We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“An enjoyable change of pace by the Central Square”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Portofino

Portofino
Ranked #149 of 858 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Jerey
Level Contributor
56 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“An enjoyable change of pace by the Central Square”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

On Mohammed V Blvd, across from the central Mosque and near the entrance to the central square, we found an enjoyable break from the traditional Moroccan fare, which made us feel at home. We had been enjoying Moroccan food for two weeks, and while we enjoyed the local food, we were ready for a change. We discovered this Italian restaurant at around 1PM in the afternoon. It appeared busy when we were there, with both a tour group and individual diners.
The two of us shared a pizza with onions and mushrooms. The pizza had thin crispy crust, which we like, and this made us feel at home. Pizza with toppings was 60 dirhams, and we each had a soda at 18 dirhams each. Service was friendly and prompt, and included complimentary olives and bread basket. Pepper oil was served with the pizza on the side. There were two main rooms to the restaurant. The back dining room had the bar and the wood burning ovens. The restaurant was quite clean, including the rest rooms. They were also willing to take dollars, should you be out of dirhams. Should you be looking for a relaxing change of pace, stop by. It was a relaxing air conditioned environment, which we were ready for after a morning of sightseeing and walking through the city. The pizza was just what we were looking for, and we felt it to be of the type we enjoy in the US. Give it a try should you be in the area of the central square.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank TravellingEnjoy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

312 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    119
    113
    47
    21
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Flies and food poisoning”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

This restaurant was full of flies (so many that we could not enjoy our meal as we had to continually bat them away from the food) - ok this can be common in Marrakech but it was particularly bad here. Unfortunately I got food poisoning and I think it was from this restaurant. In terms of service the waitress / hostess was sullen and unhelpful - avoid!

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Josephine B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Waasmunster
2 reviews
“Fine restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Good food , splendid service , very friendly staff . A must in Marrakech. I would recomment it to anyone . Nice combo of Marrocan and Italian food .

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank KDENKDW
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Terrible service.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Granted we arrived a little early as we needed to catch a flight but when we walked in we were completely ignored by the two waiters standing behind the bar who clearly seen us! Couldn't comment on food as we left after this.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Eva B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Poor service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

While food was OK but but nothing too fancy, where we felt let down was poor service. Despite restaurant being almost empty we were constantly ignored and had to ask repeatedly for waiter to come round our table. Perhaps it was down to that one individual who was more interested in chatting to his friends outside than serve his customers since the restaurant wasn't busy, but it did spoiled it for us.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Anelaida
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Portofino also viewed

Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 

Been to Portofino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing