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Portofino Italian Restaurant

Italian, Pizza, Seafood, International, Pasta
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1/F, Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen, No.12-8 Zhenhai Road, Xiamen 361001, China
0592-2023333
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The newly refurbished Portofino Italian Restaurant, with elegant...
The newly refurbished Portofino Italian Restaurant, with elegant floor-to-ceiling windows allows a wonderful streetscape glance out before your eyes. The soft lighting and dark brown European style furniture help to highlight the Italian inspired design. The Chef has the insight and exquisite culinary skills to create innovative cuisines with his skillfully prepared combinations of rich authentic flavors from Italia, your body, mind and tasty buds, our guests will enjoy the amazing food in an elegant environment along with the unique charm of Italian styles.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bit expensive, but good quality

High-end Italian cuisine. Bit quiet at lunch time. Good, fast service. Not for people traveling on a budget.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Alexander Z
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

High-end Italian cuisine. Bit quiet at lunch time. Good, fast service. Not for people traveling on a budget.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The food was great and the service greater. They even had 3 Americans working there. Nathan, Ethan and Deena were excellent service providers and met our every need.

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China
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The traditional Cannelloni de la mama, i always go there for this dishes, more than 15 years in Xiamen and still good. long time did n see Pipo, the chef was there before.

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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Top class food served quickly and in good quantity. Ours was a party of 26 and it was handled extremely well.

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Xiamen
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The nice thing about Portofino is that it is in the Millennium Hotel, so if you change your mind, you can try their Harbourview Cafe (great buffets), or Japanese and Chinese restaurants. I most like Portofino's menu, which allows you to pick and mix pastas and sauces to create something unique. I especially liked the cannelloni. They have nice desserts... More 

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Manager1155, Manager at Portofino Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for your unique opinion for us, we almost can recognize who you are. For so many years our hotel and this restaurant have been the home for people staying and dining in, it is not only a place to sleep and eat in, but more than a place to miss and enjoy. We are... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Excelent taste Italian food in Xiamen. Friendly service and very nice restaurant. A good option in your next travel to Xiamen.

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Manager1155, Manager at Portofino Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comment, and what makes us worried is how we can make it better if you say 'Great' ! Just kidding...... Our Chef , our service team and the managers are with the same will, to serve you to your satisfaction . And when is your next patronage on? We are awaiting , Millennium Harbourview... More 

Makati, Philippines
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Had lunch at the Portofino was I was too tired to walk out. Service was good and the server was quite attentive. Unfortunately, I might have chosen the wrong course as the Risotto I ordered was a bit bland. They did have a nice Ginger Ale for me to wash it down with. Price-wise, it was probably consistent with the... More 

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Manager1155, Manager at Portofino Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your comment. All your remarks are very helpful and we will do our best to make the environment more confortable for our guests. I believe that the meal was a rare sitation and we will take care to prepare dishes with the best effort. Thank you for visiting Portofino Restaurant and writing this comment. Best... More 

Xiamen, China
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I believe the Italian chef is no longer here because for a couple of visits recently i have not seen him. Good location, free parking. That's all. Italian name not Italian taste.

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Manager1155, Manager at Portofino Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your comment. Sorry to hear that your impression was not saticfactory. We pay the attention on our guest's feedback , we take it as the motivation and we surely make progress on every feed back from guests. We are feeling sorry, that our food doesn't meet your expectation. Again thank you for your comment, what... More 

Kuching, Malaysia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Motivated by the cert of excellence awarded by tripadvisor(awarded to Indiano Jones' as well which had great indian food)and the high ratings received,I visited Portofino.Be ready to fork out atleast 200rmb for a meal....Frankly,the taste of the lamb chop i ordered was just okay(so was the portion).Was expecting more esp fr what i paid......In the Millennium Habourview Hotel,next to a... More 

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Manager1155, Manager at Portofino Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate your feedback upon dining in Portofino. We are very sorry to hear our restaurant does not meet your expectations. We took lesson from your review and we are doing our best to make the situation and meal more tasty. Thank you for your comment Sincerely More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Xiamen offers many great western-cuisine restaurants, but if you are looking for consistency as an expat, Portofino is a great place to start going to. Great italian food at decent prices and If you are looking for something that is not on the menu, its not difficult to ask for. They will try to suit your needs in the best... More 

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Manager1155, Manager at Portofino Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your warm comment. It is always pleasure to hear that our customer is satisfied with meal and enjoy staying in the restaurant. As you noted, our Chef Pippo is very popular among the guests and it is his pleasure to prepare special meal just according to your ideas. Your comment of Portofino is very important... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1/F, Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen, No.12-8 Zhenhai Road, Xiamen 361001, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Fujian  >  Xiamen
  • Phone Number: 0592-2023333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, International, Pasta

Description

The newly refurbished Portofino Italian Restaurant, with elegant floor-to-ceiling windows allows a wonderful streetscape glance out before your eyes. The soft lighting and dark brown European style furniture help to highlight the Italian inspired design. The Chef has the insight and exquisite culinary skills to create innovative cuisines with his skillfully prepared combinations of rich authentic flavors from Italia, your body, mind and tasty buds, our guests will enjoy the amazing food in an elegant environment along with the unique charm of Italian styles.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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