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Portofino Bar & Restaurant

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26 Victoria Road, Devonport 0624, New Zealand
+64 9-445 3777
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:30
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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

Thank Richard F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Bobby D
Auckland, New Zealand
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56 reviews
37 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.

Thank Tabatha1998
Whangarei, New Zealand
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank Frances195522
Napier, New Zealand
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

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!

Thank LucyLu425
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126 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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 

Thank AnonymousAuckland
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank shoebelle
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Portofino. The three course menu is very generous in choices and portions. The good variety and quality of the items was very impressive. The dining room is spacious and has lots of windows which would be wonderful on a summer's evening. The wait staff were friendly and helpful. All in all one of the... More 

Thank dsr1993
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We had a lovely meal here, enjoying the vegetarian risotto and salmon pizza. The pizza was the real stand out! Service was great and a lovely, local atmosphere. Highly recommended for great Italian food.

Thank MsDarcyTwining

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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?