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71 Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-528 1212
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Budapest, Hungary
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lunch in Portofino on Easter Sunday (2 adults). The restaurant was not crowded in those hours so we could sit next to the window (with beach view). The menu is totally OK, you have plenty of choices even if you are vegetarian. We ate soups and main courses: soup was Minestrone (* 2) which was not the... More 

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Thank Mazsola3
Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a return trip for some of our group as they had enjoyed the food a great deal. The food was very good. Very accommodating for the Fodmap eater in the group (no garlic/onions). Excellent service. Would go again.

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Thank Vivie313
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Extensive menu, catering for everyone. Staff were attentive, friendly and extremely helpful. Gnocchi was home made and probably one of the best I've eaten, delicious with a creamy chicken and mushroom sauce. Price was average. Great view over the harbour. Worth a visit.

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Thank kymnye2014
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Since this is part of a chain of restaurants, my expectations weren't too high. We picked the place because I generally like Italian food and it doesn't get better than a Mission Bay location for dinner on a warm summer evening. Turns out that the food was delectable, the service brilliant and the entire experience, worth every cent spent. The... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The food was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. They coped well with our larger party of guests.

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Thank CathyNZ
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went there for dinner on a Saturday night. The place was busy but we had pre-booked so did not have to wait. The waitress (Italian) was very friendly and gave great recommendations for wine and the food. Based on her recommendations, we tried the grilled calamari and the prawn cutlet for entre. For mains we had the veal and... More 

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Thank VSM99
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner one night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Was amongst one of the best meals I've had in the last 12 months and I'd definitely go back if I lived in NZ. The food was great, staff were nice and the restaurant itself is very well presented and serve your food in a timely fashion.

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Thank Chris B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Following a recommendation from our hotel and never having been to Auckland before we visited here for dinner. It was very noisy but had a great atmosphere right next to the harbour. The service was quick and the food good. We both had the Spaghetti Marinara and while it wasn't as good as get in our local Italian we really... More 

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Thank Anoifa15
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Probably the worst "Italian" meal we have ever experienced. Soggy pasta, bland sauces, rock-hard breads and salad straight from a supermarket bag. Aside from the view the venue lacks any real character or appeal and apart from the guy who waited our table, the same can be said for the management and most staff.

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Thank alanbF7073VB
Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We dropped in randomly and were presented with a broad menu The starter was good but the mains didn't make the grade and we large but didn't hit the spot unfortunately Choose carefully as they need to up the quality !

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Thank Stretch1958

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-528 1212

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