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Portofino Restaurant

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156 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna Beach, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
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Auckland
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Up front. I find most Italian restaurants are all the same. Same menus, same food same taste. Sure the restaurant looked good. Staff were efficient and menu was full of Italian sounding dishes. Had the pizza as a main and shared the melon with parma ham. Pizza was nice. Melon was 3 small slices with a slice of ham on... More 

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Thank SJM63
Blenheim, New Zealand
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189 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Great Taste of Italy with authentic Italian pasta and deserts. Large helpings served with flare. Great service to match the meals. Would certainly go back.

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Thank Tina B
Soufrière, Soufriere, St. Lucia
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151 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

First it was a night at the theater and they were fully booked. We arrived early (2 1/2) hours before the show to have a nice casual dinner. As soon as we sat down we were told to order because it would be busy. We should had because our waitress disappeared after that. She was working the bar and we... More 

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Thank David H
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are big lovers of a good Italian pasta. And we definitaly got some good pasta at this portofino restaurant. But the staff... I've never seen staff this rude. It was a guy, late 40 early 50 I think, grey hair. There was no "good afternoon" "how are you" "thank you" "your welcome" or anything. We came... More 

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Thank Sanne A
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

this was the most faux cuisine I've had in a restaurant. besides the staples on the menu - bruschetta, bolognaise, minestrone etc - nothing else was in the slightest bit interesting or enticing. Both "italian" meals were slices of meat covered in a sauce served with bland boiled veg and fries - since when have fries been served with Itlian... More 

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Thank Cousinbenson
Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Actually, very disappointed in Portofino Takapuna. And I've been to, and enjoyed, Portofino Mission Bay and Viaduct many times. We bought a Grabone voucher and the menu selection was OK, except dessert where you had a choice between two. Entree was Bruschetta which was nice, but covered in rocket leaves. My fiancee had one of the soups , he said... More 

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Thank Kelly T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Food was excellent. we had a couple of entrees and 4 main courses.The manager let us taste some wine in a glass before we chose which bottle to have. I felt this was a nice touch as we are not wine drinkers but wanted to celebrate an special occasion. There weren't a lot of patrons that night but don't let... More 

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Thank Merv J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We chose to go to this restaurant as it was extremely close to the venue we were going to for a speech. We didn't have a lot of time, but the waitress was very good, working with us to get our food out quickly, without it feeling rushed. The food was beautiful. We all had something totally different to each... More 

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Thank nzTrina
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

For great food and service you cannot beat Portofino, Takapuna. It is centrally located with plenty of outside parking. The atmosphere inside is great and the food superb. If you enjoy an evening out you cannot beat this restaurant.

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Thank Rankin71
Gothenburg, Sweden
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Fantastic italian restaurant! Have almost eaten every dish on the menu and they are all delicious! The restaurant is located at a very beautiful place, cozy interior and friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna Beach, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?