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Chuflay Restaurant at Belmond Splendido Mare
Ranked #9 of 33 Restaurants in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Chuflay Restaurant conjures up the glamour of decades past. Dine inside, or take a seat on the terrace bordering the bustling Piazzetta. The sophisticated charm of the restaurant has attracted famous guests such as James Cameron, Ronald Howard and Rod Stewart.
Dana Point, California
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44 reviews
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“Ho Hum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Like the big sister restaurant at the Splendido on the hill, they over think everything. It is no longer enough to have the perfect setting on the piazza and over the top service, you need to prepare better food. I never mind paying for something delicious, but just average doesn't cut it when you can get really interesting new flavors at O Magazine or even the pizzeria.

  • Visited October 2013
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DeMegni, Direttore generale at Chuflay Restaurant at Belmond Splendido Mare, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Traveller,

First of all let me thank you for having shared your opinion with the TA community. I am really very sorry that our Food did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately since you gave us no more details it's very difficoult to understand what could have happened. Our cuisine is well appreciated and normally we receive excellent feedback that's why I kindly ask you, if at all possible, to provide more info.

Our Guests' satisfaction is our goal and our first pride, it's thanks to every comment, no matter whether positive or negative, that we can imporve our services and facilities.

I am always at your disposal and I hope to welcoming you again soon,

Ermes De Megni
General Manager
Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare
Portofino
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Boston, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
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“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We had a very good dinner last night at the Chuflay. The location is on the piazza overlooking the harbor. Numerous other restaurants also have same view so nothing stood out. The restaurant us nicely decorated.
The service was outstanding and very friendly.
We have been jaded by so many great meals in Italy so comparing our meal last night I can only say nothing stood out. We each had a lobster course to start. Good size portion and flavorful. I had sea bass that had good flavor though it was served only warm. Wife had lamb which she loved. All in all a good choice but not our favorite

Visited October 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
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“As Good As It Gets!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Superb location, literally steps from the Med. Best fish dishes we've ever had in Italy. Outstanding staff, who anticipate your every need, even before you know it! All this, plus the music of Mauritzio, at the piano.

  • Visited July 2013
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Devon
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33 reviews
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“5 star service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

I went here for my birthday dinner and they gave us the best table and even put a candle in my Tiramisu. All the staff could not do enough for us all night. Yes it is stupid prices (not sure why Portofino businesses feel they can charge at least twice that of Rome, Florence and everywhere else in Italy) but if you want a special view (one of the prettiest harbours with the full moon shining and the lit up Castello Brown on the hill above, as well as all the fairy lights around the village) with outstanding service then you wont beat the Chufflay. Although 2 courses with pre and post dinner drinks, water and one bottle of wine cost 289 euros for 2 people, so be prepared!

Visited September 2013
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Corona del Mar, California
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“Incredible meal, wonderful views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had lunch here on our day trip to Portofino. Our last trip we ate up top at Hotel Splendido, but this trip we decided to try the other restaurant on the Harbor and were not disappointed. The views are wonderful. The service was excellent and our waiter steered us to a local fish, prepared mediterranean style and it was out of the world. Probably some of the best fish we've ever tried, but certainly one of the best meals of this trip. The fresh pasta was outstanding and the wine list is extensive and we had a wonderful chardonnay from Lombardia, that we ended up purchasing at a wine store in Portofino and bringing home. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and found the service to be warm and friendly. Yes, it's expensive- but we knew that when we booked. It was our honeymoon, and my birthday, so well worth the splurge for such a nice experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Mary X
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