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Venda da Donna Maria

Rua de Santa Maria, 51, Funchal, Madeira 9060-290, Portugal
+351291621225
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Ranked #134 of 413 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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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Delicious traditional food, simple and cooked fresh. To start, a homemade soup for my wife and a prawn and mango salad for me, both tasty. For mains we went for the two person beef dish with sweet potato, maize chips and potato...mmm...very nice. Service was excellent and we got some extra snacks brought round while we waited, a lovely touch.... More

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Buckinghamshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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269 reviews 269 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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