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“Not really for me”
Review of Portofino

Portofino
Ranked #539 of 2,372 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 6, 2014

I came here with my family last week. I would have preferred to sit outside at one of the street-side cafes, but they wanted to sit inside in a non-airconditioned restaurant in the Auckland humidity. The menu is huge, maybe 40-50 different meals, which is always off-putting to me, as how can the kitchen do so many different courses well? In addition, I didn't find any of the meals interesting, just basic veal/beef, chicken and fish options, plus pasta and pizza. No craft beers on the menu. I really had trouble choosing what to eat as nothing inspired me, so ended up having an entre (prawns), which were nice.

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We had lunch here on New Year's Eve 2013. The place was busy, but service excellent, ice cold Peroni on a hot day, tasty starters really nice pasta, all served fresh, and with a smile. Not the cheapest option but worth it.

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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!

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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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