Lunchtime Dishes

2 meals for £12

Galinha No Pão

Fresh chicken breast marinated for 24 hours in our homemade garlic, lemon & herb piri piri sauce. Cooked over a charcoal flamed grill, served in a ciabatta with salad & homemade chips – £7.00

 

Prego No Pão

Juicy sirloin steak marinated in garlic and herbs. Served in a ciabatta with sliced tomato salad and chips – £7.40

 

Carbonara

Strips of bacon in cream & egg sauce with Parmesan cheese. Served with spaghetti, penne or tagliatelle – £6.50

 

Polpette Della Casa

Homemade meatballs, cooked in a fresh tomato & herbsauce. Served on a bed of spaghetti – £6.50

 

Pizza Napoli

Tomatoes, mushrooms, ham and mozzarella cheese – £6.50

 

Alette Di Pollo

Chicken wings in a barbecue sauce – £6.50

Portuguese Lamb Burger

Minced lamb with fresh ginger, garlic, coriander and a hint of cumin powder. Served in a ciabatta with salad and homemade chips. Other sauces available – £7.00

 

Lasagne Al Forno

Layers of pasta in a beefy tomato & white wine sauce topped with fresh mozzarella. Baked in the oven – £6.50

 

Napolitana

A choice of chilli or tomato, garlic & herb sauce, served with a choice of spaghetti, penne or tagliatelle – £5.70 V

 

Spaghetti or Penne Bolognese

Minced meat in tomato and oregano sauce.Served on spaghetti or penne pasta. – £6.50

 

Pizza Margherita

Tomato & mozzarella cheese – £6.25 V

 

Garlic Bread

Available in Plain, Cheesy, or Tomato & Chilli – £3.90 V

Salada De Frango

Bits of chicken served with a mixed salad and fresh tomato drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar – £6.75

Mixed Salad – £2.00 V Homemade Chips – £2.00 V Green Salad – £1.90 V

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Appetisers

Appetisers

Bruschetta Alla Chef

Homemade bread grilled and topped with garlic, peppers, Bolognese, mozzarella cheese, oregano and drizzled witholive oil & balsamic vinegar. – £4.90

 

Camarao Com Piri Piri

Pan fried king prawns marinated in our homemade piri piri sauce, this will get your taste buds going! – Virgilio’s favourite. – £7.90

 

Antipasti

Selection of Italian cured hams, pâté, olives, ciabattaand Italian sun dried tomatoes – £7.50 or £13.00 to share

 

Azeitonas Marinadas Com Poa

Fresh mixed marinated olives served with ciabatta, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar – £4.25 V

 

Pâté Della Casa

Homemade chicken liver pâté with brandy and cream,served with hot toast – £6.50

 

Cogumelos e Alho Com Camarao

Mushrooms & prawnscooked in garlic, white wine & olive oil – £7.50

 

Costolette Di Maiale

Spare ribs in our homemade sticky BBQ sauce – £7.90

 

Bianchetti Fritti

Deep fried whitebait – £6.90

 

Calamari Fritti

Deep fried squid served with a garlic mayonnaise dip – £7.90

Croquettes de Bacalhau

One of our most popular starters in Portugal. A Portuguese fish cake made up of cod, garlic, olive oil & onion with creamy potato.Fried till nice & golden served on a bed of mixed salad. – £6.90

 

Entrada Mista

A selection of chicken wings, ribs, calamari, whitebait & funghi fritti served with BBQ sauce & garlic mayonnaise – £15.50 (Serves 2)

 

Mexilhao A Madeirense (Seasonal)

Fresh mussels cooked in white wine, garlic, onion & coriander in a cream or tomato sauce – £7.50

 

Prawn Salad

Prawns served with a mixed salad and finished off withMarie Rose sauce – £5.50

 

Funghi Fritti

Deep fried mushrooms in breadcrumbswith a garlic mayonnaise dip – £6.50 V

 

Mozzarella Caprese

Sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and onionwith oregano and olive oil – £5.90 V

 

Alette Di Pollo

Chicken wings in homemade sticky BBQ or Piri Piri sauce – £5.90

 

Minestrone Soup

Traditional Italian vegetable soup – £3.90 V

 

Camarão Com Alho

King prawns in garlic, white wine, lemon juice and olive oil – £7.20

Side Dishes

Side Dishes

Garlic Pizza

Plain – £3.50 V

Cheese – £3.90 V

With tomato – £3.90 V

Tomato & fresh chilli – £4.50 V

With fresh rosemary – £4.90 V

Tomato, fresh chilli & mozzarella cheese – £6.90 V

Garlic Bread

Plain – £2.30 V

Cheese – £3.90 V

With tomato – £2.50 V

Tomato & fresh chilli – £2.80 V

Tomato, fresh chilli & mozzarella cheese – £3.90 V

Light Bites

Portuguese Rice – £2.90 V

Mixed Salad – £2.90 V

Mixed Veg – £2.90 V

Green Salad – £2.70 V

Portuguese Chips – £2.90 V

Homemade Chips – £2.70 V

Sweet Potato Fries – £2.90 V

Stone Baked Pizza

Stone Baked Pizza

Pizza O’mar

Tomato, mozzarella cheese, tuna, anchovies, prawns & olives (Fresh chilli optional) – £10.50

 

Pizza Capricciosa

Tomato, mozzarella cheese, ham, olives, peppers,capers and egg – £7.90

 

Pizza Zingara

Tomato, mozzarella cheese, salami,red onions and chicken – £6.90

 

Pizza Siciliana

Tomato, mozzarella cheese, tuna, onions and capers – £8.90

 

Pizza Napoli

Tomato, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese – £6.90 V

 

Pizza Margherita

Tomato & mozzarella cheese – £6.50 V

Pizza Andrio

Tomato, oregano, mozzarella, chicken, garlic, chilli, rosemary & red onion finished off with Parmesan & topped with coriander – £7.90

 

Pizza Alla Agusta

Tomato, mozzarella cheese, bacon, mushrooms,peppers and olives – £7.90

 

Pizza De Carne

Tomato, mozzarella cheese, salami, ham, bacon,chicken and fresh rosemary – £9.90

 

Pizza Calabrese

Tomato, mozzarella cheese and spiced Italian sausage – £8.90

 

Pizza Romana

Tomato, mozzarella cheese, ham and mushroom – £6.90

 

Pizza Tropicana

Tomato, mozzarella cheese, ham and pineapple – £6.90

Pizza Di Formaggio

Tomato, mozzarella cheese, Gorgonzola and Parmesan – £7.50 V

Make Your Own!

Take advantage of Virgilio’s interactive dining experience by making your own pizza!

Extra Toppings – £1.90 each

Chilli V – Ham – Onions V – Peppers V – Tomato V – Cheese V – Sweetcorn V – Capers – Bacon – Mushrooms V – Olives V – Pineapple V – Banana V – Fresh Rosemary V – Garlic V – BBQ Sauce V – Chicken – Salami

Steaks & Espetada

Steaks & Espetada

All served with a choice of salad, chips, vegetables or portuguese chips.

Bistecca Alla Pepe

Sirloin Steak cooked with green peppercorns finished off with a cream & demi-glace sauce – £18.90

 

Bistecca Pizzaiola

Sirloin steak cooked with onions, garlic, capers, olives, oregano and red wine, served in a tomato sauce – £18.90

 

Bife à Portuguesa

Sirloin steak glazed with garlic.Served with free-range fried egg, rice and chips – £18.90

Bistecca Alla Diane

Sirloin steak cooked in garlic, onions, mushrooms & French mustard. Finished with white wine & demi-glace sauce – £18.90

 

Bistecca Alla Gorgonzola

Sirloin steak cooked in a creamy Gorgonzola cheese saucewith a hint of white wine – £18.90

 

Bistecca Ai Ferri

Grilled sirloin steak with fried onions,mushrooms and tomatoes – £17.90

Bife/Carneiro Na Pedra

Choose either rump of lamb stuffed with rosemary & garlic or sirloin steak (glazed with garlic & rock salt) which are both served on a hot stone which you cook yourself! A must for meat lovers – £18.90

Espetada is served on a skewer and prepared over a charcoal flamed grill, with chips, or Portuguese chips and salad.

Espetada De Carne

This is a signature dish from our amazing island Madeira.Juicy rump, cubed, marinated with rock salt, bay leaves and garlic. Bursting with natural juices and taste – £18.50

 

Espetada De Frango

Cubes of chicken marinated for 24 hours in our homemade garlic, lemon & herb piri piri sauce – £14.90

Espetada Mista

Madeira’s version of surf & turf, a mixture of jumbo king prawns marinated in garlic, coriander & lemon, and juicy cubes of rump steak with rock salt, garlic and bay leaves – £19.50

 

Espetada De Gambas

Fresh jumbo king prawns marinated in juicy garlic, coriander & lemon, with salad and chips – £19.90

Espetada De Carneiro

Lamb cubed and then rubbed with garlic, rosemary and salt, bursting with flavours – £18.50

Make Your Own!

Mix your own skewer by choosing from this section!

ChickenBeefPrawnLamb

£19.90

House Classics

House Classics

Pollo Alla Chef

Chicken breast cooked in onions, mushrooms, peppers and smoked bacon in a tomato and cream sauce.Served on a bed of tagliatelle – £13.90

 

Pescatora

Mixed seafood in a tomato, garlic & oregano sauce(or optional fresh chilli) served with a choice of rice, spaghetti, penne or tagliatelle – £13.90

 

Pollo Parmigiana

Sautéed breadcrumbed escalope of chicken on a bed of spaghetti Bolognese topped with mozzarella – £16.90

 

Picado De Carne

Cubes of sirloin steak with garlic, bay leaves, olives, white wine and sea salt served with chips. – £14.90 or £22.90 to share

 

Funghi Stroganoff

Sautéed mushrooms with onions, peppers, and paprika in a tomato and cream sauce, served on a bed of rice – £10.90 V

 

Tagliatelle Alla Chef

Ribbons of pasta with strips of chicken. Served with mushrooms, onions and sweetcorn in a cream sauce – £11.50

 

Cannelloni

Meat & spinach blended together in a pancake, served in a fresh tomato, oregano & white sauce – £10.90

 

Spaghetti or Penne Bolognese

Minced meat in tomato and oregano sauce served with spaghetti or penne pasta – £9.50

 

Cannelloni Alla Vegetariani

Ricotta cheese & spinach blended with vegetables together in a pancake, served in a tomato, oregano & white sauce – £10.90 V

 

Pollo Cacciatora

Chicken breast cooked with red wine, oregano, garlic, onions, peppers & mushrooms in tomato sauce.Served with a choice of salad, vegetables or chips – £13.90

 

Lasagne Al Forno

Layers of pasta in a beefy tomato & white wine sauce topped with fresh mozzarella. Baked in the oven and served with garlic bread – £11.50

Tortellini Alla Forno

Tortellini cooked with chicken pieces, mushrooms, onions and garlic in a cream béchamel sauce.Topped with mozzarella cheese baked in the oven – £11.90

 

Picado De Frango

Cubes of chicken marinated in lemon, garlic and Portuguese herbs. Surrounded by chips finished off with a delicious Portuguese cream & mushroom onion sauce – £14.50

 

Virgilio’s Risotto

Rice cooked with salami, mushrooms and a tomato saucewith onions and garlic – £10.90

 

Polpette Della Casa (Main course only)

Homemade meatballs, cooked in a fresh tomato & herbsauce. Served on a bed of spaghetti – £11.90

 

Pollo Crema

Chicken breast cooked with white wine, cream and mushrooms. Served on a bed of rice – £13.90

 

Carbonara

Strips of bacon in a cream and egg sauce with Parmesan cheese. Served with a choice of spaghetti, penne or tagliatelle – £10.90

 

Napolitana

A choice of chilli or tomato, garlic & herb sauce, served with a choice of spaghetti, penne or tagliatelle – £8.90 V

 

Tagliatelle Alla Salmone

Strips of smoked salmon cooked in a delicious creamy tomato sauce – £11.90

 

Pollo Diane

Chicken breast cooked in garlic, onions, mushrooms and French mustard with a white wine and demi-glaze sauce. Served with a choice of chips, salad or veg – £13.90

 

Pollo Alla Russa

Chicken breast cooked with onions, garlic, peppers, mushrooms and chopped Parma ham in a tomato and cream sauce.Served on a bed of tagliatelle – £13.90

 

Pollo Leonardo Da Vinci

Chicken breast with mushrooms, peppers, onions and garlic in a tomato, cream and white wine sauce.Served on a bed of rice – £13.90

Galinha Grelhada Piri Piri

1/2 chicken marinated for 24 hours in garlic, lemon & herb piri piri sauce, cooked over a charcoal flamed grill.Served with salad & a choice of chips or Portuguese rice – £14.50 (Extra hot sauce is also available)

Peixe (Fish)

Peixe (Fish)

Salmone Alla Luana

Fresh salmon with prawns, white wine, butter, mushrooms, onions and garlic in a cream sauce. Served with a choice of salad, vegetables or chips – £15.90

 

Dourada Grelhada

Fresh sea bream grilled over the charcoal with rock salt, finished off with garlic butter & parsley.Served with salad and chips or rice – £15.50

 

Fish of The Day

Please ask a member of staff what today’s special fish dish of the day options are.

Sea Bass Alla illiana

Filleted sea bass cooked in white wine cream sauce, garlic, onions, prawns & mushrooms finished off with a hint of turmeric & coriander. Served with salad or vegetables & chips – £17.90

 

Bifes Da Atum

Grilled fresh tuna steaks marinated in garlic, bay leaves, white wine, and a hint of chilli & Portuguese herbs.Served with chips and salad – £14.90

 

Sardinhas Grelhadas

Sardines grilled with garlic and a touch of white wine.Served with salad or chips – £11.90

Our menu is also available to download.