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14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
(06) 757 8686
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Hawera, New Zealand
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been here before and wasn't disappointed. Four of us dined here last week. The service was great and meals were tasty and filling.

Thank izzipop
Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dined here while on holiday. One of us had been before, but we had only ever heard good things about the Brand. We chose an entre and a main each... We were so full we didn't order dessert. Neither of us eat mushrooms but they were very happy to alter the dish for us. Glad we booked as the... More 

Thank fourfeetwilltravel
New Plymouth
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is near full on a Tuesday at 1800hrs sharp. Lucky to get a table I think. Nice atmosphere here dear. What an enjoyable crowd. Authentic names on the menu. Food came out quick. Tasted like it was made by Ronald McDonald. Fast food Italian style, I think. Soggy Pasta and sugar filled sauce. Pizza like pikelets. Cream sauce... More 

Thank surfinsmiley
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Was here for dinner with friends and again everything was amazing! Haley was our waitress and her service was excellent. Food was so delicious I wanted more ravioli. Love coming here as everything is great every time.

Thank ranlom1
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable and great service nice and romantic for a special night. Short wait for meals. Reasonably priced

Thank grunga
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

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 

Thank Jamie C
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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.

Thank Rachel M
New Plymouth
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank KiwiPaulNewPlymouth
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Julian S
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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136 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Wendy w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, 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?