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Madeira Restaurant Review: Author Onésimo Almeida called the region stretching from Fall River, Massachusetts to East Providence, Rhode Island "a Portuguese island surrounded by America on all sides," and Madeira is one of the major landmarks of the Ocean State's strong Portuguese-Cape Verdean community. A dinner here is all about family: the Milho clan owns the restaurant and, most importantly, you are treated like family whether you grew up with linguiça and chourico or not. For the uninitiated, the latter is a slightly spicy Portuguese sausage (the linguiça is hotter) found in everything from Madeira's kale soup to the seafood paella; it also serves as an accompaniment to little neck clams served in red wine sauce. Fish is nearly a requirement at a traditional Portuguese meal, and Madeira serves imported scabbard fish (an Azorean specialty) as well as the more familiar fried scrod. House specials include three types of kebabs, including cubes of filet mignon served over rice. This is a big, open restaurant, full of light and kids, so if a romantic dinner is your plan, book a table elsewhere. But for traditional dining in a warm, friendly environment, you can't beat the "boa vinda" (welcome) at Madeira.