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28 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 6293
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Milano Marittima, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Birthday in Taupo was amazing. I want to thank guys from Portofinos Italian restaurant for fantastic evening. Very tasty food, excellent service, nice people! Oh I shouldn't forget delicious cake!!! Visit Portofinos 👍

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Thank Sintiajourney
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place and fantastic stuff. We visited Taupo for short Easter holiday and we will come again. Fantastic nature, visiting the lake and mountains ended in Portofino, eating tasty italian food and drinking wine. What a great energy! We are comming back at summer for sure!

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Thank Mariaaa61
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A busy Easter weekend, especially for this little restaurant. We had a table booked for 7 people on Saturday night and we all loved our meals, especially mussels and lasagna wich were excellent! Staff was really friendly and they handled very well. Would definitely recommend!

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Thank PopCorn14
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and good service is what I m looking for :) Guys from Portofino are so nice, profesional. It was busy weekend, but they manage everything. Go there and enjoy :)

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Thank nikolworldtraveler
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the meal was okay but the puddings were rubbish and sorry but whipped cream from a can!!! that's fine if I was at a cheap venue paying cheap prices but we weren't. service was good and venue was nice

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Thank Trisha444
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there for weekend. Service was amazing and food was even better! I had gamberi romani and I loved it! So you have our recomendation and we will for sure come there when we visit Taupo again!

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Thank Nati_Naki
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here 4 nights on the trot over Easter. Very busy, staff were nice and pleasant and We could not complain about any of the food we had. We varied what we had with steaks with pasta and all was good, would recommend and certainly revisit.

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Thank Bob W
Napier
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to Taupo being very busy this Easter weekend we decided ordering takeaways from Portofino was a better option since we couldn't get a booking there for 7. Sadly one of the dishes vegetarian Cannelloni was missing so after a phone call to advise that it hadn't been put in the bag, it was another trip back to Taupo from... More 

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Feilding, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I ate there twice on a recent trip to Taupo. The food was good. It is authentic Italian food - not the sugary versions (of main courses, not just desserts) that you find in some Italian restaurants in NZ. And it tells you on the menu that many of the dishes are cooked in olive oil.

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Thank 202justme
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked weeks ago, they rang the morning of the night to confirm, 20 minutes before the booking they rang to ask if we could push back the booking as they had double booked, there was 13 of us! Not once did they check how the food was or ask us for drinks through out the night, table was too small,... More 

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Thank Emmy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 6293

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