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O Virgilio


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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available

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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is one of the best if you want to try real local food and feel a real local atmosphere with the ocean as a sightseeing. The food was really very very tasty. The staff was quick, friendly and english speaking. The result-absolute satisfaction:)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 862marijan
Reviewed September 11, 2018

After 2 weeks of fish in Madeira, I craved pizza and stopped at O Virgilio after reading the trip advisor reviews. I had the best shrimp pizza ever. I normally prefer thin crust but their thick crust was delicious and the amount of fresh shrimps...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jaimiecook
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Moderately priced with outdoor seating by the ocean and good views. Our cod was fresh as were the snails, but uninspired preparations. Side vegetables were bland and over cooked. Inexpensive wine list.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank wonderlust_dude
Reviewed February 18, 2018

The area is a small strip near the sea with restaurants and gift shop. This is a low key simple family place where locals also eat. The food is full of flavour, fresh and such good value. The devilled shrimps were so good and fish...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Chinaplate1
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

This was one off my best meals of sea foods! Great service. Asked for a special of mixed seafood and got exactly what I was hoping for. The Pizza was also over my expectation, both crispy and cheesy!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank josee202
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

We ordered octopus with onions and beef steak. Not really tasty food, too big portions of side dishes.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Polona Z
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

We visited this so called restaurant on the 13th of November mid afternoon. We ordered the cod and fries, repeated the order twice to the waitress, waited nearly 40 minutes and was served the cod with rice and vegetables, spoke to waitress who confirmed fries...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had filled strives and peppered steak, both of which are good. The archives came with pairs and vegetables and the steak with chips and salad. Good value for money and friendly staff.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Mark H
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

The traditional fish is excellent and the seafood is even better! The beef is not so good though, so if you are into seafood you will love this place!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Eva M
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Well came back to this lovely restaurant for this holiday. Started off with the local favourite lapas, the quantity and quality was excellent. Ordered 2 prego... basically beef with Square and egg on top, accompanied by Freshly prepared homemade chips and fresh salad. All of...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank ZubhirY71
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