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Ristorante Portobello

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Sat, 2/16
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews seafood risotto white fish polpo salad welcome drink location is amazing pricey side catch of the day baia del silenzio glass of prosecco high prices local wine wonderful food fish of the day ligurian style fine dining
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

I ate at this restaurant 4 weeks ago and found the food mediocre and the waiters uninterested. To add insult I realised that the menu I had been given had no prices whereas the menus given to my male friends had - as a independent...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Margaret S
nicolo m, Proprietario at Ristorante Portobello, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Dear Margaret , I am truly sorry to read your comment . Of course we recall your friends previous comment , and we still find it unfair and not honest . Unlike yours which is clearly written to defend some sort of rights as if...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

I joined with my other friends and I thought that the view was perfect, but the food was quite poor in comparison to other eating places in Sestri Levante, Italy. And the service was not special too, No one bothered to ask if the meal...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bernard M
nicolo m, Proprietario at Ristorante Portobello, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Dear Bernard, We are sorry that you did not enjoy the food of the Portobello, a restaurant known ESPECIALLY for the good food.. Maybe you were not in the mood... Who knows... Anyway, we can't satisfy everyone, can we? AND THIS IS ALSO WHY the...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Excellent location overlooking Bay & boats. Food, mostly seafood, well prepared in dining room well occupied by patrons. Locales like the place & frequent visitors.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank richardmP2557PF
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Portobello came highly recommended. When we arrived we were remarking on the setting (very nice) and the owner said "wait till you have the food" and we laughed. Sadly the setting was the highlight. My first course (spicy chickpea soup with salt cod and bread...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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nicolo m, Proprietario at Ristorante Portobello, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Dear Reuben, I am sorry you did not have a good meal with us. But let me tell you that the Spicy chick pea soup, is correctly served lukewarm and not HOT. (otherwise you wouldn't taste the creamy salt cod, but burn your tongue, woudn't...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

Portobello Restaurant is a legend in Sestri Levante. In summer, you can eat right on the beach close to the peninsula with the best view of the famous Bay of Silence. Nicolo Mori, the owner, was born locally, has lived all over the world, including...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Caroline G
nicolo m, Proprietario at Ristorante Portobello, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Dear Caroline Thank you for your comment which I really truly appreciate, And I am saying this on behalf of my entire staff. Having you and your team filming the incredible movie “the bay of silence” right here in the bay of silence, right here...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

Wonderful setting and attentive service. Risotto and fish were memorable. The wine choices are lovely. I would definitely go again and make a detour to eat there agin

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We just enjoyed an expensive dinner at Portobello. While the dishes were tasty, they have employed an incompetent staff. ONLY the maitre can run the restaurant....the waiters will ill-qualified and brought the wrong dishes to our table and to others. they did not have the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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nicolo m, Proprietario at Ristorante Portobello, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Dear Locandiere, It's been a while since the last time I replied to a Tripadvisor false and rude comment: I guess I was waiting for something profoundly and overwhelmingly silly: and there your comment came. Written in English, I can only compare the childishness of...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

I booked it by fork.. The polpo with potatoes was very good and well cooked. The Local fish was appreciable. The quantity enough. The price honest timing in account the tourist location.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Baciccia_Riou
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This restaurant is on the small and quiet (well in the evenings) beach of Sestri Levante. The setting is beautiful looking out over the bay. You are welcomed, served by charming staff, not hurried and provided with a varied menu. We had delicious local fish...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank steven c
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Yesterday we visited Portobello, very welcome place. We tried fish of the day in Ligurian style - it was ombrina fish. Very well cooked. Red shrimps were fine - they were accompanied with nice white wine from Cinque terre and pleasant music. Also good view...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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May 5, 2015|
Response from nicolo m | 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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