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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)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Rua Santa Maria 131, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

Said it above, really! I had been recommended this restaurant in a tour guide type of book, and wasn't at all disappointed. The fish (one of the fresh daily catches) was superbly prepared, with good 'sides'. Great wine, a lovely dessert, and the staff were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a reservation for the evening of the 31st of december and we had made a good choice! Very friendly service nice atmosphere inside. Small restaurant with limited places, excellent fish food, tasty and fresh. Even on Sylvester, menu à la carte, so that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank blueskybluesea
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant 3 nights out of 6! Very fresh local fish, in particular the parrot fish and the amberjack. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the food. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wakeyjoe
Tiago T, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It is a pleasure to read your comment. We got very happy thanks to clients like you, who make our lives happier. We hope you have felt like coming back because it will be a great pleasure to serve you again. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited twice during our holiday as enjoyed it so much on our previous holiday. All staff are very friendly & attentive. One night sat inside and the other outside. Delicious food - spaghetti Vongole, octopus & prawns, fish & prawn kebab, and also mixed....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bluetwo47
Tiago T, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is a pleasure to read your comment. We got very happy thanks to clients like you, who make our lives happier. We hope you have felt like coming back because it will be a great pleasure to serve you again. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a small restaurant in Old Town Funchal although there are places to sit outside. The food was very good - excellent sea food (prawns, oysters, red snapper, cod roe), and dessert (creme brulee, passion fruit pudding). The service was friendly & efficient. Since the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bala P
Tiago T, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying our gastronomy, we always use quality products and we make our dishes with a lot of affection. As you liked, we thought you would like our other suggestions too, so do not forget to ask on a next...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We were here twice for dinner. The restaurant was quiet but so was Funchal. On our first visit we both had scabbard fish, one with banana and the other with garlic and wine sauce. My husband who is not usually a fan of scabbard said...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 645evelynd
Tiago T, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying our gastronomy, we always use quality products and we make our dishes with a lot of affection. We also enjoyed a lot by offering you a good dining experience. We hope it repeats again. See you later!

Reviewed 7 December 2018

Which is no mean feat, given that it is located in a sea of competing restaurants, where the staff hustle for custom Ike the old Brick Lane days! Lovely fish, nice garlic bread, vegetables are not forgotten, and the wine has been carefully chosen and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Terry G
Tiago T, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying our gastronomy, we always use quality products and we make our dishes with a lot of affection. We also enjoyed a lot by offering you a good dining experience. We hope it repeats again. See you later!

Reviewed 7 December 2018

We have always difficulties taking anything else but the mixed grill at Gaviao Novo. The black scabbard is obligatory and the sea bream a dream of subtlety in taste and structure. The place look touristic but in high season reservation often is necessary due to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dan W
Tiago T, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying our gastronomy, we always use quality products and we make our dishes with a lot of affection. We also enjoyed a lot by offering you a good dining experience. We hope it repeats again. See you later!

Reviewed 1 December 2018

One street back from the water, this narrow approximately half mile road (Rua Santa Maria) has almost nothing but restaurants. The "tell" is that Gaviao Novo is packed, while the rest of the restaurants are almost empty. Justifiably so. Food is outstanding. Parrot fish and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tomandessie
Tiago T, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying our gastronomy, we always use quality products and we make our dishes with a lot of affection. We also enjoyed a lot by offering you a good dining experience. We hope it repeats again. See you later!

Reviewed 11 November 2018

I could have written 5 reviews giving each of them top score, but I summarize them in one. Visiting for lunch 5 days in a row is a review itself. We came for the fresh fish and loved the quality of the food. When the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TerRS
Tiago T, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying our gastronomy, we always use quality products and we make our dishes with a lot of affection. We also enjoyed a lot by offering you a good dining experience. We hope it repeats again. See you later!

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bluetwo47
16 August 2018|
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Yes. We are closed just on 25th December.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 63
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, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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