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Ristorante Portobello

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Via Bianchi 1 | Santa Marina, 98050 Sicily, Italy
090 9843125
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely views. Excellent food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2014
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ohio
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126 reviews 126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Wonderful dinner with friends. Mussels in tomato sauce was awesome. The Grilled grouper also very good. Loved the cannolis and sambucca at the end of the night.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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129 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is the nicest spot in Santa Marina in many ways: its location overlooking the port, the elegant service, the excellent cuisine. It’s a great place for a special occasion, but I wouldn’t choose it for everyday meals, even disregarding the high prices. Somehow it doesn’t have a personality. The rigatoni incasciati (with tomato, mozzarella, eggplant, cheese, basil, and baked... More 

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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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47 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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62 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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  • Address: Via Bianchi 1 | Santa Marina, 98050 Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Isola di Salina
  • Phone Number: 090 9843125

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