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“Our amigos in Rua de Santa Maria!”
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Gaviao Novo
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Ranked #63 of 661 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $65
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: It is for us a privilege to be part of the good memories of those who visit Gavião Novo. In our restaurant you will find a friendly and committed team that will transform your meal into an experience worth remembering.
Reviewed May 22, 2013

We have visited Madeira 5 times now. From the first day onward we always got a friendly welcome in this nice restaurant. Staff is very friendly and they are always in for a good joke!
The lobster that was used as a mobile phone was a killer this year! We had great fun.
Not much room but that's no problem. Everybody fits in and all nationalities seem to like this place. We'll come back here to visit our amigos who have been ever so friendly!

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Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Good grilled freshly caught fish. But the cost: One shared octopus starter, two grilled catch of the day, one espresso, and one creme caramel, plus an indifferent wine €79. Possibly par for the course in rua st maria. We shall see! Waiters friendly and efficient but clown about more than is ideal IMO, but others may find this more entertaining than I do. So...can't fault the fish but the price seems a bit steep for what you get. Unlikely to return I think.

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Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Fish restaurant serving today’s fresh fish, as well as menu a la carte. Located in the old part of the town.
We were very satisfied with the food quality, visited the restaurant 5 times during our one week stay.
Nice and casual atmosphere, and affordable prices.
PS! Today’s catch was about 50% extra compared to the a la carte prices, but the quality on the meals from the a la carte menu was excellent as well.

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2  Thank Haavard
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Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Have been 3 times to this little restaurant, once for lunch twice for dinner. My favourite part of town, but you might walk past the doors of this gem! Dont! Let yourself be guided in, enjoy the intimate atmosphere and get to know your neighbours (don't go if claustrophobic!|) and enjoy the humour, and especially the fish! Very friendly staff, but we found this all over Madeira so we expect nothing less to be honest! You won't be ushered out quickly, take your time and enjoy!

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1  Thank lynn_grant1
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Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

It's a bit of a quandry isn't it? You're on holiday and are prepared to try places on appearance but still want a certain standard in food and service. We were recommended to this place by a passenger on the plane on the way out to Madeira, who lauded its steaks and fish. The problem is that you haven't been to dinner with them and don't know where their judgement is at.

Anyhoo, it's average, acceptable in both food and service and costs about €70/80 euros for dinner with a couple of aperitifs and a couple of glasses of wine. You won't come out feeling hungry or sated and if you're in Funchal for a week, won't go back again. Wine by the glass is of a low standard. At least they don't give you a glass of fizz like at the Mozart, which is only good for sprinkling on chips.

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Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

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