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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.
PRICE RANGE
£24 - £30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (862)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose this restaurant without reading any reviews and we weren't disappointed. The food was fabulous and the service was efficient and attentive. My husband had calves liver which he thought was the best he's had in years and I had tuna steak perfectly cooked. We...will definitely be returning.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

We loved the food, the service, the ambiance. Hidden gem. We were surprised that the restaurant wasn’t filled. The service was impeccable!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant for many years and it is always a wonderful experience. Friendly staff,excellent food and a superb atmosphere. Its a lovely old style restaurant without music, television screens and always a pleasureto visit. On our most recent visit I had...melon & ham to start, my wife had prawns & avocado. We bothhad calves liver for mains and I had apple piefor dessert. A lovely bottle of Quinta Nova with coffee to finish. 117 euros and worth every scent plus a decent tip. Looking forward to our next visit later in the week!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fantastic restaurant. I love going to Dona Amelia and it’s always a highlight when visiting Madeira. The food, service and ambience are all perfect. We went on Christmas Eve as a treat and were not disappointed! Dona Amelia is the standard all restaurants should strive...to reach.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Researched this restaurant and was not disappointed at all. Seated upstairs and able to watch chefs cooking. Rudi was excellent front of house - happy to answer all our questions and even found out information for us about the background of the name of the...restaurant. All staff were very courteous and their English excellent. I had the pork filed flambéed in Dona Josefina served with sweet potato and veg. Hubby had the calves liver with a reduced onion gravy with sweet potato and veg. Shared a passion fruit sorbet ice cream. Both had half bottles of wine - first time I’ve had a green wine (young white). It wit be the last. Complimentary traditional custard tarts with cinnamon. Thoroughly enjoyable dinnerMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

Excellent & very professional staff. Pork main course was very good. Prawn & Avocado starters ok but wouldn’t have them again - not enough prawns & avocado in amongst a plate of general salad and neither prawns nor avocado were the tastiest either. Fortunately the...pork saved the day - tender pieces cooked in a nice rich mushroom sauce.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

Superb food, great service and hospitality. We went to eat there on three occasions with friends on our recent trip to Madeira. On each occasion the standards were excellent and we look forward to visiting next year.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 December 2023 via mobile

Last minute booking for Xmas Eve. Very accommodating and food and wine very good. Service was also first class with friendly and attentive staff.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023 via mobile

So good I couldn’t go home without a second visit! This restaurant gets it right every time and we’ve been visiting Funchal for 20 years now, hardly ever missing a visit to Dona Amélia. The waiters were so great, making sure we got the table...we wanted and very attentive. Do you ever have a dish that you enjoy so much, you keep thinking about it and crave it again? Well that’s what happened to me (Salmon Tagliolini in my case). I just had to return before I went home - delicious and my compliments to the chef!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

Very good restaurant, very attentive staff and lovely food. Reasonably priced traditional Italian restaurant. Lots of seating both inside and out

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

Nice restaurant, but not fully reliable for me as gluten intolerant. A proper response and attempt at giving information! However, no GF bread, few GF desserts (and why isn't creme brulee GF?), no attempt at providing substitute, and then, in good faith but misdirected, two...small cookies (obviously non-GF) with the bill. Sorry, I will not return.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

A very pleasant restaurant with nice, friendly and welcoming staff. The menu is varied and the food is good. The restaurant is set on two floors so easier for people with mobility restraints.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

Expected more as it features a Michelin star ( from 2018) . Nice restaurant, poor ac. Quite cramped space. But the food let me down; the shrimps where mushy, not as expected. The tuna was good however. Should give it a second chance. Same owner...as Casa Venha on same rd.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023

Great food and excellent service. Just down the road from the Pestana Carlton and Savoy Palace hotels. Entrance is unassuming and the menu isn't the most extensive but couldn't fault this restaurant. Staff are super attentive. Don't be put off by the laminated menus!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here - delicious food, lovely wine and nice atmosphere. Staff were pleasant. Would recommend - very nice evening

Date of visit: October 2023
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Response from Alan E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know where that hotel is situated. The restaurant is behind the the Savoy palace Hotel, if that helps.
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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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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4