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Quay West Bridge Road, North Quay, Douglas IM1 5AG
+44 1624 617755
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“halibut” (6 reviews)
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Italian, International, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Quay West Bridge Road, North Quay, Douglas IM1 5AG
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for our anniversary and were delighted with our choice of restaurant and food. We started with the scallops which were out of this world, progressed to steak and halibut which were divine and finished with Pecan cheesecake, although quite full we managed it....More

Thank Veronica P
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We were here as a big party for a large celebration and pre-ordered our food (which always causes problems remembering what one orders) but the staff weren't very patience with us as we tried to sort out which meal was who's - this was partly...More

1  Thank Alistair_Hickman
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Visit this gem on an annual basis when I visit the island. Loved the scallops Thermidor. Goats cheese soufflé was divine. An over cooked steak was swiftly dealt with and not charged for. Baileys creme brûlée was too die for.

Thank IrishMike1964
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

The room is nice, bright, enough space between tables, which are large enough. Seated, offered drinks and menu. Order taken promptly. Onion soup was almost stew consistency, king scallops with black pudding came with a cream sauce into which the pudding had dissolved. Odd texture....More

Thank John W
Reviewed March 24, 2018

We use Portofino as our special restaurant for our top clients, and the food, service and ambience was as great as ever, this will be our 5th year and Mario and his team worked tirelessly to make our evening fantastic!....we look forward to our next...More

Thank 66raymond
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We have visited “Portafino” twice in a week, the first for a Birthday ,a table of four, excellent in every way service, food, ambience and welcome, the second for a function, normally you would expect a function to be slightly off the boil, with service...More

Reviewed February 24, 2018

Very disappointing. My husband took me here for my 37th birthday and we were both expecting great things. On first impressions, things looked good - fantastic menu, good space between tables, ambient lighting; but when it got down down to the food Portifino proved itself...More

2  Thank Sara G
Reviewed February 24, 2018

amazing service and food is top class, owner mario is a great guy too, try to eat in here as often as i can and wouldnt go anywhere else

Thank darren m
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

The food is okay. The dessert is lovely. But staff isn’t friendly. I would not recommend this restaurant to my friend.

2  Thank staceyjjj
Reviewed February 12, 2018

The owner Mario is a charmer and great for front of house and all backed up by his attentive staff, however, no matter how much they shine you simply cannot ignore the fact that the chef is either out of his depth or has just...More

2  Thank David S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:14 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:14 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:14 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:14 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:14 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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