I don't usually do a rubbish review but I feel so strongly about my experience here that I just had to share it. For at least five years now having lunch of half a pizza and salad and a glass of white wine at the Casa Italia has been one of the highlights of our holiday. Not so this time! Where were the young chatty and welcoming young waiters? Where was the best salad in Funchal, all fresh and nicely laid out on the plate? The pizza was cold and the topping was sparse. Our waiter obviously wished he wasn't there - surly and uncommunicative. When he brought the food to the table he put the plates down with such force that the sweet corn on my wife's plate rolled off and onto the floor. Granted, the restaurant was busy and they found us a table, but from then on the whole experience was one of huge disappointment. Needless to say, we won't be going there again.