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Dona Amelia Restaurant

Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia 83 | Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
+351 291 225 784
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab soup” (9 reviews)
“calves liver” (13 reviews)
“veal” (8 reviews)
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18:30 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia 83 | Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on our last three visits to Funchal and can recommend it. The staff have been the same over the last 4 years And are always friendly and helpful. The food is well cooked and presented in a nice intimate atmosphere....More

Thank joychr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoy the food and atmosphere in this beautifully appointed restaurant and visit each time we return to Madeira. The service is excellent and the food always good. This time I ate marinated fish to start with followed by delicious lamb.

Thank Susannah95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived a little late for our table but we were still seated and welcomed. The food was really nice and was just a short walk from our hotel.

Thank sunlover85England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat on the upper level which was in an enclosed terrace, like a conservatory. The smallish menu had meat and fish dishes. The first time we ate here we had veal steak and the second time we had scabbard fish, the local speciality. Both...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! What can I say?? Amazing meal, brilliant service and attentive waiter at all times. We dined here with kids (10 and 17) and grandma. The food was tasty and high quality. The waiter was polite, laughed with us and was attentive at all times...More

Thank Cath H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat in the upper floor of the restaurant, which at some point feels like a front room of someone's house, but i kind of liked that. ALL the staff were very friendly and accommodating and the sangria was top notch!! the Food on the...More

Thank 31nathanr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whole family eat for 80€ which is not bad. They have Michelin plate for cooking, so some level can be expected in the cooking.. kids had chicken and meat that they liked. I had lobster with pasta..it was good too.. maybe it could have been...More

Thank marko712017
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Went to Dona Amelia based on good reviews and the website slogan "One of Madeiras finest restaurants". The starters (home made chips and garlic bread) were nice and tasty, but the main course was a huge disappointment. I took the "Kebab of beef Madeiran style"...More

Thank Jeesbox
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We returned here after previously being here 2 years ago. The menu and decor was largely unchanged. Service this time though was very friendly. The food was good quality, definitely try the Steak Tartar, its a really pretty dish and tasted excellent too. The bill...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Visited this lovely restaurant having wandered past it on a side street and it quickly became a firm favourite. Great food and local specialities (recommend the black scabbard flambé!). Staff were very friendly and helpful, catered for a very fussy member of the party with...More

Thank Philippa K
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Response from OnlyItalktothealiens | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry I didn't answer you sooner - I've only just seen your post. The other answers have give hopefully answered you and I hope you had a pleasant trip and an enjoyable meal. I stay at the Pestana Casino and it is only... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$39 - US$78
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia 83 | Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Funchal, Madeira 9000-018, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 225 784
  • E-mail
The Dona Amelia is one of Funchal’s finest restaurants, specialising in Mediterranean cuisine and local dishes. Located in the heart of the hotel district, this easily-accessible restaurant prides itself on high quality cuisine, excellent service and a welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant also offers a superb selection of wines as well as a cocktail bar located under the restaurant.
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