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Venda da Donna Maria

Rua de Santa Maria, 51, Funchal, Madeira 9060-290, Portugal
+351291621225
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Ranked #138 of 421 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $20
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Restaurant details
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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Buckinghamshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Lovely authentic restaurant situated in the old town. Staff friendly and welcoming. We spotted this place earlier and booked ahead. Just as well as the restaurant was buzzing. The food was delicious , portions are quite large! The relaxed atmosphere made for a lovely evening. Would definately recommend this. We also had drinks outside one afternoon, with no pressure to... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to have our lunch and spoke to the nicely dressed girl who was front of house we were shown to our table With in a minute the waiter arrived and took our drink and food order Both were salads one sea food and the other chicken The beer was cold and the wine was very... More

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England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This restaurant was wonderful, very authentic and excelente service, the food was lovely and well presented and the staff very attentive, would definiately recommend to anyone for a visit to the old town. lovely environment too, near art galleries and decorated streets. lovely.

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Downham Market
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We came across this restaurant one afternoon, and chatted to the friendly girl in national costume outside. She showed us the menu, and we decided to return that evening. After deliberating the menu, I settled on Chicken in Wine and Garlic, and my husband chose lamb chops. We asked for a nice white wine, which, when we got the bill,... More

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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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267 reviews 267 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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Geneva
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about Venda da Donna Maria

Address: Rua de Santa Maria, 51, Funchal, Madeira 9060-290, Portugal
Phone Number: +351291621225
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
Average Prices: USD 11 - 20
Cuisine: Portuguese

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