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“Above average tapas restaurant”
Review of Portello Rosso

Portello Rosso
Ranked #189 of 4,065 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $79
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“Above average tapas restaurant”
Reviewed December 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here. The food was very good, the wine & beer list excellent & appropriate and the service was terrific.

Have a cocktail at the superb bar next door and your night will be complete!

Visited November 2013
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Great food, great chef”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

We had a fantastic feast here last night. Not only the food but also the service was great. And best of all I had the chance to meet the great chef Aaron . What a lovely , friendly, generous person ! I loved this restaurant and recommend it to everyone. Much much better than the so called famous , great Spanish restaurant Movida of Melbourne !

  • Visited December 2013
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NSW
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Portello Rosso - a MUST for our next Melbourne trip!”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We dropped in late last Friday with no booking and were lucky enough to be able to grab a seat at the bar in 20mins. In the meantime, we went up to the Murmurs cocktail bar and had a pre-dinner drink (well worth it). We opted to go with the Chef's selection as there were too many great options to choose from, and we are so glad that we did. We ended up with a number of dishes that we would not have chosen ourselves, and these ended up being some of our favourites (the tortilla & the anchovy on goats cheese to be precise). So great to step out of our comfort zone and be blown away! We also ended up with a dish or two that wasn't actually on the menu (eg a gorgeous tuna steak dish) so that was another great reason to go with the chef's selection.

Also have to say, the ambience of the place was great and all the staff seemed really happy to be there, and we couldn't believe that so many chefs could work together so well in quite a restricted sized area - great job guys you were a pleasure to watch!

We both walked away saying that this was without a doubt the best meal we have ever had and we will be sure to make a booking for our next Melbourne trip (we are interstaters) as we would be devastated if we turned up and couldn't get a table.

All up, the night cost us $142, which was a pleasant surprise! The only downside - we were so full from the savoury courses, we couldn't fit in churros - oh well, definitely next time!

  • Visited November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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“Very Happy”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Went on a whim and was quite impressed.

The Jamon selection was good, wine list was ok but the other dishes were great.

Left with a very happy tummy!

By placing the restaurant in a poorer laneway they have managed a good fitout and have collected a good team.

  • Visited November 2013
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Auckland
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“great food, great service”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Four of us dined here and ordered a variety of dishes, meatballs, prawns, crispy potatoes, zucchini and sweet corn fritters , pork belly to name a few. None failed to please. Two of us had Sangria which was delicious, the others had beer and wine. total bill $202, which for four and the amount of food we had we thought was very good value. would definitely come back, and would try chefs tasting menu next time.

  • Visited November 2013
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