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Landsborough Parade | Golden Beach Shops, Kings Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
(07) 5491 6660
Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 9
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
More Cafe then Restaurant.

We ate here as we had an Entertainment Book voucher an it was handy to where we were staying. The establishment was well patronised with both takeaways and eat in clientele. The meals were quite large and tasty but were nothing particularly special. Service was very average and the atmosphere was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2014
Debbie J
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Brisbane, Australia
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We ate here as we had an Entertainment Book voucher an it was handy to where we were staying. The establishment was well patronised with both takeaways and eat in clientele. The meals were quite large and tasty but were nothing particularly special. Service was very average and the atmosphere was that of a basic cafe/takeaway and not really a... More 

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caloundra
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Portovinos used to be my regular haunt...loved it when John and Jodi owned it. The prawns were always fresh and all of their food was exceptional. I have retried a few of the Portovinos since and unfortunately none of them live up to what used to be. The almighty dollar has spoiled things and they us substandard ingredients. I am... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The place I will now tell you of used be called 'Mad Fish'. The restaurant I'm talking about here is PORTOVINOS - 36 Esplanade Headland, Kings Beach, (near Princess Lane) Its at the northern end of Kings Beach proper, and its next door to KBS Property Sales, and near the Caloundra Surf Club. I’m being specific with the location to... More 

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Brisbane
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

They have a wide gluten free range available, reasonably priced and very tasty. However our digestive systems suffered later that evening and the next day for both of us.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Apart from the sweet, young lady that served our pizza, Portovino is junk and just doesn't make sense. Ordered a family sized pizza with half with one topping, and the other half with a different topping. A pretty standard thing for most pizza places .... a half and half. Now, the interesting logic applied to the price of this half... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This used to be one of our favourite restaurants. However, successive ownership changes have lead to a significant decline. Significant price increases have not helped either. Nowadays the restaurant seems empty. Takeaway is still OK.

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Brisbane
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We didn't feel like going out for dinner but didn't feel like cooking either - so decided on takeaway from Portovino which we had eaten at before. The food was fantastic, from the service on the phone taking the order to the meals we received to pick up - all very professional and friendly. Three veal dishes and pizza for... More 

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New Zealand
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

sadly we were not over whelmed. Our waitress was delightful (lovely Philippino lady(?)) as was the owner. But the food was not the usual Italian fare that we are used to so it maybe that we were expecting something different. In saying that my Steak was tasty but was not cooked to my request of medium to well. I did... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

I feel ripped off that there is a negative 1 button, as I feel that would be a more accurate rating of my experience. The ambiance, menu and prices are acceptable but their service is far from it. Taking our three little boys for a milkshake and hotchips after a day at the beach was less than a pleasant experience.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Went here while on holidays expecting a nice meal, Instead Had a waitress who didn't know many details About the meals or what's in the menu. Go to Order drinks off their full list cocktail menu, only to be told they can "probably" only make me one from the list. To top it off it took 15 minutes to make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Landsborough Parade | Golden Beach Shops, Kings Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra  >  Kings Beach
  • Phone Number: (07) 5491 6660

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?