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Venda da Donna Maria

Rua de Santa Maria, 51, Funchal, Madeira 9060-290, Portugal
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Ranked #107 of 411 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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75% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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2 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I have orderes octopus... it was at least 3- 5 days old. It was like a chewing gum. I was hungry so i ate it. Now i feel bad.....

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Each time we walked past Venda da Donna Maria we were approached by a friendly member of staff. We eventually gave it a try. Thought the tables were a little close together, but this only added to the atmosphere along the narrow Rua de Santa Maria. We enjoyed a good rustic chicken main course (quite a large portion size) and... More

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We last visited in December last year. It was good and I said to them we´d be back in June this year and we were. Excellent service, another really good Madeira style meal at reasonable cost. Definitely one of the little gems along the Rua de Santa Maria in Funchal Old Town. We´ll be back next year!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

On our last day in Funchal and before we drove to the Airport we wanted to have lunch in somewhere "special". It was the taxi driver who we spoke to the night before who recommended us to Venda da Donna Maria. What a wonderful 'find' and a perfect end to our holiday. The location on the street, watching people and... More

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