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Restaurante O Forno


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Outside traditional oakwood smoked BBQ. Come & enjoy a celebration of big exciting flavours served alongside true Madeiran favourites. Full menu & daily specials board, including tasty vegetarian dishes & Grandma's signature homemade desserts. Fresh from our BBQ to your plate, BBQ cooking at its best!!!
$6 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Barbecue, European, Portuguese
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews skewers chicken salad steak homemade fries fresh fish pudding kebab cheesecake potatoes seafood prego visited this restaurant west side a nice touch bolo do caco food cooked
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd been on a little drive and stopped to see the sunset at the lighthouse then decoded we were both starving. Found this place and it was a lovely way to end the day. We had a little table in the remaining sun. The waiter...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Mandy J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice food indeed! They have traditional dishes but also „out of the box“ stuff, that was a nice change! The hosts are very friendly and seem to enjoy a lot what they are doing. A welcoming and friendly atmospehre topped with fresh, homemade food...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank aja24583
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply said... delicious food, lovely and cozy inside, fabulous service. This is one of the two restaurants that everyone in our group loved. We had the most fun evening and would go back in a heartbeat. The skewered meat and chicken are incredible and the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank livingood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant when my wife spotted the wood fired barbecue as we drove past. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We tried various meat skewers, with different spices and sauces. They were all cooked on the open fire near our table...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Steveknight47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice little restaurant with local and some very delicious variations of European food. We had a bolo do caco Burger in American and one in Italian style. Nice idea and tasty. The starter was local Madeira cheese plater, The best part was the deserts,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 67christine1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good range of meals, delicious food an excelent service. Defenitely worth to stop if traveling in west part of isle

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Gedyz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found via TripAdvisor and not disappointed. Service was very friendly. Menu is very varied. Food was excellent, chicken skewer from the BBQ and salmon. Served with fresh salad and homemade chips. Don't order side dishes unless you have a huge appetite! Barbecued Pineapple slices with...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Eddie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had best funge and Franco with peanut sauce. Good service and ambience. The fish spread so much. Only they don't have English menu. So go with translator

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Duraisamy
Reviewed March 20, 2019

What a wonderful find and it's trip advisor reviews were spot on! We took a drive out for the day and after a little research we found the reviews for this restaurant tucked away at the top of the town of Ponta do Pargo. The...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed March 9, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed having lunch in this lovely, informal restaurant setting. The food was excellently prepared and cooked on the wood barbecue. We unfortunately did not have room for the good looking desserts, as we were full from the main course! We will certainly go...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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October 14, 2018|
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Response from O-Forno-Restaurante | Property representative |
Hello. There is a men's and ladies toilet at the restaurant, I would say both rooms are in fact bigger than the average room size for toilets here in Madeira, definitely big enough to move comfortably and stretch your legs... More
Martin D
October 30, 2016|
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Response from OForno2016 | Property representative |
Hi Martin, Thank you for your question, yes we have many Gluten Free options, as most of the food Meat and Fish is cooked on the BBQ, and we also have Vegetarian Dishes also Gluten Free. We are Closed on Mondays. Hope to see... More
October 15, 2015|
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Response from CourseMarshall | Reviewed this property |
As the last post said, the road is fine taking you up into the mountains a little way. The drive gives lovely views and although the trip will take you an hour, if you combine it with some sightseeing on the way it will be a... More
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