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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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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Chic and comfortable, the Leonardo Cafe can give its customers the taste...
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great restaurant, highly recommended!

I tried out this restaurant recently and I must say, my experience there was a thoroughly enjoyable one. The ambience was pleasant and the waitress were well mannered and patient. Best of all, the food was delicious! I would definitely visit it again the next time I am here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
SarahGeo
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I tried out this restaurant recently and I must say, my experience there was a thoroughly enjoyable one. The ambience was pleasant and the waitress were well mannered and patient. Best of all, the food was delicious! I would definitely visit it again the next time I am here.

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Phuket, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Leonardo Cafe didn't come up in the list of top restaurants in Sal but it's definitely up there. The service is top-notch, the food is so much better than the other restaurants in the Santa Maria which are in THE list and within the same price range. Initially, the house red was a bit disappointing. However, on our THIRD visit,... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Quite a nice Italian restaurant tucked down a side street. Good food and wine. The service was a little slow considering they were not busy, but does that matter when on holiday.

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Coventry W Midlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

all i can say is this really lovely atmosphere and the inside courtyard is a fantastic seating / dining experience too BUT we felt the food standards didn t meet up to the image expensive for this island and perhaps a " one off visit "

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Stockholm
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at Leonardo. The place is big, so it was no problem to get a table. We got our food (fish), it was well prepared and tasted very good. We were served by two ladies in the staff, one was very friendly and service minded, the other one had apparently a bad day. At least I hope so... More 

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Fairfield, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Not at all, the service was excellent and the food was good. It is not that expensive and the food is very enjoyable.The menu has a variety of dishes,gracefully using as many locally sourced produce as possible.The waitresses,are smart and extremely attentive,We found the wine list,drinks and local coffee superb,yes if you desire a change from your holiday package and... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

after reading other reviews we expected a long delay after ordering. Not at all, the service was excellent and the food was good. Would recommend over Cretcheu which has to be the worst restaurant experience in Santa Maria.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had booked restaurant for final night of our holiday. The restaurant was recommended to us as a change from all-inclusive hotel fare. Service good but food nothing special. Limited wine selection.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Been to this beautiful restaurant for dinner. It is probably the place with the best decoration in Santa Maria, therefore you get a very good first impression. However, when it comes to services it is lacking. We repeated twice our order to the waitress but she still managed to deliver it wrong. Food wise, it was not good quality as... More 

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Haarlem
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

it is a place owned by a local, it is in the middle from the town at "the" square where children are playing and people are chilling, most of the time free, good wifi, the food is very good, a shame they don't just stick with local food but also serve typical Dutch or English food, for the Dutch they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Traversa Pousada, 22 | Ihla Do Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4110, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +238 981 00 57

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?