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Portofino Restaurant

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156 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna Beach, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i enjoyed the pasta i had there which was a good size the service was quick & the staff were very friendly

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Thank Robert B
Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. What a wonderful meal we had at Portofino in Takapuna. We wanted to have a quick meal and we noticed a special lunch offer. I never expected the Warm Welcome. We were met by the manager at the door and were seated at window and ordered a Peroni and glass of Pinot Gris. We then orderd a marghreita pizza... More 

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Thank StephenF157
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The pizza was worth eating. The rest of the meals tasted like heavily salted packet sauces poured over pieces of meat with limp vegetables.

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Thank Simonf9720
Auckland, New Zealand
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

As always, the food is reliable. Of all the Portofinos we visit, this is the one that is least welcoming. Staff needs to learn they are not there as a favor to us.

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Thank Tabatha1998
Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We popped in here for dinner prior to a show and the service was swift and the food very good. Plus it's right next door to the Bruce Mason Theatre - perfect!

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Thank stugross
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is always consistent in the quality of their service and food. I had a steak that was cooked perfectly, but there is a huge range of food to choose from on the menu. The staff are very friendly and looked after us well. Great Italian food and night out.

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Thank Phil M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Nice and tidy place , love their lamb and veggie, very yummy...potato is cooked to perfection ...good wine selection

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Thank alex s
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the italian food here. Tasted delicious and wasnt bland like La Porchetta. Very good portion sizes and the restaurant itself was presented with class. Very nice.

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Thank Prince B
Auckland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Up front. I find most Italian restaurants are all the same. Same menus, same food same taste. Sure the restaurant looked good. Staff were efficient and menu was full of Italian sounding dishes. Had the pizza as a main and shared the melon with parma ham. Pizza was nice. Melon was 3 small slices with a slice of ham on... More 

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Thank SJM63
Blenheim, New Zealand
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187 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great Taste of Italy with authentic Italian pasta and deserts. Large helpings served with flare. Great service to match the meals. Would certainly go back.

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Thank Tina B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna Beach, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland

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