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Portello Rosso

#126 of 2,906 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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15 Warburton Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9602 2273
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden gem in laneway

Don't let the location fool you as you step inside the surroundings are comfortable and interesting. The food was absolutely delicious, a little on the higher price side but well worth it. We had tapas shared between 4 and there was plenty for all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
RuBee50
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Romantic
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Don't let the location fool you as you step inside the surroundings are comfortable and interesting. The food was absolutely delicious, a little on the higher price side but well worth it. We had tapas shared between 4 and there was plenty for all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great experience with terrific food, a restaurant that is trying to do something a little bit different when there is so much to choose from which makes this place worth the visit. I am not, or haven't been a pork belly fan but Portello's version has me a convert, superb! The sticky lamb ribs are also special. Really enjoyed this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice place, ok food, mediocre wine. My tapas craving brought us here on a weekday night. We didn't have a reservation and knowing all the hype, were relieved to grab the last seats on the common table. We ordered a few dishes to share with red wine by the glass. The olives and mushroom and blue cheese croquettes were nice,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Lovely service and food was great . It s a bit expensive but worth it. The blue cheese ams mushroom croquette are so so good

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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were seated upstairs which was nice if not a little cramped (to be expected in melbourne these days), our waitress was very friendly and explained the menu well. We ordered the Blue Cheese & Mushroom Croquette, Prawns, Corn & Zucchini Fritters (2), Pork Belly (3), Crispy Duck Leg & Beef Empanadas between 2 of us which left us very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We really wanted tapas for dinner and always find the laneways for a meal are always good. We booked an early dinner, and was seated upstairs where a lovely Spanish waitress was taking care of us. She was very knowledgeable about the beer and wine to recommend with our dishes and tastes. We ordered a couple of tapas thinking that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Groovy looking place, practically empty when we arrived, was therefore surprised to be seated upstairs in a totally secluded corner. Staff were lovely and chatty and explained menu well. The sangria tasted very watered down, hardly any flavour. Specifically asked for nothing to be brought with raw onion - unfortunately after being assured that they will adjust all the dishes,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I will start by saying I will definitely be back based on the food, but..... As with other reviews, don't dare turn up a few minutes before 6pm. The woman who greeted us couldn't shuffle us quickly enough up stairs to the bar and it was literally 5.57pm. We were seated in the coldest dingiest corner near the stairs upstairs.... More 

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Perth, WA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were very disappointed with the portion sizes at this place- specially for the price we paid...just a warning to other people - all the prices were for individual portions which usually meant one piece of something...we've been to lots of Tapas places before but the portions were never this tiny...the paellas (which can only be ordered for a minimum... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My colleagues took me here for my birthday and it was really amazing. The lunch banquet was great, the food was so incredibly tasty, and the atmosphere was really lovely. I want to go back. It is definitely a special occasion place as fas as I am concerned, but the lunch deal makes it that little bit more accessible.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Warburton Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 03 9602 2273

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 49
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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