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Portofino

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14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
(06) 757 8686
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprisingly popular on a Wednesday night and the authentic fare explains why. Gnocchi was tasty and clearly freshly made. The Tiramisu also worthwhile but contrary to what the menu suggests Nona has definitely got this one covered. Service was attentive for a busy night and friendly enough. Pricing seemed a little steep for the location but as a tourist it's... More 

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Thank Jamie C
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have recently discovered this restaurant and now it is one of my go to restaurants. Great food, at an excellent price, good service, nice ambience. Good for families and couples.

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Thank Rachel M
New Plymouth
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89 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We went as part of a group of 10, while there is a really good selection on the menu the meals took a long time to come out, to there credit all the groups meals came out at the same time. My meal was so rich in cream I could finish it (which is very rare) I noticed a few... More 

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Thank KiwiPaulNewPlymouth
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

After a long break I returned to Portofino and was not disappointed. The hardest part of the night was selecting a dish as there were so many good choices from traditional Italian to pizza's. The veal I chose did not dissapoint. The food service and atmosphere mean we will be back soon. My wife loved her meal so much she... More 

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Thank Julian S
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Went here for dinner on a Saturday night recently with a group of 6. We waited for well over an hour for our meals & they didn't appear to be overly busy. Once the food arrived it was good. Heaps of garlic & the risotto I had was tasty. Others at our table had ordered pasta & steaks. The menu... More 

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Thank Wendy w
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had booked a week in advance for a table at 6:30pm for 4 people. The waiter eventually took our orders, and then we waited, and waited, and waited.......... I would not go back here - we waited over an hour to get our meal, with no apology or explanations.

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Thank 608BarbaraC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

A relaxed atmosphere that also managed to convey a sense of elegance. We had starters and mains, both reached and surpassed our expectations. The staff were attentive and seamed to only be around when you actually wanted them. Will definitely fine here again when the opportunity arises.

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Thank jbellnz
New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

We dined on Friday night and could not fault it. A good variety of wine to choose from, the menu was true Italian choices and fantastic service. Would definitely return. The veal was Devine and the tiramisu not to be missed

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Thank MJN_Traveller
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

If you are in New Plymouth you must find time to have a meal at Portofino. Everytime I have dined at Portofino the meal has been 5 star and the service nothing short of the excellent. Great restaurant, great people, nothing more to say.

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Thank Bernard B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Great food but main meals coming out was a bit slow. I wouldn't let that put me off going again. Great amount of choices in the menu, I have to go again to try something different.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, European
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: (06) 757 8686

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