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Portobello

41 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0611
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Ranked #27 of 46 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Victoria
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It was my wife's birthday & I wanted to take her somewhere nice for dinner. After looking @ different places, we decided on Portobello. I'm really glad we did. The owner was really friendly & made sure we got seated out of the wind, as we requested. Our entree, 3 pieces of Bruschetta, was superb. Plenty of diced tomato,basil,olive oil,garlic... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I walked and found this restaurant on my first night and it was packed to the rafters. I took that as a good sign. I ordered the gourmet mediterranean gluten free pizza and veggies to take away. It was yummy for sure. Really enjoyed it at my hotel.

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Manchester
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited the restaurant this evening (17 August) as a family of four following a recommendation. We placed our order at which we requested a change to our order of lamb shanks with chips instead of mashed potato. The request was accepted and food ordered. Both my wife and I only ordered this on the basis of no mash. We... More

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Frome, Somerset
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We took advantage of the two take away Pizza's for $35 deal. The Pizza's were OK but not great. Not sure but the bases seemed like those pre made one's you buy in the supermarket. Toppings though were nice.

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Perth, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great location at the end of the Esplanade and overlooking the beach. Very busy each night we walked past and after speaking to another couple who raved about it, we visited it ourselves. Great selection of Italian dishes which also catered for those that don't eat meat. My wife had the Gnocchi with pumpkin ina creamy sauce. It tasted as... More

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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We only tried the take away pizza for which they have a great deal & loved the pizza's. Good size & great taste

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is one of our favourites in Palm Cove. We ate here a couple of times last time we were in Palm Cove. Traditional Italian food with the accompanying music. We thought the prices had gone up a bit since last time and we ate on a public holiday unknown to us and they charged us an extra 15%. We... More

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Melbourne
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As we love Italian food, we were instantly drawn to this restaurant. We arrived in late on a Friday evening and we were greeted warmly and enjoyed our first of 4 meals we had there during our weeks stay. The place is very busy so book if you can, but if you have to wait a while, it's worth it.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Portobello is a strange place. I really can't put my finger on it. While the food and preparation speed is above average (reason I gave four stars), I can't quite put my finger on why I didn't give it five. One reason might be price. Its expensive, however this doesn't stop it filling up every night and its FULL most... More

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Ipswich, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

After looking around at a few different restaurants in Palm Cove, we decided to have our anniversary dinner at Portobellos. This was a good decision for many reasons. One of the best meals we've ever had, great wine, great service, brilliant venue. The place is run by an Italian family, led by the elder of the clan - he makes... More

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