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“A delight to all of your senses”
Review of Portello Rosso

Portello Rosso
Ranked #199 of 4,151 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Tucked away in one of the many laneways of Melbourne, is what can only be described as a little piece of Spanish heaven! From the moment you enter you are treated like a friend by the very knowledgeable front of house staff as well as the kitchen staff. Our first visit we enjoyed one of the degustation menus, to our great pleasure every bite was perfect! For our second visit, the following week (we were only in Melbourne for 2 weeks) we left our plate selections in the hands of the Manager and Head Chef, once again we were not disappointed! The food and wines were paired perfectly! The atmosphere was alive for both of our visits, and felt like we had entered a friends home. The clientele ranged from couples to large groups, enjoying dessert and coffee or full meals. I have recommended Portello Rosso to several friends since we were there and they haven't been disappointed either. Can't wait to return!

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

What a great find in a city laneway. They have created a terrific atmosphere in a very relaxed environment. The staff went out of their way to be helpful with the menu and were attentive to our needs.The food was excellent and we enjoyed all the recommendations as we hadn't eaten at a tapas restaurant previously. We have already recommended Portello Rosso to friends and will continue to do so. The online booking service was also hassle free and easier to use than phone calls.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

A tapas and jamon bar in a little lane way in Melbourne CBD with amazing food. Have been there in a group and shared many dishes to get a taste of what's on offer. SO impressive is the food that I have recommended this restaurant to many people. There's a gorgeous bar upstairs set in divine old surrounds which is a good place to wait until its time to eat.

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Thank Rosemary F
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Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

The perfect place to catch up with friends over great food. The service can't be faulted, with knowledgeable, friendly and attentive staff, able to explain the menu well and recommend choices. Very lovely and relaxed setting. Wonderful food with a menu that doesn't overwhelm with confusing choice but offers tasty food you can understand. I'm often still hungry after tapas, not this time!

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Thank MelbournePeaky
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Great atmosphere, the place was packed ( probably the Melbourne Cup had something to do with it but still), food was great, Staff was really friendly, which is always a plus, we definitely had a great time there, prices were between 25 and 30 dollars for the mains

Thank Stijn V
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