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Portello Rosso

#188 of 3,075 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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15 Warburton Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Tue 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Midweek fully booked for second seating - reservations were possible for 3 at early seating just after 6pm. Comfortably seated at mezzanine level the restaurant filled up quickly. Starting off with jamon & manchego cheese croquettes - light & tasty. Soon followed with melt in mouth slow braised sticky BBQ lamb ribs. Crispy pork belly with almond & garlic purée,... More 

Thank Viviann B
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134 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was lucky that we came across this place - it's hidden up a side lane. Definitely worth hunting it out though - food was fantastic - lots of really tasty tapas - good variety. Huge choice of wine - though mainly European. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Can't understand why it is not further up the list in terms... More 

Thank Paul M
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

You walk in via one of Melbourne's many laneways to a sliding door leading to small restaurant. The ground floor is small and there is a mezzanine level with further seating. We were seated upstairs in a booth which was nice and cozy - except we were on a business lunch so cozy was not quite what we were after.... More 

1 Thank ValG82
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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145 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Cozy little place. Tables are close together or you can choose to sit upstairs along the gallery. Tapas - corn zucchini fritters and cheese croquet very good. Beef skewer tasty. Beef empanada was my least favourite although still quite nice. We had the pork belly before and tonight it was a bit dry which was very disappointing as it is... More 

Thank wanming
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

We had the most amazing night. The food was excellent and the staff were fabulous. Would definitely return.

1 Thank bsjd2008
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Portello is one of my favourite restaurants in the city and I visit every few months if I can. Definitely recommend the chef selection - 5 courses of beautiful food, if not go for the crispy pork belly my favourite !

1 Thank Rowan C
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We went to this place for the first time, very enthusiastic to bring our friends for a nice paella. To start we had tapas, very average for the price. Then came the paella What a let-down! Half of the dish was CHARRED, the Rice was UNDERCOOKED, the prawns were TASTELESS, the mussels were RUBBERY. We couldn't even finish this dish... More 

Thank Ben C
Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We were told that this was rated as one of the top Tapas places in Melbourne, maybe we went on a bad night. We were booked for the later sitting (they do dinner in 2 sittings), we were ushered to the upstairs area and the waitress gave us drink menus and said she would be back shortly, We had been... More 

1 Thank Christina200
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Very tasty Spanish tapas restaurant. Very friendly & helpful staff. Not cheap, no BYO. Located in laneway.

1 Thank wandasowden
Helensvale, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We loved this place. Try the lamb ribs and the chorizo - incredible. Team there were great and clearly got on well with eachother. Kitchen team were fun also (we sat nearby). Start with some sangria and then enjoy some delicious spanish red. We'll be back, and would certainly recommend to anyone.

1 Thank stuartblott

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$38 - $77
Spanish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Warburton Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 61396022273

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.