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“simple plain food $30 meal good value”
Review of Il Porto Trattoria - CLOSED

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Il Porto Trattoria
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 6, 2013

we walked pass this restaurant and looked at the menu, the friendly staff member saw us and suggested the $30 pp special( garlic or herb bread followed by choice from 15 or so mains and dessert + a glass of red or white wine.) sounded good as we were early we said we would come back. Before going we read some reviews and wondered weather we should return as some sounded very bad. Deciding to give them a go we had low expectations. The place is old fashioned and carpet smell a bit. Our waitress was a young local girl who was polite and tried hard to please. For the money the meal was simple fresh and cooked nicely I had the seafood risotto and my partner had the chicken parma the chicken was moist and not deep fried but very good,If you want five star don't bother, if you want a good size meal for $30 and a drink they may be worth ago They differently deserved a higher score than 1 or 2
the neighboring tables also seemed to enjoy their meals

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Thank Alcheringasailing
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We visited early on a quiet evening and were the only customers until just before we left. The food was good and the chef came out for a chat and with suggestions about the meals.

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1  Thank Chris4201
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Tried calling to book but couldn't get anyone to answer the phone. Arrived hoping for a seat considering it was school holidays, need not have been concerned as it was empty except for one table of patrons. We got a bit worried at this, as in was there something wrong with the place.
There was no need for concern. The wait staff were friendly and professional and the food was great. Decor is dated but acceptable. They had a specials menu, two courses with bread and wine for $30. Great value.
Would definitely go back again.

1  Thank Ness2319
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

To be blunt, yes the the restraunt is in desperate need of a make over, but I do not need to eat the furniture.

The chef was polite and came out and made conversation. The food was served quickly and the quality was very good.

Great garlic prawns! Will return.

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1  Thank SydneyRoss
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Looking forward to an Italian meal, ordered and were plagued by the chef who kept wanting to talk to us, previously we had seen him smoking out the front and that in itself was off putting.
A few mouthfulls through my pasta ( which was oily) I discovered two hairs in my pasta!
Not wanting to finish it, was offered a replacement but declined as I was very put off. Expected not to pay for the meal but was given a half price meal... dissapointing!

Thank KatjamBrisbane
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