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“Highest recommendations!!! Brilliant food & fast, friendly service!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portorosa
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Ranked #52 of 325 Restaurants in Fremantle
Price range: $11 - $30
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Right in the heart of Fremantle, Portorosa is the Italian Restaurant you don't expect. Using the best available local ingredients, our Chef creates a seasonal menu featuring classic dishes, bursting with a great Sicilian flavor. Our menu is based on the Italian tradition of preparing food. We combine simplicity with the best ingredients of the season, including high quality olive oil, locally grown local vegetables and fruits, and seasonal specials of seafood, poultry, meat and game. In addition to the regular menu, our specials menu features a variety of soups, antipasti, pasta and main courses.
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31 restaurant reviews
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“Highest recommendations!!! Brilliant food & fast, friendly service!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant today, after trying to have lunch at several others. First one we went to was closed, second one had no eftpos, third one had no high chairs or kids menu & awful service. So happy we found Portorosa!!! We approached the restaurant & began reading the menu which was on display at the entry. Such a great idea to have the menu on display like that, so would be patrons are able to see if the menu suits them before entering and being seated, only to find out otherwise. Right away the waiter outside saw us and greeted us warmly. My husband asked if they had high chairs and the waiter very cheerfully said yes. We decided to go in, the waiter asked where we would like to be seated, showed us to a table and went and got a high chair for our little one straight away. A waitress warmly greeted us and gave us menus and shortly after took our drink orders. We ordered our meals and they all arrived to the table together and so quickly! The waitress brought us a cold bottle of water to the table, without us having to request one. We were so impressed by the service and all of the meals were absolutely beautiful. My son ordered the pizza tropicana from the children's menu and said that it was the best pizza that he's ever eaten. The three of us had to help him finish it, as the serving size was so generous. We all agreed with my son, it was the best pizza we had ever eaten too! The ham on the pizza was so finely shaven - beautiful! So much better than the thick chunky ham that you get on pizzas elsewhere. And the pineapple pieces were large, juicy and so flavor some! The wood fired base was amazing! The spaghetti bolognaise and neopolitana pasta dishes were fantastic-very flavorful and delicious. My husband said that his steak sandwhich was the same. Even the bowl of chips that we ordered were lovely, with no burnt unedible ones in it - which is always normally the case elsewhere. The chips were golden and perfectly cooked. We were all so impressed with the service and food at this restaurant. The staff really are wonderfull, so warm, friendly and welcoming. We loved that we were dinning in an Italian restaurant, with italian music playing in the background, we got to choose from an huge selection of authentic italian dishes on the menu and be served by Italian wait staff. My only regret is not ordering desert, the desert menu looked anazing! Credit to the owners / management for running their business with exceptional staff. Can't wait to return and can't recommend Portorosa highly enough!!! :)

  • Visited April 2013
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Bangkok
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

We were there for lunch and like it a lot. Their food is very nice and delicious, recommend chilli mussel. Today special (grilled fish) is also fresh and nice. Fast service and friendly. Absolutely recommend and will come back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Big disappointment”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Really disappointed with this restaurant. Came here based on the reviews and also when we walked passed, the place was buzzing. The food was awful, just hope it doesn't make us sick. We all left more than half our meals. We noticed other diners had done the same. Definitely wont be coming here again.

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Perth, Australia
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68 reviews
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“Great food, service and value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Second or third time we have visited this restaurant and we're never disappointed. This time we decided to come here for our Valentine's Dinner. The restaurant was very busy and I was glad we had booked in advance. We were given a reasonable time to decide on our order and drinks without being made to wait too long or being rushed into a decision. Our waitstaff were all very attentive and very friendly.

We ordered the Pizza Bianco as a shared entree which was simple, tasty and not overly filling. I had the Saltinbocca for the main course which was fantastic, and my Fiance had the stuffed chicken breast in an avacado sauce, which was also cooked perfectly and had fantastic flavor. Despite it being a busy night we werent made to wait long between our entree and our mains. Both our mains were reasonably priced.

Would definitely recommend to anyone eating out in Freo.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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perth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Went to Porto Rosa for lunch with family had some seafood dishes, pasta & pizza all very good.
Seafood was fresh and service very good and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
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