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14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
(06) 757 8686
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Ranked #26 of 115 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited this restaurant for our work Christmas dinner, just a few of us as our group is small and we didn't bring our partners. The restaurant was full and the atmosphere was buzzing and cheerful. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service and time wait was excellent. The waitress even took a group photo for us. I would definitely... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My wife and I visited Portofino last Wednesday night after it was recommended to us. Our experience was that the garlic bread was very good and the atmosphere and service was also good, leading us to have high hopes for the rest of the meal. However the seafood risotto I ordered was average. The modest amount of seafood was buried... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

pre booked as per other reviews which was worth doing as it was busy. arrived early but this was not a problem. we were given a choice of where we could sit which was nice. the service was great. kept the water topped up. and an eye on drinks which was a pleasant change these days. food was lovely. A... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The atmosphere is relaxed & tasteful; the menu has a great selection and extremely tasty. The flavours are wonderful and are just mouth watering delicious, rich & creamy. If you want a taste explosion go and dine there! We will be back!

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Taupo, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great atmosphere for a Sunday night. Reasonably priced meals and very decent portions. Would definitely recommend if you love Italian.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had a good meal at Portofino. The atmosphere was a bit echoey and the few people dinning seemed to be in separate pools. but the food was good and on a weekend or more active day it would have more atmosphere. Hopefully the food would be just as good. If you are after Italian and you are in New... More 

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New Plymouth
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place is an absolute gem. The service is sublime. We often pop in early in the evening without a booking and they squeeze us in every time. I love that they accommodate us and so 6pm is great if you don't have a booking. The ambience is perfect - cozy and intimate and the classic Italian dishes and exactly... More 

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great Italian food to either eat in or take away. Only downside is that it is sometimes difficult to get in without a booking. But that's when we take-away!

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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We came here for dinner recommended by the staff at our hotel made a booking luckily as it was very busy and they turned quite a few away the meals came out in good time had all 3 courses the entree and main absolutely delish good portion sizes and full of flavour great atmosphere the cheesecake was a bit bland... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were new to New Plymouth so didn't know anywhere good so we went here after our hotel suggested it. The atmosphere is lovely although we were seated at the first table in the lower section so we were a bit cold. They were very busy on this Tuesday night but the service was always professional, friendly and consistent. There... More 

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

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