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Ristorante Villa Cipriani

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Reid's Palace Hotel | Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
+351 291 717 171
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England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a couple of weeks at Reid's, so this little restaurant was convenient on nights we were too tired to go out. It is basically a nice Italian style restaurant, with pristine red and white linen and sparkling glasses. Very attentive staff and lovely views of the bay. I had stuffed pasta and my family all had fish. There... More 

Thank Janemelissapotter
Portland, Oregon, and Edinburgh, Scotland
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location and views are incomparable. The food is excellent. The service is efficient beyond reproach. True, it is expensive, but there is something missing here. On arrival at the restaurant, and on first being seated, there is a tension in the air. Somehow, the wait staff contrive to make you feel that you don't quite belong. Yet, as the... More 

Thank JohnPGrant
CiriacoCampus, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this review

Dear JohnPGrant, I was very sorry to read that your experience at the beginning of your meal was not up to your expectations, and that you felt tension in the air upon your arrival. We encourage our restaurant staff to warmly welcome each guest, and making them feel valued. We hold regular pre-meal staff meetings in which we address ways... More 

Dunblane, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we visited again this trip and were not disappointed the pasta is up there with the best I have tasted the cannelloni was sublime the service was as you would expect for a place of this standard and we will keep it on our list for must visit places when in maderia only disappointment is they don't open at lunch... More 

Thank norman a
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

About 100 yards up the hill from Reid's hotel (no internal connection, so wear outdoor clothing and suitable shoes to walk up the hill) Good choice of menu - I went for the fish soup which was delicious and husband for the Tagliorini two nights running it was so delicious. Friendly service, delicious wines - also by the glass. Fun... More 

Thank VBorwick
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been staying at Reids and the restaurant operates under the hotel's banner, although it is separately located. We had an excellent meal, main course a local fish (espada), and the food and service was excellent. It is quite a spacious restaurant and not being full, it lacked a little in atmosphere, but we would happily go back.

Thank BickerdykeSolihull
Guildford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just managed to get a late table at Ristorante Villa Cipriani for Valentine's night and the experience was excellent. The food was very well cooked and really tasty. My wife and I both had Chef's specials. I had pasta with shrimp in a lobster sauce - rich but not overwhelmingly so. My wife had stuffed squid, which was subtlety... More 

Thank Richard S
Boughton, United Kingdom
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358 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reids is an experience and Ciprianis is their Italian restaurant. Booking necessary. Staff are extremely attentive and you are soon aware that this is a bit special. G&Ts to start, artichoke, fish, ministrone soup and triangolin for starters with delicious bread. Canneloni chicken and veal, mushroom risotto, risooto with pigeon and seafood risotto for mains (something light) Bottle of Encosta... More 

Thank keithfryan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adjoins Reids Palace Hotel (but open to none residents). Predominately Italian menu but we actually chose other items which were equally as good. Not the cheapest but the food is of a very good quality and the wines were reasonably priced. A good dining experience all round.

Thank Lorraine v
Tongeren, Belgium
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant in a century old luxury hotel. The service is amazing, kind waiters, attentive and funny. Great Italian food, no fuzz, just the real taste of the ingredients. Good wines and an amazing view. Cosy interior. A bit pricy, though. High prices for water and wines, my reason for not giving them the excellent score.

Thank Martine M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the restaurant for dinner. The restaurant is very nice and the staff is very courteous and professional. Small portions and very tasty. Very high prices without justification. Please note, you may be surprised by the bill ...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reid's Palace Hotel | Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 717 171

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Funchal, Portugal

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?