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33 Customhouse Quay | Meridian Building-Waterfront, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 5060
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic Antipasto Plater to start, and order a bottle of wine with the friendly waitstaff. We expected to have a nice relaxing dinner but the restaurant was very quiet. We were asked if we were ready to order a couple of times even though we said we were going to order mains after starters. Kitchen was in... More 

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Thank Prux
geelong
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176 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an evening here and absolutely loved the Italian meal and the restaurant. Food was excellent and the location being on the harbor was wonderful. Service was good and restaurant was comfortable and spacious.

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1 Thank JanKel3
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I never write restaurant reviews but this place is so great I feel the need to let others know just how great this place is. Great Italian food and wine, atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing views. I brought my 40 staff members here and they were all impressed with the restaurant and had a great evening. I will definitely be... More 

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2 Thank acerys
Seattle, Washington
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540 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location and ambience. Our French waitress was so charming and delightful that she made the meal. The food was ok, but not memorable.

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1 Thank Sandy N
Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited here over public holiday, the service was good and food was ok. Pretty good but not the best pasta I have had for the price. We were not advised of the service fee in advance and it was not advertised so probably would have been a good idea to tell us prior. A $50 bill turned into a $70... More 

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1 Thank AmyGiddins
Timaru, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The owner I found very over bearing, you outside checking out the menu and he more or less shoves you in the door. The food was average

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Thank millars5
Dallas
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127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Portofino is a good Italian restaurant, not a great one but a good one. The seasonings and tastes are tuned like most restaurants to the locals. You will get good food here and good service. The harbor view of West Wellington is great too but only along one wall. Think of this as a local bar and grill you won't... More 

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1 Thank dr_evil_dad
Auckland
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were a party of four, table pre-booked. We were attended to quite promptly and, as a main, each of us chose the 'Cotoletta alla milanese' - crumbed, white veal with vegetables. We all agreed that is was fine - tender, with a good portion of vegetables that had not been overcooked. When it came to dessert, however, different story!... More 

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Thank platypus7
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This place had been recommended by friends so we expected great things. The cheese bread we started with was tasteless - don't know what cheese they used but...... Then I ordered the Margherita pizza. Can I suggest that the chef at Portafino goes to work at Dominos pizza to find out how to make a gorgeous Margherita pizza. Portafino's was... More 

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Thank Biljan
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A group of 9 of us dined here recently. The meals were very nice, especially the cheesecake that 5 of us had. It was a busy night but felt the service wasn't the best. Had to ask for things like water, pepper for the main course etc. Overall would return.

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1 Thank harvarddriver2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European, Pizza, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Customhouse Quay | Meridian Building-Waterfront, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 5060

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