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Mavala Osteria Italiana

Largo da Madalena 10, Faro 8000-134, Portugal
+351 963 100 473
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“antipasti” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Largo da Madalena 10, Faro 8000-134, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this little restaurant thanks to trip advisor. Went for lunch and dinner on our trip. Food superb and made to order. The veal carpaccio with tuna foam was absolutely divine as was the spaghetti with Venus clams. If you can find this restaurant you...More

Thank Linsey W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second dinner here this week,the food was again very delicious,interesting and fresh flavors, Pasta was perfectly cooked and the waiter and chef made you feel very at home. Delicious wines by the glass,white and red.As a chef myself I cannot recommend this...More

Thank DavidAnyos
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

A tiny restaurant with a big wow factor! We shared the mozzarella starter, the pumpkin ravioli and the meatballs, with a nice bottle of wine, and the ravioli in particular was amazing. Our waiter was a delightful young man too. Definitely highly recommended!

Thank Penny T
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This small restaurant is tastefully decorated like a mid 20th century home. It is set in the maze of narrow streets across the road from the bus station, back from the marina. The menu is quite small and features italian classics. There doesn't seem to...More

1  Thank MarkW55
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Looking for somewhere nice for an evening meal. We had a look at the ratings and this was near the top so we booked earlier in the afternoon (recommend booking as walk ins were being turned away). We were the first there and received a...More

Thank Rich-Sarah678
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Very cozy, warm and truly welcoming hidden little Italian gem in the middle of Faro! Staff was very friendly, gave good recommendations, food (Milanese meatballs and cheeses of the day with melon&ginger marmelade) was amazing and prices are very reasonable! I also really enjoyed that...More

Thank Elvita J
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

We just had a light lunch here as wasn’t overly hungry and had train to catch. Very friendly and the best sourced ingredients from Portugal and Italy. A huge emphasis has been put on the quality of ingredients and you can taste it. Would love...More

Thank 115,115,115
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely evening, relaxed atmosphere in this perfect little find. Risotto to die for and excellent staff.

Thank Carole D
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

What a great find. Authentic, homely and fantastic food and service. We selected lots of different dishes and shared tapas style! The pork fat on toast was amazing. Sounds terrible. But really should be tried!

Thank Katieboots64
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The food was delightful and the service was excellent. The waiter spoke excellent English and was very friendly and interesting to chat to. They made special garlic spaghetti for the kids too. Book before you go... otherwise you will not get a table!

Thank Sudoku2310
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December 15, 2016|
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Response from Catarina P | Property representative |
Good evening. Unfortunately we will be closed on the 24th and 25th of December. If you decide to visit us another day, it's always safer to book in advance! Kind regards, Catarina
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Madalena 10, Faro 8000-134, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Faro
  • Phone Number: +351 963 100 473
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