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Portello Rosso

#182 of 3,322 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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15 Warburton Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9602 2273
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18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Tue 18:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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186 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was bitterly disappointed with the service and overall experience. We were running 15 mins late and got an aggressive voicemail. The place wasn't busy. The service on arrival was of a waitress who really couldn't be bothered. On arrival we were pressured to order our meal straight away because the kitchen was closing. The meals were average I also... More 

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Thank Indyrka
Southport, Australia
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous little restaurant in Warburton lane . First class share platter of charcuterie generous serve of hams and salamis with adequate side of bread , oil, pickles..... Soooo Yummy can't wait to go back. Service from staff excellent, very helpful and friendly ... Thank you Natalia ans Sandra ... So nice to be served by people who seemed genuinely happy... More 

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Thank U2Sisters
Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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208 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun casual place with very good food. Long tables upstairs can accommodate large parties. Down an alley and a small sign - so easy to miss.

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Thank Raymond R
Melbourne, Australia
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had wanted to visist and decided with a late comedy show we should! Was not dissapointed. Started with the most amazing bottle of Tempranillo (delicious) We then shared each of the individual Tapas with two pork bellies and they looked to delicious to share (and they were!) While it was packed we were seated on a bench but with enough... More 

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Thank Sharon M
Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Had a delicious collection of tasting plates on our visit for dinner recently. Highlight was the lamb ribs. Staff were very friendly and helpful with the menu.

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Thank tripnotes_11
Portello R, General Manager at Portello Rosso, responded to this review
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Was given dinner here as a birthday treat. Hidden down a little alley near hardware lane we were created by friendly service & taken to a cosy corner upstairs. The staff were helpful with how much & what to choose. We had two of the tapas starters, the empanadas which was spicy but good & the croquette which I couldn't... More 

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Thank Emma C
Portello R, General Manager at Portello Rosso, responded to this review
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Gracias! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Portello Rosso used to be great! It used to be authentic Spanish tapas. Now you'd be lucky to find a Spanish person in the restaurant and definitely not in the kitchen. The location is very Melbourne the food though is not. You can do better.

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Thank OnaBreak72
Portello R, Manager at Portello Rosso, responded to this review

Hi OnaBreak, Thank you for your review I will be sure to pass your concerns onto the kitchen. With regards to our staff half of our FOH team is Spanish, unfortunately we can't advertise jobs requesting a specific culture or heritage as this is classified as job discrimination in Australia. We offer kitchen jobs to those who have the right... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

we googled good spanish restaurants and found this one - we had to try and tind it down a laneway but it was worth the search. Sangria, tapas and Paella all delicious if somewhat expensive. We had googled the menu before hand and had picked out a couple of sangrias we wanted to try but as it turned out they... More 

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Thank Sonnie_dee
Portello R, Manager at Portello Rosso, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! Gracias PR More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A group of six enjoyed the Chefs selections accompanied by the red sangria! Really flavoursome and enjoyable with a good range of Spanish staples and some. Plenty to eat and no one went hungry only wanting more because it was so good! Best slow cooked lamb ribs ever! Well worth the visit and will return.

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Portello R, Manager at Portello Rosso, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, can't wait for you to return! Gracias PR More 

Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Came here on a sunday night, and was given a late sitting, which is why I was surprised at before 10pm they were packing up around us...I felt rushed to finish off the bottle of cava we had ordered and got the distinct feeling the staff were waiting for us to leave to close up.... not the best feeling, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 37 - US$ 74
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Warburton Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9602 2273

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

Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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