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“Unlikely to return...”

Portofinos Restaurant
Price range: $8 - $39
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Unlikely to return...”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Visited Portofinos for their pre-theatre menu before going to City Hall, on the recommendation of a fellow diner. Interesting decor, but the food was not worthy of a second visit. My cannelloni were swimming in water and had an overpowering taste of what I can only think was nutmeg; while I can't claim to be either a chef or Italian, I'm not convinced that nutmeg plays a key role in a cannelloni.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An interesting experience”
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

This is a very quaint family run restaurant, the decor is interesting but you can't complain about the food or the price. It's well worth a visit

  • Visited April 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent all round”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

What a great place to have an Italian in. We had an early evening meal and was really surprised by the quantity and quality of the food - AB FAB. The service was excellent and nothing too much trouble, quality food prepared by excellent chefs whom I had a chat with. Would definately visit again and recommend to others. We really enjoyed our meal bottle of wine and beer. Congrats to everone. Keep up the good work

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank SBH648
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Huntly, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Newcastle”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We returned here for an early evening meal and once again had wonderful food, very reasonably priced 2 course meal for £8.95. Well worth a visit if your are in the area. Pleasant staff and quick service even though quite busy!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank benlexie
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Castle Donington, England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
“Great food one more time”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Saturday 5pm, booked on line mid week as we live in the Midlands. Been several times, 1st time based on a recommendation. Surprised to read negative comments so a little nervous as we knew town would be busy with a few events on. Need not have worried, plenty of staff to cope as tables filled, had happy hour choices all piping hot and beer well chilled. All of the staff friendly and approachable. Word of advice to Steven L, ask for the manager, explain your problem there, eg attitude, wine. Given your experience how would you have felt being criticised from a distance rather than having an opportunity to make amends? We shall go back next time we are up North.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank David A
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