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Leonardo Cafe Italian Restaurant

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Traversa Pousada 22 | Ihla Do Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
+238 981 00 57
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18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant several years ago and it was not good but thought we would give it another chance. Even worse! Half a litre of white wine was sent back as we couldn't drink it, settled for a beer. The Tempura starter was just ok. My husband had Gnocchi which he enjoyed, I had the Ravioli in asparagus and prawn... More 

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Thank Christine M
Durham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Leonardo cafe during our stay at the Melia Dunas resort for a birthday meal and it was lovely! We would both definitely recommend the beef carpaccio starter - simply stunning!

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Thank rubys7688
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It took some time to get a waiter, but when they started everything went smoothly. The carpaccio tasted wonderful, and so did the spaghetti fruit de mare. The beef with mushroom was also delicious. To dessert we had tiramisu and pannacotta which tasted good. We had a table on the first floor with the moon above our heads.

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Thank Petter L
Preston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid 2 visits for dinner and the 2nd was even better than the 1st. Recommend the squid and octopus starters. The main reason to recommend Leonardo is tje service. Other restaurants locally struggled to provide reasonable service but Leonardo did well and the food was great. Even the sprouts that came with our mains were not overcooked! Well done... More 

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Thank cel_longridge
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Leonardos 3 times in the space of 7 days even though we was staying at an all inclusive. Amazing pizzas,lovely and fresh.Margherita pizza was so nice and the steak we had was large and cooked to perfection. So much better than any other restaurants. Thank god for Leonardos!

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Thank Robert L
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much as I enjoy the fish and local food it was nice to have a high quality pizza for a change (Diavalo). The waitress was very friendly but don't expect fast service. We sat at a table outside which was fine but the restaurant also looked very nice inside. My wife had the fish with sweet and sour onions. It... More 

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Thank Rory M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and a great atmosphere. There is a band playing every night at the next door restaurant which is a bonus.?

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Thank sootypea
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great find in Santa Maria. Bit worried as the guy pounced on us as we got out of the Taxi from our All Inclusive resort, but should not have been concerned. Great food with an authentic atmosphere that got us out of the fantastic but at times a bit sterile resort restaurants.You are transported to Italy, at... More 

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Thank G4190QUpaulb
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food. You want good Italian food this is the place. Been twice over a couple of years always nice. Helpful friendly service

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Thank Ruth H
Ascot, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in here as next door was full. First of all the wine was very over priced for 1 small glass so we ended up getting the bottle. Starter was seafood in batter which was more batter than seafood, 😣 Main course we had pizza (pretty inoffensive) and spaghetti with seafood which was very bland and lacking seafood. Very disappointing.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Traversa Pousada 22 | Ihla Do Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +238 981 00 57
Description
Chic and comfortable, the Leonardo Cafe can give its customers the taste the flavor of "made in Italy". Located in the center of Santa Maria a few steps from the sea, you'll enjoyintimate and relaxing atmosphere for lunch and dinner, with a wide range of wines.
With these words Leonardo da Vinci referred to his hometown and to the areas on the hills of Montalbano where the land yields genuine products and good will.Here, where hills, villages, priories, villas and farmhouses are surroundedby vineyards and olive groves, the presence of the Great Genius can still be felt.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?