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Portofino's Bistro

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41 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9LT, England
+44 1900 829770
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went last night. My partner got chicken in a tomato pepperoni and olive sauce he said was beautiful. I had the sirloin steak which was cooked to perfection. Could not fault it will Deffo return

Thank Georgia L
Taunton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Portofino has updated its decor and is now a very attractive restaurant. The food yesterday evening was very tasty and expertly cooked, with friendly and efficient service.

Thank David B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went into Cockemouth last week for a wedding anniversary meal. Had a walk around and came across Portofinos. Can't believe we hadn't spotted it before - must have walked past it dozens of times! Excellent food; reasonably priced; excellent service, good ambience. Will definitely be going again and recommending to friends.

Thank JJ68Telford
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

You cannot say the "product" is not good but there are few technical mistakes in processing or cooking it following the traditional italian recipes. The environment is in need of refurbishment. Too old fashion and not in line of modernity. Cost is not excessive for what you get and the only person is serving at the tables is very polite.

Thank mat25081971
sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here with my aunty. Excellent service as well .would highly recommend this restaurant. Will definitely be going back

Thank Mikemoomanutd1
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We booked rather late at the last minute, about 8.45pm , but the restaurant was happy to oblige us. 5 stars right there! We were hit by a delicious aroma as we entered, increasing our appetites! Rarely does one go into a restaurant and like every single dish on the menu, certainly the case here. The service was beyond any... More 

Thank Bunnie A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Celebrated our wedding anniversary here. Shared a starter garlic mushrooms which were delicious. I then had Pollo Cacciatore and my wife Pollo Mella both with a selection of three vegetables and potatoes. Both were succulent chicken breast in very tasty sauces. We then finished with sticky toffee pudding and chocolate fudge cake with ice cream both to die for. Thoroughly... More 

Thank CumbriaLakewolf
Mike S, Owner at Portofino's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are delighted you enjoyed your meal so much. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Walked in with the family. Friendly staff, comfortable seats. Ordered an array of appetizers. The sqiud was soggy, antipasta was covered in oil. I also ordered the Gambarini which was tasteless and floating in about 100mls of oil. My wife ordered the chicken with gnocchi, Which was way to salty. Wont be going back anytime soon, to bad place has... More 

3 Thank Dariusz S
Mike S, Owner at Portofino's Bistro, responded to this review

Portofinos Bistro is grateful for every review and comment we get and we love to hear from our customers. However, in this instance we think your review has been posted on the wrong page. We would like to confirm that Portofinos Bistro do not serve antipasta, squid, Gambarini or gnocchi. TripAdvisor is a very popular website and customers put a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Lovely food. Friendly, welcoming staff and excellent service. This Italian restaurant offers more than the standard pizza/pasta options of most. I can recommend the fish - well cooked and flavoured.

Thank Andy B
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

A lovely meal out in a good atmosphere with good service. The sea bass is a favourite of mine and was superb last night.

Thank Chrismac6510

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, International
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 829770

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