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“Don't get their takeaway pizzas!”
Review of Portofinos

Portofinos
Ranked #52 of 146 Restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed March 7, 2014

We've dined here a few times in the past and enjoyed our meals. So we felt confident ordering a selection of their takeaway pizzas for a family birthday tea at home. What a disappointment and they were extremely over-priced for what they were. They had hardly any toppings and were as tough as can be. Never again...

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Thank Judith977
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

If you are looking for a disgusting meal with the most terrible service then by all means go ahead. This restaurant is an embarrassment! The meal that I had I had to send back because it was cold and uncooked in the middle, and you could tell that it had just been pre made and slapped on the plate and tasted terrible.. I also had to ask several times to get service and when I asked the third time the waitresses rudely said yes they would be there soon. I would strongly recommend NOT to dine here, you could get a better meal at mc Donald's and that's coming from a foodie!

Thank stef W
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

The food was more bistro than restaurant with very friendly staff but somewhat unprofessional and perfunctory.

Thank NEBird
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Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

While the food was ok, this place was generally quite over priced and the wait staff not especially helpful or attentive.

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Thank Katieque1
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

This was the worst meal we have ever had. Recommend you do not eat at this restaurant. Microwave meals are better. We could not eat our meals and returned them but were still charged for them. We ordered chicken risotto which was watery rice with a watery tomato sauce and chewy overcooked chicken. The other meal we ordered was cannelloni. This was over cooked and very pasty. the garlic on the garlic bread was old, stale and from a jar. the two young women who were the wait staff were very apologetic and I felt sorry for them. The maître de avoided us. We ended up going across the road to a wonderful restaurant called the Vine eatery.

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Thank Janet M
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