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93 Market St, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9430 6126
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited early on Saturday evening. Liked the look of the seafood platter for two, so we ordered it. After some wait our dish arrived and I must say the presentation was underwhelming. The dish consisted of grilled fish 2 pieces, king prawns 4 pieces, scallops 4 pieces) marinated octopus, squid tubes 4 pieces (offered as calamari?), a hint of minature... More 

Thank stephanie201109
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Dear stephanie201109, Thank you for your detailed review. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not as high as you expected. In general, our guests speak very highly of our seafood platter, but I guess we cannot satisfy everybody, even though we work hard to do so. Next time, you come to visit us, I would like to... More 

Nedlands, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and attentive staff...good food with a decent range of choices. Kids enjoyed it...reasonably priced....

Thank Sathi E
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hello Sathi E, If the kids are happy, the parents are happy. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Joe More 

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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch whilist having a walk around Freo.Staff very pleasant and helpful and inside is nice and clean.We ordered drinks which came promptly and we had the cannelloni and the barramundi,both very tasty,only concern was paying top dollar for a lunch.

Thank Geoff P
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hi Geoff, I am pleased to see you enjoyed your lunch with us. At Portorosa we aim at delivering good service, and high quality Italian food. We try to give our guest the real authentic Italian experience, in the way nonna raised me back in the day. Thanks for your review. Joe More 

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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The choice of restaurant was left to the brother-in-law and what a great choice in Fremantle. The service was fantastic, and the food was absolutely divine. We arrived and were direct to a outside table for 3 and it all started from there,drinks, then trying to make a choice from the very competitive selection on the menu. Finally choices made... More 

Thank Dianne S
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hi Dianne S, Thank you for your kind words. 10 out of 10! That is awesome. I am very happy to hear you were happy with staff, atmosphere, entrees, mains and that we have been able to make your night. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Perth / Fremantle. Culinary regards, Joe More 

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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Out in Freo for lunch. Tried this place as inside was cool and not too crowded on a hot day. Waitstaff were brilliant attending to our needs. We told have no pork belly or oysters so went for salad for me and surf and turf for hubby. Very average meals and pricey. They do serve lots of pasta dishes and... More 

Thank Di A
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hi Di A, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear we have not convinced you to come back and become a regular guests. We do try to provide the best service and quality / price meals to our visitors, however, I understand you can not win them all. Should you have an advice for us, on how... More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I first dined at Portorosa in 1995 and the Risotto Marinara was SO GOOD that I have NEVER forgotten the flavour! This time I had the marinated octopus and sardines, which was a very light and delicious entree. The latte was also very well brewed. The staff were welcoming and very friendly. The meal was delivered quickly. A real taste... More 

Thank dontcallmesharon
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hi dontcallmesharon, Always a good feeling when we can welcome a returning customer. Happy to see that you are as happy with our services and quality of the food as you were back in the nineties! Culinary regards, Joe More 

Koh tao
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We went here the other night the place looks nice and clean. We sat down outside ordered and service was quick. To be fair the portions here are generous and the food tastes good but due to this my girlfriend left a bit of her food as she was full. Now I'm not sure if this is an Italian thing... More 

Thank Lswift1408
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hello Lswift1408, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear how a misunderstanding turned a pleasant experience into a bad aftertaste. We train our staff to be social and engaging with our guests. However, sometimes they exaggerate, which is a pity. We will bring this up during our staff meeting to ensure that they pay attention to the... More 

Fremantle, Australia
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210 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We had lunch the restaurant was not busy the staff were great the food was excellent had the barramundi belly and the beef cheeks they were awsome so tasty

Thank Stephen B
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hi Stephen B, Thank you kindly for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the customer service and the taste of our cuisine. Culinary regards, Joe More 

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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

At he looks of outside terrasse make us to chose this restaurant looking inviting the accueil was terrific from the waiter fill at home. The place was neat and clean the music and the ambiance perfect.

Thank Micheal G
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hello Michael, Glad to see you had a good experience at our restaurant. We put a lot of effort in providing the feel of Italy inside our restaurant, and with the awesome atmosphere that Fremantle offers, it made it perfect for you. Please feel free to spread the word! Joe. More 

Wodonga, Australia
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255 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here on Saturday night, definitely have to book as it gets really busy here as popular. We were lucky to have walked by during the day and booked a table for that night, we notice people being turned away as the restaurant was full, they still get people through reasonably quickly as we saw tables being cleaned and... More 

Thank Goldfinger100
Joe N, Owner at Portorosa, responded to this review

Hello Goldfinger100, I see you had a pleasant experience from the start when you made the booking till the end with our after sales service! That's what we aim for - good authentic Italian food in combination with excellent service and a nice atmosphere! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Joe. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$31
Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Market St, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Fremantle
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9430 6126
Right in the heart of Fremantle, Portorosa is the Italian Restaurant you don't expect. Using the best available local ingredients, our Chef creates a seasonal menu featuring classic dishes, bursting with a great Sicilian flavor. Our menu is based on the Italian tradition of preparing food. We combine simplicity with the best ingredients of the season, including high quality olive oil, locally grown local vegetables and fruits, and seasonal specials of seafood, poultry, meat and game. In addition to the regular menu, our specials menu features a variety of soups, antipasti, pasta and main courses.

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