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Mient 5, 1811 NB Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 512 5905
17:00 - 22:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This is the worst Italian food I have ever experienced in the Netherlands. Pasta's tasteless, service is so so...Avoid this place if you seek authentic Italian cuisine or having a nice dinner.

Thank torgoen
Tel Aviv, Israel
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196 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

After a long day of touring, with Alkmaar as one of the destinations, we decided to flop ourselves down for a meal We actually stumbled across this place and are happy we did Though English is not their fortei, and their temperament is Italian (I think they are Italian) it was good food and fun We split a pizza (of... More 

Thank Danny_il
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

nice place in the city centre to hace a lunch or dinner. service is very friendly. looks more expensive than it is, but quality of food is great.

Thank Anna Ś
Prague, Czech Republic
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect for our family of 7 and nice ambiance with candles for an evening dinner. The servers were very accommodating to our teenagers special requests. Reasonable prices for pasta only dishes, meat dishes were a bit steeper, but good quality and portions.

Thank Sandra K
Kewarra Beach, Australia
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We had a large group of adults and children (10) arriving at 1830. The restaurant was about 50% occupied. Despite ordering reasonably quickly, dinner of predominantly pizza took 45 mins. Maybe they wanted us to drink more wine? Which we did as it was cool and wet out, being midsummer Holland. All pizza's duly arrived and all were slightly underdone.... More 

Thank GerryKewarraWest
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Absolute fantastic Italian restaurant in the centre of Alkmaar. Great food, great service, great location. Lots of beautiful food and relly not expensive. Great atmosphere!

Thank AstridY55
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Portofino is an Italian restaurant runned by enthousiastic and profesionnal people. They have a variety of good menu's. The pizza Bolognese (doublefolded pizza with a good filled spaghetti inside) is recommended.

Thank Tienko S
The Netherlands
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Last year whilst in Alkmaar we were able to eat here so this time around we really wanted to come back. Very busy and popular place but honestly I find that they are rushing around being busy and could be a bit more efficient. It was tough to order a drink (but then the drinks came very fast). The food... More 

Thank Renee S
Orewa, New Zealand
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Great choices on the menu. We had a minestrone soup, caprese salad, calzone speciale, spaghetti arrabiata, spaghetti aglio e olio, and a pizza Fantasia, which is the chef's choice. They were all delicious but the Fantasia was the best. It was huge, quite thin, with lots of toppings including artichokes, olives, egg, ham and salami. Unusual to have a fried... More 

Thank Gill T
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

We've visited on shopping night in Alkmaar so it was very busy all night, however the service was still okay. They opened the door for every customer and were able to help every time. In advance of our we received some bread and garlic butter, thus bread was horrible, it looked like shoe sole. in contradiction my Spaghetti was really... More 

Thank DJ_S_Dalfsen

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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, Mediterranean, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mient 5, 1811 NB Alkmaar, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Alkmaar
  • Phone Number: +31 72 512 5905

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