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L'Osteria

Rua Casa Branca, 33, Funchal, Madeira 9125-117, Portugal
+351 291 768 358
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Ranked #20 of 417 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $39
Cuisines: Mediterranean, International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Like some other reviewers, I can't understand why this amazing restaurant isn't more busy. It was our favourite when we last visited Madeira two years ago. Having returned to this wonderful island, we visited L'Osteria again last night..... and we weren't disappointed! Fantastic food and great service - it really has a touch of class. I really can't rate it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a fabulous meal we had last week and we have been back tonight and in no way disappointed. If you have tried the Forte, Mozarts, Armazen etc then this place will satisfy your taste buds if you love excellent food served with a touch of class. Please, take a short walk up the gentle incline to L'Osteria and reward... More

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

L'Osteria remains one of our favourite restaurants in the Funchal area. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. The service is always friendly and the atmosphere relaxed, so I am a little perplexed as to why it is not busier. However, having considered the matter and having thought what initially attracts me to other establishments, I believe it might... More

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Funchal, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We booked for the wife's birthday last month, 10 of us, the tables was set up to the side of the restaurant, and for a small charge we had flowers on the table plus a bouquet for the wife. Then as we had booked for 10 people, yes, a birthday cake to finish the evening. We all had different meals,... More

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Skipton
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We returned to L'Osteria (16/08) after several visits in 2013. The service and food was just as good as ever. The 3 course menu at 20 euros per person was excellent value. We will return again during this holiday. The only disappointing thing is that the restaurant is never very busy. This is a shame. If in Madeira we would... More

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place was so good the first time we tried it that we went back a second time to try some of the rest of the menu. The service was excellent and most of the staff spoke very good English. They also do a brilliant deal for a 3 course meal with a bottle of wine and a bottle of... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A very pleasant mellow dining experience on the patio.The food was high quality and it is good value particularly if you go for the three course meal with drinks included. The pace of the service allows you to savour each course and enjoy a memorable evening. The local fish dish was very ordinary and the onion soup was poor but... More

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Top review for l'osteria due to its relaxed atmosphere and if I may... The polvo (octopus) is absolutely out of this world. If I had to choose a last execution supper this would be in my top 3. Staff very nice and have never had a bad meal here. Wish the food in the UK was this good! Rarely a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We recently ate here as a table for two to try a different restaurant (we come to Madeira frequently to see family). It's tucked away behind the main hotel strip so is a bit quieter than the norm for the area. You can choose between sitting inside or the generous patio. Their mix and match deal is good value -... More

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York, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

You know when you go to the cinema expecting to see a good film and it turns out to be a masterpiece..this is the L'Osteria. A fantastic restaurant providing excellent food, beautifully presented and all for just 26.5 Euros a head. For this you get a three course meal, wine and water. We had duck/calamari to start then we both... More

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