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Venda da Donna Maria

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Bairro Santa Maria 51, Funchal, Madeira 9060-290, Portugal
+351 291 621 225
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I had a lovely dinner at this restaurant in the old town of Funchal. A deceptively spacious place, which was very clean with a good choice of menu and excellent service by the English speaking staff..we both had starters,- prawns for him, soup for me and a Garlic bread : mains Steak in a Madeiran sauce with... More 

Thank Debra H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We found it just walking a little in the city and with a lot of restaurants to choose and many people out of them trying to convince u to eat there (we hated that! They are very annoying), we decided to go to the restaurant which nobody wanted to ask us to enter...and was very good decision jeje. I took... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

staff coughing and spluttering over the food, grubby inside, only ordered soups....the worst ever tasted, thick, and greasy

Thank rewecourt
Kelso, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stopped here while walking for a beer and some soup but also saw lots of fish and superb food on offer. this resturant is almost opposite the cable car terminal and is easily found.

Thank Pat M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food. Good service. Reasonably priced. The service was efficient and the staff were very friendly. We enjoyed our meal in a lovely setting in Funchal old town. Would return to this restaurant and recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

Thank evelynsneddon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the beautiful Rua da Santa Maria, small cobbled pedestrian zone with fantastic painted doors - are several good restaurants Lots of tourist walking up and down and no vehicles Good selection on the menu, and as all establishments in a multitude of languages Apparently has a BBQ place at back, but never visited it Food was good Service... More 

Thank Arwel W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the old town street of Santa Maria, it is a very pleasant place to have dinner. We chose the outside tables due to the genuine environment, which è even in winter revealed to be a good choice. To start the staff was very very nice, we spoke to almost everyone of them and the were always willing to... More 

Thank JSR6
Sandgate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant and food ok but nothing special. My liver was good but partners nuns valley chicken a little boring. Fade music and atmosphere was good.

Thank _delcarlton1
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant twice during our week in Madeira and had good food and service on both occasions. We went back for Christmas lunch as we liked the restaurant on our first visit, it was very good and not expensive. We had chicken with chestnuts and steak Donna Maria both of which were very good.

Thank AnneL1ly
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived in Madeira, we were pleased to give a try to the typical bacalhau with banana and maracujá. The octopus was also good and the veg side dishes were tasty and fresh. Only our 2nd tasting but for sure their bolo de caco (garlic bread) is to die for... a pure greediness trap at the beginning of a meal.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $27
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bairro Santa Maria 51, Funchal, Madeira 9060-290, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 621 225
Local restaurant specialized in regional and homemade gastronomy. It's a bring back of the old grocery stores of the last century, added to the comfort, personalized service, thorough decoration and quality maderian gastronomy.- A place not to be missed at the Old Part of Town. Come and visit us!

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