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41 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0611
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Ranked #29 of 49 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Service was horrible. Food orders mixed up. Hair in the pasta was the last straw. Not even an apology from the owners. Contrasts immensely from the last time we were there 2 years ago when it was my favourite dinner spot. So dissappointed.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed a couple of days in Palm Cove and had dinner two nights at Portobello. The food was great. Very good service and wine list. I recommend this as a good Italian restaurant in Queensland.

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

No breeze coming off the beach tonight so it was very hot and humid. We shared the garlic prawns for entree which was a good introduction. For mains, I had the sirloin steak with roasted veggies and potato which was cooked as ordered and tasted great with the red wine reduction. My wife had agnolotti Gorgonzola which she said was... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had dinner at Portobello and it was a delightful experience. Wait staff was very attentive. We had bruschetta for entree the tuscany pasta and penne alla matriciana for main. The meals were delicious!!!!!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Waited over an hour for our pizzas and mine needed a magnifying glass to find the goats cheese that was supposed to be on it, my cocktail was sickly sweet but to their credit they didnt charge. I didnt try the pastas as they make carbonara with cream and that is not the italian way to make it. Very similar... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

we have eaten here twice this week, brilliant as usual. Owners are great, service and food great. pizzas fantastic

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The service was lovely and the food was good and the staff was good and helpful it was a nice little restaurant and it was perfect and it was a nice view over the river.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a good family dinner here. We didn't have a booking but we're accommodated with friendly and efficient service. The Tuscan gnocchi and spaghetti marinara were both hits! The lamb salad could have done with a little more oomph, the iceberg lettuce was a little bit of a let down and just needed a little jazzing up. The lamb... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went for dinner on 1/1/15. Ordered the bugs for entree and garlic prawns for main. Both came with exactly the same sauce that was bland and tasteless. Prawns were overcooked and service was very average. Also got hit with a 15% public holiday surcharge with all other local restaurants charging 10%.

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New York City, New York
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20 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had an outside table overlooking the beach across the street which was nice. Staff were fantastic and fast. Food was simple and very tasty. Good size portions and filling. Very enjoyable meal and reasonable prices. Worth a visit.

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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

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