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14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-757 8686
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (13 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“garlic bread” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

The food in Portofino is always super scrummy and the service is attentive and professional. Always enjoy our meals here

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 2Breeze
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Portofino is a lovely Italian restaurant because it is authentic - run by Italians. Therefore, as we would expect, the food is cooked with care and correct ingredients, resulting in good authentic flavours. I say this because a lot of general restaurants include an Italian...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TKNgaio
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, delicious food and fabulous staff but food very slow to arrive. Enjoyed our wine and managed to cover a lot of topics of discussion! We will be back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ingerplinger1
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Dined at Portofino and was so happy with the evening. Service was great, setting was lovely and the food was superb. Had a delicious pasta which was hot and flavoursome. Finished with tiramisu and it was one of the best I have had. Will definitely...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Almost perfect with the exception that now they are no longer byo so you have to drink their vino and as usual the profit in wine markup is excessive. As they are doing no more than any other licensed restaurant I cant fault that but...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Murray T
Reviewed 30 July 2018

came here with a group recently, food was really yummy, rich and lots of flavour. Serving sizes of the pasta are HUGE so be aware if you are ordering entrees aswell you will struggle to finish it. Only negative was the mains took a while...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Tessnjosh
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful food, great service, lovely atmosphere. This is a definite if visiting or living in New Plymouth. The food is faultless.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 574pamelam
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Is that really an issue?? Service: 5/5 Ambience: 5/5 Food: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Sides: 2 x steamed vegetables. Too much pepper for my liking, but cooked to perfection. Crunchy seasonal veggies Sides: Garlic bread. Think of this as an italian garlic naan. Its flat-ish bread,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BackChat11
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Should have heeded latest reviews. My husband and I had different pastas but the tomato based sauce on both dishes could have been out of a bottle with an over dose of sugar added. Desserts overpriced and out of 3 ordered (table of 4) only...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Tracey V
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Scallops were so old and freezer burnt they were inedible. Partners meal had a lot of sugar added it made the risotto sickly. Staff didn’t want to know about the issues.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mbr0phy
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29 September 2016|
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Response from rachelmA4868XA | Reviewed this property |
I have never done a set menu here. It would pay to ring the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-757 8686
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