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Molo Umberto Primo n. 9, 16034 Portofino, Italy
+39 0185 269020
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

We mistakenly thought that all restaurants in Portofino were top quality. This is not the case. Il Pitosforo food was less than average, service was terrible (starters came all at different time) and meals were very expensive. Don't come.

1 Thank Mario M
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has possibly the best view overlooking the harbour situated on the first floor, but this view comes at a price. The meal was reasonable but should have been excellent at the price; it was spoiled primarily by an incompetent waiter spilling our seventy euro bottle of red wine over one of the party, but the sting in the... More 

1 Thank Anglosearcher
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

The service and view here are amazing . Our favorite place to dine in Portofino . 5 stars - Stefan is a great server and knowledgable about the wine and food

Thank Kimberly M
Lausanne, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

The food isn't above average but price is very high. A coca-cola can costing 8 euros is really out of reality. Also they charge 5 euros for coperto and more 15% for services. Not recommended at all

4 Thank Leandro D
Milano, Lombardia, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

I went there with my fiancee and my son. We had 2 pizzas, one shrimp antipasti, 2 glasses of wine and 2 coffes. Food was really low quality. The same was the wine. Staff was rude. The location is nice but the place looks very old and definetely need refurnishbment. The bill was 140 just ridicolous for the quality of... More 

5 Thank Francesco D
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125 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

In terms of location, nothing can beat Pitosforo. The view of the bay is breathtaking: tables are on a beautiful large terrace at the end of the Port where you can enjoy the view of the entire village. Just unique. Service is fantastic, very very kind team. Food is good, try for sure scampi alla Portofino. Recommended for special events... More 

1 Thank Alessandra M
Calosso, Italy
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

No doubt that this place had the best location in the harbour. Probably just as well because the food is nothing special (although the the prices are!). We had a starter to share, main course,one desert, coffee and a bottle of local wine. 200 euros for two. And I hate when they add "copperto" to the bill. In this case... More 

Thank Noel D
Istanbul, Turkey
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

The restaurant is not easy to discover from outside however it has an excellent scenic view of Portofino bay and the town. The atmosphere is excellent; I was amazed by the music trio .(violin, harp, tambourine players) and their music. The food is fantastic with different ligurian specialties; of course it is full of fish and pine nuts.

Thank msaylan
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

The view is the only thing you get from Pitosforo. Food is less than average in the area and price is twice as high. Service is VERY BAD. It looks as some unprofessional young people have rented this spot for the high season and are trying to make business by pretending to be a restaurant. Very far from what they... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2013

The place has the best vieuw on the superyachts in the harbour, but don't go here if you like Italian food, it is expensive from 20 Euro and up for a pasta, drinks 15 and up !! The food is really bad we can not recommend it ! try the nice place which overloojs the harbour with a white terrace,... More 

1 Thank henkespresso

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
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  • Address: Molo Umberto Primo n. 9, 16034 Portofino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Portofino
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 269020

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