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Le Bistro Portofino

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6 Miles North of San Pedro, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 220-5096
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Gunnison, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

They had their own boat which picked us up where we stayed at Costa Blu gratis. Portofino presents beautifully at night and the grouper we enjoyed was excellent. The only downside was when our waiter told us that in addition to our meal tip which I planned to put on my credit card, he wanted a 10-15% tip in cash... More 

1 Thank Bob S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

This place was OK, not great. Service was great, food was ok. Do not order the ribeye, skinny and tasteless. Atmosphere was awesome! Very expensive meal....but everything on this island is pricey!

1 Thank Hogan1961
Overland Park, Kansas
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

My husband and I were staying down the beach, so we were picked up by the courtesy water taxi from the dock to our hotel. There was a full moon on a clear night, and we sat at a table on the beach. What a beautiflul setting for Valentine's day! The server brought out some delicious bread and sparkling wine... More 

Thank PatriciaJ913
London, UK
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141 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

Reached by courtesy water taxi from Fido's Pier, this is a super place to have a great meal, especially if you like seafood and lobster. Charming welcome and attentive service, there is a marvellous ambience about the place (and a large amount of insects, so bring some spray and wear long sleeves). The restaurant is not cheap but I guess... More 

Thank AnthonyIG
Montrose, Colorado, United States
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

A nice dinner plus a courtesy water taxi from X'tan Ha resort. Food was a nice diversion to the typical fare at X'tan Ha where we stayed. Portofino sends their boat over to pick us up, and return us later after dinner. Service extends to other more remote resorts North of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye.

1 Thank RandyBWhite
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

This restaurant did not meet any facet of my expectations. With a name like Portofino one would reasonably expect to find at least one item on the menu with a nice fresh Italian tomato sauce. No such luck. The closest thing to Italian fare were a couple of pasta dishes with a cream Chardonnay sauce that seems to be common... More 

Thank EML123
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

We biked along the beach from town and this was the perfect lunch destination. (We were actually planning to stop at Mambo, but accidentally went right by!) Since it was already 2:00, there were few others there and we had the best table, with a view right over the water. The seafood soup was fantastic, and my husband's fish sandwich... More 

Thank kittypye
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Our resort made our reservation at portofino. The portofino resort water taxi came by close to the sceduled time of 6:35. There were other riders who were staying at portofino resrt. We arrived after our trip under a star filled sky. If you have long hair, bring a scarf or wrap for your hair. We were greeted at the dock.... More 

Thank HoustonTrav
New Albany, Ohio
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

We were staying with friends in North San Pedro and wanted to take them out for dinner Saturday night to thank them. We decided on Portofino's and took our friend's boat to the restaurant (although the restaurant will send their boat for you). We sat outside on the upper level and had a delicious, memorable meal with every course having... More 

Thank 323martyd
Seattle, Washington
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86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

We made a reservation via our resort for our anniversary dinner. They sent a boat over to pick us up....though the time was fixed by them. We were greeted at the dock, and escorted to the Bistro.....very welcoming. Since it was already dark, we didn't get much of a view, but the sea breeze was great, and the al fresco... More 

Thank Jon C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Miles North of San Pedro, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: +501 220-5096

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