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“as good as it gets”
Review of Portofino

Portofino
Ranked #136 of 2,491 Restaurants in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Innenstadt
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“as good as it gets”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Definitely my favourite Italian in Frankfurt. Nothing fancy about the place, the young family owner apparently rather invests in good produce and good cooks than in fancy decoration. Food is fantastic, dishes are mainly inspired by the cuisine from Apulia with excellent meat and fish dishes and a variety of home made pasta. Portions are big and prices are very reasonable, especially given the excellent quality of the produce. My all time favourite is the fish soup which pretends to be a starter but will do as a main course unless you just did a 20 mile hike. There are always a couple of Specials for the day and you can take a look at fresh meat and fish options in a glas display before ordering.

  • Visited March 2014
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“It is hard to find more Italian restaurant in Italy :-)”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

The true Italian concept. They prepare the perfect meal and you just sit down and enjoy the experience – un-describable.
The service is so personal that you feel like they opened this place for you, at least tonight. Looks and feels like family owned and run place. I believe that you should let them suggest you what to order.

On top of that – the food is very good.

The wine card is a bit out of harmony with name. Portofino is a place in Liguria but majority of wines comes from Puglia – from southern part of Italy. Adding Nord Italian wines to their card would be another step to perfection

The restaurant for all your senses. Warmly recommended.

The price for 2 was about 120€ with wine.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Rok P
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Amsterdam, Nederland
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Just like Mamma cooks!”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Looks can be deceiving! ... get over the decor, the food is excellent - the service mostly friendly and excellent, otherwise characteristically & amusingly surly. Grandmamma is in the corner making all the fresh pasta twirls. Extensive and interesting menu.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank WandrinTenor
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Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We cale to this restaurant thanks to Tripadvisor ratings, i must say i was quite afraid of the wrong choice when i entered and we sat down. But i was wrong, the food was absolutely delicious!!! Take the one from the restaurant picture ;) really good!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Qsenya
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very accommodating - good food good price”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Wasnt sure when we arrived at the door, but the food outweighs the look of the place, staff more than accommodating and helped with the menu as it was in German. Wee dog ran about the place - I would have preferrred it was locked up somewhere while people ate. All in all I would go back

  • Visited October 2013
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