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il Vivaldi Mediterranean Cuisine

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$11 - $44
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having seen this restaurant for many years we decided to try it last night. The inside is beautiful but uncomfortably hot, so we chose to sit outside. Very bright lights, so no ambience. Started with the bruchetta which was tasty with generous portions. I asked...for salmon no sauce. Salmon came with sauce, and was returned. As my husband wanted to eat the same time as me, he also returned his. Less than 5 minutes later, back came the salmon with the sauce removed. It was not bad, but the accompanying veg was all cold, my husband's entire meal was cold. The waiter offered him another dish, but again this would have meant us eating separately. We were offered a glass of wine which we accepted Bill came, the wine was charged. Sadly wouldn't return or recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, food and experience! We loved the place and the service was at super top level. The chef de cuisine and owner personally came to make sure all is good. And it was wonderful! Will return, with please

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, beautiful portions and excellent service in a wonderful restaurant. Excellent value for money. Strong recommendation!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my husband here for his birthday meal whilst in Funchal after it was recommended and booked for us. It was not disappointing at all! It was an amazing meal and would recommend it to everyone. It was the best quality food and the...staff were so welcoming too and so very nice. I would go back in a heartbeat!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful 3 course meal which was a special deal for 39€ including wine with each course. A welcome glass of Prosecco was also in the deal. We both had scallops which were beautifully presented on a pea risotto and dressed with a...little caviar. For main course I had lamb shank and my friend had sea bass both were accompanied with a selection of vegetables and all was cooked to perfection. We both chose the crème brûlée for our suite and I also had an Americanism coffee to finish off. The house wines accompanying each course were very good and plentiful and the staff were charming and attentive. In addition to the wonderful meal in a rather grand setting we were treated to a live violinist who played a variety of pieces beautifully. All in all it was an amazing evening and all for 80€!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous experience! The host was very welcoming and informative, we had beautifully prepared food served by attentive and knowledgeable servers and at great price! Highly recommended and beautiful entertainment from a fabulous violinist.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 3, 2022

Was recommended to try this by two friends and left slightly disappointed. The starter I ordered was smoked leek with shrimp. I receive 5 prawns in butter which lacked flavour. It did come with some Chives so maybe it was a language barrier! Then I...went for parrot fish in a Mediterranean sauce. Again it was fish cooked in butter with a few herbs and no sauce. However it the meal cost was reasonable and the wine was included.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 25, 2022

We had a lovely meal here - so tasty and the team serving us were so helpful And, we had a bonus as there was live music from a violinist I would suggest making a reservation - we were a walk-in and it was pretty...busyMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2022 via mobile

Lovely restaurant which were glad we'd found, at first! Decided to have the fixed price three courses with pairing wines (or so we thought). First two courses were very nice, so was the wine, but then we were completely forgotten about. Waited more than an...hour to try and order dessert so gave up and asked for the bill. That arrived quick enough and we were charged for dessert. Decided just to pay for I think it would have been more trouble than what it's worth to complain. Admittedly we were disappointed for it did come across as a very nice restaurant. Shame!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 16, 2022

What an amazing menu! We opted for the set price menu with paired wines. Usually this means a limited choice of food or subsidiaries, not here. The choice of dishes was amazing and I'd happily of ate anything of the menu. The food was delicious,...seasoned and beautifully presented. The service was a perfect mix of friendly and welcoming and professionally knowledgeable. We sat outside in the quaint courtyard and it was beautiful. Definitely our best meal of the week.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 8, 2022 via mobile

Amazing food excellent service!! We went with my husband on our first day in Madeira and we order a menu and we were very happy with our decision

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 2, 2022

We went there for dinner and we had the set menu with paired wines. The owner served us and he was very attentive and polite. Food was wonderful and the presentation was excellent. One of the best meals of our tip. Would recommend. We had...scallops, followed by veal cheek and lamb shank. Both had passion fruit soufflé. Delicious!!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 26, 2022 via mobile

Friendly staff, clean and good location. The food was well presented but I was disappointed with my meal as it lacked flavour and the vegetables were under cooked. My husband however enjoyed his meal.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

Well had it better.. Tomato soup was sour, octopus risotto was tasteless, partner had fish soup was nice and script risotto was tasteless too. Not bad but could be better. Service was good, waiter was lovely.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 30, 2022 via mobile

We had an excellent meal here. My (twenties) son said it was the best meal of his life! Presentation was good, service personable and top notch, food was flavoursome and interesting. We have been to a fair few Michelin starred restaurants, and this was up...there with them. No doubt we shall be back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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They have a sienna stair lift at the side entrance
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Response from bumps94 | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge it is available every night Vivaldi is open. There is, of course, the a la carte menu available but we wouldn’t dream of not going for the concept. Cheapest one around and just as good... More
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Response from bumps94 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. It’s all upstairs in the old Casa Touristica shop. Try Cris’s who send a taxi. That is level access and superb food (or was). Similar “concept” menu
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il Vivaldi Mediterranean Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5