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Portofino's Bistro

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41 Market Place, Cockermouth, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A birthday treat

Our first time at this restaurant was a great success. Celebrating a family birthday, three generations enjoyed the range of dishes on offer. The welcome was friendly and professional. The meals were excellent; the food was delicious and well presented, and the servings were generous. The wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Dave H
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our first time at this restaurant was a great success. Celebrating a family birthday, three generations enjoyed the range of dishes on offer. The welcome was friendly and professional. The meals were excellent; the food was delicious and well presented, and the servings were generous. The wine selection was good and reasonably priced. Everyone in our party is looking forward... More 

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Cumbria
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Love this bistro....food always amazing and service is too.,...would totally recommend........need to book again....best steak ever 😃👍

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Although the restaurant was empty the food and service could not be faulted. We were a little apprehensive to be the only diners ( another couple came in later) but we were assured that the restaurant is normally fully booked. Food and service was first class. Enjoyed it!

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Workington, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited on Easter Saturday and found this restaurant to be very friendly and very reasonably priced. The food was excellent although the drinks menu is somewhat limit. The wine menu was very reasonably priced. Staffing though was a minor issue with only one member of staff serving drinks and food to approximately 30 diners.The young lady however was very polite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I booked Portofinos for a family meal. There were 7 of us, including two children and an 8 month old baby. The restaurant is small but the staff made every effort to fit us, and the baby's pram, in. I ordered the fillet steak wih peppercorn sauce. The steak was cooked to perfection and was melt in the mouth tender.... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have had dinner here with three different sets of friends over the last year - and its a responding thumbs down from all of us I'm afraid. Food that could be 'boil in a bag', and the most indifferent waitress service in the world. So disappointing - last time there, we all vowed never to go back

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Honestly my favourite restaurant in Cockermouth. Great service. Kind and pleasant waitress and delicious food every time. All for a reasonable price too. Can't fault it. Great atmosphere and a lovely evening meal out!

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cumbria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

we ate here as a couple in early December, and were expecting great things after reading reviews. However we were a bit disappointed. The decor in the restaurant is very basic with cheap furnishings which make it feel more like a cafe than a restaurant, and as others have said the room is very small which made it feel quite... More 

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worcester
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I thought the food was very well cooked with a good selection of options. Being a big wine drinker I tend to be Fussy and found the £25 charged for our red wine was a little high for the quality. I will be travelling to the area more on business from now on and look forward to a return trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The second time I've been here and I wasn't disappointed. The food was wonderful,the service great .Only a small restaurant, suggest booking as both times I've been there they have had to turn people away. Nice for an intimate dinner or a family or friends gathering. All are made welcome .

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Address: 41 Market Place, Cockermouth, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Continental

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  • Address: 41 Market Place, Cockermouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Continental

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