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Venda da Donna Maria

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Bairro Santa Maria 51, Funchal, Madeira 9060-290, Portugal
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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whitburn Scotland
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While walking around one evening we came across this place,the staff were very friendly and the menu had a wide choice of Maderian dishes.We went for the chicken and fillet Espetada,with fried polenta , chips and salad. Everything was freshly made and very tasty,the garlic bread in its own brown paper bag was mouthwatering. The meal came to 90 euros... More 

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Bedford, UK
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129 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I happened across this restaurant during a stroll around town and looked it up here. With largely positive reviews we decided to give it go. It has recently been expanded so is actually quite a big place with two salons with quite different feels. We were in the more modern new one. Having eaten fish non stop tonight was the... More 

1 Thank Bedfordians23
Solihull, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chanced upon this restaurant on our first night. What a treat. Waiter friendly and attentive and explained everything to us but was not in our face. Food was tasty and regional and the wine was excellent. Reasonably priced with the added vinous of live music that we enjoyed. Planning on spending our last evening meal there as we enjoyed it... More 

1 Thank Caggs64
Worcester, South Africa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I enjoyed our dinner, the quality of the cuisine is of outstanding quality and very well prepared congratulations to the chefs and staff

2 Thank EGICAR
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honestly the best foodweI had during the time I spent in Madeira! The staff were also very friendly. It's a pity we only discovered it on our last night, or we would have definitely returned!

1 Thank Alex A
Newbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the old town of Funchal is the little restaurant "venda da donna maria" And although small, served probably the best food we had in Madeira. A very friendly service and lots of information on the wines from the waiter was fantastic. "Duarte" is fantastic and will give information of whats available. We loved the octopus and was the best... More 

1 Thank Onholidayagain07
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had 3 very nice meals and the price was very reasonable.Nice and welcoming staff and lovely atmosphere

1 Thank Sara B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spending two days in Funchal off a cruise ship and found this little gem for lunch on the second day. Lovely friendly staff and excellent food.

1 Thank Mick L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant by chance and glad we did! There was traditional live music which created a nice atmosphere and the food was good too. I ordered the scabbard as I wanted to try Madeiras traditional dish and it was nice but too sweet for my tastes. My partner ordered the Piri piri chicken which was tasty if you like... More 

2 Thank Daniel M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by a waiter at another restaurant we arrived with smallish appetites so we're pleased to see a tapas option at €22 per couple. Drinks were slow to arrive but the food was worth the wait. It comprised of seven types of regional dishes, mixture of fish and meat, all delicious, and washed down with a very palatable house red.... More 

1 Thank Hulme2014
JoaoNobrega, Gerente at Venda da Donna Maria, responded to this review

Hi, thanks a lot for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. I'll make sure the staff pays more attention so they can avoid long waits. Thanks and enjoy our little island 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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: +351291621225
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?