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Santa Maria Restaurante

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Rua Santa Maria N0 145, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
+351 291 649 125
00:00 - 23:00
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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Sana Maria Restaurant three times in the week we were here ! All the others were good but this one was our favourite. I had the scallop starters and on another night we shared Sushi starters both were excellent. Among others I enjoyed the 3 Mushroom and bacon Risotto. The waiters/waitresses are all very knowledgable and helpful.... More 

Thank Peter H
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant by far in Madeira! Good sushi, bit portions, great price and nice garden away from busy street

Thank Lovisa R
Paris, France
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the street of all turisty restaurants there is a gem which serves not regular portuguese food but goes beyond. They have a very creative sushi chef who creates amazing sushi plates using local fish. So creativity & local freshness are a great match

Thank Blu2014
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172 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were introduced by our landlord about St Maria and we're pleased by her suggestion. They were kind enough to place the four of us in a backyard garden giving us some privacy from the crowd. The waiting staff were friendly and explained the menu to us. The seafood risotto was richly supported with lots of fresh prawns mussels n... More 

Thank sew hok L
South Devon
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

My wife and I were trawling the streets of Funchal looking for a decent restaurant to have an evening meal when we were spotted by one of the 'street waiters' working for this restaurant. He informed us that their restaurant had a secluded garden restaurant at the rear of the main building and that we must look at it and... More 

Thank Willsy13
Boughton, United Kingdom
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373 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Surprising beautiful garden area to the rear. A real Tardis. Willing, friendly and helpful staff. Good menu range. Bottle of Caiado rose and beer. Stewed lamb and mashed potatoes, salmon and pesto risotto, pork cheeks with mash and veg, shrimp pizza. Coffee and baileys. Worth a visit.

Thank keithfryan
Tunbridge Wells, England
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I went here with my family and we had a very good meal overall. The service is very good as were the mojitos! Try the garliic prawns which were delicious as were the pork cheeks. Sushi also excellent which I hadn't expected. Worth a visit as also has a good ambience. There was a problem with my main course but... More 

Thank shed52
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, very pleasant staff too. Had tuna and chilli crostini and an olive, prosciutto and garlic bread to share for starter. Absolutely delicious. The crostini wasn't really crostini as we expected but was lovely, and the chilli wasn't strong at all. For main, my husband had a prawn risotto and was informed it came with a chilli paste/oil to... More 

Thank RMW1
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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340 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Had a real great lunch at this restaurant All four of our party had different meals and all four were excellent Highly recommend and the fish dishes are fabulous

Thank jodycav
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We wanted to have seafood for our last lunch in Madeira and although this place is on the main tourist drag we looked past that and took the recommendation in the Lonely Planet guidebook which turned out to be a good one. The staff were pleasant and helpful with their recommendations and the plate of mixed grilled fish and cataplana... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$39
Italian, Contemporary, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Santa Maria N0 145, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 649 125
New to the building that hosts the Hostel and the Fish restaurant, we now open this amazing new gem of a restaurant, focused on the best italians have to offer, the best pizzas and the best risottos are just at your doorstep in the most crowded touristic street of Funchal. The prices are very welcoming and the setting is even more!
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?