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“Best Italian in New Plymouth” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portofino

Portofino
14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
(06) 757 8686
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Ranked #26 of 111 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Italian in New Plymouth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

From the Rocket Salad to the pizza, we always enjoyed ourselves. The owners were very good to us and we miss them!

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Pattaya, Thailand
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We were lucky to get in as the place was very busy. We had a table near the counter/serving area, so nice and warm.( we are from quite warm Thailand ) Though it was very busy the service was very good and friendly.The menu was all the usual popular italian dishes at reasonable prices.(plus BYO which helps ) I had lasagna which came in like a sauce.I mentioned this being unusual ,the owners wife said lasagna can be a bit dry so . It was excellent.
Although Porofino is now part of a chain this was family run and very nice. Good atmosphere.

  • 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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Went to Portofino for a birthday dinner, all the meals were delicious and our wait staff friendly polite and efficient. Will definitely be returning for some of the other meals which also looked amazing.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food and value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Huge selection on the menu, dishes are big but very very tasty and the price is very reasonable. Venue quite small so can be a bit loud though, more ideal for a group of people rather than couples.

Visited April 2013
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
“SERVICE PLUS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

from the minute we walked in the welcome and service was superb the food exceptional and a great range of wines topped of by exemplerry service a fantastic night thank you to all the team that made it a great night

  • Visited March 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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