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“Wonderful meal, excellent service, steak cooked to order!!”
Review of Porto Bello Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Porto Bello Bar & Grill
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Westport, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal, excellent service, steak cooked to order!!”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

First time visit, after living over here for 3 years. The waitress we saw when we came in the door was very friendly, I had spoken with her earlier to book the table. She showed us to our table and told us she "put us by the fire" as it was a cold evening. Very impressed. The occasion was Mother's Day, so the staff at the restaurant gave me (and any other mothers, although it was a Saturday before Mother's day), a bouquet of flowers, a miniature bottle of Pink bubbly Fraise and a free dessert. Talk about feeling spoilt. The music was just right, so it wasn't too loud to hear each other, or too soft that other people could hear everyone else. We both ordered steak, I am a real fusspot when it comes to my steak, it has to be just right, not many places can do that for me, but I will be back for another. The Chef was bang on. Pink and NO blood. Husband and I were absolutely thrilled with the meal. We commented to the young man that delivered our meals about how nice the house wine was, and could we buy it here. He was well informed about the wine and offered us the name of the 'company' that produces the wine. I also asked him about the cheesecake on the menu. He informed he had made this cheesecake and that a lot of work goes into getting it just right. He was chatty, and polite . We both enjoyed our desserts. Over all our experience would have to be 10 out of 10.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank lynnie1955
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Dinner”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Had a lovely dinner meal here. Big yummy steak and the boys loved the homemade chips! Nice premises too.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Vinnie30
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Recommended”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Yes it was recommended to us for there roast dinners, sorry but only average needed good clean up carpets and chairs needed shampoo, food was average servings could have been bigger for the price they were charging.

Visited April 2014
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Thank osbchapel
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great restaurant”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

great food, friendly hosts, good service, clean loos, well worth a meal here, recommend this place for a lovely meal

Visited March 2014
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Thank Judy J
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Waimate, New Zealand
1 review
“Very Disgusted”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

I was disappointed by my meal & the service I received on Valentines day 2014, My meal was minuscule & when I complained they would not give me a discount on my meal, Also they were very rude to me. The meal in question was a Chicken Wrap with a very minuscule piece of chicken, A tiny strip of bacon, What looked like a half a chopped lettuce & wrapped in an undercooked thick pizza base & for the displeaser I was charged $25.00, Signed very disappointed

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Angela V
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Autumn H, Manager at Porto Bello Bar & Grill, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Staff had apologized that the wrap wasn't satisfactory for the reviewer, the menu clearly states what the wrap is and nowhere does the menu state that the wrap is a tortilla wrap, staff where more than accommodating even chatting with the reviewer about the surrounding area and offering chocolates as it was valentines day, as soon as the reviewer let staff know they where not happy with the wrap we offered to replace it even thought most of it had been eaten, we did not offer a discount as the customer became abusive towards staff when it came time to pay, Thankyou
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