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“Delicious!”

Manifattura Di Gelato
Ranked #5 of 66 Restaurants in Calheta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Manifattura Di Gelato is a natural homemade ice cream shop and an authentic italian restaurant: original thin & crispy italian pizza, pasta, salad and a large variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Opening Hours: every day from 11 am to 10 pm. The kitchen is open all day from 12.30 pm to 9 pm. Reservation recommended. AT THE MOMENT UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WE ARE OPENING AGAIN AT THE END OF MARCH. LOOKING FORWARD!!
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We went looking for Icecream and found wonderful fanciful flavors and so much more. Chili chocolate, salty caramel and coconut became part of my daily diet! But then we discovered a full Italian menu! Vitello tonato, carpaccio , wonderful salads, pizza etc. the menu was rich and varied enough for us to enjoy meals every day for 2 weeks! Unfortunately this excursion = + 5 kilos! Oh well dieting is for home.

Thank alfionline
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has loads of lovely veggie options - wonderfully friendly service - and ice cream to die for! We ate here all week during our stay. The restaurant was always full so booking is the only way to guarantee a table. Don’t miss out on this gem on the Marina, don't be fooled into thinking this is just an icecream palour it certainly isn't. Best pizza we have ever had and have travelled widely within Italy and these are better!

Thank LondonDogwalker
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled that this is just an ice cream parlour! Although highly recommended by locals for ice cream, it is also a lovely restaurant! Amazing freshly prepared food, and wonderful service!!! The Italian style food is to die for! Nicest meal we've had on the island!!!

Thank Geraint H
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

The first time we went here, was after having had dinner at the New Era restaurant. Since we didn't find the main coarse very special over there, we decided to have our deserts elsewhere and we fancied a good Italian Ice cream anyway. By entering the place we noticed the terrace being half full and we were told to order our Ice creams at the counter. After having received our orders we wanted to enjoy them on the terrace, since there were a lot of tables available. It appeared however these tables were for dining guests and not to enjoy an Ice cream, with difficulty we were allowed to sit down for ten minutes. The Ice cream itself was OK, but definitely not worth all the extremely good reviews. We've really had a lot better Ice cream here in NL, but also in Germany, Italy and also Madeira (Funchal) itself. The second visit was a lot worse. We had planned a dolphin spotting trip, but were too early and decided to have a coffee somewhere. Since this is an Italian place we decided to go for an espresso over here. When we wanted to sit at a table with two chairs, our son was trying to get himself a chair from another empty table. At that point a rather unpleasant waiter rushed up to him and grabbed the chair out of his hands, by saying we were not allowed to move the chairs ourselves over the floor??? We decided not to stay here a minute longer and went to the Salgadinho next door, still wondering how you can be able not to move your chair when sitting on a terrace. The owner of this place is definitely not Portuguese or Italian, we gathered.

2  Thank Menno V
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Super delicious Italian food, made with passion and served with love. When you visit Calheta (Madeira) make sure you lunch or dine here at least one time and order the homemade ice cream... mmmmmm...

Thank Vivian2610
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