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“good food”
Review of Porto Bello Bistro

Porto Bello Bistro
Ranked #19 of 181 Restaurants in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Helsinki, Finland
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“good food”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Nice place in heart of koh tao,food was really good and service was exelent,really worth visit and have night out with good food.i had pasta and i was really pleased for the taste.

  • Visited October 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great tagliatelle made from scratch”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

During our stay on Koh Tao we ate at Porto Bello twice. Having spent a good deal of time travelling in Italy, we were very impressed with the quality and taste of Porto Bello's homemade pasta (tagliatelle and goat cheese ravioli). Both the pasta and the sauces coming with it were tasty, rich and flavorful. The garlic bread and pizza margherita were outstanding as well, especially taking into account the usual quality of Italian food in Thailand. We would recommend all these dishes with no reservations. The prices we found to be reasonable as well.
However, and this is why we deducted one star from our rating, we were not at all impressed by their Tiramisu and also found that, especially considering the high level of the kitchen, Porto Bello only offered one red wine from Italy. That wine was great with the meals mentioned above, but we would have wished to find more of a selection to choose from on the drink menu. A word on the Tiramisu: Appearance and texture were both okay, yet what was supposed to be mascarpone cream tasted like cream cheese.
Service was excellent and we can absolutely recommend their homemade pasta, garlic bread, and pizza.
We encourage Porto Bello to rework their Tiramisu recipe and to offer two or three red wines from Italy.

  • Visited October 2012
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York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Expensive and average”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

This place looks very nice, both from the outside and the inside, probably the best thing about it to be honest. The service wasn't great and the food was just average. Not bad, but not great either. Quite expensive for average food.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank James H
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent italian restaurant”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Excellent italian restaurant, we had a pizza and a pasta both very good
Service was very good as well and fare prices

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Uri B
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely food and great service”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Really nice restaurant always busy with a good atmosphere. Pizza, pasta, calzone all good. The salmon is delicious and the house red is nice.

Visited October 2012
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