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“Old world traditional Madeiran charm” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Velha Restaurant

Casa Velha Restaurant
Rua Imperatriz D. Amelia, 69, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
+351 291 205 607
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Ranked #94 of 428 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $47 - $55
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Chichester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Old world traditional Madeiran charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We have visited this restaurant several times over the last 10 years and it has always come up to expectations.
The food is high quality traditional European/Portuguese. It does have a higher than average price tag. Not excessive but it does reflect the quality of the food and the setting.
Guidance on the wine and food is friendly and knowledgeable, and the staff seem to have a knack of sensing what it is you want and therefore what to recommend.
You will usually need to book as it is popular although a little off the beaten track.
If you want somewhere for a special occasion whether it be family at a birthday or perhaps romantic, the Casa Velha (Old House) will always come up trumps.

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hampshire
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“Standard Maintained”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We have been coming to this restaurant and it's sister Dona Amelia just along the road for the last 19 years. I'm sure most of the waiters are still same! It's like stepping back into old colonial times, polite and friendly service and cleanliness and importantly good food. We went back this years and ate on the ground floor terrace, nice and airy on a hot night...I had the old favourite of meat kebab whilst my wife had chicken. Both were cooked perfectly and came with a selection of fresh veg - long are the days when all vegetables were served boiled to a pulp! Don't think the portions appear small when they arrive, the meals are filling even without a starter....Dona Amelia along the street has the same standards and layout, both have lovely first floor areas which you can look out and onto the surrounding terrace etc. Why there is a 4 euro price difference between restaurants for the chateaubriand even the chefs do not know.! Enjoy!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wallington, Surrey, UK
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“Return Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Perfect, no Restaurant on the Island will come up to the standard of this restaurant. Have visited this establishment for nearly 30 years and the standard of service and quality of food remais superb.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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“Good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The food was good and the price was reasonable with a good variety. They have the usual Madeira selection. Nice atmosphere, although got busy between 7-9pm. Should try to book or might have to wait until after 9pm to get seated.

Visited October 2012
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Ashtead
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“happy to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Lovely food and surroundings. A super place to meet friends and enjoy the atmosphere. Good choice on the menu. We shall certainly be back next year

Visited September 2012
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