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Portofino Restaurant

) #720 of 1,917 Restaurants in Auckland ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, European
156 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna Beach, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
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“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (2 reviews)
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Italian, European
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
156 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna Beach, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 43 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have loved eating often at Portfino Resturant for the last three years. Wonderful food. Never disappointed. Quiet atmosphere in most situations. Very friendly staff.

Thank BLBuckner
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Having been to Italy and with good Italian food being not difficult to cook I have high expectations when I dine out at an Italian restaurant.After dining here I wished however I had stayed at home and cooked for myself.We were quite a hungry group...More

Thank lollypoplady
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We've spent a lot of time in Italy and sometimes miss the overload of carbohydrates, but when that urge overcomes us we know just where to go! The Arrabiata pasta is my favourite and my partner usually goes for the Pepperoni Pizza, smothered in Parmesan...More

1  Thank McFly91
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Four of us dined here last night. The Restaurant was full to capacity, something on at Theatre next door, however we still got good service and the food was nicely presented and very tasty. All four is us enjoyed our meals. Recommend and we will...More

2  Thank sandpmp
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

2 tables occupied in a large restaurant so service was good. That was where it stopped. Entree of scallops on rice smothered in a tomato ? sauce, dreadful. Main of seafood risotto had same sauce & texture as entree & was inedible and certainly not...More

2  Thank GeoffC53
Reviewed 25 April 2017

i enjoyed the pasta i had there which was a good size the service was quick & the staff were very friendly

2  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Wow. What a wonderful meal we had at Portofino in Takapuna. We wanted to have a quick meal and we noticed a special lunch offer. I never expected the Warm Welcome. We were met by the manager at the door and were seated at window...More

1  Thank StephenF157
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The pizza was worth eating. The rest of the meals tasted like heavily salted packet sauces poured over pieces of meat with limp vegetables.

Thank Simonf9720
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

As always, the food is reliable. Of all the Portofinos we visit, this is the one that is least welcoming. Staff needs to learn they are not there as a favor to us.

Thank Tabatha1998
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We popped in here for dinner prior to a show and the service was swift and the food very good. Plus it's right next door to the Bruce Mason Theatre - perfect!

Thank stugross
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna Beach, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
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