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

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 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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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We returned to Portovino 3 times during our week stay at olden Beach. Both the pasta & the pizza were excellent, with very good service. Next time we will dine in and expect a similar result.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had two nights away and on the first night we bought take-away pizza and pasta - exceptionally good (if I had made the carbonara, I would have been proud!). On the second night we dined in - a most pleasant experience and all meals were extremely good.

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Brisbane, Australia
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?