We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A real touch of Italy.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Portobello

Portobello
41 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0611
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #27 of 51 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
St Helens, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A real touch of Italy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We had two delicious meals at Portabello on the beautiful Palm Cove sea front. We had excellent service and all the waitresses were very friendly. The food was authentic Italian food and really beautifully presented. It is a little on the expensive side but the decor and views of the ocean were magnificent. I can recommend the gnocchi and pasta meals and of course the Italian puddings.

Visited March 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

437 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    156
    133
    60
    44
    44
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food, good service, great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The food is delicious and the location & service were really good. Compared to most restaurants on the strip, this is one of the cheapest, yet one of the best. Well worth a visit or two.

Visited March 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
leicester, UK
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Food was quite good, although service was questionable. They got the ( fairly basic) order wrong on 2 separate aspects. Rectified tho, so all good.

Visited March 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Above average food, poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Ordered oysters from menu they had none, ordered a glass of wine to have with dinner they forgot to bring it, I don't like to complain but that's not good enough and with no compensation offered in any way dine at your own risk.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lincs
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Busy, friendly family run restaurant, great food selection, and better wines. You may need to book, they get really busy
We had two nights here, the food was very good, and the whole place was really nice, good staff who work hard

Visited January 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Portobello also viewed

Palm Cove, Cairns Region
Palm Cove, Cairns Region
 
Palm Cove, Cairns Region
Palm Cove, Cairns Region
 

Been to Portobello? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Portobello, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.