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Mient 5, 1811 Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31(0)72 5125905
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pizza was reasonable; service excellent

First of all the services, waiters are real italians and with lots of charm. Price is excellent! But the pizza was way to fatty (i had quatro fromagi with vegetables). Also the quality of the cheese was poor. But the wines and italians were very good!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2014
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Lille, France
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Lille, France
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

First of all the services, waiters are real italians and with lots of charm. Price is excellent! But the pizza was way to fatty (i had quatro fromagi with vegetables). Also the quality of the cheese was poor. But the wines and italians were very good!

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The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The welcome was very friendly. We had a very nice table at the door and bcaurse it was getting chilly they closed the verandadoors for us. The food was very nice and tasty and we had a good wine with our fairly lat dinner.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Portofino is in the centre of Alkmaar along the canal. It has a good menu with variation and all really good. Added to this Italian restaurant is that Italians work there, so you will receive your food prepared in a way you can expect more in Italy too and not what we are used to in non Italian restaurants. The... More 

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Brussel
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Before you can order, it takes a long time before a waiter see you. The wine was poor quality but the pizza was good: fresh and verry tastful. May a bit too much oil, but a lot on the pizza. Perfect price / quality

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Denderleeuw, Belgium
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The restaurant does look rather small at the outside but once you 're in, this is a large restaurant. There were not much empty tables, so I suggest you make your reservation if you want to be sure you have a table here. A large choice of pizzas and other Italian dishes. The pizza was very good (but too much... More 

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Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

since 30 years they serve excellent italian food and a remakable pizza. right at a channel always crowded, so reserve your table

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Bordeaux
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

A bit difficult for french guys speaking English to discuss with the server who spoke only Italian and Dutch... but the food was great and the place is lovely with typical musique. Do not hesitate if you want to eat real pizza and delicious pasta.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Took my family there on last day of holiday. Total disaster!. Italians are renowned for hospitality, great service, attentive waiters, fabulous food, best ingredients. Portofino failed on all counts. portions were large and cheap and restaurant therefore busy. I'd rather have a quarter size portion at twice the price and get some quality. I was really looking forward to a... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The place was packed when we were looking for a place for dinner our first night in Alkmaar, we took it as a good sign and were not disappointed. Our pasta was so incredibly good we came back again on our third night to try their handmade pizza - another delicious delight! The wine and coffee were also good, the... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Literally just steps away from Alkmaar's famous cheesemarket on one of the most beautiful canals in the centre. This restaurant has much more to offer then just pizza or pasta (although they are very good as well). Fesh fish and meat. Ossobuca alla Romana to die for. To top it all of the best tiramisu you can dream of. So... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mient 5, 1811 Alkmaar, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Alkmaar
  • Phone Number: +31(0)72 5125905
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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