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14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
(06) 757 8686
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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 of 5 stars
Authentic Italian in NP

A classic family run Italian restaurant you would get in Lygon Street, Melbourne. Friendly, quick and efficient with no pretences. Lovely staff and service who were great with the kids. Well prepared meals, balanced, authentic and flavoursome Italian. Simple no nonsense layout with room for large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A classic family run Italian restaurant you would get in Lygon Street, Melbourne. Friendly, quick and efficient with no pretences. Lovely staff and service who were great with the kids. Well prepared meals, balanced, authentic and flavoursome Italian. Simple no nonsense layout with room for large groups and intimate corners.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It was very busy and we didn't have a reservation and were lucky to get the last table. Our group included our 10 year old son. Very good service meant that he,not just the adults, was treated with respect as a paying customer. The meals were delicious and generous in size. Lovely friendly attentive service, quality ingredients and an excellent... More 

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Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have been here a number of times - with young children - and have always found the service and food impeccable. Reading through the comments here I just wondered if people with children had booked in advance (they are very popular - empty tables means booked tables) - we had no problems with service or food. Staff were very... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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228 reviews 228 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This restaurant is a classic franchise which delivers quality all night. You will have to book as it is very popular. The quality begin as you enter the door. The service is extremely attentive. The food is superb and the wait times are small. Not too expensive too. I recommendthe Tiramisu for desert.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A great restaurant with amazing Italian food. Wait staff has good knowledge of the menu and is willing to help and advise. Always seems to be busy so it is advisable to book if possible.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I arrived w my 6 yr old daughter for dinner. A couple had been sat down at a 4 seater table before us. They had asked if they could sit at a nearby two seater but were put onto a 4 seater instead. Next was our turn and instead of seperating the 4 person table that the previous people had... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Back here again and again as the food is always lovely whether it's a pizza or an Italian meat dish. Always attentive.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Sunday night looking dinner, found this little restaurant, friendly service reasonable price and the food was tasty.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We have eaten at portofino many times as the food is always lovely. In fact it is usually our 'go to' restaurant for special occasions. Sadly, the last two times we have visited the wait staff have been rude and it has left us feeling disappointed. Also, there is no childs menu. I was told they would make any meal... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Arrived without a reservation on a busy Friday night, a table was quickly found, & we were well looked after. We ordered olives, & garlic bread for starters, which arrived promptly. My pizza was delicious, had lots of chicken on it. The rest of my party of 4 were also impressed with their meals. Corkage is $6/bottle which is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: (06) 757 8686

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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