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Venda da Donna Maria

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Rua de Santa Maria, 51, Funchal, Madeira 9060-290, Portugal
+351291621225
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Local restaurant specialized in regional and homemade gastronomy.It´s a...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Venda da Donna Maria

Really good local food at reasonable prices. BEST espetada we had in Madeira - quality of the beef was excellent, melt in the mouth and cooked exactly to our liking. Also excellent polenta and sweet potato. Definitely recommended for trying out local Madeiran specialitiesVisted twice - first time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
MandyMDS
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
London, UK
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a friend - one of the more relaxed restaurants, great service, menu is good, good price, great quality and service. Would visit it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Fanatic little restaurant the food and staff are amazing the steak was the best I have had for a long time we have visited this restaurant 3 time this week and have not been disappointed

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Funchal, Portugal
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very casual and genuine. Fado at Wednesday was a very nice surprise! Ask for parking discount if you leave the car in the big parking lot near by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Been there to have dinner on a Friday night. The staff was really friendly and helpful answering my questions about the menu, the ambient was great, very nice traditional decoration setting a great mood for a relaxing meal. All this accompanied by a great selection of wines. Very worth the visit, recommend to anyone who is in the area.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We visited here midweek during our holiday to Funchal. I don't remember what my husband had but both my courses were very disappointing. First I had the garlic chicken to start, all it tasted of was olive oil and the garlic was raw sprinkled on top. For my main I had the espetada the beef was tough, like it had... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This place deserves to be higher up the ratings than it is hence 5 stars awarded! We had the platter of beef, polenta, potato, garlic, tomato, etc - the smell is heavenly and there is enough to feed 4 people let alone 2!The beef was a little over for my liking, but didn't affect the overall dish. All rinsed down... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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286 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Really friendly staff who spoke good English. Food was OK although it was quantity not quality as far as the meat dishes were concerned. Good red wine by the glass. Outside seating is cramped.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Really good local food at reasonable prices. BEST espetada we had in Madeira - quality of the beef was excellent, melt in the mouth and cooked exactly to our liking. Also excellent polenta and sweet potato. Definitely recommended for trying out local Madeiran specialitiesVisted twice - first time was Friday night and we had no reservation. They squeezed us in.... More 

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Bugbrooke, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We stumbled across this restaurant while wandering around the old part of town. Set in a quiet back Street the location was was perfect to promote a calm tranquil meal. The staff were both helpful and informative, providing help with their well appointed menu of locally dishes. We found a table on the street, and settled into a lovely meal.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Spotted this little street and it's restaurants from the cable car. Sat in Donna Maria just for GnT but after looking at the menu decided to stay for dinner. We had sausage with lentils to start then liver and piri piri chicken for main. All delicious and washed down with a bottle of green wine (recommended by the couple next... More 

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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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua de Santa Maria, 51, Funchal, Madeira 9060-290, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351291621225

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 20
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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