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Restaurante Do Forte

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Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
+351 291 215 580
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have visited Do Forte at l sat once on every trip to Madeira. It seems to get better with every visit. Wonderful food beautifully served. Congratulations and hope to be back soon. The Austin 12 was a great ride home.

Thank John W
whitley bay
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited seven different restaurants for our evening meals on our first holiday in Madeira in February 2017. Sunday 19th February: We had ‘saved’ this restaurant for our final evening in Madeira, as it had such wonderful TA reviews. It was a damp Sunday evening in mid-February, but the atmosphere inside was warm and welcoming. We enjoyed our meal very... More 

Thank Tynedale
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We made a dinner reservation for 2 adults and 1 highchair and felt uncomfortable as we were seated in a back room with no other patrons. Eventually, one other couple was seated with us. That being said, we tried the tasting menu which was excellent and a great value. The restaurant didn't charge us for the meal we got for... More 

Thank Kristen J
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this restaurant, choosing to eat there three times during our week in Funchal. We booked on-line for one night before leaving England but dropped in on speck two nights before this booking. We received a warm welcome and had an enjoyable meal in the outside area. We then booked for an additional (third night) – my birthday. The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sometimes all the elements of dining out come together to create a wonderful evening and this was such an occasion. We ate on the terrace on a balmy night taking in the fantastic views. The food, the tasting menu, was very, very good and the service matched the meal. All enhanced by the setting of the fort on the hill.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here for lunch. We had the concept menu which is amazing value at 42€. We had prawns and foie gras for starters and wellington & duck for mains. All were very good but the best was the chocolate fondant - best I had eaten. The complimentary wines were excellent. The service was very attentive and friendly. We sat outside... More 

Thank campiTw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent - excellent cuisine. Excellent service on all occasions. A definite must for all visitors.

Thank peterh142014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was recommended by friends to visit this restaurant on my next visit to Madeira. We decided to go on our wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. From our arrival until our departure everything was perfect, I have nothing negative to say. The food was delicious and well presented. We had a variety of wines and found them to be... More 

Thank governor999
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your visit and your fantastic review. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your evening with us specially on wedding anniversary. We do want you to feel special in our restaurant, and we work hard to provide you with a great evening where the slightest detail matters. We will be... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visited 3 years ago and had a fantastic time so we were keen to return on our holiday to Madeira this year. Once again we had a brilliant evening with wonderful food, my husband had the fois gras to start which he described as worth the price of the whole meal! Great service, friendly and helpful. The wine flows... More 

Thank Jenix83
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your visit and leaving a great review. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your experience throughout the evening. We do work hard to assure that all of our guests have a memorable evening and that everything from the food, service, ambiance and attention to details need to be just right.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked in for Valentines meal. We did this a few weeks ago online and it couldn't have been more perfect. They sent us the menu and asked if there was anything we couldn't eat. My husband told them that I do not eat seafood at all. When we arrived they cam and spoke to me and said the chef had... More 

Thank Lynn10Scotland
RestDoForte, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Restaurante Do Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for visiting us and for giving this fantastic review. The team is very pleased to know that you have enjoyed your experience, as we work very hard to assure that you will get a memorable evening. Thank you again for recommending us. We hope to see you again soon. Do Forte Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $37
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 215 580

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