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Portofino Italian Restaurant

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13A Custom Street West | Viaduct Basin, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-356 7080
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fine italian food (anglosaxon version) in a well located place in the Auckland harbour area. Good quality price relation.

Thank luiggi67
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121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Usually not one for marking down on score but we waited agggges for our food (was just the 2 of us), it was a Monday night and the food was quite poor. Left most of it. Would try again in the future but this occasion was disappointing

Thank Pete H
Dunedin, New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here on a Friday night and the setting is really lovely. The service was very slow. The food was very tasty and a reasonable price but we just had to wait. there didn't seem to be enough wait staff.

Thank liketotravellotsNZ
Nelson, New Zealand
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411 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went for dinner and the service was very good,, food was also good Their garlic bread was good

Thank danjonelson
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a business trip, decided to have dinner at this restaurant. It is an Italian restaurant with a modern take on traditional dishes. Service was professional and friendly, food service was timely without appearing too fast, and food quality was excellent. Not the best Italian restaurant I've visited, by difficult to complain. Enjoyed my meal immensely.

Thank ps257340
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lovely final lunch here overlooking the harbour on a sunny day. Staff were friendly the atmosphere was relaxed and the food was erally tasty.

Thank cortona142015
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After travelling all day, it was lovely to sit down and have a relaxing dinner! Erica our waitress was just a delight and after enquiring about a certain wine was happy to give me a sip to try before we buy!!! Food and wine were just lovely! I can highly recommend. Little bit slow getting our meals but all good!

Thank KezVictoria
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our favourite places for lunch in downtown when we visit Auckland But: They have taken to requiring a yes/no for tipping on the card swipe machine. We find this offensive and totally unnecessary in New Zealand which has no history of this practice and will not be going back!

Thank rci618
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The one thing most NZ restaurants lacks is excellent service - But not Portofino. The service alone would have given this place a 5/5 but it's gets even better because the food was excellent as well. I suggest that you treat yourself and dine here. Prices are a little higher than average (for me at least) but it's totally with... More 

Thank deang243
New Orleans, Louisiana
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Came here one night because I was craving Italian food and everything else was closed on Labour Day. Wasn't really expecting too much here but the food was pretty damn decent. We shared the pan fried calamari in sauce (I was expecting fried calamari and this was not it!). I don't recommend the calamari but we got the carbonara pasta... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13A Custom Street West | Viaduct Basin, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-356 7080

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