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“Friendly Tapas bar where some of the food just missed the mark”
Review of Portello Rosso

Portello Rosso
Ranked #127 of 4,563 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: US$ 29 - US$ 95
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We attended a Chef’s dinner where new dishes were being tested. The opening warm olives and croquette were masterful, the razor fish from Scotl@nd however were chewy and gritty, the large spears of asparagus topped with Jamon was delightful, the one scallop in a shell was tasty, the let down was the calamari which was spongy and undercooked for our liking, and the mousse dessert to finish was rich. Matching wines for each course were well selected and offered a compliment to every dish.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Sat lunch visit 4 weeks ago to celebrate a milestone & the birthday girl, hankering for a paella chose this place based on reviews.

Can't fault the friendly service but Paella del Mar (seafood) was a major disappointment. At $37 p.p - cost five of us $185 for an average sized dish - the seafood imparted no flavour because it was the deep frozen stale stuff from god knows where. All you could savour was an overwhelming taste of paprika - a real letdown after 45 mins prep wait - which we were aware of as it is stated on their menu & reminded when order is taken.

White Sangria aperitif had no kick. But Pato Frito (pan fried duck breast), chargrilled eggplant & Patatas Bravas were good. However - these 3 did not make up for overpriced mediocre seafood Paella & Sangria - which is what we came for.

Nope - won't visit again.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great night out with my wife for her birthday. Food was great and very tasty. Would recommend.

Thank Andrew A
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Portello Rosso with another couple on a Friday night at 6pm. I cannot complain about the attentive service. The wait staff were lovely. I didn't think the food was great value for money. The tapas was overpriced and lacking in flavour. The paella was okay. What I found to be most frustrating was the Pan a la Catalana which came out as basically chargrilled bread and two baby tomatoes for $11.50. What a waste of money! It definitely was not at a high standard.

Thank Gabriella F
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with family, nice food and good portions, good service, fast, must try the paella, if you like to try out Spanish cousin when in Melbourne, worth trying this place.

Thank Anura P
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