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Il Basilico

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Rua Leichlingen 7, Funchal, Madeira 9004-566, Portugal
+351 291 708 708
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We normally eat here once or twice when we are on holiday. The food is usually very reliable although this time not quite up to usual very high standards but still not bad.

Thank vic1938
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate at Il Basilico on a Sunday evening and luckily we had booked ahead. There was quite a queue at the door for over an hour after we arrived. Our waiter was extremely friendly and seemed set on making our meal an enjoyable experience. We began with Champagne Cocktails, then proceeded on to Bruscetta and Crostini starters (delicious) then... More 

Thank Catherine C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the rissotto was too salty and had no nice tast. the meat was asked for red but it was more well done new piece of meat and now it was better

Thank J.w. H
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried a number of restaurants out during our stay in Funchal and always return to our favourite on the last night - Il Basilico was definitely our favourite! Excellent Italian food and good service.

Thank ianssmith2016
Miami, Florida
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the best parmegiano cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and black truffles oil bruschette ever. The spaghetti carbonara were. Wry good, great flavor. The service was very friendly, courteous. I recommend it.

Thank Benny D
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice italian food with a little sophistication and quality ambience. Staff served with a good sense of humour. Location in the hotel district in Funchal and I recommend a visit if you are in the area for something a little up market without breaking tbe bank.

Thank 785lee_shaw
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely restaurant and food was delicious too, with authentic sauces and lovely fresh pasta the atmosphere was really appealing too with lovely out door seating on raised decked area surrounded by outdoor lighting and plants really lovely surroundings

Thank Ellie1995
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During our 10 day stay we visited this restaurant 3 times. It’s an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant; it does purport to do anything else. Yes the menu to some is limited, but what they do is superb. Imaginative pasta dishes and salads. The bruschetta was to die for. The staff were very friendly and the service excellent. Look out for their specials.... More 

Thank JoeM1950
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yet again the shrimp risotto was very good. Our waitress was lovely and very efficient. Would have been 5 stars if we wouldn't have had to wait outside for quite a while, despite having a reservation.

Thank haussonnenschein55
West Sussex, UK
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125 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Funchal for only a week but we ate at Il Basilico three times as the food was so good. My wife really enjoyed her pizza, crisp thin base with a generous topping and I had a porcini mushroom risotto that was full of flavour and cooked to perfection. Service and prices were excellent, but as it is... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $38
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Leichlingen 7, Funchal, Madeira 9004-566, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 708 708
Situated next to the Lido sea promenade, is an Italian-inspired restaurant, with sophisticated flavours, that integrates the local community with the resort's guests. It serves 'à la carte' lunches and dinners, indoors or in the cosy and sunny decked terrace. Seating: 58 + 36 (terrace) opening: 11.30 am lunch: 12.30 am - 3 pm (Sunday until 4pm) tapas : 3 pm - 6.30 pm dinner: 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?