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Portobello

Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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41 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0611
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 51
    Poor
  • 46
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Disgustingly dirty toilets

Food was ok, staff were nice and friendly. It was when I went to the toilet that everything turned south! I left my table to visit the lavatory and was so disgusted with the filth, I couldn't sit and finish my meal afterwards and simply paid the bill and hightailed it out of there. Guys, you have... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Salmiakki69
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Australia
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  • Large groups
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Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Food was ok, staff were nice and friendly. It was when I went to the toilet that everything turned south! I left my table to visit the lavatory and was so disgusted with the filth, I couldn't sit and finish my meal afterwards and simply paid the bill and hightailed it out of there. Guys, you have managed to achieve... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Good pizza for a casual dinner overlooking the beach. The pizzas were nice thin crust with a good selection of toppings.

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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here because it was the only place open late. They were very busy, but staff managed to get us a table after a short wait. Gnocchi and pizza was great!

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Palm Cove, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went with a friend and had a great time at a classy restaurant. The waiters added to the ambiance with friendly and respectful service and advice without any feeling of interfering. The pizza I had was a Portobello Special. It had a great combination of fresh products and a perfect crunchy base. The wine was a perfect temperature and great... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food was amazing we got take away pizza and pasta and it was truly well done but the price is pretty intense considering

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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Good Italian food at a reasonable price for palm cove. Go for the standard Italian dishes, not the more exotic as they aren't so good - the service is friendly and a good family setting

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Warrnambool, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Amazing meals, looked as good as they tasted. Great service, beautiful view, relaxing atmosphere. Both myself and my partner are very picky when it comes to eating out and there is not many places either of us would give a 5 out of 5. Could not fault anything entree's, mains and deserts where perfect.

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Wirral UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

On the seafront in Palm Cove. It was a Saturday night and we had not booked anywhere. This place looked busy, so we asked if they could squeeze us in - they could. Service was swift and friendly, though I found the food average. My starter of scallops wrapped in Palma ham was nice, but my pasta main was average... More 

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Berlin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A great spot, directly across from the beach. The pizza I had was fantastic, the Chorizo Pizza. A bit on the expensive side, I guess thats the way it is in Palm Cove. The restaurant is a normal, good italian / pizza restaurant with friendly staff as you would expect it - but not special or anything extraordinary (not meant... More 

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Victoria Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We frequently dine here on our visits to Palm Cove and always find both the food and service exceptional. Genuine Italian food with great flavour can be guaranteed. Reasonably priced food and wine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4059 0611

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?