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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 67
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  • 48
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  • 45
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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
Above average food, below average service

This is a busy open air restaurant right on the esplanade in Palm Cove. Our waiter was a bit surly, and seemed to be quite put off because I was having trouble picking up his thick Australian accent ( I'm American, and occasionally this problem crops up). The food was good enough, but our waiter... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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  • Large groups
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English first
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Apologies to Dean Martin but we did have the pizza pie moon over a palm fringed ocean whilst eating beautiful gnocchi (multiple sauces/options to choose from) and sipping Italian wine. Three year old had a delicious kiddies grilled fish and chips and the staff were delightful.

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Geelong
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We walked the streets of Palm Cove nightly, dining in each restaurant. Stopping here one night , we found a old fashion favourite. .. Beef Wellington. Done to perfection. Food, wine and of course the service was wonderful.

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Tumon, Mariana Islands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a busy open air restaurant right on the esplanade in Palm Cove. Our waiter was a bit surly, and seemed to be quite put off because I was having trouble picking up his thick Australian accent ( I'm American, and occasionally this problem crops up). The food was good enough, but our waiter "forgot" to put my wife's... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Some of the dishes were better than others and we would go again but keep your expectations in check

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very disappointing evening meal. Setting is great, service good, but the food?.....very ordinary. My wife and I both had pizza's. Wish we didn't. They were served up as a soggy and tasteless. We have never had a pizza that had a watery topping and they both did. Almost as though they weren't cook with enough heat. Very disappointing as we... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Couldn't fault this restaurant, amazing gnocchi, kids meals were lovely too, wish we found it at the start of the holiday

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Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting beachfront Palm Cove. The food was enjoyable however we weren't overwhelmed. Large serves with a huge variety in the menu.

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We tried the tiramisu and pannacotta as take aways & both were very nice. Desserts are presented well & enjoyable. My partner was keen to follow up our take away with a visit to the restaurant based on dessert & his impression of the restaurant.

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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went here for dinner with a big group. Had a very pleasant meal. Pizzas were amazing and pastas were good too

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Great venue and great Italian food to suit all members young and old. Pizzas were a hit for the teenager and young adults and the pasta was tasty and aldente....loved the gnocchi:) Another venue to return to for sure!

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Additional Information about Portobello

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

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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?