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Portofino

156 Parnell Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
(09) 373 3740
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Ranked #596 of 1,203 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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177 reviews 177 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a very nicely presented restaurant - sharp and modern. The staff were attentive and service was prompt - in fact quite good for a group of around twenty people. But as in all the Portofino restaurants, you get the impression that ingredients are supplied through a central supply source, that very little is fresh, and there is no... More

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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We were there in March and in April too when we returned from the South Island . We tried the pizza , the salad , the pasta , the fish of the day and everything was delicious ! The waitresses were very attentive and kind specially the Japanese lady who took some pictures of us . The atmosphere is warm... More

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Had the oysters. Very well presented and fresh. Mushroom ravioli for main was a good size and flavorsome. The pasta was nice, but not convinced it was made fresh. The outer part of the ravioli quiet hard. The sauce again was quiet nice, but definitely not made to order. I give it a good rating for value for money. The... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great place, great food and great staff. It was a really enjoyable experience and I hope to visit again soon.

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Berks , England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I guess at a waterfront location you expect to pay high prices, but the food at this restaurant is distinctly average and is not worth what is charged. Pasta was ok but not great, my wife's veal dish was ok but not great. You just expect more at these prices

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Went here on a recent trip to Auckland with my kids. After walking along Parnell Road we stumbled upon Portofino. Staff were inviting and attentive seating us quickly and brings drinks. We ordered two pizzas and one pasta dish to share amongst the 3 of us. Food was hot and tasty and enjoyed by all. Facilities were nice and clean.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Great service & food. My partner & I stopped in for dinner & the food was very fast. Nice location too

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Had diner here after reading reviews on Tripadvisor, they were mixed but we wanted some pasta for a change, I wish we had not. The decor is upmarket but we were met by the host in a pair of shorts which I thought quite odd, anyway we ordered and the food match the shorts not great for the price charged.

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Napier, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The location is wonderful. The portions just right, food brilliant and the staff friendly and helpful. Give it a try

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Nice Italian restaurant near Devonport. Nice interior decor and friendly staff. A good selection of dishes on the menu and reasonably priced. Only one gripe is that there is only one high chair so if there is more than one child in your group you may have problems. Aside from that this is a good Italian.

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