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Leonardo Cafe Italian Restaurant

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Traversa Pousada, 22 | Ihla Do Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, 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, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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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    Very good
  • 50
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  • 17
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy restaurant with nice Italian cuisine! Go upstairs and enjoy the view.

On Monday 25 January 2016 we visited Restaurant Leonardo around 6:30 PM in the evening. Restaurant Leonardo is located in the city centre of Santa Maria in a small street near Ice Cream Giramondo. In 2011 we already visited the restaurant and were quite impressed about the Italian cuisine. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
TheFashionKiosk
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Antwerp, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After giving this restaurant great reviews in the past we booked for my wife's birthday on 29th Jan 2016. Now I can see why this restaurant has slipped in its rankings on trip advisor. The food was cold and all steaks not good and giant prawns mushy. We attend sal on regular holidays and have used this restaurant many times.... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On Monday 25 January 2016 we visited Restaurant Leonardo around 6:30 PM in the evening. Restaurant Leonardo is located in the city centre of Santa Maria in a small street near Ice Cream Giramondo. In 2011 we already visited the restaurant and were quite impressed about the Italian cuisine. They also have seating in front of the restaurant in the... More 

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Thank TheFashionKiosk
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

"Mountain of lamb chops"....damn! We went to Leonados on our last night in Cape Verde and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. My wife's shrimp was enormous and my spaghetti carbonara was delicious. The whole meal - starters, mains and drinks - came to less than 7000CVE (€70). he service was also excellent, really can't fault the place.

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Thank BigCol63
Leeds, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening here while enjoying a weeks break, great service, good starter which we shared, lovely main but mine was a little on the cold side I am super fussy about my food arriving piping hot and it was barely warm , I didn't mention as I was to hungry, but apart from that great evening and full... More 

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Thank Maria387
Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best restaurants in Sal, one of the few places with fast and good service. Food is also great, we where five people all satisfied with our dinner

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Thank MortenNy
Shropshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant we had chosen to go to was full, so after wandering around in the dark streets we stumbled across Leonardos. We ate inside as the tables outside are on the street with very bright spotlights in your eyes which wasn't for us. The steak with mushroom sauce medium to rare was very good served surprisingly with broccoli carrots... More 

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Thank twinkle88
Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really helpful staff who reorganised tables for the four of us. My chicken breast was tasty but a bit chewy and my husband's pasta dish was delicious .

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Thank Ann E
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Leonardo after reading Tripadvisor and seeing a few "iffy" reviews ! We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening with outstandingly good food and great wine. The staff were well trained, efficient and friendly. The atmosphere was quiet and restful in the upstairs seating area. Highly recommended !

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Thank AMickyfinn
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to eat here after seeing the restaurant advertised on a flyer we were given by Thomas Cook. I had a small bottler of mineral water and my husband had a half pint of beer. We both had starters which I have to say the portion sizes were bigger than we had expected so you certainly won't go hungry.... More 

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Thank sarah186411
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best Beef Carpaccio I have ever had, followed by a seafood ravioli in a creamy sauce, and a large slice of Tiramisu to finish.wonderful meal and in the middle of Sante Marie.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Traversa Pousada, 22 | Ihla Do Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +238 981 00 57

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 17
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children

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?