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Quay West Bridge Road, North Quay, Douglas IM1 5AG
+44 1624 617755
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“halibut” (6 reviews)
“dover sole” (3 reviews)
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Italian, International, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Quay West Bridge Road, North Quay, Douglas IM1 5AG
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

The food is great here, particularly the seafood, with lobster and Dover sole almost always available. However, to my mind the ambiance is the unique selling point of this venue. Well-spaced tables, tasteful soft furnishings and great views of the marina all contribute to a...More

1  Thank Mannick1945
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Been there two or three times and always great. A little pricey but fantastic food and well worth it.

1  Thank Alamochad
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We chose to have a meal in Portofino one week before Christmas without great expectations, expecting the kitchen and staff to be worn out after the Christmas rush. In fact we had an excellent meal---superb local lobster and wonderful local scallops. The ever present host...More

1  Thank BlesseIsleofMan
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Excellent and attentive service, food generally very good but on rare occasions falls short , nevertheless I keep coming back. Very comfortable with well spaced tables. London priced but that is the Isle of Man.

1  Thank willcott
Reviewed 17 December 2017

A very nice meal at Portofino with a few colleagues. Wonderful queenies starter, followed by an amazing surf and turf. The meat was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Good wine selection, but the wait staff really was the shining stars of this dinner, being both full...More

1  Thank Lanoka_Harbor_Tours
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

A beautiful restaurant that has been decorated to modern and impressive standard. The food was very good, I would go again just for the Halibut- the chef really knew what he was doing. The only complaint was the service- very rushed and the head waiter...More

Thank dcolenso
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Our first fining experience without the toddler, friends visited from across and we had a great night. Lovely food, great Wine and well looked after by Mario and his team. We look forward to the next time.

Thank Ben D
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely excellent. We couldn't fault our experience, which lived up to our hopes for a birthday treat. Starters (queenies in garlic butter and white wine; beef carpaccio), mains (monkfish on black pudding mash; halibut on chive mash; salmon ravioli; veal chop; and fillet steak) were...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I am a new resident of the Isle of Man and a very dear friend was visiting me for her birthday. Wanting to take her to the best restaurant to celebrate I sought recommendations to be told Portofino was THE BEST RESTAURANT on the island....More

7  Thank cally7727
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I suspect Portofinos sees itself as the IoM’s destination restaurant. It isn’t or rather it shouldn’t. Service was fine but the food....the lamb wellington was surrounded by a an over seasoned much, the green beans wrapped in bacon (I think ) inedible. To start I...More

2  Thank sed190928
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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