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“Amazing.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pizzeria El Portico

Pizzeria El Portico
Ranked #15 of 33 Restaurants in Portofino
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Good for: Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bern
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

I am not a tourist here, ad my grand-father has owned an appartment the center of portofino. He and I have been very good friends with Luis, the owner of "El Portico". I can personally assure you that the food there is one of the best you could find in Portofino. I personnally recommend the spaghetti ale vongole (spaghetti with clams) and tiramisu as a dessert. Both of these dishes are the best I've aver eaten.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Sherwood Park, Canada
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177 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Average at best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Service was ok but the food was average at best. The prices were reasonable but I would eat elsewhere next time.

Visited June 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Distinctly unimpressed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

I will write this review in English, as I would not want English tourists to suffer the experience!
I have travelled widely in Italy, and currently live in Genova, so close by Portofino!
Portofino clearly has significantly marked-up prices, given its nature, but as long as the quality of service/food follows along, all is well.
Here, however, the prices are appalling considering what is offered. The pizze do not seem the usual rustic type I am used to, but rather hard and crunchy, which is bizzarre. I was given a dirty fork, and another member of our party was given a dirty glass. When we informed the waiter, he threw away the wine without even replacing it.
I couldn't complain about the house wine, or the pesto which was on my pizza, both of which were pretty nice, but this is really the only redeeming feature.
This place falls very short of standards, particularly considering the exclusivity of Portofino, and it really is not acceptable, given that they were not busy. They could not even bring themselves to discount or compensate in any way for the mistakes. I would not recommend this establishment.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

It was cozy with authentic food and a friendly staff. It's a bit away from the water so more affordable and less pretentious.

Visited October 2013
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Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good taste of the area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Notice they only accept cash. After that, prices are good and food and service also very good. We enjoyed our meal here very much :-) enough for my husband to want to go back but we needed to save our cash and I wanted to experience another restaurant. I would consider this casual dining.

Visited October 2013
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