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Venda da Donna Maria

Rua de Santa Maria, 51, Funchal, Madeira 9060-290, Portugal
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Ranked #128 of 418 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $20
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Local restaurant specialized in regional and homemade gastronomy.It´s a bring back of the old grocery stores of the last century, added to the comfort, personalized service, thorough decoration and quality maderian gastronomy.- A place not to be missed at the Old Part of Town. Come and visit us!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

As others have said - the food was nice here. Most of the staff were nice too. All was going well until the bill... it came to 57.30 euros and as we didn't have any change for a tip I gave them 80 and asked for change. What I got back was 2.70 as if the other 20 was never... More

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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263 reviews 263 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

It is always nice to find a small restaurant with great ambience both inside and out. We stumbled across Donna Maria in Rue de Santa Maria where there are many bars and restaurants spilling out into the the small street. The staff are helpful and enjoyed my Portuguese helping me though and we eat outside with French and Germans. The... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Like many restaurants on this little street we were happy with this one. Unfortunately we were not hungry enough and the dishes were huge!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was our second restaurant meal in Madeira and stopped here on spec as it boasted local cuisine. My wife and son and a beef dish for two in a sauce which was a local dish. There was a lot of beef and they loved the dish. I had the Espada - black scabbard - with banana and passion fruit... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Another random pick in the old town but to be honest I wasn't all that impressed. I'm not saying the food was bad but compared to what we have had up to this point there is a lot better to be had.

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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Funchal is full of the same bland restaurants which all carry the same tourist menus. You really have to search for special places and fortunately this is one. Great service, wonderful atmosphere but the main part: great food. Finally a place that had some interesting vegetable options as well, like for instance a great favabeans salad.

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Livorno, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice restaurant in the old part of Town. The service is friendly, efficient and dedicated. The food is good, in particular the fish menu. The price is reasonable: 30 euros for starter (four tastes), main course (fish), side dish of vegetables, water, house wine, coffee, a glass of Madeira and poncha.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went here for lunch and chose a bowel of tomato soup which was really good. Seved with local garlic buttered bread which again to go was very nice. This is a very good place for lunch.

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Odder, Arhus, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Vendada Donna Maria is situated in the old part of Funchal. The restaurant serve a mix of traditional Madeira food and Portuguese food. The staff is very friendly and will advice you in any way. We had some of the traditional dishes and is was wonderful. And, as a surprise, they served a piece of cake for my wife, as... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Popped in here on a whim without checking any reviews. After our starters (banana and ham, mango and prawns) we were both full. For mains we had the Madeiran beef and the chicken in beer. Both were absolutely delicious but neither of us could finish. The food is fantastic, the portions are large and the prices are reasonable. The staff... More

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