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“Great food, friendly service”

Portofino Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 49 Restaurants in Devonport
Cuisines: European, Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 18, 2014

We popped into Portofino's for dinner on a Sunday evening in the low season but there was a birthday party for 30 persons so it was very busy with a buzzing atmosphere. The restaurant is upstairs and you need to walk around the back of the building to access it but the food and ambiance is well worth it.The decor is modern, clean , with wonderful pictures of Portofino in Italy.The menu covers all the bases on Italian food with a great selection of dishes. The service was very friendly and quick. All 3 dishes we tried ( entrees plus 2 mains) were absolutely delicious, served on hot plates and the white wine had the ice bucket to ensure it was perfect. A busy restaurant with a great atmosphere, tasty well presented food and friendly service. Well worth a visit and we would go back time and time again if we lived locally!

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Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We dined upstairs at 7 pm on a Thursday hungry and thirsty after a days work and it was a beautiful evening overlooking Auckland.
A bottle of Villa Merlot Cab Sav @ $45 was excellent with a starter of garlic pizza bread. $8 and was even better with the Main of Fillet Mignon $30.50.
The meat was aged, tasty and tender and came with potatoes and veges.
For dessert we shared a delicious Tiramasu.
Altogether a nice dining experience, super service, reliable food for more than 17 years and with many other diners there the ambience and decor can't be faulted.

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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had the three course set meal which was good value with generous portions. Service was friendly and efficient. However it was a Wednesday evening and we were the only diners when we arrived at 7.30 and throughout the evening only two other tables had customers in quite a large dining room so the atmosphere was rather subdued.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

We visited Portofino Restaurant in Devonport with friends on a Saturday night. The atmosphere was very good, a warm evening the restaurant very well patronised. Our waiter was very attentive and had a good knowledge of the menu and the wine list. He also brought us an ice bucket for our wine, a nice touch. We all had entrees and a main and the portions were so generous none of us could consider the dessert menu. Our only concern was that we were unable to order coffees, as one of our party is Lactose intolerant and there was not lactose free milk available

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Arrived around 6:00pm without a reservation. Staff found us a table beside the windows with a good view overlooking the town. Meal was very good and staff were excellent. Great location with plenty of free parking nearby. We have dined at Portofino's several times since our first visit several years ago and found the quality of service and food to be consistently very good.

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