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L'Osteria

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

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  • 337
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 12
    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
The place should be packed every night?

Each time we visit Funchal we always dine at L'Osteria. Again this year the food was excellent, service was equally as good. The big puzzle is why is the restaurant always quiet? If you visit Funchal visit this restaurant you will not be disappointed. There are many more expensive but worse... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
David B
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Each time we visit Funchal we always dine at L'Osteria. Again this year the food was excellent, service was equally as good. The big puzzle is why is the restaurant always quiet? If you visit Funchal visit this restaurant you will not be disappointed. There are many more expensive but worse restaurants in the area.

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

L`Osteria is outstanding in every respect. The décor and tableware are super, there is a very pleasant seating area outside and the restaurant can be relied upon to provide a great meal for every occasion. The meal deal is extremely good value as is the a la carte menu, the food is fresh, very tasty and beautifully presented. There is... More 

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

We ate from the set menu, 3 courses - all were great. Lovely wine, friendly fast service and a really good price.

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

The food in this restaurant is very good and cooked by one of the owners who really cares about the quality of his dishes. The atmosphere is pleasant and you are well looked after. The food and wine are good value for the quality compared to other places of the same standard. As has been said before, this is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Came on the strength of the Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Excellent meal and service. Desert was to order when I declined the menu choice.

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Eye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Our experience up to now is that Madeiran restaurants tend to pile food on your plate. While this restaurant would not qualify for bite-size nouvelle cuisine, they give you beautifully cooked food of a sensible amount. The rice with asparagus and parmesan was a delight - one to take home. We lashed out on the prawns and they were fantastic.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This family run restaurant offers a friendly service, excellent food and a true value for Money menu. We have been coming to this establishment since it opened a few years ago and can vouch for the consistency of its offering. Slightly off the beaten track but you will not be disappointed that you made the effort to visit this hidden... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This restaurant deserves more customers as the food is always excellent and the staff very efficient and friendly without being too intrusive. They have a well priced daily special and their menu is varied - both local dishes and Italian. Had the Espada on both visits and still can't decide which method of cooking I liked best as they were... More 

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had dinner here one evening and the food and service was as good as it had been in the past. It was a pity that it had not been busier. Situated off the main road, up an incline, but worth visiting. We shall be back next year. Would recommend.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We have visited this Restaurant several times and always have very good food and friendly and helpful staff.

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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: Italian, International, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?