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33 Customhouse Quay | Meridian Building-Waterfront, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 5060
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Seneca, South Carolina
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456 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were walking on the waterfront and decided to have something to eat. This place is large with a nice view of the water. I ordered a pizza. It was good with a nice thin crust and spicy pepperoni it was a good place to stop and eat.

2 Thank Bill Y
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

started with a cocktail which they need to practise. It wasn't very nice. Anyway the food we ordered was good and plentiful and the wait staff were attentive.

2 Thank OrkneygirlOratia
Santa Fe, NM
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421 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very good dinner here the other evening, and it's location on the waterfront is a desirable place to have a meal when in Wellington. A nice assortment of antipasto items was our first course and we enjoyed the cheese, salami, olives and great flatbread with a great class of Italian wine. I had the chicken cacciatore that... More 

2 Thank BKandCB
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for over 5 years with many friends and we always have a great time, the staff are amazing, the food is blisimo and the atmosphere and views are the best! Ciao Bella Grazie!

2 Thank acerys
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

What a place to hangout with friends what a staff good service Good place to eat & good experience there all staff & the owners are friendly nice food nice drinks menu a beautiful cheese cake a waiter from India i think he is very professional and a sweet talker .

3 Thank Anil A
Romford, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This restaurant overlooks the old sheds and harbour. The food is well priced and ok. Personally, while there was nothing wrong with our meals, I think there are better alternatives to be tried.

1 Thank Clive_C54
Carson City, Nevada
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236 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The food is probably worthy of an average. I was with a group of people and nearly everyone found the food a little spicy which is maybe curious for an Italian restaurant. The others found the food to be a little short on any flavor. The service was fine. But, beware if you're a small group with maybe a couple... More 

1 Thank foodiefool_10
Brooklyn, Iowa
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352 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The restaurant was full but the waiter was not patient at all demanding our orders when we were yet reviewing their menu. And according to what we saw at other tables were not supplied with parmesan cheese. We didn't even have time to order appetizers. And the quality of the food was just so-so.

Thank Ron A
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

If been there on a busy friday night to meet my family. Even though there were 5 of us, they managed to give us a table. We were greated by a loveley waitress and offered water without having to ask. The food was absolutely great, the kids loved their kids sized pasta and the glutenfree options were amazing, too. We... More 

2 Thank Paula K
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Walking around Wellington harbour on a rather chilly night in February looking for an Italian restaurant we came across Portofino. To be honest, we haven't been particularly thrilled with any of the restaurants we came across on our 10 day trip to North Island which is a shame. Maybe they have thought that the NZ beer is so good that... More 

2 Thank ClashBrisbane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Customhouse Quay | Meridian Building-Waterfront, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 5060

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