Portefino was definitely the busiest restaurant we passed every night but we eat plenty of pizza and pasta back home wasn’t keen. But tonight was our 7th and last night here in palm cove/port Douglas and we have had either average/crap or overpriced food. Portefino came highly recommended so we booked to dine with them tonight and we left the restaurant full and soo happy!
To start, our host remembered us from making our booking the day before. Warm, friendly and showed no trouble to accommodate when we requested the day bed.
And then my hero of the evening Vittoria arrived. She is what every restaurant needs and every diner dreams off. She guided us on the menu and was confident to tell us (very honestly) when she felt we were going the wrong way. Her recommendations were on point. The tortellini was off the charts and perfectly balanced with the radicchio (I think) with a crunch from the pine nuts (I think).
Vittoria’s service was superb and didn’t skip a bit, hospitality was my life so it makes me happy to find people working in it with passion.
So when they asked me if everything was okay, it was the first time all week I could yes and mean it!! Nothing frustrates me more than paying for crap food. The team that brought us our meals, also extremely friendly and warm. Might I add that the kids meal spaghetti bolognese felt home made.. with juicy chunks of tomatoes and meat. We felt the love. ❤️
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