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“Top class” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portofino

Portofino
Quay West, Douglas IM1 5AG
01624 617755
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Ranked #30 of 113 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Top class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Went to Portofino recently as I was hosting a dinner with partners. Immediately one is in the door it is apparent this is a slick operation with quality service. The Patron knows his trade and we were all settled very quickly. The atmosphere around the bar is comfortable and there is a slightly continental feel to the place with the Kitchen being visible. I always like to see this as it adds to the 'comfort' factor that the establishment is proud of its creations and has nothing to hide.

The table was dressed immaculately and the food was very good. The wine list, while extensive, is not as crazy as I have seen in some establishments and does cater to most tastes. The table service was discreet and efficient, just what one wants in such a place.

The food is as good as one can get anywhere outside of the upper level restaurants in Capital cities. I always take a discreet check on what the guests plates are like and could find no fault in cleanliness or quality of food. There was no rush about the evening at all, we left reasonably late but could have stayed longer.

All in all I would say that if one wants fine dining while on the Isle of Man this establishment is pretty much peerless.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Superb restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went to Portofino to celebrate a friend's birthday. Good service and very good food. Nothing too much trouble. Not cheap but a good place for a special occasion. The place was full on a Saturday night, not bad in these recessional times.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Excellent food - fantastic service - lovely ambiance for a romantic meal.
Definitely the best restaurant on the Island by far.....can't wait to go back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Great find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Excellent, great food and service. Good wine list. Been twice, both very good, It doesn't appear to be so attractive from the outside but inside is an absolute pleasure. Go there if you are on the island.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“View over the harbour, clean, food is great.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Staff are attentive, a pleasure to have a meal in Douglas with views over the harbour. Parking is not a problem. Menu choices are always interesting and food is really good.

Visited June 2012
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