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“Lovely food and views”
Review of Portofino

Portofino
Ranked #65 of 162 Restaurants in Douglas
Price range: US$9 - US$36
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Portofino was opened at 18:15 on the 19th November 2010, as the Island's most prestigious Mediterranean and International restaurant. Dominating the Quay West development, centrally located in the Isle of Man's capital Douglas, Portofino enjoys spectacular views overlooking the marina, with activity of the street outside, visible through floor to ceiling windows. The grill, fish, poultry, meat and vegetables are prepared in full view of diners at the surrounding kitchen. During summer, outside tables are available for dinning. Portafino's interior was designed by Sicilian owner Mario Ciapelli. Its interior is complemented by high-back leather chairs, a modern cocktail serving bar and contemporary lighting throughout to provide a luxury and modern yet comfortable enviroment for diners. The restaurant also provides diners with the option to book the Xander Suite, a private dining room which can accommodate up to 30 guests.
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a super place to get dressed up and enjoy a romantic night with champagne views of the yachts on the quay and enjoy lobster and fine dining

1  Thank Chrizara
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We booked Portofino after researching restaurants in Douglas.
I needed to change the time of the reservation on the day and they could not have been more helpful.
I had checked the dress code and was told that there was not one so when we arrived in smart jeans and tops to find most people were dressed up to the nines it was a surprise - but the staff did not seem bothered although a couple of the older diners looked us up and down with disapproval!
We were seated quickly but waited more than 15 minutes for anyone to come and offer us drinks or a menu.
Once service was underway - it was a good experience and the food was excellent.
The restaurant is lovely and upmarket with plenty of space between the tables.
Our only minor gripe was that the waitresses kept putting their hands/arms across our faces when clearing dishes from the table and did not clear from behind which was surprising for such a good restaurant.
Overall a good experience - service could have been better but it did not spoil our enjoyment of the evening.

Thank ME7477
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

High quality food, expert wine knowledge and a keeness to provide good match to food.
Eager service but less of the "who's having the..." when serving a table of only two and less over-eagerness to pour out wine too fast, if you please. We like to drink at our pace not at that of the house!

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Thank Barrance007
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Attitude of the management even though our table of 4 was only outnumbered by another two tables of two.

2  Thank LynneIOM
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

This was our second evening meal on Saturday 15th March, this is one of the best Italian restaurants, excellent, elegant and sophisticated, Mario and all his staff are friendly and helpful.
Good choice of starters, mains and deserts, all well presented and food cooked to perfection.
This is one of the best restaurants in Douglas, good location, would have no hesitation of recommending this restaurant to anyone.
Book this restaurant to ensure your not disappointed
Thanks for an enjoyable evening - Uncle & Nephew

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Thank Torremolinos1
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