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“Amazing!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portello Rosso

Portello Rosso
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Ranked #155 of 3,850 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $77
Cuisines: Spanish, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

We had a rare night in the coty and Portello Rosso was the absolute highlight! Hands down the best restaurant we've ever been too, and we've travelled the world!! Food was absolutely divine, the menu was a little overwhelming as we didn't know much about Spanish food but the waiter was super helpful. The pork belly and the honey choritzo were our favorites and we can't wait to go back and try some more of the menu!! We couldn't recommend this restaurant more highly. Great atmosphere too!

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English first
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wow...amazing food with perfect atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

Went here just the other day for our wedding anniversary. Had read some reviews on TA and decided to book a table upstairs. The moment we walked down the little laneway and into the restaurant we knew we were in for a treat.

We sat down and the staff were friendly. We asked for some advice on the spanish wines as I had no idea on this area. The wine menu was payed out well which they seperted the reds into sections....lights, medium and bold flab our section. After the recommendation for a nice light one we were not dissapointed....lovely drop.

The food menu is so hard to choose from but we managed to order in the end. Some lovely war olives, the best pork belly I have ever eaten that melted in the mouth, chorozio and some ciabatta with garlice....omg.

We finished up an amazing dinner with the churros.....milk chocolate with orange (like a Jaffa) and a second one white chocolate and vanilla.

Service through the night was perfect for the romantic dinner we had, I can imagine on a really busy night that things could appear slow but let me tell you....food outways any wait that you might have.

One happy eater!!!!!!

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Thank madaxle
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“AMAZING”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Found this little gem on urbanspoon while trying to find somewhere romantic for our 1st year anniversary! I called and prepaid a bottle of champagne to be delivered to our table as a surprise for my partner. They were so helpful on the phone suggesting a beautiful champagne (the best one I've ever had!- spanish). The lovely girl that was serving us knew who we were as soon as we walked in the door and without even asking the reservation name sat us on our table. The food was amazing and there was very quick and attentive service. I rave about portello rosso to anyone wanting great food, great service and somewhere a little bit different. If you're thinking about it- GO! You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank KaitlynVogz
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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

Very yummy food, reasonable prices for the quality. Great ambience. If I had one criticism it was that the waiter's people skills were a little lacking. I don't think he meant to, and I understand he was very busy, but he came across a little brusque at times. But this was a minor thing and certainly wouldn't stop us from going back.

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Thank gerardregan
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Houston, Texas
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383 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Fantastic spot on an off the beaten path alley.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Had a wonderful dinner for 2 with good service and impressive tapas and paella to finish off with. The wines were well priced and geared towards the Spanish style cuisine. Quite a variety of vegetarian, seafood and meat dishes, some in small but satisfying servings and others to share or feast on.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Chris S
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