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Portuguese Traditional


Tv. do Pimenta, 15/17, 9060-291 FunchalSee map

Average price €20

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Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

Preset menus and drinks not included.

Available on the booked timeslot.

Restaurant menu

  • Average price €20
    Special request
Bolo do caco com manteiga de alho
Tapas com ervas e queijo fresco
Tapas com tomate e presunto

Dietary options

Gluten free, Vegetarian dishes
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User photos

Bife de atum
Espada tropical
Frango com bacon com opção de molho de cogumelos ou queijo
 Lammkottelet und Espatada vom Rind mit Beilagen
Cheesecake mit Maracuja



Ratings & Reviews


based on 1214 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Claudia g.
    Claudia g.
    • 4 reviews

    Great experience. The food was delicious, the staff was super nice! Highly recommend.

  2. Yamin W.
    Yamin W.
    • 4 reviews

    My tour guide recommended this place and told me that it shares the same owner as Taberna Ruel, but is less fancy. It is on a side street off Santa Maria but is not crowded by passers by, which I like. I ordered two starters and a main dish after a long hike without much food intake. Garlic Shrimp was delicious, limpet was interesting for a first-time try, and the parrot fish was the best I have had, fresh, perfectly grilled and nicely seasoned. Service was very warm and prompt. I will go back before I leave the island in a few days.

  3. Jukka L.
    Jukka L.
    • 20 reviews

    These are hard times. We were the only customers. The place is just around the corner, but with wery few people that seems to be enough to make it empty. Service was great and the daily fish, robalo good. Tuna was ok.

  4. Diogo G.
    Diogo G.
    • 59 reviews

    The francesinhas was very good and everything was as aspected. The only thing that I didn’t like Poncha ... not a good place for this

  5. Callum P.
    Callum P.
    • 2 reviews

    Had a great rating so we chose this place over other restaurants but we were very disappointed with the quality of the food. very average meal...

  6. Jeff M.
    Jeff M.
    • 6 reviews

    Very friendly staff and really enthusiastic about their food. Had the limpets and beef espetada. Both were delicious. The service was fantastic. Will certainly return.

  7. Brian E.
    Brian E.
    • 2 reviews

    A genuine welcome from friendly and efficient staff. The food was excellent both in quality and the cooking.. We will be dining here again before we leave and highly recommend this restaurant.

  8. Stephen M.
    Stephen M.
    • one review

    Great service , loverly food

  9. Sofia O.
    Sofia O.
    • one review

    The staff were super welcoming and the food amazing! A really good place to eat good food and spend a lovely time ! I will return soon for sure , it’s worth it !

  10. Paola C.
    Paola C.
    • one review

    The food is good, the atmosphere is nice, the wine was nice, we had nothing but compliments for the whole restaurant but a special mention to Sandra who was full of kindness and attention. We had two francesinhas, some typical mossels and some prawns with garlic. Even the bread with garlic and butter was tasty and freshly made. The owner and the waiters were always present but never pushy. We ended the dinner with some typical liquors and spirits, suggested again by Sandra. Many many compliments, and thank you again Sandra, you made our night!

  11. Jinty E.
    Jinty E.
    • 10 reviews

    Second visit to this nice restaurant tucked away on a side street in the old town. The service is efficient and friendly and the food is delicious. And it’s excellent value if you book in advance, so what is not to like?!

  12. Maurice p.
    Maurice p.
    • 5 reviews

    The service was efficient and friendly , excellent food, well presented. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends

  13. Olivier M.
    Olivier M.
    • 36 reviews

    Accueil très chaleureux, personnel très gentil, cuisine exceptionnelle - welcome very warm, employees very nice, Fantastic cooking

  14. Mark S.
    Mark S.
    • 5 reviews

    Our third visit to this restaurant over a couple of years but unfortunately this time it didn’t live up to previous visits. The local bread was excellent but my lamb main dish was a disaster. I had to send it back as some parts were virtually raw, then when it came back 50% of it was inedible. My partners main was fine.To be fair after mentioning this the staff were good and Took my dish off the bill. Perhaps if this is the only lamb available in Madeira, it would be better not to have it on the menu. We will be back to Madeira & we will give the restaurant another try as we all can have a bad day & previous visits have been excellent.

  15. Tina H.
    Tina H.
    • 5 reviews

    We arrived late after our flight in and were delighted to be welcomed with great food, wine and atmosphere.

  16. Paul B.
    Paul B.
    • 3 reviews

    I don't want the guys at Noit Escura to be disappointed by this review because we enjoyed the evening. The service was perfect, the guys were very attentive and wanted to please. The atmosphere wasn't great but that wasn't the fault of the restaurant, unfortunately is was a very quiet evening, not a lot you can do about that. The food however you can do something about and it's the little things that make a difference. Like asking how you want the food cooked, we had the lambchops these were good but would have been perfect cooked a little longer, (too rare for our liking). Also portion size, it could have a table of four and the sauce on the side would have been better. Guys your doing a great job, your menu is great value for money and still would be with smaller portions, it would take much to make what is currently very good, fantastic with a few changes. I will definitely eat here again, when next in Madeira. By the way the wine was great. People please visit an support these guys, you won't regret it (I hope).

  17. Jackie b.
    Jackie b.
    • 3 reviews

    Delicious traditional food-variety of choice & locally sourced.Have house speciality.very friendly staff.Seating outside on cobbled side street & capacious indoors for more of restaurant & bar.Modest prices.A real find!

  18. Ros R.
    Ros R.
    • 91 reviews

    Our second meal in this restaurant and both times disappointing. There are so many other restaurants in the area so we will not return to NoitEscura!

  19. S. Sofia  n.
    S. Sofia n.
    • 3 reviews

    Muito bom

  20. Paul R.
    Paul R.
    • 3 reviews

    This restaurant is a wonderful find. It was so good we returned for another meal. Food (especially the steak) was excellent.

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More information

Opening time

Todos os dias das 11:30 às 22:30

How to get to the restaurant

Tv. do Pimenta, 15/17, 9060-291, Funchal, Portugal

About the restaurant

É na bonita cidade do Funchal, bem perto do Almirante Reis que encontra o restaurante NoitEscura.

Com um interior bem castiço, cuidado e uma decoração a lembrar as mercearias de outros tempos, este é um espaço que lhe proporciona uma ótima “estadia"" em ambiente simpático e descontraído. Nos dias em que o tempo o permitir, desfrute ainda da agradável esplanada - nada melhor que uma refeição composta no exterior.

E na hora de escolher as iguarias com que se vai deliciar, saiba que as especialidades daqui são as francesinhas à moda do Porto. Mas tem também pratos de sabores regionais, de onde se destacam as lapas, a sopa de tomate, a famosa espetada, os picados madeirenses, entre outras tantas propostas. Só precisa trazer apetite.

Ideal para uma refeição em família ou para um simpático encontro de amigos.


European, Good for groups, Terrace, Christmas, Christmas and New Year, Father's Day, , Travelers' Choice 2020


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