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“If you're going to Xiamen you must eat in Prortofino” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portofino Italian Restaurant

Portofino Italian Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 1,484 Restaurants in Xiamen
Price range: $29 - $73
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The newly refurbished Portofino Italian Restaurant, with elegant floor-to-ceiling windows allows a wonderful streetscape glance out before your eyes. The soft lighting and dark brown European style furniture help to highlight the Italian inspired design. The Chef has the insight and exquisite culinary skills to create innovative cuisines with his skillfully prepared combinations of rich authentic flavors from Italia, your body, mind and tasty buds, our guests will enjoy the amazing food in an elegant environment along with the unique charm of Italian styles.
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
1 review
“If you're going to Xiamen you must eat in Prortofino”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

Many times I was in Xiamen and every time I'm eating in Portofino. This is the best restaurant there. Pippo allways kind, and make the best food for you. You can eat many different kind of food and all is tasty. The waitresses are very frinedly, the atmosphere is pleasant, you have time and spirit for eat your food and enjoy it.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TimiSesztak
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Manager1155, Manager at Portofino Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for providing such a postive review about Portofino. We are very glad to know that you are always coming to us to enjoy Italian food made by Chef Pippo.
Our team is very professional and always ready to make your dining experience with us unforgettable. If you have any particular suggestions or demands about your dish, Chef Pippo is always there to come to you and cook it specially for you. Our waitresses know how to treat every guests to make him feel like home as they are very professional and friendly.
It all happens because our main goal is to meet your satisfaction.
We warmly welcome you back to Portofino in Xiamen to enjoy our hospitality again.
Sincerely,
Hotel Management.
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
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Nagykanizsa, Hungary
1 review
“Italian island in Chinese see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

After a hard day of Chines Real Wold I have always got something which remember me to Europe. Familiar atmosphere, delicious foods, selected wines, friendly waitresses and an ITALIAN chef. Nothing more is needed for a dinner in Xiamen. Thanx Pippo!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank csaaba
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Manager1155, Manager at Portofino Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for providing such a positive feedback on Portofino. We are very delighted to know that you enjoyed your time in our restaurant.
Just as you mentioned, delicious italian food cooked by great italian Chef Pippo is one of the many strong points of the restaurant along with professional and friendly staff. We always strive to maintain finest quality service, wine and food to our guests.
We warmly welcome you back to Portofino to enjoy another great dinner.
Best Regards,
Hotel Management
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
“It's Good Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

Portofino is one of the Best Italian Restaurant in Italy.
Sorry in China.
I enjoy the dinner as to be at home (Italy).
The food and drink menu are deep and for all the tests.
I follow the Chef recommendations and was very happy for that.
The dedication and the effort of all the Chef's Team is oriented to the clients needs.
I will be back soon.
Thanks to Chef Pippo and to All The Team.
Marco S.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank marco s
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Manager1155, Manager at Portofino Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Dear Marco S,
Thank you for your comment that we will share with all our team of Portofino. We are glad to know that you enjoyed all aspects of your dining in our restaurants.
Knowing that our guests think that Portofino is one of the Best Italian Restaurant in China is the best reward for us.
Chef Pippo and his team are very professional in what they do. They are very attentive to every guest and do their best to make you feel like home.
The menu made by Chef Pippo has a great variety of italian food. For example,you are able to combine your pasta with any sauce. If you have any doubt about choosing the right dish for you, Chef Pippo is always there to give advice to you.
We look forward to your return to Portofino in near future.
Sincerely,
Hotel Management.
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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
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“If you enjoy Italian food you must go to Portofino Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

Excellent food and service. I've been visiting this restaurant for more than 5 years and every time I stop in Xiamen that is my favorite. Chef Pippo is always friendly and available to help customers.
For sure the best italian food in Xiamen and one of the best in China.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eduardo248
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Manager1155, Manager at Portofino Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Eduardo248,
Thank you for writing this positive review about your experience in Portofino. The best reward for us is to know that after 5 long years you continue coming to our restaurant to enjoy your meal.
As you mentioned, Chef Pippo is a professional in what he is cooking and is always ready to help any guests to choose a good italian dish with the right sauce and good wine. The atmosphere is very friendly in the restaurant and our staff is doing everything for your satisfaction.
Thank you again for spending your time to write a feedback about Portofino.
Sincerely,
Hotel Management
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Xiamen
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Portofino,you are the one in Xiamen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

Deliccious food and good service.
I have been to this restaurant too many times. Even I kown all the waitresses there, Sandy, Susan, Sunny,Lisa,Maggie,Jane.......Of course, Most important is the Italian chef, Pippo, who has been in Xiamen for 11 years!!!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tang L
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