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“Stunning views and warm atmosphere”

Portofino Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 43 Restaurants in Devonport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This was a return visit for our family after several other occasions we have had celebratory meals at Portofino. Three members of our party had beautifully cooked steaks, another enjoyed a delicious pasta dish and the waiting staff were extremely helpful with the final member of our group who had a variety of dietary requirements. They patiently worked with her to find solutions and she had a delicious meal. The only negative was that the fries, ordered as side dishes, seemed to be dry and perhaps reheated? Not crisp and delicious as experienced on previous occasions. Wonderful friendly service and stunning sea and city views. We will be back.

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Thank lorna_mellor
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

This was a very pleasant surprise, obviously and unsurprisingly it is loved by the locals, but as visitors I am so glad we found it! We had great food and a lovely bottle of local white wine to accompany and compliment it.

The service we received was also delightful and perfectly attentive enough.

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2  Thank Plumly
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We popped into Portofino's for dinner on a Sunday evening in the low season but there was a birthday party for 30 persons so it was very busy with a buzzing atmosphere. The restaurant is upstairs and you need to walk around the back of the building to access it but the food and ambiance is well worth it.The decor is modern, clean , with wonderful pictures of Portofino in Italy.The menu covers all the bases on Italian food with a great selection of dishes. The service was very friendly and quick. All 3 dishes we tried ( entrees plus 2 mains) were absolutely delicious, served on hot plates and the white wine had the ice bucket to ensure it was perfect. A busy restaurant with a great atmosphere, tasty well presented food and friendly service. Well worth a visit and we would go back time and time again if we lived locally!

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2  Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

We dined upstairs at 7 pm on a Thursday hungry and thirsty after a days work and it was a beautiful evening overlooking Auckland.
A bottle of Villa Merlot Cab Sav @ $45 was excellent with a starter of garlic pizza bread. $8 and was even better with the Main of Fillet Mignon $30.50.
The meat was aged, tasty and tender and came with potatoes and veges.
For dessert we shared a delicious Tiramasu.
Altogether a nice dining experience, super service, reliable food for more than 17 years and with many other diners there the ambience and decor can't be faulted.

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Thank tigertraveller65
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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.

Thank Ocho_Pinos
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