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La Terrazza

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

La Terrazza is the quintessential Vintage Portofino experience. You really get a feel for the luxurious days of a time gone by. The service is excellent and the quality of the food is quite good. It is a bit stuffy, both in terms of decor and guests, but it cannot take away from the amazing wine and great food.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I was in Portofino for an afternoon hike on 25th September and went to La Terrazza only because it was highly recommended by friends to stop by for the best aperitivo. I arrived about 7pm and ordered a simple aperol spritz. I was served this with a bowl of potato crips, nuts, olives and a couple of bit-sized sandwiches, and... More 

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Thank bemham2016
DeMegni, Direttore generale at La Terrazza, responded to this review

Dear Bemi H, We thank you for taking the time to review your experience at La Terrazza Bar, the terrace with the most exclusive view of Portofino. Prices are indicated on the Bar list which offers a large choice of cocktails, wine and soft drinks. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Ermes De... More 

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50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Hard to beat the views - would strongly recommend timing dinner here to benefit from the changing landscape as the sun sets (i.e., not 9pm in late August!). Would also recommend the tables closest to the edge of the terrace if dining for two to optimise the views. The service was exceptional - constantly there when you needed anything but... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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98 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We reserved at La Terrazza for lunch while stopping by Portofino for a day and it was truly amazing. The place is perched in the iconic hotel overlooking the Portofino port and sea, and offering unique views. The staff was super friendly from the very beginning and our waiter helped in picking the wine and the dishes. We shared a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to many restaurants round the world, many hotels and in many countries. This one stands appart. First the atmosphere and set up is absolutely mind blowing. The food is excellent although i believe a desirable improvement would be that waiters present you the full fish before preparing it. Most importantly the staff is super super friendly but... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

There are many restaurants that serve great food, but few that set themselves apart for outstanding service. This is one of them. A beautifully orchestrated bunch of waiters--each completely focused on his job--that deliver food, bread, wine at just the exact moment. You never have to call or to ask, and although they are numerous they become invisible so you... More 

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1 Thank Lara S
DeMegni, Direttore generale at La Terrazza, responded to this review

Dear Lara S, Thank you so much for your nice comments. I am delighted to see that your dining experience at La Terrazza Restaurant was fantastic and the service "outstanding"! I will extend your kind words to the all team and hope to see again soon during a next trip at Portofino. Best regards from the Belmond Hotel Splendido &... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I've read up on this restaurant in advance and had mixed feelings. "OVERRATED", "arrogant" etc were comments I read. Right away, can't confirm any of that is true. We had a great evening with great food and drinks, kind service, a beautiful view, good piano play and a great atmosphere. I never found anyone over arrogant there nor negative in... More 

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DeMegni, Direttore generale at La Terrazza, responded to this review

Dear TheSpecialOne23, Grazie mille for your great review about our La Terrazza Restaurant. We are delighted to know that your dining experience was a "great romantic place" and you appreciated the high quality of our service and food. Thank you for taking the time to write about your dining experience and we do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The best thing about this place is the view from the terrazza, and they can hardly be credited with that over mother nature!! The design and look of the hotel and its surroundings is second to none but that's where it ends. The service is shockingly poor (we had to wait 30 minutes for a pre-dinner drink!). The couple next... More 

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Thank Samantha H
DeMegni, Direttore generale at La Terrazza, responded to this review

Dear Samantha H, Thank you for sharing your experience with Trip Advisor users. I am very glad you enjoyed the location and the view in our restaurant '' La Terrazza''. I took note of your suggestions to optimize the service, it is certainly thanks to our guests' comments that we can improve. I'm really sorry that your experience in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

A must-visit if you are in Portofino! Some details: -Free shuttle from Port in Mercedes van -If you are unsure about whether you have a seat on the water side of the terrace, then grab a drink at the bar next to the restaurant with similar views. -Make reservations in advance. -Attire ranged from smart casual (yacht casual) to more... More 

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Thank Pmohan03
DeMegni, Direttore generale at La Terrazza, responded to this review

Dearest Guest, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write this fantastic feedback. Thank you for eating in our Restaurant “La Terrazza” and for sharing your positive comments with us, it is a pleasure to know that you had a delicious meal and enjoyed the service, the food, and the view! We look forward to... More 

Branchburg, New Jersey
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We visited La Terrazza Restaurant at Belmond Hotel Splendido as part of a shore excursion. The theme was olive oil tasting and lunch. The whole experience was AAA First class. While we did not stay at the hotel, the lunch experince left both my wife and I promising to return

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Thank Jerry R
DeMegni, Direttore generale at La Terrazza, responded to this review

Dearest Guest, Thank you so much for your review of La Terrazza Restaurant. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your Olive oil tasting and lunch experience. We hope to see you back soon at Portofino to enjoy the experience of a stay in our corner of paradise! Best regards from the Splendido team, Ermes De Megni General Manager... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$100 - US$200
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portofino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Portofino

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?