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Restaurante Romana

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Zona Velha | Lg Do Corpo Santo, 15 9050-031, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Romney Marsh
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are so many restaurants to choose from in the old town. We were ready to eat and were glancing at the menu outside this restaurant, not wanting a huge meal, when the waitress encouraged us inside. She was very pleasant and not at all "pushy", as some are. There were a few families already eating but it seemed a... More 

Thank Diana B
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the food is terrible and not representing of the madeira cuisine,everything was of poor quality and will ever go again

Thank sibilvey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

After having a look at the restaurants in this area (Zona Velha) we decided to eat here.... well AVOID to enter here!!! waited too long, the waiter gave us the option of boiled potatoes which some of us wanted but at the end they came with fries as no boiled potatoes were available... one dish was missing had to wait... More 

Thank Carlos P
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

They forgot one order, then didnt explain how one of the orders worked as i asked rice and salad to come with mine and didnt get it. Also they have a menu for dessert and didnt even have what i asked for. Expensive, also took too long to serve the food and they burned the milk in the coffee. And... More 

Thank JoelP012
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

In the hub of what we called Restaurant Row, need to run the gauntlet of others looking for business but well worth it, Romano himself is a brilliant multi lingual host, look out for his set three course meal, unbelievable value.

1 Thank James P
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I opted for the 18.50 (expensive, right?) sirloin steak. What I got was a weirdy, leg-end-joint-muscle-dog-leg of beef. The happy chap-in-chief assured me it was *definitely* sirloin- just the chef had been left with a tricky cut. No probs when I said I wouldn't pay for it - the waitress said that many people complain about that dish! Removed from... More 

Thank Ivor C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Didn't find this restaurant as bad some of the reviews would suggest. Very cheap and service was ok. Very happy with our food.

2 Thank Janice B
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This little restaurant is similar to a number of others on the street and is therefore not unique. The food is reasonable enough and you get what you pay for. What put us off was that our waiter was totally sycophantic , it would have been difficult to spot the difference between him and Basil Faulty, bowing and fawning every... More 

Brigg, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Set menu appears to be good value, but food quality is lacking and presentation very basic. House wine not a bad price, but not worth that. Avoid this restaurant. Pleasant service did not make up for cheap food.

Thank ThisKevin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Awful, just awful. With plenty to choose from in the old town of Funchal, my partner and I chose this restaurant on a whim. Initially pleasantly surprised by the reasonable prices on the menu, we were soon disappointed as our "de-shelled" seafood starter had remnants of shell amongst the broth- safe to say after nearly swallowing numerous shards we opted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zona Velha | Lg Do Corpo Santo, 15 9050-031, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
The phone number for this restaurant, if dialled locally, is 291 232 564. This restaurant is part of a chain , including Jardim Da Carreira on Rua Da Carreira, and also Restaurante Baia in Machico.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?