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Portofino Bar & Restaurant

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26 Victoria Road, Devonport 0624, New Zealand
+64 9-445 3777
Today
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:30
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Long Beach, California
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were dropped in Devonport after our cruise excursion ended. We went to Portofino on the guides recommendation. WOW, great Italian food, friendly staff. Wish we lived closer!!

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Thank Karen B
Hong Kong, China
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439 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Portofino's can boast very good service and menu prices that will not break one's budget. The pan-grilled cannelloni was absolutely delicious; it arrived piping hot at the table accompanied by a most appetising béchamel sauce. The wine list was extensive and I was able to order a particularly fruity South Island Riesling. It was great to see that Portofino's had... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We will be back next time we are in Devonport. Just great food at a good price . Fresh fish friendly attentive service, void selection on the menu and changed parts when asked. Loved it

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Thank Richard F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My husband has been going here since well before we were married and it's a firm favorite. We arranged a group for his 50th and chose to come across on the ferry from the city. The food was perfect as usual, and the service was excellent. Perfect for couples, family or friends. Not to be confused with the other Portofino... More 

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Thank Bobby D
Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Don't let the many empty tables put you off. We have yet to go there and find the restaurant very busy. We're not sure why as the food is always good and you don't have to wait long for it.

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Thank Tabatha1998
Whangarei, New Zealand
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had a great time, loved the food, only thing, there was a guy in the kitchen who kept staring at us, but we eventually realised he was watching the big tv screen. That was a bit uncomfortable, something management can easily sort, we thought the guy was washing dishes or something. Wished Nicholai had served out table, truly, maybe... More 

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Thank Frances195522
Napier, New Zealand
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Went here for pleasant casual meal as close to where we were staying, ( at the end an added bonus of 10% discount due to the relationships between our B & B and Portofino. Just wanted smallish meal so no entree. Hubby had the Pesce Portofino and he raved about it the whole time he was enjoying it, I had... More 

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Thank Sue W
Bayeux, France
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Wonderful little restaurant, within walking distance of our inn. The waiter was helpful in making our selections...I had the Pesce Portifino...delicious white fish in a lovely shrimp and champagne cream sauce. The dinner salad was the nicest I had in New Zealand. My friend had the carbonara sauce with spaghetti and raved about it. The Chianti was great, too!

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Thank LucyLu425
Auckland
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

It was my husband's birthday and our 3 young adult children joined us for the meal. They have a special menu which some used, perfectly good choices of 3 courses, or a fuller a la carte menu. Nice big table, not too close to other diners, good service and wine by the glass. We've been several times in the past... More 

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Thank AnonymousAuckland
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is a very good restaurant. We take overseas visitors and are never disappointed. We ate there recently and had the three course menu. Good choices for everyone and the food quality was excellent. Lovely staff and we are always well looked after.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Victoria Road, Devonport 0624, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Devonport
  • Phone Number: +64 9-445 3777

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