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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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Norfolk, England
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and i always have 3 or 4 dinners at that very light and welcoming restaurant where the dishes are always well presented, very tasty and worthy of that extra 2 or 3 euros. The restaurant has been extended with additional seating outside, which allows the guests to eat their meals slowly and enjoy the unhurried and gentle pace... More 

Thank MarcChenel
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it here and have been back many times over the last 7 years. Whether it's for a sit down meal for couples or locals with their families - or to grab a takeaway- everyone is catered for. Recommend you book though as it gets full with those more organised than me! But despite that they have always managed to... More 

Thank Bridget M
Pershore, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We regularly eat at Il Basilico, which has become a favourite for the first and last night of our annual holiday in Madeira. The menu does change, but the gnocchi is god, the "fish soup" when it is on is amazing and the Pizzas have a good topping and the crispy base that I like. The wine list is good... More 

Thank Peter G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't normally do Italian restaurants whilst in Portugal however this was close to our hotel, always seemed busy and looked to have a good atmosphere. We were right, nice and relaxed, lovely decor, great service and the food was top quality, High end Italian, not had better in the uk. Good value, nice wines, would def go again when we... More 

Thank Mark L
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have reviewed Il Basilico before. Went back here again this time ( again too worn out to venture further ). As before I really rate this restaurant for both service and the lovely fresh food ( pizza for me and seafood ravioli for my partner ). Nice atmosphere and fully booked at the start of Italian week. Only slight niggle... More 

Thank therunners055
Newport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Italian food you will enjoy this bright, modern, well laid out restaurant close to the sea. Food and service are very good as are the wines. Everything tasted freshly prepared and very authentic.

Thank Lynne C
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here 3 times during our October holiday in Funchal. Normally we avoid restaurants attached to hotels, but Il Basilico manages to separate itself sufficiently that you feel you are just in a normal restaurant. The food, whether pasta, risotto, pizza or classic dishes like Veal Osso Buco, is all very authentic and delicious. The staff were very helpful... More 

Thank 9Anon10
Tampere, Finland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a classy interior and the service is very friendly. The location near the Atlantic ocean is nice and can be enjoyed when seating outside. A lot of the customers are local people, the restaurant is often quite full, so reservation for dining is recommended.

Thank jr1953
Tumbi Umbi, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked through our Hotel, The Porto Mare, we had a meal package which our hotel said could be used at this restaurant, on arrival at the restaurant the waitress first said our voucher could not be used, we asked her to check with her manager, she left not to be seen again, after 10 minutes of no service my wife... More 

1 Thank Paul M
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really lovely meal here. The pasta is excellent and the kids loved the pizzas. Also recommend the calamari here. The staff are also great, we were looked after by Rui who was charming. Looking forward to our next trip.

Thank Nakamura100

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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 - $37
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
Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?