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Travellers' Choice2023
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Italian, Pizza, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

The menu had changed. Some items were not available. The wine list had also changed and is very minimal. None of the food we had was at all pleasant. The Garlic Pizza bread, was so garlicy it was inedible. My daughter ordered the kids Fettucine,...which as basically a bad cheese sause with some dried up bits of chicken in it. The Calarami, was really thin and chewy. Very dissapointingMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Lovely dinner with Greta service. Four or us all ordering differently and enjoying our dinners. Attentive and friendly service.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

We were seated out the back. The decor is terrible, a ramshackle mix of old tables and dated 90's furniture. The music was bad, with videos of Andrea Bocelli playing in the background with no sound. Pasta dishes (penne & ravioli) were pretty good. Pizzas...not so, similar to what I can make in the oven at home. All in all ok, but wouldn't recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

The pasta was amazing the staff was excellent i would highly recommend this place if you are in town

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Very nice atmosphere and welcoming staff. The steak was very high quality beef and cooked to perfection! Great service.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

i had one of the best pieces of beef from portofino. everybody was accommodating generous and lovely. i recommend it to all looking for a meal in the area because its worth the stop.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

This restaurant was great the service was incredible and the food was delicious I really love garlic and their garlic bread was extra garlicky will be coming back again

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

I went there with my autistic son Paul Denino and Sam Pepper (his gay friend) It was a pleasure and the food was great and the staff were sooo friendly.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023

Had a terrible experience with the staff . They were totally useless and extremely awful , making fun of their guests. I would never recommend this restaurant. My husband and I went last night and we are flabbergasted by their behaviour.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023

Average pizza. Average pasta. Overpriced. Asked waiter to get different topping on pizza, yet pizza arrived as is on the menu. Wouldn’t go back.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 24 May 2023 via mobile

I visited with my daughter and mother whilst we were visiting Taupo. We all enjoyed our mains. My daughter had a pizza and my mother the steak. I went for the chicken fettuccine and wow! was it tasty!! It was perfectly creamy and delicious. We...shared the tiramisu and it was quite nice. Would 100% go back just for the fettuccine! The service was good too.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023 via mobile

Food was delicious, packed full of flavour. Restaurant manager was our waiter He made the night incredible with lots of laughs

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 27 February 2023

Despite a breakdown in communication with our on line booking we were able to enjoy a most excellent dinner and service at this atmospheric Italian restaurant. Our server was very friendly and understanding of our requirements. The dishes were beautifully prepared and presented and most...importantly were absolutely delicious. The supportive wines were both Italian and certainly complimented our food. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

When we’re touring in NZ, we tend to eat out quite a lot, we like Italian food, and Portofino restaurants have consistently given us good food, friendly staff, and good value. Taupo was excellent, and can thoroughly recommend the Auckland offering on the harbour.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 8 February 2023

We had a great family dinner at this cute Italian restaurant in the heart of Taupo. Helpful service really made the dining service enjoyable along with the lovely pasta dish I ordered. Well priced and good value for the food served.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Portofino is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5