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“Huge disappointment!”
Review of Casa Italia

Casa Italia
Ranked #113 of 616 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Huge disappointment!”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

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.

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Hampshire
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A good value, quality eating experience!”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

This Italian restaurant caters for all. You can sit outside or inside this restaurant in a comfortable environment. No pretentiousness and an amazingly efficient service. The staff are a real team, polite and helpful. We have eaten here twice during our stay on Madeira and will eat there again before our departure home. The meals are of a high standard and put some of the other 'high end' restaurants in the area to shame. All the meals served including our own Pizzas were very well presented and so generous with tasty good quality ingedients. My prawn pizza was delicious! When the bill arrived for two of us having had a 3 course meal each - was incredibly good value. Wine, water and the complete meal was 40 euros.... Well done Casa Italia may your tables remain full of appreciative customers. Happy new Year.

  • Visited January 2014
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great Value Italian Dining”
Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Dined here three times whilst on vacation for two weeks. Good service, pleasant surroundings and the most fabulous light pizza. The salads are great as well and generous size .
Two large pizza, two tuna salads, large red wine and a beer. €25. Can,t be bad. Plenty of locals eating here which is always a good sign.
Will return.

Visited December 2013
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Yorkshire
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Consistently good value”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

We've been three times to Madeira and discovered this restaurant on our first visit and we always go back. It's more of a lunchtime venue but we have eaten here in the evening. Great pizzas, the half pizza and salad for lunch is great value at 5.5 euros as you get a proper salad with lots of different content and good dressing. The pasta dishes are also good, very fresh and authentic. It has a real family feel about it and sitting outside here for lunch with a glass of red wine is something we look forward to. Never disappointing.

  • Visited November 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pasta Dinner”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Good meal for local pizzeria/pasta establishment. Seemed like good ingredients used and reasonably priced. Staff mainly were cheery and helpful

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