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14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-757 8686
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice restaurant and friendly environment... Authentic Italian chef... friendly staff although one of them was busy chatting up a neighbouring English guy that our drinks weren't topped up. Food was excellent and catered for my Vegan friend very well... Disappointed though that the Pasta is not fresh. Store bought...

Thank Nadine T
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, lovely family service, great range of wine and the food is flavor packed! Antonio is an amazing chef - one of my all time favorites!

Thank nerinek2016
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This place is a real New Plymouth institution and has been around for a long long time. Menu is up to date and food is truly excellent. Service from all staff always fast and friendly. Be aware that this is a popular place so it pays to book ahead. Can be cramped at times but worth the effort. Good range... More 

Thank Akkadian
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Lovely Italian meal, generous sizes, quite authentic, lovely atmosphere and excellent personal service.

Thank kimz120
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant, fabulous meal, generous portions and lovely staff, couldn't ask for more. I have been previously to another restaurants in this chain and they were not a patch on New Plymouth, simply excellent.

Thank LucyOsfax
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Be careful people my experience at that restaurant was shocking at the least. Five family members where sitting for dinner and they told my wife to leave because she wasn't eating. Very disrespectful.

Thank Charlie A
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant... didn't realise it was part of the Portofino chain in NZ otherwise we might not have gone, which would have been a big mistake. The food was excellent - very tasty and plentiful. Desert was yummy. Although they were quite busy, the staff were attentive and personable - would definitely go again... More 

Thank Pio M
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Large meals which are good value for the price. We had pasta and I had a wonderful steak. Average beer and wine selection.. Great Service with friendly staff

Thank jackietathome
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not the first time to visit, but every time a pleasure to have dinner at this restaurant. The owner is very helpful and caring. Staff is attentative and making sure all is fine. Food is delightful, with a variety of pizzas and pastas. Bookings are recommended, as the restaurant is often very busy (which is always a good sign!).

Thank Peter T
Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We chose Portofino as my husband had been before. We weren't disappointed. Perhaps a fraction too dark but couldn't fault the service and ambience. The menu is extensive and the meals are huge. If you aren't a huge eater - don't order the garlic bread to fill up on. My husband had pizza - loves super hot so they added... More 

Thank TMRussel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-757 8686

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