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Vicolo Nuovo 20, 16034 Portofino, Italy
+39 335 534 8955
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Skip the expensive waterfront restaurants in Portofino which will cost you an arm and a leg. Instead, find this little restaurant on a side street (easy to find, head up hill, take a right near the large hotel, and take a right again, and voilá) for excellent pasta, pizza, and main courses. Try the pasta with pesto or spaghetti vongole... More 

Thank AndiamoPronto
Hereford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Situated in a quiet side street off the main square this un-reposing establishment punches above its weight in the food stakes. Friendly staff providing excellent pizzas without much fuss. Unfortunately we did not have time to linger as the trip boat was due out. This is not a place where you can just expect to drink only.

Thank Keith S
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had the most amazing pizza here. The menu was limited but everything we tried was delicious. The restaurant is on an intimate and charming street with lots of character. I do not understand the 3.5 star rating and low reviews on here. Will definitely be back some day.

Thank Toni M
Boise, Idaho
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

A few steps make a great difference in Portofino. This hidden gem is just a half block from the main road to the harbor, but it is located on a quiet pedestrian pathway, well away from the hoards of tourists thronging the harbor area. We were there in September on a beautiful day when sitting in the sun or shade... More 

Thank RichardBoise
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Walking up a lane way in Portofino we were lucky enough to stumble on this lovely homely restaurant for lunch. It was full and constantly served lunch to many passers by. The local pest pasta dish was a delight. The pizza was wholesome and the farmers plate was presented with a variety of Italian family favorites. Delicious Saint Margherita local... More 

Thank Karen P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Let's be honest: Portofino can be less than exciting. Once a sleepy Ligurian port town, today it is a pit stop for the super rich, who may or may not come ashore from their mega-yachts in the harbor, and a day tour for middle class travelers expected to support the usual rag tag assemblage of boutiques selling overpriced shoes, bad... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in a little street just a couple of minutes away from the beach. A very good option given the other much more expensive restaurants on the beach front. It has pizzas, pasta, sea food, salads, etc. We ordered the pesto pasta and a pizza. Both were good. Good value for money. Recommended restaurant in an area where everything... More 

Thank Yn1909
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We had lunch here after walking around Portofino. It was nice to get away from the touristy restaurants on the waterfront and have some very tasty, reasonably priced food. Tasty pizza and pasta, splash of wine with good, friendly service. Nice little setting off the main strip. Certainly good value.

Thank Carolyn169
Helmond, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We enjoyed our stay in portofino and we visit Resaturant L,Isolotto a little but nice restaurant with good and fresh fish food for a good price and staff was friendly.

Thank Hanskasan
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Everything was soooo expensive in Portofino!! But it was worth it!! This little pizzeria wasn't so expensive! We had 2 pizza margherita and a bottle of water abd it was €27! And with a fantastic view and great service!! We surely recommend it to anyone!!!:)

Thank Lucy12Ch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo Nuovo 20, 16034 Portofino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Portofino
  • Phone Number: +39 335 534 8955

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?