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Taverna del Marinaio

Italian, Chowder, Pasta
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Piazza Martiri dell'Olivetta, 36, 16034 Portofino, Italy
+39 0185 269103
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Today
12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Famiglia Portofinese, ristoratori da 5 generazioni

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
eat here or die trying

my wife and I were amazed by the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff at this restaurant. everything we ate was fantastic and the view on the portofino harbor is amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2014
DavidElie
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Seminyak, Indonesia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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Houston, Texas, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

service was friendly, prices were lower than the other restaurants in the area ( we compared from the listed menus). Food was fine enough, nothing special. But if price is what you want, then go here

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Seminyak, Indonesia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

my wife and I were amazed by the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff at this restaurant. everything we ate was fantastic and the view on the portofino harbor is amazing!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

They had the freshest fish we had in Italy on this trip. The owner and his wife were darling. We loved our experience there.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Lovely place in the harbour/ piazza with top service without being intrusive and seafood to die for. Let´s be honest. You eat very well in Italy and you are seldom disappointed. This time in Liguria I often found something little missing at many of the places but this was not the case att Marinaio. Cozze and frutti di mare were... More 

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ıstanbul
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112 reviews 112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

portofino is a very small town near the sea with many restaurants. we chose this restaurant by ınstance.the foods was ok but we found the bıll to high. 4 pasta di mare with beverage we paid 92 euro. but ı am sure the others are also expensive because you are in portofino

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Rumson, New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I travel regularly and the Branzino in the lemon white wine sauce was amazing. I started with a pasta dish that was perfectly cooked. Their wine list was excellent and the Jermann Chardonnay was exquisite.

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London
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136 reviews 136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My wife lived in Italy for 11 years and subsequently speaks the language excessively well and has dined at hundreds of restaurants in the country. She commented that this was the first time she had ever encountered the different layer of service that is provided to locals compared to tourists. We sat restaurant front and loved the harbour views but... More 

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London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We arrived in the pouring rain and found this little restaurant where we had an excellent lunch inside in the dry. Went back a couple of evenings later when it was sunny and sat outside, again food was great as was wine. Service friendly and helpful.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This place looks unprepossessing, but it's one of the better places to eat. Limited menu, and the usual lack of vegetable choice, but the fish is good- take the recommendation of the waiter as to what to have !

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Texas Traveler
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I stayed in Portofino for a week and ate here almost every day. Paolo and his staff are warm and friendly, recommended the best dishes and took excellent care of me. The service is always quick and efficient and the food is excellent! This place became my home away from home and I always looked forward to chatting with them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Martiri dell'Olivetta, 36, 16034 Portofino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Portofino
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 269103

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view

Description

Famiglia Portofinese, ristoratori da 5 generazioni
Open Hours
Sunday
12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Monday
12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm

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