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“Excellent Lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portofino

Portofino
Ranked #99 of 152 Restaurants in Douglas
Price range: $9 - $34
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Portofino was opened at 18:15 on the 19th November 2010, as the Island's most prestigious Mediterranean and International restaurant. Dominating the Quay West development, centrally located in the Isle of Man's capital Douglas, Portofino enjoys spectacular views overlooking the marina, with activity of the street outside, visible through floor to ceiling windows. The grill, fish, poultry, meat and vegetables are prepared in full view of diners at the surrounding kitchen. During summer, outside tables are available for dinning. Portafino's interior was designed by Sicilian owner Mario Ciapelli. Its interior is complemented by high-back leather chairs, a modern cocktail serving bar and contemporary lighting throughout to provide a luxury and modern yet comfortable enviroment for diners. The restaurant also provides diners with the option to book the Xander Suite, a private dining room which can accommodate up to 30 guests.
Douglas, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

I had lunch here with a friend about 3 weeks ago and had a very enjoyable meal. Excellent service, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and, most important of all, excellent food, well cooked and presented.

I will certainly go back again and would recommend to any lover of good food and wine

  • Visited November 2013
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Sheffield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Enjoyed eating here. Hubby had the marinated olives and I had the Manx Queenies sautéed with bacon, coated in a tarragon cream sauce. The queenies were fantastic - brilliant flavours and one of the best starters I have ever had.

For mains we had Fillet of lamb, roasted root vegetables & port sauce and the Fillet of Manx beef served with champ mash,
baby carrots & Barolo sauce

Both well cooked and how we both like them - mine more well done and hubbies rarer. Hubby really enjoyed his steak, my meal was nice but nothing I would have said stood out

We didnt have a dessert as they seemed quite ordinary but had a coffee to finish

Visited September 2013
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Remains consistently good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Always high standards and the nearest to a Michelin restarant on the Isle of Man.Consistently high standards and all dishes satisfy immensely.Maybe a tad pricey but sort of place to celebrate a special event and always ask for a window seat.Not overlarge wine list but good selection.We visited today and Friday lunchtimes are always busy but service is not compromised.Hope it stays open for many more years and Isle of Man needs many more like this.

  • Visited August 2013
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

This place deserves a higher rating on Trip Advisor.
I have visited this place several times and the food is consistently excellent - a real treat.
If you are looking for a cheap night out this is not place for you but the food and wine served at this restaurant is absolutely top notch and worth every penny.
A special mention should go to the lovely staff who will go out of their way to ensure excellent and very professional service - sadly missing in some of the higher ranking restaurants on this site.
Gordon Ramsey would eat here happily I am certain of it!
Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank S C
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Perfect meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

All dishes were great from starters through to dessert. Deserves higher rating on trip advisor! Decent wines at reasonable prices all combined we had a great evening.

  • Visited August 2013
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