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“Upstairs is the real secret” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portello Rosso

Portello Rosso
15 Warburton Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9602 2273
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Ranked #44 of 4,003 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $17 - $61
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
The Bush
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Upstairs is the real secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Go up stairs for a real hidden gem of Melbourne. A top notch cocktail bar called Murmur.
Great atmosphere, great drinks and a real treat to be up there.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Laneway special.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Recently visited in a group of three. Had booked through the DIMMI website. Immediately welcomed by the very pleasant waitstaff, and seated at a great table. Our waiter offered drinks and explained the menu, based on sharing, and what we would need for our group.

We had delicious char grilled prawns, meatballs and a paella for two (enough for three). Food was tasty, nicely presented and our waiters portion recommendation was spot on. Aperol Spritz was delicious and highly recommended.

Good coffee after as well. Restaurant is located in laneway in the CBD. Would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Visited July 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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Cairns
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Great place, food is outstanding. This was our second visit while on holiday in Mebourne. There's nothing I didn't like. Staff were lovely and attentive, great atmosphere. The food is delicious and fun to order/share. Churros were the highlight for my son . . and me! Will surely return.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne
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170 restaurant reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Melbourne laneways at their best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Just off Little Bourke Street, between Elizabeth and Queen, Portello Rosso is found down a particularly nondescript laneway. It's destination dining - the laneway is no thoroughfare, but this double storey warehouse conversion is a great spot - as is its 'sister' bar Murmur next door. The best tables are upstairs but if there's just two of you, ask for the seats at the end of the bar. You get to watch the kitchen work, you spy every dish that goes out (and perhaps order it if it looks good!) and you can have a chat with the staff if you like. The croquettes are sublime, the jamon delectable but first prize goes to the lamb chops. So plump, so tender, so delicious. A great spot all hours of the day and night.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Read reviews on Trip Advisor and thought would give it a go. We opted for the 7 course chef sellection menu as it was a great way to try most of the food. Each course was fantastic, and so rich in flavours. The service and staff are amazing and very helpful. After the fifth course I couldn't eat another mouthful, so filling and more than what I had expected. The jamon was fantastic and my favorite was the clams and pork belly. My partner who wont eat brussel sprouts tried the dish and loved it, so hats off to the chef. Would recommend this place for the food, service and amazing staff.

  • Visited June 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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