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Restaurante Viola


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Near Funchal city
US$10 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Portuguese
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to this restaurant by a local taxi driver and we are SO grateful! We didn’t know what to expect but what a fabulous discovery. We were the only tourists there and it was lovely. We chose the house speciality of fillet steak...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sheran M
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

I have been there two years ago. I was impressed by the beef “espetada” and in 2019 the beef is even better! Reccomended! Don’t miss the local restaurant for local people!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sssorin
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Our first visit with Madeirian friends to this wonderful restaurant. No sign of a tourist in sight - just us. The queue was outside the door, but we didn't have to wait long to be seated. We did however, find the time to enjoy two...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Hinxton
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Authentic madeiran cusine. Great estepada the traditional way. We ordered both the beef and chicken skewers. Delicious.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank stefle
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We tried the Viola one night,very disappointed with the service,the food it was just passable, we went for the set menu at it looked as though we were second class dinners,we will not be back

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank billyclark1948
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I love this place and every time I visit Madeira I must come here for a skewer , meat is so tender and tasty as is the maze and the service is fast and excellent the main dinning are I’m not very fan of it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank fatima46
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

A couple of people we know recommended this restaurant. I don't know if it was the time we went at 6pm but the place was empty. Service was super slow for an empty restaurant. The server didn't even crack a smile. The food was OK...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank joeanna928
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

First come first served. 8 till 10pm you may have 45mins wait! However........ Traditional Madeira fare. Seasoned meat ( chicken or beef) hangs on long skewers above your table. 95% locals eat here. Cater more for large groups than couples. Noisy and family orientated. Wonderful,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank patrickwS5678MH
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

As we had just picked up a rental car we decided to go out to this place for the first time. Frequently visited by our friends living in the island, which is as good a recommendation as the positive reviews from visitors on trip advisor....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RichardBlakey
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Local friends took us to this family restaurant when we visited Madeira recently, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Large espetadas were brought on long spikes which hung from hooks almost at the ceiling. The meat was excellent - tasty, juicy and tender. The salad,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 125bernardc
GestorReview, Proprietário at Restaurante Viola, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Dear 125bernardc, Thank you for your kind review of the Restaurante Viola. It gives me a great pleasure to read that our service provided you a wonderful experience during your visit. Rest assured I will share your feedback with the Team. We do hope to...More

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