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Portofino

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14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-757 8686
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Kaimiro
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not the first time to visit, but every time a pleasure to have dinner at this restaurant. The owner is very helpful and caring. Staff is attentative and making sure all is fine. Food is delightful, with a variety of pizzas and pastas. Bookings are recommended, as the restaurant is often very busy (which is always a good sign!).

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Thank Peter T
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Portofino as my husband had been before. We weren't disappointed. Perhaps a fraction too dark but couldn't fault the service and ambience. The menu is extensive and the meals are huge. If you aren't a huge eater - don't order the garlic bread to fill up on. My husband had pizza - loves super hot so they added... More 

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Thank TMRussel
Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at the restaurant last night. The staff were very friendly and the food was exceptional. The caramel cheesecake was so light and delicious. A great spot for a good night out.

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Thank RockyLass
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with a group of 8, (booking ahead of time is a must for this restaurant if you want a table for more than 2). The staff were all very friendly but our waitress knew nothing about the items on the menu. When we asked her about several items on the menu she was unsure about both and... More 

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Thank Kristina H
New Zealand
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137 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately an unskilled waitress ruined my dining experience. She had no knowledge of the menu or an unsual drink I hadn't heard of, on the drinks menu. I asked what the difference between 2 similar dishes was, and her response was "some of the ingredients are different". that was all she could say. I asked for NO capers or olives-... More 

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Thank Queenslander2013
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A cozy restaurant, bookings are essential. Extensive selection of dishes, pasta, pizza and many more. Extensive wine selection and always good for a late night booking.

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Thank HeatherTrevor
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

If you are after genuine Italian food but cant afford to go to Italy, Portofino is the next best thing. Great food that is very generous in size, it is also very consistent in all Portofino restaurants throughout NZ. Please bring back the lasagne, it used to be the favourite

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Thank caitlinpoppy
Rapperswil, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

As Italian Couple...we can say that the Pasta was very tasty. Friendly service & nice place. Our Starters came fast..the Mains came after 30 minutes. But it was worth it :)!

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1 Thank siromubri
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

a nice setting with a nice menu and good wine. Very expensive for new plymouth. we have travelled and eaten in far more exclusive resturants in large cities for much less. otherwise very nice

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Thank Frank and Tina ... B
Hawera, New Zealand
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Have been here before and wasn't disappointed. Four of us dined here last week. The service was great and meals were tasty and filling.

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Thank izzipop

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-757 8686

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