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Quay West Bridge Road, North Quay, Douglas IM1 5AG
+44 1624 617755
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:14
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Onchan, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

You won't go wrong on a Saturday evening if you want to take the older kids (20+) for dinner at Portofino. Great Tables, Great Ambiance, Great Food, Great Service. The one important point I noticed were the tables had enough space to enable you to feel that you were within your own space. Get your table booked, you won't go... More 

Thank SILVERFOX260260
Douglas, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had chose to have our group lunch here and it was excellent, starters of Scallops was beautiful, the fillet was cooked to perfection, what more can one ask for.

Thank Manxie1951
Manchester, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Came here for a works Christmas do and the food was fantastic! I had the cod for main and it tasted so fresh and delicious. I heard only good things from other people. Other flaw was that the baileys creme brûlée just tasted like coffee rather than baileys. Also the dance floor was a mirror so awkward for any girls... More 

1 Thank rebeccalw21
Onchan, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Superb food, great service in a truly lovely setting. Compared to anything else in Douglas it is out in front by a country mile.

Thank SJH21
County Dublin, Ireland
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I have recently eaten here twice, for lunch and dinner. Both times I had a really lovely meal and a glass of wine. The restaurant is modern and purpose built with a nice bright aspect down the river in Douglas. It works particularly well during the daytime as it enhances the feling of smart efficiency. The food was excellent and... More 

Thank Hugo54321
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Restaurant looks fabulous wonderful setting but that is about it. Service is poor, and the food is average at best. A real shame as it has great potentail.

1 Thank Debs G
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Whilst staying with relatives on the island we were treated to an evening meal. The waiting staff were all friendly, however three of our party ordered Rib-eye steak which turned out to be very tough and tasteless. No one came to ask if our meal was OK and when a complaint was made we were told "its the first time... More 

1 Thank Samaori
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55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This was a business trip. A relatively quiet Wednesday evening. All the nearby seafood restaurants were full, this place wasn't. That should have alerted us to something. On the plus side the chef was the most friendly person in sight, he recommended the lamb, and seemed genuinely interested in us. To be met then by a supercilious waiter, or was... More 

Thank David B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Such a shame restaurant is beautiful, with a lovely outlook, but my lamb wellington had little flavour. The cheese soufflé was nice. Waiting staff very attentive, but the sommelier was not particularly friendly or helpful. My wife had the fish but it had been frozen! Such a shame because the location is nice and the staff were really trying.

Thank sterlingsilver8
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Having read many of the excellent reviews for this restaurant I was excited to visit with my sister and mum on a girls weekend away. Whilst the food was excellent and the waitresses helpful and attentive I have to say the whole evening was marred by the rude sommelier. We weren't provided with a wine list to start with so... More 

1 Thank Beth W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$34
International, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:14
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay West Bridge Road, North Quay, Douglas IM1 5AG
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 617755
Portofino was opened at 18:15 on the 19th November 2010, as the Island's most prestigious Mediterranean and International restaurant. Dominating the Quay West development, centrally located in the Isle of Man's capital Douglas, Portofino enjoys spectacular views overlooking the marina, with activity of the street outside, visible through floor to ceiling windows. The grill, fish, poultry, meat and vegetables are prepared in full view of diners at the surrounding kitchen. During summer, outside tables are available for dinning. Portafino's interior was designed by Sicilian owner Mario Ciapelli. Its interior is complemented by high-back leather chairs, a modern cocktail serving bar and contemporary lighting throughout to provide a luxury and modern yet comfortable enviroment for diners. The restaurant also provides diners with the option to book the Xander Suite, a private dining room which can accommodate up to 30 guests.

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