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115 Duckworth Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
709-579-7050
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great view of the habour

I met an old friend at Portobello's during a recent business trip and was pleasantly surprised. On the outside, it looked a little like a cheesy Italian restaurant rip-off. Inside however was an elegant restaurant with delicious food and attentive service. I had a salmon dish which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
tr2dis
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Ottawa, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Labrador City, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Date Visited: March 26, 2015 Location & Structure Finding the place is easy. There is parking at the building, and in the street. We were staying at the Sheridan, so this restaurant made sense for us, as it was only a 5-minute walk away. Ask to o upstairs for seating. The view is excellent overlooking the bay. The building and... More 

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St. John's, NL Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have eaten here many times, and they food is always exceptional, along with their service. Definitely a must visit in St. John's!!

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

View of waterfront. Exemplary service provided by Ashley. Food is fresh and chef does a nice presentation. Tip: place has a very strong reputation so it would be prudent to make a reservation. It can't hurt. It's only a few feet away from the Marriott Courtyard hotel downtown. There are two dining levels. The owner is local and is on... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

I met an old friend at Portobello's during a recent business trip and was pleasantly surprised. On the outside, it looked a little like a cheesy Italian restaurant rip-off. Inside however was an elegant restaurant with delicious food and attentive service. I had a salmon dish which was wonderfully prepared. The staff were ever present and able to recommend great... More 

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Dunmore East, Ireland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I dined at this restaurant last June on Wednesday evening and the place was buzzing with what appeared to be mainly locals so it must have a very good reputation and plenty of repeat business. The menu is not extensive but certainly diverse enough to satisfy most people and the food was delicious. It's not a cheap restaurant but certainly... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Two of us out for Valentines Day dinner, warmly greeted at the front door and immediately shown to our table. Nice table, local artwork on the walls, great views of the harbour The place was packed but the service did not suffer as the staff kept everything well in check despite the crowd. We both skipped the appetizers and ordered... More 

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Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My son and new daughter in law were married here on Friday Sept 19th and what a wedding it was! Perfection plus! I told the bride & groom that all the comments were amazing! Impeccable service, food, timing and delivery! The day and night were perfect! It was simply classy! Nothing was too much trouble for Portabellos staff! We lingered... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

The view made up for the price of the meal ! A little pricey but good meal all together the service needed some improvement since we had one drink and was never asked again not even water ! PresentAtion of the food was great ! Perfectly cooked !

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Montreal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had the filet mignon. Wow, it was so good. And a gigantic tiramisu like dessert. We were part of a large group (about 50), and the food & service was #1

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Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Was back again this summer, and went back to Portobellos for a second time, and food was better. Service still excellent, and wonderful view, they seem to have stepped up food to meet prices. Expect to pay a lot to eat here, but now it is worth it ( I guess) . This time my meal was much better. Glad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 Duckworth Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: 709-579-7050

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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