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Portofino Restaurant

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156 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna Beach, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
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Bundi, India
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us dined here last night. The Restaurant was full to capacity, something on at Theatre next door, however we still got good service and the food was nicely presented and very tasty. All four is us enjoyed our meals. Recommend and we will be back.

Thank sandpmp
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2 tables occupied in a large restaurant so service was good. That was where it stopped. Entree of scallops on rice smothered in a tomato ? sauce, dreadful. Main of seafood risotto had same sauce & texture as entree & was inedible and certainly not risotto. All in all very disappointing,

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Robert B
Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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 

Thank StephenF157
Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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.

Thank Simonf9720
Auckland, New Zealand
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Tabatha1998
Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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!

Thank stugross
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51 reviews
26 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.

Thank Phil M
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

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

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.

Thank Prince B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, 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?