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Traversa Pousada, 22 | Ihla Do Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4110, Cape Verde
+238 981 00 57
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Ranked #12 of 45 Restaurants in Santa Maria
Price range: $10 - $56
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Chic and comfortable, the Leonardo Cafe can give its customers the taste the flavor of "made in Italy". Located in the center of Santa Maria a few steps from the sea, you'll enjoyintimate and relaxing atmosphere for lunch and dinner, with a wide range of wines. With these words Leonardo da Vinci referred to his hometown and to the areas on the hills of Montalbano where the land yields genuine products and good will.Here, where hills, villages, priories, villas and farmhouses are surroundedby vineyards and olive groves, the presence of the Great Genius can still be felt.
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

No doubting the quality of the food or the ambiance of the restaurant but it wasn't the friendliest service I have experienced, unlike other places we visited during the week, and it was the most expensive meal we had too - although still reasonable by European standards.

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was a awesome restaurant. High quality food and reasonable prices, but worthwhile. European style, you can imagine being in Ibiza. Quick and friendly staff. We will definitely be back.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have been dining at Leonard café for many years and it retains a unique atmosphere of quality and elegance. The owner is friendly, courteous and attentive and the staff are unobtrusively helpful. The beef filet with mushrooms and gorgonzola sauce is among the best meals that I have anywhere, which is saying quite a lot! Not the cheapest restaurant,... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Though the food was very good and of quality, the atmosphere nice as well, I suggest the boss (Italian - very friendly and helpful) to train more his waiters about client friendliness. Basis of service is a smile, which you will not have with the waiters. Waiters are not helpful too. It was not so busy but they were enough.... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went to Leonardos for dinner and I would highly recommend it. The food was of a much higher standard than most of the other places we ate at in Santa Maria. The portions were really big so make sure you're hungry!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The food was excellent quality with great portions. The staff were attentive without being overbearing and the whole experience was excellent. Looking forward to going back several times when we return to Sal in February!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Meal was delicious and highly recommended. Nicely set Restaurant, in the center of Santa Maria, cosy and comfortable, with attentive service and the food of good quality and well prepared. Great local fish and nice wine dinner.

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Fresh sea food, well prepared and well served. The restaurant was clean and tidy, and the food good. The menu is fish/italian based. Highly recommended.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were looking for somewhere to eat out on Christmas eve and came across this restaurant, unfortunately they were fully booked, so we booked for the following evening. The food was exceptional, excellent service and a nice relaxing feeling. We also had the restaurants own Chianti which was delicious. The restaurant setting is very unusual as it is outdoor in... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Nice restaurant with a lot of potential. Unfortunately the staff was not on the same level as the restaurant. We ordered 2 rare (poco hecho) filet steaks and 2 medium rare. When the steaks arrived the first 2 were medium rare and when the second 2 arrived I asked if these were the rare steaks. Blank stares and confusion. They... More 

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Additional Information about Leonardo Cafe

Address: Traversa Pousada, 22 | Ihla Do Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4110, Cape Verde
Phone Number: +238 981 00 57
Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 56
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

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