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93 Market St, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9430 6126
11:00 - 22:00
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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been eating here for approx 29 years. Always enjoyed. Always introduced friends to this menu. Came today for a spur of the moment lunch. Grilled squid tough, not good when it goes cold 😏 tried to order pizza to follow up BUT NO PIZZA cooked before 5pm. Probably why they are so quiet over lunch period. Pizza and glass... More 

Thank OWEN and ROBYN M
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hi Owen & Robyn M I am sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us, and I believe an apology is in place. Our pizzaiolos were on a break when you came to the restaurant, hence the limit in the pizza offering. We are reviewing this so that we might soon be able to offer pizza all day... More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a very busy evening during the Freo Street Arts Festival. I'd say just to get meals on the table in a timely manner was a challenge on this night. So these guys did ok with that. However the food itself was only really a 6/10. The pasta special on the board read chicken and asparagus we thought? It... More 

Thank Lisa S
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hi Lisa S, Thank you for your feedback. It seems like you were not pleased with the food. I guess you cannot make everybody happy. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the spaghetti. Culinary regards Joe More 

Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a couple of weeks ago and no where near as good as before. Service poor, food portions much smaller and prices have increased dramatically. Will not be going back.

Thank David L
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hi David L, i am sorry to hear your feedback. I would like to invite you to contact us via info@portorosa.com.au to discuss your recent experience in further detail. Regards, Joe More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My husband and I came here for lunch on Sunday. Upon arriving was handed the menu's. I asked a waitress who walked past if we could order some drinks while deciding on our food . She said that wasn't her job but would get someone to do it. It wasn't busy and the owner and another staff member was standing... More 

Thank Jackie H
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Dear Jackie H, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your lunch with us. I find it odd that a waiter would walk to your table, only to decline to serve you, could it be that a misunderstanding took place? As for the lack of service, the limited quality of the food and the... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Had incredible wood fire oven pizzas. Magic. Like being in the Meditterannean. Lovely staff. Reasonable prices.

Thank Linnell104
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hello 104, Melbourne is famous for its Italian food. To receive your kind words, and comparing our pizza's with the authentic once from the Mediterranean, is a great compliment for a chef, and I will make sure we pass on your feedback to our pizzaiolo. All the best, Joe More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

V&J Special pizza was a great choice to start our dinner with 😊. The pesto pizza after was a light one, but actually perfect. For drinks Pinot Grigio from Italy, beautiful. Lovely people, food and atmosphere.

Thank Jelle N
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hello Jelle, All the way from the Netherlands! Thank you for your "lovely" review. It is much appreciated. Also the photos that you posted below the review are really good shots, brings out the best in the food and your enjoyment of your visit. Culinary regards, Joe More 

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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We came to Freo on a Friday night to find some dinner with our 1 year old daughter in a pram. My husband and I hate being in the way with our pram but the staff here are amazing! Absolutely no drama. Very accommodating. Beautiful food. Gorgeous red. Excellent service. Will come and dine here again!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

This is what we aim for, returning customers because the mix of service, food & drink and ambiance is excellent in the eyes of our guests. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and I am looking forward to having you and your daughter again next time you are in town. Culinary regards, Joe More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Always go here when visiting freo. Really love the pizzas although last time toppings werent as generous, ideal spot on the cappucino strip. Pasta and wine good too. Friendly staff

Thank kroberts49
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hello Kroberts49 I am glad you like visiting our restaurant. There could be a number of reasons why the toppings weren't as generous as per usual. Next time you come to freo, let your waiter know you like your pizza's nicely dressed, so that they can inform the pizzaiolo. This way we can ensure we are looking after you. See... More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

When will arrived (without a booking)(however, it was 8.40 on a Friday night and the restaurant was only half full inside) the outside area was full. They offer inside and we said no, too hot, they then said they would put a table outside for the 4 of us outside. Fantastic (Elation) customer service. Within 2 minutes we were sitting... More 

Thank mgwake
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hi mgwake, Thank you for your compliments to our customer service, they are very appreciated. It was in that spirit that we moved a table outside to make sure you would be comfortable, going against our usual policy. I do recall your discontent to learn the prices on our menu have changed since the last time you visited three years... More 

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37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Good restaurant serving Italian food which was very busy on the night we ate there. Lasagna was good and apparently serve really good pizza. Average price

Thank tilley1512
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hello tilley1512, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you liked the lasagna and i guess your friends and family who joined you enjoyed their pizza. Always nice to hear positive opinions on oir services👍 Joe More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 30
Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Market St, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Fremantle
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9430 6126
Right in the heart of Fremantle, Portorosa is the Italian Restaurant you don't expect. Using the best available local ingredients, our Chef creates a seasonal menu featuring classic dishes, bursting with a great Sicilian flavor. Our menu is based on the Italian tradition of preparing food. We combine simplicity with the best ingredients of the season, including high quality olive oil, locally grown local vegetables and fruits, and seasonal specials of seafood, poultry, meat and game. In addition to the regular menu, our specials menu features a variety of soups, antipasti, pasta and main courses.

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