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Leonardo Cafe Italian Restaurant

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Traversa Pousada 22 | Ihla Do Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
+238 981 00 57
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Watford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little café and really great Italian Ice Cream, good value. Just opposite the main church not difficult to find.

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Thank sarahc1224
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to eat, despite being seated in an alleyway! The steak, pizza and seafood dishes were very good, and reasonably priced.

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Thank Tonia A
Vienna, Austria
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok, pasta was not bad, not really fresh and steak a bit overdone (although I've asked for medium). Service bad! Unfortunately it's hard to find a restaurant where they serve real salad ( not just a slice of tomato and cucumber).

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Thank G M
Santa Maria, Cape Verde
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here a few times and always really enjoyed the food. The service is 1st class, there is one particular waitress (Nisa) who is brilliant. The food is wonderful, try the fish ravioli for starters, it is to die for!

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Thank Vicky M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We actually ate here three times because the food, service and prices could not be beaten! We had two fillet steaks with vegetables and a bottle of Prosecco for 45 Euro's and it was absolutely delicious. Not a speck of fat on a perfectly cooked steak! The same food in Birmingham would cost around £75. On our last visit we... More 

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Thank Wendy B
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Plastic tables in an alley with feral cats roaming between our feet was not the best setting. Service reasonable food nice. Quite a good eating experience for Cape Verde where we have found it difficult to find decent food during our stay

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Thank Mike S
Amersham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This excellent Italian restaurant was a great find ( down a narrow side road ). We loved sitting in this lovely old colonial building - full of atmosphere ! The owners and staff were exceedingly friendly and ultra efficient. The food was lovely and tempted us back for further visits.... just such a shame it is so far away !

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Thank SimonClapton
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a pizza here one evening. Great staff and great food at a good price. There are other menu options and I would go back.

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Thank CapeVerd
Westerlo, Belgium
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Good price, nice food and unique setting to dine! You can eat inside when it's to windy, our in the most beautiful garden, private,... TOP

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Thank zondagskindje
Selby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

wonderful staff but very grumpy manager absolutely no ambiance food not bad - I would go next door to the Frog

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Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $17
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Traversa Pousada 22 | Ihla Do Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +238 981 00 57
Description
Chic and comfortable, the Leonardo Cafe can give its customers the taste the flavor of "made in Italy". Located in the center of Santa Maria a few steps from the sea, you'll enjoyintimate and relaxing atmosphere for lunch and dinner, with a wide range of wines.
With these words Leonardo da Vinci referred to his hometown and to the areas on the hills of Montalbano where the land yields genuine products and good will.Here, where hills, villages, priories, villas and farmhouses are surroundedby vineyards and olive groves, the presence of the Great Genius can still be felt.

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