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Gaviao Novo

Rua Santa Maria 131, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
+351 291 229 238
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (32 reviews)
“steak” (40 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Rua Santa Maria 131, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 574 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good staff, and warm greeting. The food is good but could be better, the sabre fish was nice, but I've had better elsewhere, the vegetables were totally bland. Wine was good. Overall a good time but some other places do better, for the price.

Thank sallemjazz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A busy buzzing place with friendly helpful staff. We had platters of mixed fish which were beautifully cooked. Dishes on neighboring tables also looked great.

Thank explorer186
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located cheek by jowl with other restaurants of a similar size in the narrow streets just off the sea front. On a cool May evening this establishment was well patronized but a table was available inside. Menu features locally sourced seafood but also meat dishes...More

Thank harrydlab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this Restaurant last night 2nd May, the food was amazing Grilled Swordfish real Homeade chips and proper Vegetables,Staff were very attentive and also recommended a very good wine.we would Highly recommend this Restautant.

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would not recommend. The place and the general area is very touristy. The food is ok, but with very little creativity or charm.More

Thank HuusCph
Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We're very sorry that we did not live up to your expectations. We are known for serving with simplicity and honour our local food flavours with local ingredients and fresh from the day...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’ve been back three times and are planning a fourth before heading home tomorrow. Super friendly staff. Love the bruschetta as a snack. Go for their recommendation regarding fish - there is always some item that is not on the regular menu that is available...More

Thank Ammer01
Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 March 31, 2018 via mobile

In a lovely location, pretty central in the old town. Service fantastic, matched only by the food. Good menu, great portions. Staff are very observant and attentive. We have eaten here for lunch and dinner, both equally good.More

Thank Vicki L
Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

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 this dish, we thought you would like our other suggestions too, so do not forget to ask on...More

Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful little restaurant sat a street behind the sea view restaurants, guarded against the wind with a fantastic array of fresh fish and meat courses to choose from. A hidden gem that I wish we’d found earlier - don’t be fooled by thinking the sea...More

Thank Harry-hodge
Tiago T, Public Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Thank you for your kind words, is very important to have independent reviews from our customers, it helps us to find where we can do better and satisfy our customer's expectations. Hope you can visit us soon.

Reviewed March 24, 2018

Our hotel recommended this fish restaurant. It did not disappoint. There was an extensive menu to chose from. I had my first ever limpets. The prices were good too, The portions were massive. We all have good appetites but ended up wasting some of the...More

Thank Linda H
Tiago T, Public Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Thank you for your kind words, is very important to have independent reviews from our customers, it helps us to find where we can do better and satisfy our customer's expectations. Hope you can visit us soon.

Reviewed March 13, 2018

I had eaten here on previous occasions and chosen a whole fish from their cabinet. This time I ordered a mixed fish grill which had 4 different types of fish and tasted fine. Disappointing that it was accompanied by a dish of boring boiled potatoes...More

Thank Margaretdoreen
Tiago T, Public Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience, it helps us to find where we can do better and satisfy our customer's expectations. Hope you can visit us soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$65
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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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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