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Portello Rosso

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$$$
Melbourne CBD
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15 Warburton Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9602 2273
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Good for:
Romance

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
great service and great food, good value for money

A slice of Spain framed by a big red door. Excellent Tapas is enhanced by a knowledgeable staff on all menu items. Attentive multicultural staff lets the evening swing into full gear as soon as you are seated. One advice is to book for later sessions when you don't have to return the table, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Albert I
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

A slice of Spain framed by a big red door. Excellent Tapas is enhanced by a knowledgeable staff on all menu items. Attentive multicultural staff lets the evening swing into full gear as soon as you are seated. One advice is to book for later sessions when you don't have to return the table, so you don't have that crowded... More 

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Perth, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful tapas restaurant hidden in a quiet melbourne lane. Great atmosphere coupled with fantastic tapas and drinks - the chilli mussels are to die for. Very attentive and cheerful staff. Was one of the highlights of our trip

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

When someone else arranges a meal at a restaurant they select and you then look at Trip Advisor to see what others have said about it there is always a risk that you will then approach the event with trepidation. The restaurant they choose for us to meet was generally well reviewed, with a few critics. The trouble is that... More 

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Mundubbera, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We found this this restaurant on tripadvisor and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Melbourne. The food, service and atmosphere were exceptional. Our visit was made even more memorable by the genuine hospitality shown by the head chef. The best pork belly in the world!!! We will be back and will spead the news of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Fantastic food ! We took 4 different medium plates to share and there were all more delicious than the other. The service is really good ! The Chef offered us three pieces of the tortilla of the day to try when we were waiting for a friend. The red sangria is refreshing and really tasty.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It was a little hard to find but once we settled into Portello Rosso we enjoyed a lovely meal with friends. A combination of the 'individual' and 'to share' plates, washed done with a lovely bottle of pinot grigio, soon satisfied our hunger. To cap it off we were delivered exceptional service by a lovely waitress from Barcelona who was... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Tucked away in Warburton Land, Portello Rosso is not that auspices, but its well worth visiting. The menu is interesting, the food excellently cooked, and the wine list is well thought out. Portello Rosso is faithful to its promise of genuine and good Spanish food. The atmosphere is casual, and the ambiance rustic come urban chic. The service we have... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Portello Rosso does excellent tapas food, unfortunately the prices of most dishes are way too high for tapas sized servings. The "to share" plates were barely bigger than the "individual morsel" plates, but twice the price. We avoided the $50 jug of sangria so can't comment on that one. High prices aside, the lamb skewers were amazing, the prawns delicious... More 

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Exeter
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went with 3 friends and ordered several items to share that came out staggered or as cooked. The food was delicious but quite small and a bit on the pricey side. The service from the waitresses was exceptional as soon as I had sipped my water someone was topping it up! I didn't like the fact that we had ordered... More 

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Ayr, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Food was reasonable, Pork belly and lamb skewers were delish, good service. Sangria was expensive. Could not have the chefs menu for one person

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 55
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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