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33 Customhouse Quay | Meridian Building-Waterfront, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 5060
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“seafood” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
33 Customhouse Quay | Meridian Building-Waterfront, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant has lots of variety of classic italian food. I love Italian food, I ordered chicken with vegetables and pomodoro sauce. Delicious chikcne cooked really nice, The sauce was delicous, with lots of olives capers chile, I would have liked more sauce because it...More

1  Thank sofiaryan7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early for our booking but were led to our table with a friendly enquiry as to whether we would like a drink whilst waiting (we opted for water, which was immediately provided). When the rest of our party arrived, service was quick, friendly...More

2  Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to a great Italian meal, and Portofino’s menu was appealing. Looking at the menu, however, was the high point on our experience. Our server was wrong about our appetizer (bread is NOT included with big chunks of feta cheese, she...More

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was not fresh at all, smelly mussels. Highly overpriced for what it was. My meal was like almost 50$. Not going back, if it looks fancy from outside but food is terrible no thank you. My friends dessert looked nice however.

1  Thank datchian
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Love the central location of this restaurant, with the iconic Wellington Harbour front right on the doorstep. Our waitress was warm and friendly and provided great service, although a little zealous in her enthusiasm to serve at times, it was cute rather than annoying though....More

1  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Our family had a relaxing evening at Portofino. Waiter was excellent and we all had a great meal. Our Caprese starter set the ball rolling and I had Canneloni, hubby had a pasta with Truffle Oil (cant remember the name) and kids had a large...More

1  Thank travelsavvy2016
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We went to Portofino for Mother's Day. Never again! Pasta was sent back as spaghetti was over cooked, definitely not al dente and swimming in a sauce that looked like soup. Yuck!!! Pizza was average at best. Worst meal ever!

1  Thank AnnaandJim2014
Reviewed 15 April 2018

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 April 2018 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 24 March 2018

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

2  Thank travaller60
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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