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Portobello

41 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0611
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Ranked #27 of 45 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
Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had dinner at this place on the first night we arrived to Palm Cove. The food was good, but it was probably a little over-priced for what it was. I noticed that they do specials, so perhaps look out for this.

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Coolangatta, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely restaurant, with big meals and lots of choice in their menu. Great wine list and even better cocktails. I hear the takeaway pizza is great as well.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

On Wednesday night last week we arrived at Portobello to a full restaurant. Typically Italian - noisy,garlicy,music and a lot of "bon Homme".They produced a table out of nowhere and we were placed into the centre of the room. My wife and I ordered lamb shanks which arrived with creamy mash and a tomato based vegetable medley.It was generous and... More

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Broadbeach, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We saw this restaurant busy every night and thought this must be awesome and was looking forward to eating here. We ate here last Friday, got a table, it was busy. The waitress was nice and got drinks, we ordered, kids meals, and pasta, couple of garlic breads, that was all. Took 45 mins for garlic bread, kids ate that... More

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Cairns
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had dinner at Portobello a couple of nights and I got really impressed. Gnocchi is to die for and pizzas are excellent, thin and crunchy as I like! Service was excellent, also when the restaurant was fully booked. 10 out of 10! Highly recommended!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I intended to eat at Portobello with my family on July 10 2014 for the last night of our holiday in Palm Cove. After being seated, given menus and wine lists we were ready to order. Then to our horror were told that our table was for somebody else and asked to leave and come back in 15 minutes! My... More

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Ate hear with the family. Too busy, which resulted in poor/slow service. Very average pizza. Fillet Mignon was ok bu as per previous reviews...way over priced for what it was.

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sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Mediocre food with poor service and non existent management. The expensive food was not worth the extremely long wait. Rather eat elsewhere.

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Perth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We ate here the night before my wedding - what a treat. The staff were extremely helpful and attentive. The waitress even came to tell us she was leaving as it was the end of her shift which is very uncommon - we ate quite late. Good wine - great food. The bruschetta and oysters were delicious and the mix... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely meal with good service in a pleasant outdoor setting . Only slightly negative comment would be that prices were at the higher end of what I would expect to pay for Italian food.

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