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“Small unpretentious restaurant, casual service, delicious food”

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Portovino's Italian Cafe
Ranked #11 of 14 Restaurants in Woombye
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
melbourne
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Small unpretentious restaurant, casual service, delicious food”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

We went to Portovino's with few expectations, due to mixed reviews. The restaurant is small - maybe 8 tables inside, and a few outside. The service was casual - one waiter, who was pleasant but not overly attentive (we had to get salt and pepper from another table). The decor is country cafe, no frills but comfy. But the food was delicious, 2 of our group had the veal scallopini funghi at $29 per serve and it was a most generous and enjoyable meal. Our companion had the penne with chicken and was impressed with its flavours. Again the meal was plentiful and a take home container was utilized for 1/3 of the meal. We were not able to contemplate dessert due to being completely sated, in fact we were glad we hadnt ordered garlic bread or entree as we could not have possible eaten any more. We ordered a bottle of wine which was about average restaurant price. We dined on a Friday night and there were 4 other tables of diners, and I gathered some of them were regulars. We will return- perhaps for an entree and dessert next time. Or a repeat of the treat we enjoyed previously. Not fancy, but nice.

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Food was great
Friendly staff
Speed if service was good
GOod music and lightning inside.
tasty food as we expected.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank shaveyyy
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Small but lovely food”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Not all restaurants have to be big and pretentious. This place on the Sunshine Coast is small, doesn't look that promising from the outside, yet serves great pizzas and pasta. We went on a Monday night and it was crowded, always a good sign. The food was well-cooked and tasty with generous portions. Go and try it!

Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Food was great
Friendly staff
Speed if service was good
GOod music and lightning inside.
tasty food as we expected.

Visited June 2013
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Thank shaveyyy
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Buderim, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great 13th Birthday!”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Tasty food and very reasonable! Lovely evening out with our teenagers. Great value x 5 adults + wine and drinks $ 100.00 - very good value!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Sandie P
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