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Restaurante O Violino

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Rua Dom Carlos I N0 36 | No 36, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
+351 291 223 670
10:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just dined at this lovely restaurant and cannot speak highly enough about it. The three course set meal of the day provided a good choice, at a very reasonable price. The food was cooked to perfection and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending O Violino to anyone dining in Funchal. What... More 

Thank ACJHuddersfield
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very welcoming and good variety of well prepared dishes . situated very close to the chairlift station in the old town .

Thank Robert D
Portishead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lunched here several time and were surprised that the waitress remembered us from a few days previously, Very smart and good food

Thank june102015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Exceptional customer care, thanks to Fernandez, Romos and chef who made special menu to our specific requests, even made spicy chilli sauce just for us. Really pleased with the service with a smile.

Thank Rohini S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely friendly staff. 5 of us descended on O Violino and we were not disappointed. Food presentation was super and really good selection of Portuguese wines.

Thank Ann H
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As with most restaurants in Funchal, we were accosted by waiters on the pavement trying to get you to dine there. It looked friendly so we did just that. Our order was taken quite quickly and the food arrived soon after. Although nothing special, the food was OK and we decided we would like a dessert. In the meantime, several... More 

Thank Morgancouple
Swadlincote, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This little place is on the main road, opposite the cable car office. We decided to stop off for a drink while exploring the town. The service is good, the owners are a minefield of information about where to get trip etc for the best price ( eg which bus to use instead of booking trips via an agent). Food... More 

Thank Steve J
Jonzac, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

A typical tourist restaurant serving Italian food close to the cable car station in Funchal. Having said that, staff are very friendly and efficient and the food served was value for money. We ate there twice because it was convenient and the dishes, though unexceptional were quite acceptable.

Thank 115Sid
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We discovered this restaurant when we were on our way from the painted doors street to take the cable car. The staff was extremely friendly and funny. They were not busybody as at a lot of other restaurants though.... You must try the sangria there. Good food for reasonable price! Highly recommend!

Thank Klári S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly welcome, and very good service at this modern, smart restaurant close to the cable car station in Funchal. Very good food too, we enjoyed our Lamb Chops, and Fish of the Day. which was Red Snapper. Local bread was served warm, and the soup was good too! We will be back!

Thank MaryBarryJackson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dom Carlos I N0 36 | No 36, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 223 670
The Restaurant violino can find us in the Old Town (Funchal), near the ski lifts, and the "Almirante Reis" park, overlooking the sea and a car park near our place. Enjoy!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?