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“A Gem”
Review of Ristorante Stella

Ristorante Stella
Ranked #5 of 33 Restaurants in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 49 - US$ 87
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Excellent Service, great food, fantastic view. Who could ask for more?

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Reviewed 23 September 2011

Although it is one of the restaurants which has more space away from the walking people than the other restaurants in Portofino which make it more calm, it is directly with few meters away from the port. It has nice sea food and it is as most Italian restaurants you'll be over charged! Nice staff.

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3  Thank Ourdream2
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

I expect a restaurant in Portofino to be expensive. What I don't expect is a cover charge of 5 Euros for a 2 year old kid who didn't even have a seat at the table. We ordered tomato juice and the bill showed Fanta for 9 Euros, and that's for half a glass of cheap Tomato juice. Stay away from this place.

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3  Thank SamMary64
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

My friend and I recently stopped in Portofino while on a cruise, and after viewing several restaurants in succession along the water picked, we picked it because the outdoor tables offered some shade on a very hot day. The attendant was pleasant and fast, and very helpful with the menu, and I appreciated his caution not to put cheese on seafood dishes! He was right--the dish did not need it at all. I had the spahetti frutti mare--and it was delicious--a nice size serving of pasta in a faboulous lite sauce with just enough seafood. My friend had the caprese salad (mozzarella and tomato) and the lasgna pesto--thin sheets of pasta, with a fabulous cheesy olive oil pesto sauce. Wonderful too. We had some decent local wine and a coperto. The best part about this place is that the waterfront view is the same one that is captured on Portofino postcards. While eating, Mario, an older gentleman with a twinkle in his eye, came by with his guitar and seronaded us with "I lost my love in Portofino". He then sang another song in Italian that touched my friend very much. We tipped him well. It was the capstone of a perfect lunch. Tip: Keep the beautiful green 6 panel card (5" x 15") that your bill is presented in as a souvenir. It has beautiful pictures of the restaurant and Portofino waterfront on it, and you will be immediately reminded of your Portofino experience.

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Reviewed 22 September 2010

Had walked past the previous night and it looked relatively busy, a good sign? no a mistake. The menu was big but the food was poor, it has a great location but lacked any dynamics or leadership, the main course was with you within 20 seconds of finishing your starter. basically a restaraunt that catches people once and survives from this.

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1  Thank Bill1982
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