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Ristorante Stella

Molo Umberto 3, Portofino, Italy
+39 0185 269007
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Ranked #2 of 30 Restaurants in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $56 - $79
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for lunch at this beautiful location in Portofino and sat on the patio watching the boats come and go. The food was good, a bit more expensive than other restaurants, but I guess you have to pay more for the location.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The rain came down and it was a roll of the dice, Ristorante Stella or some of the neighbouring ones. We went with the busiest of the bunch which was Stella and it paid off. With a table at the front we had unspoilt views of harbour and the surrounding towns such as Santa Margherita. Service was good, with the... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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121 reviews 121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Briefly, it's not quite an authentic Italian cuisine restaurant, mainly a restaurant that relies on tourists. Lasagna was awful and price was extremely high for such value.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

My wife, our two kids and I set there for dinner after reviewing the menu outside. We had 4 pasta plates and were shocked to receive a check with 145€!. By far the most expensive dinner we had around here. Turns out the drinks are priced like diamonds....we felt so cheated. Food and service were reasonable.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Saturday night in Portofino requires a reservation if you don't want to be disappointed or you don't want to trawl the streets to se where there is a free table. We were very lucky to get a table on a Saturday night after a 30-40 minute wait. Mussels and fish in citrus juice for starters and a seafood ravioli which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Fearsome looking billionaire battleships are moored alongside this high end establishment, with prices to match. The service is swift and professional. Stella has to be one of the finest fish restaurants. located in one the most amazing places on earth.

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Lorgues, France
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were driving home and wanted to visit Portofino for lunch. Examined various restaurants all set around the harbour, but as it was getting late settled on this one. Ordered mussels x 2 and 2 glasses of wine, plus 1/2 bottle of water. 2 simple desserts. Mussels were good, although not a large portion, as was the wine.Expensive at 78... More 

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We randomly chose this bistro while walking the harbor in Portofino & were glad we did! The service was very good, the prices were reasonably, as was their wine list. We ate there 2 times, since the pasta special the first night ( a seafood stuffed ravioli with lobster sauce) was so amazing, I ordered the pasta special again another... More 

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Port Carling, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We did not have a lunch reservation and just decided the find whatever we could when we arrived in Portofino. Our first reaction to this spot was that we were walking into a tourist trap, because the location is so obviously perfect. We were shocked to find that the service was prompt but respectful, the food was very good and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Had a quick lunch of fried calamari, a glass of wine and 750ml bottle of water. 40€. That includes the 5€ cover charge. That seems a little high to me. It wasn't the best meal I've had in my life but probably the most expensive on a per gram basis.

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AlessandroPolo, Proprietario at Ristorante Stella, responded to this review

Dear customer. I highly suggest you to get more information before visit Portofino. We are not a tourist trap. And 40€ is not expensive, and if you want to spend less you should try some other place in Italy. Everything you pay is showed on the Menu. i pay tax when I eat in the USA. In italy you pay... More 

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Additional Information about Ristorante Stella

Address: Molo Umberto 3, Portofino, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0185 269007
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Portofino
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 56 - 79
Cuisine: Italian

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