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Leonardo Cafe

Traversa Pousada, 22 | Ihla Do Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4110, Cape Verde
+238 981 00 57
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Ranked #11 of 42 Restaurants in Santa Maria
Price range: $12 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, 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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Oslo
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant it's self is really nice with also a rooftop, outside sitting place. Nice atmosphere. We both a pasta starter. Filed ravioli with meat. Nice taste, but boring look. The main course was a tuna steak with lemon sauce and rise. I asked for mashed potatoes and got that. Nice taste on the tuna, perfect grilled but the sauce... More 

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Leonardocafe, Proprietario at Leonardo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we like to receive compliments like the obsertvations. In your feedback you forgot to write two things very important: you ate all the fillet....and after you will say to the manager that was not good and in the bill you not pay the fillet.....that you ate!!!!!! I can accept that you don't like our fillet but... More 

Marina di Castagneto Carducci, Italy
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great location, great host, good pizza and fun menu if you crave for a good spaghetti marinara or a grilled tuna italian style with a fine italian White or red wine ..

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Hi, as frequent world travellers,seeking out fine dinning experiences,is part of our holiday.We enjoy finding a restaurant using our own skills from years of, good and bad experiences.We found Leonardos,after a stroll around Santa Maria.The menu has a variety of dishes,gracefully using as many locally sourced produce as possible.The menu is sensibly small but diverse,with skill,Alessandro,combines local and off Island... More 

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Meppel, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great Italian food, especially the garlic bread to start with is delicious. I like the little terrace in front of the restaurant, where I used dinner a few times.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Came here after all inclusive bug !!!! Needed nice food and wow We found it !!!!! Well worth a visit we had the steak which was to die for If your all inclusive and get fed up or hippy tummies go here x

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The first time we ate there was 2006.Since then the restaurant has expanded upstairs and the menu has blossomed with a variety of Italian dishes now available ,the Wahoo in lemon sauce is the best I have had anywhere.He used to serve excellent pizzas but he has the full menu now a MUST if you are on Sal ,slightly more... More 

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

You must give this restaurant a visit. Try the Brazilian Steak it is delicious. Good service great food and reasonably priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Found this walking in the street out of season in Santa Maria. Very cute and quaint. Lovely food and service. Great local fish and nice wine dinner. Glad we found this place, made a change eating out of the hotel in town.

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Santa Maria, Cape Verde
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Been a few times to Leonardo's every time just fantastic, this time it was our anniversary and the owner was very attentive, we had a fablous meal of lamb chops and steak, it was just gorgeous and perfect.

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Malmo, Sweden
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

OK italian food brought to you with an OK level of service. We went here for dinner and by the looks of it, it seems the café possibilities during day time might be better.

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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 12 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

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