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Portofino

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124A Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 2BW, England
+44 1303 255762
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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very Good, well cooked with a good variety of hot vegetables. Basic price is only £10 for main and dessert with excellent glass of house red. Will visit again.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we have just visited this restaurant and had a lovely dining experience . I am tempted to wax lyrical about our visit ,but instead I will say it was spotless,comfortable,and good food at a fair price,the website says it all . check this one out ,we think you wont be disapointed

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Thank richard a
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here before but that was some time ago. A couple of weeks ago we just took a chance and went for a meal on a Thursday evening. It's a very quiet restaurant not many people eating in there. The service was great, very attentive head waiter and we also got to meet the proprietor who is also the... More 

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Thank Lloyd J
Neath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

six of us dinned at this restaurant last week. the food was really well cooked and presented, in fact it was the best steak i have had in a long time. we all enjoyed our food.

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Thank susan d
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I would not recommend or ever go back to this restaurant. I can't fault the front of house staff for their excellent service, however the over priced food was disappointing. The grease filled bowl, over overpriced buttered and greasy, oily mushrooms, at over £6 a bowl could be easily improved with a bruschetta, less oil with whole crumbs of Stilton... More 

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Thank Jo D
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We booked for lunch on a Friday, a family group of 5. After seeing excellent reviews, we felt a bit disappointed by our experience - we had various choices from the a la carte and the daily specials. Portions were fairly generous, especially starters of shell-on prawns in garlic butter, and frogs' legs. But overall the food was just OK... More 

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Thank Martin G
Hythe, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We enjoyed excellent food and service and at a very fair price. Nothing much more necessary to say. Really surprised how quiet it was. Two happy customers

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Thank SeedyG
sheffield
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Strange title I know but I dined at both establishments on my recent visit to Folkestone. La Tavernetta appears to have a fame which in my opinion belongs to its past. My partner and I dined at the Portofino on a Sunday evening, BUT almost didn't as on arrival there were only 2 other diners. We are so glad that... More 

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Logrono, Spain
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Nice place, not expensive to have lunch, or a tea/coffee and have a break from walking around the town.

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Thank mafibel
folkestone
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

A very old fashioned décor greets you as you enter,then a huge menu like something from the seventies. I suspect much of it is boil in the bag. The service was very very slow BUT the food when it did arrive was very acceptable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124A Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 2BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 255762

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?