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Portofino

14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
(06) 757 8686
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Ranked #18 of 103 restaurants in New Plymouth
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

portofino's has great food and great service, we went with two children, .. no childrens menu but the pasta can be ordered as an entree, i had the most exspensive meal, $49.90 but not probably worth that price, the total for 2 adults 2 kids with drinks $170, well worth it all round. thanks for a good night, p.s we... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Booked table of six, place just hummed all night. So busy. Service was outstanding, food was perfect even if we had to wait a while. Warm and cosy. Will be back to try the rest of their massive menu. Many thanks.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We decided to dine early and it was lucky we did as the restaurant was said to be fully booked later that evening. We were the only diners in the restaurant for the majority of our meal and despite numerous waiting staff being on hand, they stood around chatting with each other and neglected to top up our water and... More

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calgary
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47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We arrived in New Plymouth late in the day and just wanted a change from the usual fare in New Zealand restaurants and so decided on Italian. Our hotel assisted us with a candidate. We enjoyed the byow feature. We did not have a reservation so as this is a very busy restaurant we were delighted to be seated. The... More

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Hawera
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28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Love Portofino! Always busy, always buzzing and has a great vibe. Be sure to book as even mid week you can't be guaranteed a walk in table. For a romantic evening for two request a window seat and order each course as the next comes...otherwise meals can come a little too quickly....great service, fresh food, good value and BYO wine.

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Very pleasant Italian family restaurant. Friendly and cheerful staff and reasonable prices - great to be able to "bring your own wine". Would recommend the Linguine Vongole and the wonderful Itlaian dessert of ice cream, espresso coffee and frangelica (hazelnut) liquer - sorry cannot remember its name!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Six of us went there for dinner. Not a pasta person I was not sure I would enjoy too much. The veal I had was great and would love to go back

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