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Really friendly place in old town. Delicious seafood, very generous portions. Great wine choice too. Would definitely go again.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Have been coming to Madeira for years and can’t believe we’ve missed this gem. Absolutely fantastic staff, good quality food and great value for money. We had lapas snd gambas to start and espada in wine and garlic and steak and prawns. Steak melted in...the mouth. When we next return to Funchal this place will be top of our list for a re-visit.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was in Funchal from July to November 2021 and came here at least every week. It has a great menu and the freshest fish, but it's their people that make it so special. Thank you for looking after me all summer!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the rate you made of Gavião Novo and for recommending us to other customers. We also enjoyed a lot by offering you a good dining experience. We hope it repeats again. See you later!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t reserved ahead and being Sunday we’re lucky to bag a table. The mussels starter was delicious as was my fish main. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We thank you very much for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed it. Our goal is to make you happy. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends recommended this restaurant and we are so pleased that they did. Lovely restaurant down a busy side road in the old town. My daughter has severe food allergies which were catered for. Delicious fish and home made chips. Perfect!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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, we thought you would like our other suggestions too, so do not forget to ask at the next...More

Reviewed 19 October 2021

This was probably our favorite or at least good second and beat the rest of the old town restaurants. Lovely seafood - try some of the specials for two, they are really nice. Excellent service.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 15 October 2021

the last time we were in Funchal was 20 years ago and this was our favourite restaurant then, so we went looking for it on the first night of our holiday. The street has changed somewhat in that 20 years. There were few restaurants in...that street then, but now it is a street of restaurants. The other difference is that there were only inside tables 20 years ago, but now they have closed the street to traffic and it is used for outside tables. We remembered that the pork fillet dish was excellent 20 years ago and although all the staff have changed we tried this dish and they still did it as we remembered. Their accompanying vegetables are also excellent. The staff very welcoming and we got talking to them about the staff who worked there 20 years ago and they actually brought a photo off the wall of the young waiter who served us 20 years ago. We enjoyed our visit and I know when you look forward to repeating something that you can be disappointed but we certainly were not this time and we dined there again another night during our weeks holiday.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 9 October 2021 via mobile

The 4 of us enjoyed an excellent meal here tonight … mixed grilled fish, eel in white wine and garlic, sardines and swordfish. Fresh vegetables, coupled with excellent service in the middle of Funchal’s old quarter made this a real night to remember. Definitely recommended!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2021

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 1 October 2021

We ate at Gaviao Novo three times during our week in Funchal. Each time was a real treat. Easy to book online - booking highly recommended as this restaurant fills up quickly both inside and outside. We ate a variety of starters and main courses,...all from the fish and seafood section. Difficult to say which we liked the best as all were delicious and well presented. Good wine list, with help from the waiters on which were best suited to the meal so able to try some alternative Portuguese wines.. Friendly and attentive service.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2021

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, we thought you would like our other suggestions too, so do not forget to ask at the next...More

Reviewed 26 September 2021 via mobile

Very Good food - fresh fishes and seafood. Very nice service, cold beer, good location. 100% of quality. We strongly recommend this place

Date of visit: September 2021
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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Gaviao Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience.

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Gaviao Novo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4