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“Pleasantly Surprised” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portofino - Hanley

Portofino - Hanley
38-40 Marsh Street South, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 1JD, England
+44 (0)1782 209444
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Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Hanley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $33
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Pleasantly Surprised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Girlfriend booked a table for 7PM on a Friday here as a surprise.
The meal was delicious and not as expensive as I would have imagined.
The whole thing came to just over £30 and that included 2 mains, 2 sides and 2 drinks.

I would definitely eat there again, nicest calzone I've had (see picture) and for under £10, an absolute steal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Tasty Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

I cane here two years ago while staying in Stoke and loved it then. Last night we decided to eat here again and remembered how delightful this place was.

We went quite late at around 9:30pm and we were the only diners there but we were not made uncomfortable, in fact we forgot that we were the only people there.

Service was fantastic, the waitress and waiter could not do enough for us and SO friendly. Service with a smile.

Food was delicious. A little lacking in salt but that was easily corrected with the salt shaker. Very generous portion size. I had the jumbo prawn taglietelle and I was surprised by the amount of prawns on my plate (there were so many)

Next time we're in Stoke on Trent, we will definitely come visit again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great meal tonight again.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Great meal enjoyed there again tonight. This is the 4th time we've been, and all had the early bird menu. Great food and service. Thanks all.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I had a lovely time.
My boyfriend and I went on a weekday and we were served quickly, food arrived quite fast and it was quite a big portion size. We were given a window table and although the grey tower block wasn't much to look at it the way the table was positioned it was more private. The staff seemed friendly enough and the decor was nice, especially enjoyed the candle in the wine bottle. There was also a small pot of wax crayons on the table for children to draw on the table clothe.
Only downside was that immediately after we had finished our meal the bill was given to us, without being asked if we would like the bill, if we would like any more drinks or dessert. Due to this we felt we were rushed out.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Lovely little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Good little place, didn't expect to find it in a place like Stoke.
Visited in May and found this place not to far from where I stayed.
Would recommend it certainly, staff were pleasant and food was lovely!

Visited May 2013
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