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“Cheerful Italian fare”
Review of Portofino

Portofino
Ranked #291 of 931 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Cheerful Italian fare”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

There was plenty of actvity but the service was reasonably fast and always friendly. The menu is a mix of pizza and pasta with the normal range of Italin fiah and meat dishes.

Visited November 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Kid playing behind the bar, staff disappeared”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

A very odd atmosphere was created in this place when a group of us went on Friday night. A child of about eight was playing behind the bar and around the restaurant, perhaps it was the owner's child. The serving staff seemed to have disappeared and aI was served by a woman wearing jeans and a track suit top.

Unprofessional and odd. We also got served the wrong drinks.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Fforde
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Yummy food- busy!!”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Great food, service is ok... they are always very busy! Being quite a large place it can take a while for your food- especially if you are in large groups. Yummy pasta dishes

Visited June 2012
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Thank Annie D
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Portofino - Magnifico”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

The food was fantastic. Service was good. Hard to top. Nearly ignored this place, but decided we wanted to eat Italian. Glad we went back. We have eaten in good places in Rome before, but the food here beat Rome hands down. Highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank KenMahon
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Auckland
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff and great food”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

You could see it was a family restaurant who cared about the customers. Food was very nice and came very quick

Visited August 2012
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Thank Roxy1932
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