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Ristorante Portobello

Via Bianchi 1 | Santa Marina, 98050 Sicily, Italy
090 9843125
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Overlooking the port with lovely views of Lipari island. Recommend a reservation for a table out on the terrace. Fish was fresh and staff friendly.

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Paris, France
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great experience in this nice restaurant/bar/club, the food is good, the terrace is nice (view on the port) and the staff friendly, a little expensive, but worth it. Customers are a bit "snob". The lounge downstairs is really nice.

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exeter
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Loved the island of salina and this restaurant is in a great location on the water. Best to book and request the terrace for a stunning view of the bay. Helpful and informative staff and great choice of fish.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I had a wonderful meal here that was one of the eating highlights of my trip. The staff treated me wonderfully. Each dish I had was simple and very good. I would recommend if in Salina and I will return again.

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St. John, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Portobello is right on the waterfront in this remote island, and has apparently been operating in one guise or another for some 40 years. As a result they know how to cook fresh fish, and more interestingly they also serve a variety of local raw fish dishes - absolutely not Sushi, instead it is their own Aeolean home-evolved cuisine. I... More

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We were there in a still warm November and whilst the restaurant was officially closed for the month, they could not have been more accommodating. Sat overlooking Lipari and SM Salina's small ferry terminal, we had a great meal of first a spaghetti dish, followed by lovely tuna steaks (with the famous Salina capers) and salad, assisted by a pichet... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This lovely family restaurant right on the water overlooking the harbor serves up the best raw fish dishes I have ever tasted--nothing like sushi or seviche. Beautifully presented, flavored and solo fresh. A real gem and worth the trip to Salinas just for the lunch.

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Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Just spent a week on Salina with friends and we stayed in Santa Marina and ate at Portobello on the recommendation of the woman who ran our accommodation. The food was good but certainly not outstanding and if you look at the trip advisor ratings this restaurant is not placed near the top at all. The setting is sensational though... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

We spent a beautiful day on Salina in late October. We found this great restaurant, small but with a terrace on the sea, by happy accident. We were approaching afternoon closing time but the owner made us welcome, took our orders and then recommended we order something else (I love that about Italy. You say "I don't want dessert" and... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

It is a pity that this place isn't rated among the best in the Eolian Islands. We got there by chance, after overhearing a group of locals talking about their incoming delicious dinner at Portobello. We tried it the night after and were amazed. The fish is super fresh, the owner's son (who's in charge of the kitchen, for what... More

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