmness. The atmosphere is similar to having dinner with friends. We strongly recommend you search out L'Osteria

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Thank Crueen
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Cannot understand why this restaurant isn't bursting at the seams, they serve good quality Italian food at excellent prices. We have been visiting for the past four years and every time we visit the food and service is excellent.

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Thank barnsleylad2015
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

There was a time when I would give L'Osteria 5 stars, but it seems to have lost a bit of sparkle. Things like a glass of complimentary sparkling wine used to be given. Also noticed that the 2 course menu was advertised outside for 2 or 3 euros cheaper than the 2 course menu in the restaurant! I still like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Casa Branca, 63, Funchal, Madeira 9125-117, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 768 358

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 33
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?