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“Always a great steak!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portofino Bar & Restaurant

Portofino Bar & Restaurant
26 Victoria Road, Devonport 1001, New Zealand
09-445-3777
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Ranked #7 of 30 Restaurants in Devonport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, European
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Always a great steak!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten here regularly over the last couple of years. I always get the steak and am never disappointed!

Attentive staff, quick service and good quality food.

Not exactly a cheap place to eat but I feel wellworth it.

Try the garlic bread to start - YUM!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Italian harbour side entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

There was a full contingent of Italian staff which made the food experience seem more authentic, the menu was quite expansive and had something for everyone, light salad type meals or the full works with pizza and chips and garlic breads, and all the usual desserts like tiramisu. The food came out quickly and tasted good. Approx $18 for main courses but some were higher. .

Visited July 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Food ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Have eaten here several times and have never really felt like I have had value for money. The main meals I have had are okay, usually steak or pasta. Have had the chocolate tart for dessert, beautiful

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Surprise even for my daughter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

My kiwi husband and I took my step-daughter and her partner out to dinner at Portofinos, and they live and work close by. They hadn't been here before and we were all impressed. We were there at 7 pm, it was half filled when we left. The service was superb. I had the snapper with prawns, which was amazing. I should have taken pictures - beautifully presented. My husband had the flouder and it was the best he has had. He is a fish expert and not easy to please - but adorable none the less. :) Alice and Jeremy split a pasta and flounder and they were deliighted. We had a salad to share, wine as one would in New Zealand, and breads and dips and garlic breads as our appetizers. All were yummy - but no room left for dessert! The atmosphere was classy but casual - so the best of both worlds. Professional yet comfy - striking a good balance.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rosario, Argentina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great pasta!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Italian restaurant with great pasta. Beautiful location at waterfront in a pleace full of restaurants.

Visited April 2013
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