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“Good food and good service”

Portofino Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 40 Restaurants in Devonport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Good food and good service”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We had the three course set meal which was good value with generous portions. Service was friendly and efficient. However it was a Wednesday evening and we were the only diners when we arrived at 7.30 and throughout the evening only two other tables had customers in quite a large dining room so the atmosphere was rather subdued.

Visited March 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“a wonderful evening with friends”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We visited Portofino Restaurant in Devonport with friends on a Saturday night. The atmosphere was very good, a warm evening the restaurant very well patronised. Our waiter was very attentive and had a good knowledge of the menu and the wine list. He also brought us an ice bucket for our wine, a nice touch. We all had entrees and a main and the portions were so generous none of us could consider the dessert menu. Our only concern was that we were unable to order coffees, as one of our party is Lactose intolerant and there was not lactose free milk available

  • Visited February 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
497 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Good Food, Excellent Service”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Arrived around 6:00pm without a reservation. Staff found us a table beside the windows with a good view overlooking the town. Meal was very good and staff were excellent. Great location with plenty of free parking nearby. We have dined at Portofino's several times since our first visit several years ago and found the quality of service and food to be consistently very good.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Peter C
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Disappointed Diner”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Food was fairly good but chicken pasta was very bland. Service was very slow however and I think the waiting staff forgot we were there until the meals were finally ready.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Gary M
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food & ambiance”
Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

We have been regulars over the years and found it so reliably good we just keep going back. Our 5th New Years Eve dinner was a scrumptious Seafood Platter for 2

Visited January 2014
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