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“Nice place to enjoy when visiting Portofino”

Pizzeria El Portico
Ranked #17 of 33 Restaurants in Portofino
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Stopped for lunch at Pizzeria El Portico and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We had a wonderful appetizer that was a variety of raw & cooked fish. The fish was very fresh, the food was tastefully prepared. We also had a fantastic pizza & a serving of fresh made gnocchi with pesto. The pesto was very mild but terrific nonethless.

We visiited on a Sunday afternoon & the place was hopping & all the tables were full. The tables are very close together & not much room between them. This would not stop me from going back, the prices were very reasonable compared to other restaurants nearby.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We chose this restaurant because we had dined opposite it at Da Nicola the night before and we thought they would both be very similar. Wrong! the only similarity were  the red table cloths. We were served by very nice Asian lady Vani, who seemed to be getting some serious stick from the owners. She tried so hard to please but it seems whatever she did was wrong (in their eyes) so loads of tension. Our table of six was under the portico so we were away from any impending showers but one of our number had his meal disturbed on numerous occasions when a known woman (to the owners) continually forced her very well endowed and home grown back side between his back and the table behind him -  at one point with a fork in his mouth jarring him.  This was all done without  a polite request to move or even a grunt, (as one would expect from a pig)  and only the mildest of apologies from the spectating  management. 

The food was fine, the same bottle of Prosecco we had the night before from Da Nicola was 25% more. The menus were dog eared and greasy to touch and the flies were abundant. Too many to consider a dessert. 

Do yourself a favour go opposite to Da Nicola,  if they are busy go elsewhere or even  hungry!

2  Thank Fulfilled
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Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

We had a lot fresh fish and other frutti di mare. The food was very fresh and tasted extremely well. One has to eat the warm octopus salad. Delicious!

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Excellent pizza and all other dishes were good. It's simple but good restaurant if you are on a budget.

2  Thank greg b
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

A good, casual spot for pizza, pasta and the like. The food was tasty and the service was friendly. Decent house wine and reasonable food prices (for Portofino) make this a good budget option in a pricey town.

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Thank MrJoelB
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