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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really fresh ingredients made a beautiful meal. live music most nights too. Good service. located down the side street, a very romantic restaurant

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Passed this one which always looked busy, so booked for evening meal. Good pasta, good service but very pricey for the town, would have expected more for the money.

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Famagusta, Cyprus
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Never seen such a massive dish of mussels as a started that was thoroughly enjoyed by my husband. That sight will stay we us for a long time. My only criticism is that the tables are a little too close together. Our wine was in a floor standing wine chiller that was in the way of ourselves or the people... More 

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Edinburgh
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good quality food with many choices on the menu. Pizzas were enormous and piping hot Quick service but waitress was a bit miserable

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UK
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181 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the food was excellent we found that the meu choices were limited. For example it's a pizzeria but you can't have garlic bread to start

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Thank Graeme_UK_9
Leonardocafe, Direttore at Leonardo Cafe Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. For your information, Leonardo is Italian restaurant and we serve pizza. We serve standard bread (like the Italian tradition) after that the client order food by the waiter. The garlic bread is not in our culture, sorry! We wait you for another dinner More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the better eateries in Santa Maria. Owned by two Italian brothers so the food is certainly authentic. Service...... hit and miss

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food cold and steak raw. Walked out but made to pay for the starters after meal ruined. Went to colonnialle restaurant and had decent steak.

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Thank Lynne W
Leonardocafe, Direttore at Leonardo Cafe Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your strange feedback! You wrote "Food cold and steak raw" but you forgot to write that you eat all the steak and we remove from your bill! We serve every night a lot of beef and Sir, please, is very strange that only in you table the beef arrive cold and raw. How many time you need for... More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had high hopes for this Italian and it is lovely inside. However, very poor choice for vegetarians. The starter was horrible and main portion of aubergine tortolini was tiny. Perhaps better if you eat meat/ fish but for veggies not good. Go to cafe londres instead.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this restaurant, when we are visiting Santa Maria we make a point of eating here often. The food is of good quality the staff are friendly and accomidating. We looking forward to eating there again.

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London, United Kingdom
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

V nice up stairs bit and food was fine but had the grilled fish with a tiny diddy portion of rice but it was also served with 3 carrots and a couple of brussel sprouts (just weird) and broccoli filled the plate up a bit . Service poor the waiting staff seemed either untrained or clueless or both!!!! 16E for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $16
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?