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Quay West Bridge Road, North Quay, Douglas IM1 5AG
+44 1624 617755
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:14
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Onchan, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food, great service in a truly lovely setting. Compared to anything else in Douglas it is out in front by a country mile.

Thank SJH21
County Dublin, Ireland
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have recently eaten here twice, for lunch and dinner. Both times I had a really lovely meal and a glass of wine. The restaurant is modern and purpose built with a nice bright aspect down the river in Douglas. It works particularly well during the daytime as it enhances the feling of smart efficiency. The food was excellent and... More 

Thank Hugo54321
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Restaurant looks fabulous wonderful setting but that is about it. Service is poor, and the food is average at best. A real shame as it has great potentail.

Thank Debs G
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Whilst staying with relatives on the island we were treated to an evening meal. The waiting staff were all friendly, however three of our party ordered Rib-eye steak which turned out to be very tough and tasteless. No one came to ask if our meal was OK and when a complaint was made we were told "its the first time... More 

Thank Samaori
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This was a business trip. A relatively quiet Wednesday evening. All the nearby seafood restaurants were full, this place wasn't. That should have alerted us to something. On the plus side the chef was the most friendly person in sight, he recommended the lamb, and seemed genuinely interested in us. To be met then by a supercilious waiter, or was... More 

Thank David B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Such a shame restaurant is beautiful, with a lovely outlook, but my lamb wellington had little flavour. The cheese soufflé was nice. Waiting staff very attentive, but the sommelier was not particularly friendly or helpful. My wife had the fish but it had been frozen! Such a shame because the location is nice and the staff were really trying.

Thank sterlingsilver8
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Having read many of the excellent reviews for this restaurant I was excited to visit with my sister and mum on a girls weekend away. Whilst the food was excellent and the waitresses helpful and attentive I have to say the whole evening was marred by the rude sommelier. We weren't provided with a wine list to start with so... More 

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Laxey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Food excellent wine excellent service not so wonderful obviously if you are a regular you get tip top treatment as we are not service was sloppy waited for ages to get wine refilled asked for water when first seated turned up while eating main course only after being asked for again table next to us loud atmosphere none to be... More 

Thank 194Jules57
Douglas, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The quality of food and service in Portofino is superb, and is easily the best on the Isle of Man. The fresh seafood is out of this world, and the wine list is extremely pleasing. The service is attentive without being intrusive, and the restaurant is spacious and airy. Recommended.

Thank MartinJR71
Peel, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Plenty of seating. Reasonable prices. Good view of harbour. Just a main was big enough for us. They do set menus with 2 or 3 courses. Outdoor seating too.

Thank pony2323

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$34
International, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay West Bridge Road, North Quay, Douglas IM1 5AG
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 617755
Portofino was opened at 18:15 on the 19th November 2010, as the Island's most prestigious Mediterranean and International restaurant. Dominating the Quay West development, centrally located in the Isle of Man's capital Douglas, Portofino enjoys spectacular views overlooking the marina, with activity of the street outside, visible through floor to ceiling windows. The grill, fish, poultry, meat and vegetables are prepared in full view of diners at the surrounding kitchen. During summer, outside tables are available for dinning. Portafino's interior was designed by Sicilian owner Mario Ciapelli. Its interior is complemented by high-back leather chairs, a modern cocktail serving bar and contemporary lighting throughout to provide a luxury and modern yet comfortable enviroment for diners. The restaurant also provides diners with the option to book the Xander Suite, a private dining room which can accommodate up to 30 guests.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?