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Quay West Bridge Road, North Quay, Douglas IM1 5AG
+44 1624 617755
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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International, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Quay West Bridge Road, North Quay, Douglas IM1 5AG
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Food excellent wine excellent service not so wonderful obviously if you are a regular you get tip top treatment as we are not service was sloppy waited for ages to get wine refilled asked for water when first seated turned up while eating main course...More

Thank 194Jules57
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The quality of food and service in Portofino is superb, and is easily the best on the Isle of Man. The fresh seafood is out of this world, and the wine list is extremely pleasing. The service is attentive without being intrusive, and the restaurant...More

Thank MartinJR71
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Plenty of seating. Reasonable prices. Good view of harbour. Just a main was big enough for us. They do set menus with 2 or 3 courses. Outdoor seating too.

Thank pony2323
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The food choice was very disappointing with only one vegetarian option. Overall, quite boring. Having booked a table for three, the waitress directed us to a table for two as the manager didn't check the bookings. The wine waiter spilt the wine on the table...More

1  Thank beadymanx
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Although quite pricey, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal here whilst on holiday on the Isle of Man. The food was well cooked and well presented and staff were attentive without being pushy. Would definitely visit this restaurant again.

Thank junec182016
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We visited this restaurant during the Isle of Man TT week. I booked a few months in advance after reading the rave reviews. It did not start well. We arrived slightly earlier than our 8.00 booking and was met by a rather dour looking waitress...More

Thank K R
Reviewed 28 June 2016

First-rate food and service. Possibly the best on the Island. I will definitely be back. On the pricier side but the attention to service and quality compensate for paying that bit more. Highly recommended.

Thank Foillan
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Douglas is a disappointment in so many ways but Potofino helps to redeem it. Excellent food. Really, really good. The food was fresh, innovative and tasty. The wine was good quality. The service was just as you might expect. The menu varies due to the...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Personally I would say this is the best the Isle of Man has to offer. Mario is an excellent host and we dine there most months.

Thank R0bert_P497
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Recently revisited this restaurant great food and very attentive staff. A gem of a place thourghly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank Campbell K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 37
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay West Bridge Road, North Quay, Douglas IM1 5AG
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 617755
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Portofino was opened at 18:15 on the 19th November 2010, as the Island's most prestigious Mediterranean and International restaurant. Dominating the Quay West development, centrally located in the Isle of Man's capital Douglas, Portofino enjoys spectacular views overlooking the marina, with activity of the street outside, visible through floor to ceiling windows. The grill, fish, poultry, meat and vegetables are prepared in full view of diners at the surrounding kitchen. During summer, outside tables are available for dinning. Portafino's interior was designed by Sicilian owner Mario Ciapelli. Its interior is complemented by high-back leather chairs, a modern cocktail serving bar and contemporary lighting throughout to provide a luxury and modern yet comfortable enviroment for diners. The restaurant also provides diners with the option to book the Xander Suite, a private dining room which can accommodate up to 30 guests.
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