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Traversa Pousada 22 | Ihla Do Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
+238 981 00 57
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the largest and classiest restaurants that we've visited in Sal. The interior is spacious and stylish, with smart and reasonably well-trained staff. Although it was busy, the pace of service was fine for a relaxed evening meal (it certainly wasn't fast food, but that's not what we wanted anyway). The food was faultless - we both... More 

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

Nice place to eat. Friendly staff and good food. Missed a bit the Cape Verdean atmosphere (music, decoration), but it is an Italian restaurant. Food is really good. I can recommend the pizza with tuna.

Thank Anne Z
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and nice staff with good customer service. I would go back there again when i'm next in Cape Varde

Thank ejbojang
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here the other night, sat outside which was pleasant enough . We had lasagne which was delicious one of the best my wife said , bolognaise which I thought had to much basil in it however was still nice and carbonara which lacked flavour , pancetta or bacon and garlic. Was quite bland . I know you are supposed... More 

Thank lachyboy21
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived quite late just before 9. Its a two tiered restaurant down a side street. We chose a table outside. Menus were delivered to us and drink orders taken whilst we perused the menu. There was a Cape Verde group playing a bit further down the alley which added to the relaxed atmosphere. We stuck to our fish at all... More 

Thank BillCRochdale
Uppsala, Sverige
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had pizza that was very nice. The wine was good and not expensive. Very friendly and serviceminded staff.

Thank Helena-on-the-road
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and myself were here in January 2017 and must say the meals we had were the best meals we had the whole holiday. Definitely recommend it

Thank xangel000
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food, sat outside with live music wonderful night & well priced. Staff were friendly atmosphere and setting perfect

Thank pjlinnettrichardson
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Italian food, great service the night we were there - much quicker than most other places we've eaten out in over a weeks holiday. Reasonable prices, nice to eat outside, however wished we'd booked a table inside upstairs, looks romantic and sheltered from the wind but still al fresco!

Thank Kathryn H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popular eating house with many tables outside .Prebooking advisable.Very good freshly made dishes at moderate prices.Despite being busy service was quick and efficient. Out side tables in a narrow street which can be disturbing and the restaurant is closed on Sundays

Thank TravellerCleethorpes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $16
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?