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Gaviao Novo

Rua Santa Maria 131, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
+351 291 229 238
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (59 reviews)
“seafood” (39 reviews)
“steak” (47 reviews)
Opens in 3 min
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Rua Santa Maria 131, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

We've just read other reviews and it's enought to say: need we say more? Because there's nothing more to add. We totally agree with the people below: we had two great evenings spent at this restaurant. Staff at our hotelrestaurant was very distant, their food...More

Date of visit: May 2012
1  Thank Ans56
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much for your visit and review.

Reviewed 8 May 2012

Tucked in a back street in the Cidade Velho, it was like being in a different world. We ate here twice. A German couple said it was their fourth night in succession. Sardines as a starter were excellent. Also the avocado. The fish was superb....More

Date of visit: May 2012
1  Thank andrewravesax
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much for your visit and review.

Reviewed 6 May 2012

You'll really have a good time here, the waiters are friendly and there is good humour between the staff and customers, it's very entertaining. The food is well prepared and presented and there is good choice for all palets. The price is reasonable and whilst...More

Date of visit: May 2012
1  Thank Longacres
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much for your visit and review.

Reviewed 30 April 2012

Pork for my wife in enjoyable sauce and seabass for me. Attentive service without being excessive. Busy at 7.30pm and continued through the evening a good sign obviously. Our neighbour table mentioned to the staff he thought his white wine was off. No arguements but...More

Date of visit: April 2012
1  Thank buksang
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much for your visit and review.

Reviewed 19 April 2012

We always eat at Gaviao at least once during our frequent visits to Funchal and are never disappointed. I usually choose the mixed grill of fish, which is a selection of 4 different types of fish served simply with accompanying vegetables. The selection varies from...More

Date of visit: March 2012
2  Thank roseandvine
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much for your visit and review.

Reviewed 16 April 2012

Book ahead if you want to be sure of eating at the time that you want to. We booked the evening before because our Madeiran rep had recommended it. The waiter showed us the fishes of the day and when we were unsure about what...More

Date of visit: April 2012
1  Thank timatheronwood
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much for your visit and review.

Reviewed 11 April 2012

Typically mediterranian small tables and cramped place. But this is what to expect in a typical local family-run, down-to-earth restaurant. Nice location in a small side street (Rua Santa Maria) in Old Town, close to cable car station. Friendly and quick staff. The waiter made...More

Date of visit: April 2012
1  Thank BjoernBS
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for taking a few minutes to write a review, we are very pleased to know you enjoyed a real tasty dish. We hope for your visit next time.

Reviewed 6 April 2012

Me and my husband were both surprised when they guided us to our table...they dont have any space between tables which makes you feel quite uncomfortable if you'd like with some privacy without neighboors invading your food with the eyes. Had a 'mixed fish' of...More

Date of visit: April 2012
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Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for your time on writing about your experience. We would like to inform that we are doing much better now. Hope you can visit us again.

Reviewed 2 April 2012

If there's one thing that puts us off visiting a restaurant, it's waiters touting for business on the street outside. However we had already picked this place from a guide book, so we went in nevertheless. We were not disappointed. The restaurant quickly filled up...More

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank SurreyHenny
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for your review, is important to measure the quality of our service to our customers. We were very pleased with having a great experience. Hope you can come back again in the future to enjoy our fresh ingredients.

Reviewed 24 March 2012

We were taken in by their line in patter and humour (unlike many who just hassle you). The service was good, the food good and the wine good. They gave us an aperitif of Madeira wine and a Maracunja (passion fruit) schnapps to finish. Our...More

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank maggie2791
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for taking a few minutes to write a review, we are very pleased to know you enjoyed a real tasty dish. We hope for your visit next time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 62
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Santa Maria 131, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 229 238
  • E-mail
Description
It is for us a privilege to be part of the good memories of those who visit Gavião Novo. In our restaurant you will find a friendly and committed team that will transform your meal into an experience worth remembering.
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