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O Magazin

34 Calata Marconi, Portofino, Italy
39 0185 269 178
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Ranked #3 of 27 restaurants in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Had a stunning meal here with my wife. It was our first night in Portofino and we were tired from travelling so were happy to go with our waiters recommendations. Simply the most delicious pasta and prawns I have ever tasted......and everything else was delicious too (try the Moscato wine with amaretti biscotti for dessert!). The local wine is also... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We had walked past this restaurant a few times and decided to stay for lunch one day but will probably not return to be honest. The location is beautiful, directly on the quayside and the menu choice is quite extensive, however the food we had was very disappointing - I chose a simple Salad Nicoise but the tomatoes were bland,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here with my husband. Fresh and delicious dinner in a beautiful setting directly overlooking the water. Highly recommended.

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Toronto
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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We met old school friends whom we had not seen for two decades in Portofino for lunch. Walking around the harbor area we quickly concluded that O Magazin was the ideal choice as it was away from the crowds while affording an amazing view of the port, the yachts as well as the castle. What we were not prepared for... More

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Family owned and family managed, there is lack of precision in the service (and sometimes a bit confusion), all service members are very friendly nevertheless, the organization is not perfect though. That said, you have now all plus: food fantastic (probably the best Spaghetti alle vongole - they call them, in genoa's way, arselle), great location (in Portofino's harbor), wonderful... More

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PORTOFINO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Really excellent trattoria in the Italian old style with adjoining "gelateria" with a glorious assortment of fresh fruit ice creams and an ever changing new tastes plus some revivals as "taglio limone al selz"(lemon ice cream with sparkling water). Mile zero fish and scampi shrimps and occasionally lobsters cooked in the simplest way to enhance freshness and taste,sometime also raw... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

was very well impressed with the service when I stoped by asking for a reservation for the next day - they were very friendly!! the food was delicious and the ambiance is the best in Portofino as it is located in a calmer area facing the port. They have a great parpadelle and an octopus as appetizer! great wine list... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We had a meal (lunch) here - superb location on the edge of the harbour, and slightly away from the uber busy piazzetta. Fantastic food (not cheap but it is Portofino and the quality is excellent). A small but varied menu - we shared a starter (melon and Parma ham - delicious), and we both had grilled beam (fantastic) and... More

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Central Coast of California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

If this is not the Best Restaurant in Portofino, then it cn only be the very very best restaurant in Portofino. Family owned and daily family run, with "Emelie", her sister their spouses along with Roberta and Vottorio, all watching over everything and every customer that is served. The food is impeccable, the atmosphere embracing, and the views of the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Excellent service. Food little below expectations. A romantic place to spend a nice dinner

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