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“A very good restaurant”

Ristorante Villa Cipriani
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Ranked #30 of 675 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

The dining experience here is very good. The food is very good, the view on the terrace is fantastic.

I note that a few reviewers moaned that when it was the dark they could not see the view. Which made me laugh, as if they want to see the view then dine earlier!


All of our food was very good, no complaints, and the service was very excellent also. They even had Gluten Free bread. I am not sure why people complain about the cost of the wine as prices start from €19, which is more than acceptable for a restaurant of this calibre.


Thing is, if you own a restaurant in a fantastic location like this, then you deserve to charge a premium. I remember having a very poor lunch at a cafe on the island of Capri, overlooking the sea two years ago. The lunch was lousy, and the cost for two was over £50, and all we had were two sandwiches and two drinks. The view was to die for, so we suffered it. Here the food was very good, so for me the
Cost of €196 was worth it, and if it hadn't been for dining with two teenage boys, we would have sat and enjoyed the view all evening.


My recommendation is, that if you want to eat at probably the best location in Funchal, and don't mind paying for it, then this is the place
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1  Thank Richfo1
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ExperienceManager, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you very much for taking the time for writing your feedback.

We do thank you for having chosen our restaurant, and we are glad to understand that we have been able to meet your expectations.

Receiving comments like yours is the right payback for what we do, and motivates us to do our utmost to satisfy our valued customers.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to the Villa Cipriani Restaurant, possibly soon.

Kindest regards,

Ciriaco Campus
General Manager
Belmond Reid's Palace
Madeira

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The most perfect setting on the terrace overlooking the bay, provided the weather allows that is! Watching the moonlight on the sea as the swifts race along the cliff face is only enhanced by the delightful staff and wonderful food. This is always an evening to look forward to whether as a couple wanting romantic time out or with friends. The food is top class. I'm always torn between having my favourites, beef carpaccio and the calf's liver, or trying something else! This time it was a pasta dish as a starter and the delectable turbot. Perfect. The only possible criticism is the mark up on the wines, which at four times the usual cost of the bottle is a tad cheeky. I suppose when you're having such a good (and expensive!) meal it seems silly to complain about the prices, but it does slightly take the edge off a superb dining experience. It's still one of my favourites though.

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1  Thank balancal
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ExperienceManager, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Dear Valued Client,

Thank you very much for taking the time for writing your review.

It is a real pleasure to read that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we would like to thank you very much for your preference and for your nice words of vote.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back to the Ristorante Villa Cipriani.

Many thanks and best regards,

Ciriaco Campus
General Manager
Belmond Reid's Palace
Madeira

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

The ambiance of this restaurant outside overlooking the Atlantic is stunning in itself, add to the fact that the service is fantastic and the food is superb and you have yourself a really lovely dining experience. OK the prices are a more expensive than many restaurants in Funchal but take my word for it, for a special occasion you will struggle to better this restaurant. But make sure you book a table outside overlooking the sea............enjoy !!

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Thank Mike A
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ExperienceManager, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Dear valued Client,

Thank you very much for having chosen the Villa Cipriani Restaurant.

We are more than glad to understand that you had a delightful experience with us, and we would like to express all our gratitude for the nice words you reserved t us.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back to the Belmond Reid's Palace soon.

Many thanks and best regards,

Ciriaco Campus
General Manager
Belmond Reid's Palace
Madeira

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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We began our holiday dining here on our first evening in Madeira at the Villa Cipriani and it was simply fantastic. In fact it was so good we dined here on another two occasions. Tonight was our last evening in Madeira & we chose the Villa Cipriani & once again we were not disappointed. The service from the Maître d - Tony and his impeccable team really is first class, they are totally unobtrusive and complete professionals. On each occasion we have had the privilege to be attended to by Renato & Vasco who are both superb in their skills in understanding the food menu & the wine list. Of course all of the staff members are trained to exacting standards and that is what sets this restaurant apart from the rest. Above all the ambience of this restaurant is an experience in itself. The setting is exquisite and if you are fortunate enough to secure an ocean view then please just consider this as a gift as it is truly magical. The food is without doubt superb and each dish is executed in the most artistic and appetising way. In fact each serving is presented as a vision to savour with the eyes & mind before the tastebuds even sample the kaleidoscope of flavours on the plate.

The wine list is excellent & there is a grand variety that will appease the most discerning palate and once again the expertise of the sommelier is there at hand to advise.

To be perfectly honest this is a restaurant that ranks as one the best I have ever come across. The phrase 'fine dining' is well deserved but really does not do it justice because this restaurant is all about a cherished experience, the company, food, wine, quality of service & music from the ocean alone makes memories that will stay with me forever.

Thank Alison C
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ExperienceManager, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Dear Valued Client,

Thank you very much for your kind feedback.

We have been flattered by your nice words, and we are more than pleased to understand that you went back home with great memories about your experience at Villa Cipriani Restaurant. We would like to thank you for your renewed preference, and we do hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back to our restaurant.

Many thanks and best regards,

Ciriaco Campus
General Manager
Belmond Reid's Palace
Madeira

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We visited last year and came back again as a 50th Birthday treat from my wife.
Again the service simply great. We both had wonderful starters of prawns in lobster sauce with light pasta and the fish soup with fish ravioli. For the main we had the beef fillet with vegetables . Tasted amazing. For afters the Taramsai simply light and refreshing followed by Italian cheese board selection to share. The setting over the Cliff edge with wonderful views over sun set with the light of the candles.
Once again lovely romantic evening and we will be returning again next year. ( A habit our Polish friends introduced us too!)

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1  Thank Jason C
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ExperienceManager, General Manager at Ristorante Villa Cipriani, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Dear valued Customer,

Thank you for choosing the Ristorante villa Cipriani.

We have been really happy to understand that we have been able to make your special occasion an unforgettable one. Reading this type of feedback repays us of all efforts we make to please our customers and at the same time make us do our best every day to meet our valued clients expectations.

We do hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back to the Ristorante Villa Cipriani.

Many thanks and best regards,


Ciriaco Campus
General Manager
Belmond Reid's Palace
Madeira

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