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Portofino's Bistro

41 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9LT, England
+44 1900 829770
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (12 reviews)
“gamberetti” (2 reviews)
“profiteroles” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, International, European
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41 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9LT, England
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Reviews (89)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were made very welcome on our entry to the Bistro and seated where we wished . We were not very hungry and were offered starter portions of pasta for our main meal and for older palates I cannot tell you how nice this is...More

Thank peter p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for two for Saturday night. The restaurant is only small but had a lovely atmosphere and was very welcoming and relaxing. The two ladies were very friendly and helpful. The pasta dishes were possibly the best we have both ever had...More

Thank becyhowley
Reviewed 25 April 2017

As we were staying in Cockermouth over the weekend we decided to book a table at Portofino’s for Saturday night. We had last eaten here in 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Everything was perfect, from the crazy phone conversation I had with Michael when...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We went to Portofino's on the Tuesday after Easter. It is a small intimate restaurant with quite an extensive menu. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food was well prepared and presented. Many fabulous deserts to choose from. Cockermouth is a great alternative...More

Thank HabanaLoco
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Five of us ate at Portofino's on 18th March. We were staying with a friend who lives in Cockermouth and although she hadn't eaten there before it had been recommended. What a good choice - nothing was too much trouble for the very pleasant lady...More

Thank Lesley L
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We came here on a Saturday night. It is a very small restaurant so it is advisable to book. We phoned up to book only two nights before we wanted to go and they had spaces. Like I say, the restaurant is very small but...More

Thank acs1984
Mike S, Owner at Portofino's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had arranged a family get together and then decided to all go out for something to eat - the ladies at front of house could not do enough for us in helping us choose when to come, what to eat (two of our party...More

Thank BeeBeeScotinEngland
Mike S, Owner at Portofino's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you so much for you brilliant review! We could not be happier that you enjoyed your visit and would be delighted to welcome you back again!

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We went last night. My partner got chicken in a tomato pepperoni and olive sauce he said was beautiful. I had the sirloin steak which was cooked to perfection. Could not fault it will Deffo return

Thank Georgia L
Mike S, Owner at Portofino's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you for your review. We love hearing from our customers. We take immense pride in our food and are thrilled you had such a great evening.

Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Portofino has updated its decor and is now a very attractive restaurant. The food yesterday evening was very tasty and expertly cooked, with friendly and efficient service.

Thank David B
Mike S, Owner at Portofino's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you for your review and for the kind comments about our new decor. We are incredibly proud of our new look and are happy to hear our customers like it too!

Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went into Cockemouth last week for a wedding anniversary meal. Had a walk around and came across Portofinos. Can't believe we hadn't spotted it before - must have walked past it dozens of times! Excellent food; reasonably priced; excellent service, good ambience. Will definitely be...More

Thank JJ68Telford
Mike S, Owner at Portofino's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your visit. Since your review the restaurant has been completely redecorated and we are even more proud than we were before. We still offer the same fantastic food and brilliant service and hope to see you...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 829770
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