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Le Bistro Portofino

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6 Miles North of San Pedro | PO Box 36, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
501 220 5096
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 14
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good but expensive

This place was OK, not great. Service was great, food was ok. Do not order the ribeye, skinny and tasteless. Atmosphere was awesome! Very expensive meal....but everything on this island is pricey!

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Hogan1961
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This place was OK, not great. Service was great, food was ok. Do not order the ribeye, skinny and tasteless. Atmosphere was awesome! Very expensive meal....but everything on this island is pricey!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My husband and I were staying down the beach, so we were picked up by the courtesy water taxi from the dock to our hotel. There was a full moon on a clear night, and we sat at a table on the beach. What a beautiflul setting for Valentine's day! The server brought out some delicious bread and sparkling wine... More 

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London, UK
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108 reviews 108 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Reached by courtesy water taxi from Fido's Pier, this is a super place to have a great meal, especially if you like seafood and lobster. Charming welcome and attentive service, there is a marvellous ambience about the place (and a large amount of insects, so bring some spray and wear long sleeves). The restaurant is not cheap but I guess... More 

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Montrose, Colorado, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

A nice dinner plus a courtesy water taxi from X'tan Ha resort. Food was a nice diversion to the typical fare at X'tan Ha where we stayed. Portofino sends their boat over to pick us up, and return us later after dinner. Service extends to other more remote resorts North of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye.

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This restaurant did not meet any facet of my expectations. With a name like Portofino one would reasonably expect to find at least one item on the menu with a nice fresh Italian tomato sauce. No such luck. The closest thing to Italian fare were a couple of pasta dishes with a cream Chardonnay sauce that seems to be common... More 

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Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We biked along the beach from town and this was the perfect lunch destination. (We were actually planning to stop at Mambo, but accidentally went right by!) Since it was already 2:00, there were few others there and we had the best table, with a view right over the water. The seafood soup was fantastic, and my husband's fish sandwich... More 

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HoustonTrav
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Our resort made our reservation at portofino. The portofino resort water taxi came by close to the sceduled time of 6:35. There were other riders who were staying at portofino resrt. We arrived after our trip under a star filled sky. If you have long hair, bring a scarf or wrap for your hair. We were greeted at the dock.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We were staying with friends in North San Pedro and wanted to take them out for dinner Saturday night to thank them. We decided on Portofino's and took our friend's boat to the restaurant (although the restaurant will send their boat for you). We sat outside on the upper level and had a delicious, memorable meal with every course having... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We made a reservation via our resort for our anniversary dinner. They sent a boat over to pick us up....though the time was fixed by them. We were greeted at the dock, and escorted to the Bistro.....very welcoming. Since it was already dark, we didn't get much of a view, but the sea breeze was great, and the al fresco... More 

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80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

They have a very good menu and at least one special each evening. They will also send a boat to take you to and from the restaurant but you will need to be flexible on pick up time as it is determined by availability. We had dinner two of the six nights we were on Ambergris Caye and all the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Miles North of San Pedro | PO Box 36, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: 501 220 5096

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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