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33 Customhouse Quay | Meridian Building-Waterfront, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 5060
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“seafood” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Customhouse Quay | Meridian Building-Waterfront, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice atmosphere & we had a great Pizza. Views to die for - great spot. Staff were excellent. Meals are also a good size and reasonably priced.

Thank josso_4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We vowed to never attend a Portofino again after 2 disasters at the Parnell branch Refreshing to get a wonderful experience here in Wellington- great fish and cheesecake Excellent service and a good evening With a wonderful view over the harbour and the moon

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked lunch to celebrate my son's 20th birthday. The restaurant is placed perfectly in Wellington waterfront. Had a great time with great company. The service was fantastic and cannot be faulted. The dishes were well presented and were delicious. We had a good time and...More

1  Thank travaller60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon Portofino on an evening when they had a special seafood platter for two. It consisted mainly of green lip mussels and calamari on spaghetti with a few prawns thrown in. It was truly delicious and took some work for the two of...More

1  Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Italian restaurant on the quay. We were lucky to be fitted in and had a lovely meal. Both had different veal recipes, equally delicious!

1  Thank freddielola
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Good pasta and they will on request not add cheese to fish dishes. A sign of a good restaurant. Good location with some table having a good view of the bay

1  Thank Lucyleak
Reviewed 5 March 2018

right on the waterfront but well sheltered My dinner didn't really match up to the description (scallops) so swapped with a friend (veal) and it was lovely.

1  Thank LizNZ2014
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Staff rushed us through our order due to lack of staff rather than a fast food joint. Thought being a Saturday there would be staff on. We were not even asked if we wanted water, which I thought unusual. Food was okay and garlic bread...More

Thank Angela Y
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The meal itself was okay, but very rushed your meal was practically thrown at you by the waiter. It is more a fast food place than a restaurant. Would benefit from better mannered waiters. The wine was poured that fast it hit my top!

Thank StacksnTressels
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We stayed at Quest on Johnston. Walked to Portofino. Family (7) had variety of great meals. Spag Bol. Creamy Risottos, Chicken Salad, 1 vegan dish. Cost a bit more than usual but certainly worth the extra cost, meals were excellent - good portions and the...More

1  Thank Faye M
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Ruth B
12 January 2017|
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Response from MorrieS_12 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delayed answer. I don't think the do BYO as they have a very comprehensive wine list of their own
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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