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Restaurante O Forno

Rua Cruz do Salao, Ponta do Pargo, Calheta, Madeira 9385-201, Portugal
+351 291 098 341
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“chicken” (19 reviews)
“skewers” (9 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
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Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rua Cruz do Salao, Ponta do Pargo, Calheta, Madeira 9385-201, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Passing by the Ponta do Pargo city, on the right side theres a restaurant with a nice terrace. The menu is very nicely elaborated and homemade sauces, etc. Had a Prego Americano with chips, perfectly cooked, seasoned and juicy. The service is quite friendly and...More

Thank Iscar L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ribeye and snapper were very good. Service was friendly. Homemade sauces were store bought as was the cheesecake. Our bill was 50 percent over what it should have been, but they did correct the problem after we waited for 15 minutes. If you’re just getting...More

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OForno2016, Owner at Restaurante O Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you your recent review. I do not usually respond to reviews because I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion on the Internet (good or bad) and can write as they wish. However sometimes they get it wrong and the information given is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed two wonderful dinners here with my wife and some friends. We spent 12 days on the island of Madeira in February 2018 and tried several restaurants, without a doubt O Forno was the best. From the wood BBQ outside, through the welcome by...More

Thank absinthe_boy
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

As a vegan it can be challenging to find food on Madeira, especially outside Funchal. But here on the west side of the island we found this very nice restaurant where both vegans and meat eaters can enjoy a good meal. The staff was very...More

Thank Linda d
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Although away from the main tourist attractions the Island of Funchal has to offer, this restaurant should not be missed if you have a car and are travelling around this very pretty island. We have visited many times and have enjoyed an excellent lunch on...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 30 December 2017

During our holiday time at Madeira we have visited every corner of this wonderful island and tried out different restaurants. This one is the best. Magnificent food. Surprising presentation. Overall cool and friendly hosts. The best meat dishes and so tasty that the desire to...More

Thank Алена К
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

After the lighthouse visited, just passing by this restaurant, totally can't describe how marvelou they are. Reasonable price, staffs are friendly, must try it out yourself, trust me, you will believe what's am said!!

Thank Venuslowly
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We visited this restaurant whilst coming back from a visit to the lighthouse we did not eat here but stayed for drinks as it had been a hot day and cold drinks were required. Although mid afternoon and the place generally was quiet the staff...More

Thank RJ682015
Reviewed 26 November 2017

A varied menu with lots of choice for both vegetarians AND vegans. Unusual in Portugal, and to be commended. Meat and fish eaters are well-catered for. Staff are interested, passionate and efficient. Food is fresh, well presented and tasty. Chilli sauce was produced on request....More

Thank Iain Richard S
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and nice conversations! However, the bartenders were quite surprised that my girlfriend managed to eat their 600 g rip eye steak - yes, she did it! ;-) Pricewise and qualitywise a perfect dinner!

Thank Dirk M
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Martin D
31 October 2016|
Response from OForno2016 | Property representative |
Hi Martin, Thank you for your question, yes we have many Gluten Free options, as most of the food Meat and Fish is cooked on the BBQ, and we also have Vegetarian Dishes also Gluten Free. We are Closed on Mondays. Hope to see... More
16 October 2015|
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Response from CourseMarshall | Reviewed this property |
As the last post said, the road is fine taking you up into the mountains a little way. The drive gives lovely views and although the trip will take you an hour, if you combine it with some sightseeing on the way it will be a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Cruz do Salao, Ponta do Pargo, Calheta, Madeira 9385-201, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta  >  Ponta do Pargo
  • Phone Number: +351 291 098 341
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Outside traditional oakwood smoked BBQ. Come & enjoy a celebration of big exciting flavours served alongside true Madeiran favourites. Full menu & daily specials board, including tasty vegetarian dishes & Grandma's signature homemade desserts. Fresh from our BBQ to your plate, BBQ cooking at its best!!!
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