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“Waiting time” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Portobello

Portobello
St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta, Malta
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Price range: $29 - $37
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
Venice, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Waiting time”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Me and my wife were attracted by the location of the restaurant.
In effect the view of the bay is very nice
Service very king, very good food but we have to complain a lot concerning the waiting time.Too much one hour after ordering with a restaurant half empty

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great views, Fabulous Food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Glorious views over the harbour, but the food eclipsed the view - even though there was a fabulous sunset....excellent starters and main course selection, and different from the run of the mill cafe/restaurant in the local area. True, slightly more expensive, but in comparison to restaurants in my locality at home of a similar quality......very reasonable. I had a gorgeous stuffed mushroom starter, presented well, with pork medallions in a berry sauce for main. I have never tasted pork so well cooked - moist and tender and set off marvellously by the juice. Two courses were sufficient, and was slightly put off by the loud business couple at the next table, but you can't have everything, though staff should have realised that being local they were probably not there to see the sunset and be romantic- so slightly ruined the moment for us!
Fabulous wine list, of around 5 pages.

  • Visited May 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Best views over the bay and a beautiful sunset. Food is fantastic. Maria the owner is always very welcoming and the atmosphere is friendly. Best restaurant on the island. My husband proposed to me there last year.

  • Visited May 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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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“What a view!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We visited Portobello Pizzeria during our recent trip to Malta. What a lovely place to go. The views over St Paul's Bay are stunning.
We arrived early (opening time was 6.30pm) but this wasn't a problem. We were served some wine whilst we waited for the restaurant staff to arrive.
The food was all beautifully prepared and served. At 50 euro for 2 starters, 2 mains and a bottle of wine it wasn't the cheapest meal we had all week but in our view it was worth it.

  • Visited April 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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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Get a table by the window”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We got a table by the window overlooking the bay and although it was dark it was still lovely to look at the lights shining on the water as we ate. Our meals were really good but I didn't like having to pay extra for side dishes. If you don't order these you get just the meat or fish. I would eat here again though as the food was very good and so was the service.

Visited April 2013
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