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“A taste of Italy!”
Review of Portofino

Portofino
Ranked #561 of 2,359 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Large busy restaurant with good Italian food. Suitable for kids, couples and groups. Well appointed inside and outside is well protected and heated. Not really a romantic place but right on the water and well worth a visit. We even had an Italian waiter!

Thank Buster953
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We were in Viaduct area having trouble finding a place to park to grab lunch...a 5-10 minute drive we found Mission Bay area and Portofino. Parking was $4 instead of $15 in CBD and they give you credit on the bill if you show them the receipt. Food was good, service was good we would go back.

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Thank David Y
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

While staying in Auckland i had a lunch and dinner at portifino both were amazing full of flavor! Loved the fact that everyone that served me was italian too made it a all round italian experince

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Thank Jag1585
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We had been disconcerted by a number of indifferent reviews, but on looking more closely it became apparent that several people had incorrectly posted their reviews here instead of Portofino Viaduct. Easy error to make, but potentially costly for Portofino Mission Bay, which seems a more reliable bet.

We have informed TripAdvisor of the errors (interesting that the restaurant Manager had not spotted that issue - perhaps suggests that they don't track what customers think - it's time they did).

So, what of Portofino Mission Bay? We received a very warm welcome (from TJ), who thoughtfully placed us in a quieter part of the restaurant. He remained attentive and efficient throughout, recommending dishes and being helpful about the choice of wine and so forth. He was an experienced member of staff, also trained as a chef (he said) and he helped to make the evening a success.

We had garlic bread for starter; well-cooked, tasty, not too oily, good.

For her taste, my wife's pizza was rather over-spiced with chilli (and in fact the menu had not mentioned chilli among the ingredients!). My Chicken Parmigiano was very enjoyable. Our desserts were 50/50 - my cheesecake was a bit too glutinous, but my wife's tiramisu was well up to standard.

The Italian wine on the list includes some very attractive options, priced sensitively. We usually have NZ wine, but on this occasion we did enjoy the opportunity to visit the Mediterranean.

Overall, the service made the evening. Otherwise, probably 3 stars.

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Thank Roy and Sarah C
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Had lunch there. Good food. Quick service. Good value. What more can you ask for ?

I am going back there this week with a group of friends (one of whom is a regular there)

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Thank Raynboz
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