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The Historic Quay Maritime Avenue | Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool TS24 0XF, England
+44 1429 266166
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17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:45
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 13:45
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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HARTLEPOOL
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Myself and my family, (group of 7) came for lunch for mothers day. It was very busy as you can Imagine... but all of the staff including the chef Noel were absolutely fantastic. They were very attentive and made sure that the day was special and without any problems. The food was beautiful and cooked to perfection! We couldn't fault... More 

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Thank le4nne23
Krimos, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

Dear le4nne23, Thank you very much for finding the time to write such a lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed Mother's Day at Portofino and that you found everything to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Krimo More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent and we arrived late, tried some of the boyfriends belly pork starter which was lovely and I'm not usually a massive pork fan! Will definitely be coming back ☺

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Krimos, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

Dear sophieejoaann, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your late meal. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Krimo More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My sister & I often come here for lunch.... we have never been disappointed. The food is excellent. The staff are aways there when you need them.

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Thank joanneelsdon2010
Krimos, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

Dear joanneelsdon2010, Thank you very for a lovely review. I am delighted that you are a regular of Portofino's and that you are happy with the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Krimo More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Algerian sausage starter was different and really tasty. Hot parmo main was incredible. Freindly staff and reasonable prices :)

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Thank simon21wilson
Krimos, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

Dear simon21wilson, Thank you very much for reviewing Portofino. I am really pleased that you like our Merguez sausages and Hot Parmo. See you again very soon. Krimo More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

17 years ago on August 15th my now wife and I got engaged during a dinner date here. Everything was just right. The food, the service and the atmosphere all combined to make for a perfect evening. We have enjoyed eating in Portofino ever since, not just for the delicious food and great atmosphere, but because we are greeted from... More 

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Krimos, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

Dear CharlieDuran, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review. I am really pleased that you chose Portofino to propose to your future wife and that you have both been dining with us ever since. Although it is a lovely compliment, I hope you aren't jacking in your photography for a restaurant like Portofino. See... More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, friendly helpful staff and a lovely location with plenty of parking spaces. The room is very nice and there is plenty of choices on the menu and the tea tone specials are very good value for money.

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Thank jane_loach
Krimos, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

Dear jane_loach, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted that you enjoy your visits to Portofino and find the restaurant good value for money. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Krimo More 

Hartlepool
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want quality every time Portofinos is the place. We have been dining here for 7 years and every time the quality of food and friendliness of staff is second to none. If you havent been before its a must!

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Krimos, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

Dear X168QDchrisp, Thank you very much for a great review. I am really humbled that you have been dining with us for the last 7 years and that you have always found that Portofino delivers both on quality and service. See you again very soon. Krimo More 

Peterlee, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal with friends , food hot and quick service plenty of choice too , great ambiance in the restaurant .

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Thank Dorothy D
Noel_Stamp, Manager at Portofino, responded to this review

Dear Dorothy D, Thank you very much for a great review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Portofino. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Noel. (Head Chef) More 

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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited at lunch time and had a lovely meal as always, garlic mushrooms starter and chicken a la creme with veg and roasties for myself, salmon in a bacon and leek sauce for my Mam which she really enjoyed and my son enjoyed his "yummy" smiley face pizza! Staff are always friendly and attentive.. we will be back soon.

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Thank JCDSKS
Krimos, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

Dear JCDSKS, Thank you very much for taking the time to write. I am really pleased that you all enjoyed your meal especially your son with his smiley face pizza. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Krimo More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here for years, was well worth the wait. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and beautiful food. Was not disappointed. Will not leave it so long next time.

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Thank Sheryl80
Krimos, Owner at Portofino, responded to this review

Dear Sheryl80, Thank you very much for a lovely review. I am really happy that enjoyed your return visit to Portofino and were not disappointed. See you again very soon. Krimo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$31
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Historic Quay Maritime Avenue | Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool TS24 0XF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Hartlepool
  • Phone Number: +44 1429 266166
Description
Portofino is a bistro-pizzeria on the Historic Quay. It overlooks Hartlepool's most famous attraction, HMS Trincomalee. Surrounded by free car parks, it is the ideal venue for lazy lunchtimes, fast teatime treats and party nights.

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