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“Idealic setting to enjoy the flavors of Italy!”

Chuflay Restaurant at Belmond Splendido Mare
Ranked #7 of 33 Restaurants in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Chuflay Restaurant conjures up the glamour of decades past. Dine inside, or take a seat on the terrace bordering the bustling Piazzetta. The sophisticated charm of the restaurant has attracted famous guests such as James Cameron, Ronald Howard and Rod Stewart.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stopped in Portofino on a cruise and came across the Splendido while walking the hills above the quaint little seaside piazza. What a find! With sweeping views of the hills dotted with villas and the calm, turquoise Mediterranean below, you couldn't find a more picturesque location. The service was helpful, friendly and courteous. The food was flavorful and fresh, authentically Italian but not over the top rich. Highly recommend this for a long afternoon lunch with good friends or someone you love- very romantic!

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2  Thank Eileen D
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

If you are staying at Hotel Splendido and want to eat at their other hotel in the marina it's made so easy for you at Chuflay restaurant they just send your bill to your hotel and you are made just as welcome ,great dishes and a lovely view of the harbour.

2  Thank WALSHPATRICK50
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

This is a really great restaurant and in an incredible location - out of the restaurants in the harbour the Chufflay and Puny's (a few doors away) were definitely our favourites. The view aside, they are quite different and the Chufflay is the slightly more formal choice (menus without prices for female guests, for instance) - the food is a bit more sophisticated, the service more professional and as you would probably expect, the prices reflective of this. We loved them both in different ways but the stand out thing for us at the Chufflay was the service. The staff were friendly and engaging and it felt as though they were really making an effort to ensure we had a great evening. My husband chose a bottle of wine and the sommelier very politely suggested an alternative slightly cheaper bottle which he thought we would enjoy more with the dishes we had chosen - we were really impressed with this and also that they brought a small stool for me to rest my foot on as I have arthritis - very discreetly and without fuss.
The food was lovely - a stand out dish for me was gnocchi with lobster and tomatoes and for my husband the delicious choice of gelato.
We will definitely return on our next visit (hopefully soon) to Portofino and would definitely recommend for a memorable and special evening.

Thank Susan T
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Orient Express Hotels is well known for great hospitality and this is especially remarkable in their Hotels in Italy, think Cipriani in Venice, Villa San Michele in Florence, Splendido in Portofino.
"Chuflay" the little restaurant at the Splendido Mare, down in the old town by the port, is probably the absolutely best restaurant we have ever been fortunate enough to dine at !
Everything was perfection from the smile with wich we were greated, the view, the staff, the divine menu and wines, the delightful atmosphere.
Not a single thing to add or correct.
Simply Perfect.
And after that if you can still mannage you must try the newly appointed gelatteria across the piazza. Delicioso! Mama Mia!

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We truly enjoyed our lunch in this beautiful setting. We had a very nice table in front with the most beautiful view of the harbor. We started with a prosecco while we waited a few minutes for the fish to be delivered. Our waiter then chose our fish for us and presented it to us for approval. We had to try the pesto, it being a specialty of the area. It was the best we have ever tasted. We had a nice bottle of wine and finished with an Averna. Service was excellent. We were in no hurry to leave this delightful spot. We did not have dessert. Our bill was 300 Euros, which by any standards is high. Would we do it again-- In a heartbeat. It’s a beautiful memory.

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