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Leonardo Cafe

Traversa Pousada, 22, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 41, Cape Verde
+238 981 00 57
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Ranked #12 of 39 restaurants in Santa Maria
Price range: $20 - $54
Cuisines: Italian, International, Winery, Chowder
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.Appetizers and music on the terrace from the lounge bar. 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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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.Appetizers and music on the terrace from the lounge bar. 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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Santa Maria, Cape Verde
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Being on Sal for a while makes you long to some good European food. After all.. everyday chicken and chicken is just a bit boring. So one of the last days I went with some good company to Leonardo Cafe for a long and nice dinning. Make a reservation because it's always full. I had a tree course mail which... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The setting is very nice, but the food was a dissapointment and so was the service. The waitress didn't understand english but pretended she understood what we were saying. Not once we were asked if we were enjoying our meal while it was clear we didn't. Conclusion: pretentious

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Having booked an 'all inclusive' holiday in Sal I was apprehensive about visiting a restaurant in Santa Maria and paying, however I'm glad that the wife and I did visit Leonardo's. Although a bit plain on the outside once you enter the decoration and friendly staff are a delight, seated in a quiet corner we were offered a glass of... More

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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This was a fabulous restaurant - knowledgeable staff excellent food. Great pizza as well as great choice of fish and meat. Mid price range

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Wrangbrook
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Not sure how long this has been in Santa Maria but we've never seen it before. It is down a side street so if you're looking for it, it's well signed; you won't just happen upon it. I must admit to being a couple of bottles of wine the wrong side of sober when we are here but reception, service... More

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Leonardocafe, Proprietario at Leonardo Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We wait you to another holiday in Cape Verde and another fantastic dinner at Leonardo Cafe! More

Amsterdam, Nederland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

High quality food and high prices, but worthwhile. Eorpean style, you can imagine being in Ibiza. Quick and freindly staff.

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Leonardocafe, Proprietario at Leonardo Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We wait you to another holiday in Cape Verde and another fantastic dinner at Leonardo Cafe! More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Ate here 2 nights out of our 7 night stay - we were all inclusive but after the first night we had to go back for another visit on our last night. The food was excellent quality with great portions. The staff were attentive without being overbearing and the whole experience was excellent. We will definitely be back next year

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Leonardocafe, Proprietario at Leonardo Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We wait you to another holiday in Cape Verde and another fantastic dinner at Leonardo Cafe! More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We just want to say what superb meals we had in Leonardo's, ( on several occasions). The pizzas are excellent as well as the meat and seafood dishes. The prices on some dishes are a little more than elsewhere locally, but the quality more than makes up for it. Although not actually on the menu, the seafood pizza was fantastic.... More

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Leonardocafe, Proprietario at Leonardo Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We wait you to another holiday in Cape Verde and another fantastic dinner at Leonardo Cafe! More

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