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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: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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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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
Very Nice

Nice atmosphere and reasonably priced good food. One of the best places we had a meal at. Thoroughly recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

food,service, quality, quantity, & prices all excellent we kept going back. would recomend the Spaghetti bolognese and lamb dishes perfect and the desert tiramasu heavenly

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I don't have even one small negative about this restaurant. The atmosphere is beautiful, interesting and romantic. The food was beyond delicious, the wine perfection and the staff so warm and friendly. You must check out the uniqueness of this gem in the heart of Santa Maria.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Nice atmosphere and reasonably priced good food. One of the best places we had a meal at. Thoroughly recommend it.

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liverpool UK
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have been to Sal many times before and visit this restaurant each time. We have seen it slip down the rankings on tripadvisor recently and despite the many new establishments on offer decided to revisit Leonardo Cafe which with hindsight turned out to be a mistake. It is priced at the higher end of restaurants in Santa Maria but... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This itailian restaurant is absolutly ok for a pizza or pasta in Santa Maria when you got tired of all the sea food. The restaurant is well kept and it seems to have a very good standard. The service was ok but grumpy. Almost no eye contact or smiles.

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Leonardocafe, Proprietario at Leonardo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your feddback, you words are very important for our job. We like to say ti you that maybe.....the waiters are not hungry but......busy for a lot of job that we have every night. See you soon in Leonardo!!! More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Fantastic welcome at the door then downhill after that. I had Tuna which was plenty and good, I couldn't get across that I wanted salad instead of rice. Large restauant and Leonardo looks over you From a big painting. The steak was ok!

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

very nice restaurant, the staff were very friendly and there was a nice atmosphere. They also served very nice rose wine at a reasonable price. I ate the lamb ribs from New Zealand, very tasty, big portion and served with creamy mash potatoes. If I was staying longer in CP I would have returned. Good location to the centre.

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Ate here last night. We both ordered the steak and both chose to have our sauces on the side, rather than served on the steak. I had the cheese sauce and my partner the pepper and rose sauce. The steaks came with mash potato and cooked medium, as requested and were as good as I've had anywhere. Well worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Myself and my partner dined at leonados last night and it was sublime. Made to feel really welcome by the owner and enjoyed a glass of complimentary prosecco on arrival. Ordered the carpaccio of octopus for starters and it was the best have ever eaten (and I've eaten a lot). My partner ordered the lamb loin from the special menu... More 

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Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Choice of clean restaurants in Santa Maria is limited but this was,with good Italian style food. Friendly staff and a pleasant courtyard to sit in. Kitchens visible and perfectly clean which was reassuring. Food good but not excellent. I would have liked a greater choice of wine by the glass.

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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 - 55
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

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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 - 55
  • 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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