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Ristorante Portobello

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Fusion, Ligurian, Northern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
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Situated on the Baia del Silenzio, one of the most beautiful bays in Italy, this restaurant specialises in fish and seafood. Dine on the charming terra...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Comfortable restaurant
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Reviewed September 16, 2020 via mobile

Good food and lovely setting, seafood was fresh and staff was kind. Only negative note, the “ladies menu” without the prices. Looking at the reviews this was raised before and the owner decided to ignore. This is not about good manners (I am Italian and...I wouldn’t call this a “galanteria”), this becomes actually bad manners, as it suggests being female you don’t have control over the money spent. I was actually the one booking and paying for the dinner! Nothing to take away from the lovely setting and restaurant itself, this can be easily fixed by just giving the same menu to everyone (prices can be read online and at the entrance anyway!).More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 27, 2020 via mobile

My boyfriend and I dined here during our stay in Sestri and had a most enjoyable evening! Our table was very well located with a beautiful view over the bay and the service friendly and attentative. Our starter and mains were delicious as was the...wine. Thank you for a lovely evening!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful location in a magic bay. Very friendly waiters, maybe just a bit to quick in pouring the welcome Prosecco when we sat down. The food was an unexpected, big disappointment.More

Date of visit: August 2020
nicolom334, Proprietario at Ristorante Portobello, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2020

Dear Nic, I apologize if the prosecco pouring didn’t match your timing ... it was supposed to be an offered welcome drink ... I guess you didn’t appreciate the gesture . As for the food there I can’t do other than disagree ... when one...More

Reviewed November 9, 2019

A very romantic restaurant by the beach on the beautiful bay of silence. We went there for diner and the romantic theme was on with large candles lit all around. As it was a little cool (but still nice to dine outside) we were offered...lovely warm plaids to keep warm. My menu didnt have the prices written on... so one can guess that this is not a "cheap & cheerful" restaurant. The food was deilicious, beautifully presented, and the service was very nice.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Thank you so much for the amazing food and excellent service, it really was the perfect end to a perfect day. From the minute i walked in, I was made to feel most welcome, despite arriving in advance of official opening and my beach shorts....After eating in a michelin star restaurant earlier in the week, i have to say, Portobello was so much better. I will return soon, hopefully next year. Highly recommend the scallops with mushrooms and the lobster risotto. Just delicious!! Thank you KatrionaMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

Brilliant restaurant on the bay with inside and outside areas The fish of the day was magnificent,service excellent Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

We visited this restaurant at the end of our holiday and we all agreed it was the best restaurant in Sestri Levante. Everything from start to finish was superb. Staff were welcoming and friendly and as for the food...truly amazing. The welcome drink was appreciated...and set the tone for the evening. We could have sat there all night listening to the water lapping on the edge and the lights flickering in the distance. Definitely recommend and would love to return some day. Thank you for making our last night so memorable.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 28, 2019 via mobile

Location is absolutely perfect, set in bay of silence, with the sound of the sea, gorgeous. The service was fantastic, friendly helpful staff. The tables outside all decorated and with candles very romantic. Food was nice, focaccia was the best we had on this holiday.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 18, 2019 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a table for 8 people without a reservation. The outdoor seating is located in a spectacular location. Service was very friendly and efficient. The prices are a little high but are justified by the quality of the food. Wine...prices are no more expensive than any other restaurant in the area. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 21, 2019

the location is excellent, the food good but overpriced. The waiters are a bit lame, not very available or knowledgable. We enjoyed it a lot but found it a bit cheeky to hand the menu with the prices only to one member of our party.

Date of visit: August 2019
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May 5, 2015|
Response from nicolom334 | Property representative |
Hello! Portobello is just a 5 minutes away from the Villa Balbi hotel. Best seat for a party of one would be on the side walk . Would you come for lunch or dinner ? Thank you Please reserve directly at +39018541566 of... More
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