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33 Customhouse Quay | Meridian Building-Waterfront, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 5060
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a place to hangout with friends what a staff good service Good place to eat & good experience there all staff & the owners are friendly nice food nice drinks menu a beautiful cheese cake a waiter from India i think he is very professional and a sweet talker .

Thank Anil A
Romford, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant overlooks the old sheds and harbour. The food is well priced and ok. Personally, while there was nothing wrong with our meals, I think there are better alternatives to be tried.

Thank Clive_C54
Carson City, Nevada
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236 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is probably worthy of an average. I was with a group of people and nearly everyone found the food a little spicy which is maybe curious for an Italian restaurant. The others found the food to be a little short on any flavor. The service was fine. But, beware if you're a small group with maybe a couple... More 

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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135 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was full but the waiter was not patient at all demanding our orders when we were yet reviewing their menu. And according to what we saw at other tables were not supplied with parmesan cheese. We didn't even have time to order appetizers. And the quality of the food was just so-so.

Thank Ron A
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If been there on a busy friday night to meet my family. Even though there were 5 of us, they managed to give us a table. We were greated by a loveley waitress and offered water without having to ask. The food was absolutely great, the kids loved their kids sized pasta and the glutenfree options were amazing, too. We... More 

1 Thank Paula K
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking around Wellington harbour on a rather chilly night in February looking for an Italian restaurant we came across Portofino. To be honest, we haven't been particularly thrilled with any of the restaurants we came across on our 10 day trip to North Island which is a shame. Maybe they have thought that the NZ beer is so good that... More 

1 Thank ClashBrisbane
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I feel like I'm being generous with three stars here. The whole experience was meh! We both said we wouldn't go back, and I remember saying that after I first went there for a work function a couple of years back. Lesson learnt. We shared the garlic pane which was fine, not super tasty. Then I had the scallop pasta... More 

1 Thank taranakituturu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Wellington for work for the week we tried to eat somewhere different every night so we went for a wander down the waterfront and came across Portafino, we decided to go in and have dinner here. Got a table straight away and given the drinks list, extensive drinks list and menu. I ordered the Italian Pinot Gris... More 

1 Thank Annette B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, very efficient and friendly staff, we were lucky to get a table, it is a very popular restaurant.

1 Thank HampshireTrekker
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is part of a New Zealand chain and actually has a great location right on the water. They had a wide selection of dishes from fish to Italian. I selected the Caprese salad, which was very good. For my main dish I had the Chicken Parmesan, which was at best average. It was a chicken cutlet, with Mozzarella on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?