Portofino New Brighton

4.4
182 reviews
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Italian
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  • Waterfront
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
Portofino Ristorante e Pizzeria Italiana – we don’t just serve food, we serve food with a passion. We are different and unique, we want to offer you the best dining experience in Wallasey, New Brighton.
The warm and welcoming atmosphere will make you feel like a part of the family whether you are among one of our regular patrons or a first time visitor. We offer the perfect setting for any dining occasion. Whether you are seeking reservations for a romantic evening out, a family gathering, business dinners, birthdays, anniversaries or any other celebratory function Portofino offers the perfect menu options and setting.
What 182 People Are Saying
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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food & staff it's the first time I've been & it won't be the last as I've already booked again to take my daughter

EH
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staff, food lovely, booked again for this week

D
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and good value. I had the spiedo di mango with blue cheese sauce, which you’ve got to try if you go.

OT
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and food as always
The meatball calzone is absolutely amazing

m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

i would recommend but not on one of the hottest days of the year. the ceiling fans did absolutely nothing to cool the place down, i was like sitting in a furnace, very uncomfortable

JT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From entering Portofino you can easily see class when entering inside it has a spotlessly clean restaurant the waiter Rory could not have been more Welcoming he was extremely polite friendly and helpful the rest of the staff they could not do enough for you. The food is of a very high standard the wine is also exceptional the special menu is so affordable.
I give Portofino 10 out of 10.

JR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our meals very much. This is our second visit and we would go again. The food is excellent, service likewise, and the location is lovely on the bonnie banks of the Mersey. Many thanks to the Portofinos staff.

R
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Saturday Night. Very good service & food, only issue was the Early Bird Menu was not available on Sat (this was not clear on their web page).

DQ
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a pre theatre meal at the Portofino. The whole experience was outstanding. My full recommendations.

JD
Liverpool
6 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A traditional Italian. Great down to earth waiting staff. Good standard I takin classics

JH
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Restaurant was not very busy ,but was rushed into ordering food ,just finished are food ,hadn’t finished drinks then was presented with the bill ,will not be returning

OT
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with exceptional food and customer experience very satisfied as always

J
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. They knew we going to theatre so service very good. Highly recommend

RK
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Whitebait good, mushroom starter good, both had prawn linguine very good. Apple crumble more like pie but good. Cheesecake OK. Both desserts very filling. Would like more pasta choices on the menu.

MM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my fourth visit to the restaurant, which I believe says it all. I have not been disappointed yet with either the exceptional food or the friendly service. On my last visit however, we did have to
ask for coffee twice before we received it but the restaurant was extremely busy and it certainly didn't spoil our evening. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent as always

GB
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food great, good choice and you can use taste card as well

KT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great table, nice looking place, must say it was a cold windy evening outside but left jacket on (sat by window)
Food very nice but for my personal taste would double the herbs, never enough herb for me.
I had meatball calzone. Wife had Lasagne.

d
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Starter and dessert were free which is a great offer. Wine was exceptional and very reasonable. Nice atmosphere and lovely servers. Would recommend

OT
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food , garlic bread was amazing and the calzone just as fabulous, absolutely stuffed it was our 3rd visit , it definitely won’t be our last

PF
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, attentive and helpful staff. We only had 2 courses which were lovely. My friend made a point of asking the waiting on staff to congratulate the chef on the seabass dish as it was the best she had tasted.

P
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service. Friends also enjoyed food and atmosphere.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a table of 6 and all enjoy every part of our evening. Service was excellent , the food was great, everybody had an excellent time.

JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a lovely Italian restaurant serving good food with friendly service. Only been twice but will definitely be back soon. Chicken stroganoff is delicious.

NC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

What amazingly good quality meals (4 of us, 3 different main meals) for such value!
The menu has enough choice (including vegetarian) without being so extensive that you suspect it won't be genuinely produced on the premises. The quality of the food is as good as anything I've tasted in more expensive Italian restaurants and it was all served without fault so that all our meals arrived together. It would have been nice to have had a choice of fresh fruit juice, but that's about all you could really criticise this establishment for. The decor was acceptable and the staff friendly and helpful. Just couldn't understand why the place isn't permanently bursting at the seams. We will definitely return.

HP
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the food and atmosphere, I'm already planning my next visit!

CP
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fine from start to finish -made to feel relaxed and comfortable but just a little too chilly for my liking.

S
Liverpool
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice Italian restaurant, with a large menu. We had starters of the two soups available and both were excellent. My wife enjoyed her main from the pasta selection, but I was disappointed with my belly pork. The portions of pork seemed generous, but was 70% fat and I've definitely had better. Pastas and pizza here are probably fine.

S
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal everyone on our table of 4 enjoyed the food and the portions were plenty big enough. The service was good despite the fact that they were very busy when we arrived and we had no problems getting served and asking for things when we wanted them. A good selection of food for everyone - and we have different ideas about what makes a good meal!

CF
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, and wonderful service. Highly recommended.

JA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food and services. Decorations also fabulous and perfect wine collections

BH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything about our experience on the 26th was excellent
Have recommended to many people
Only one thing was I found it to be quite chilly but then again it was a very windy and cold evening weather wise

MS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thought the food was excellent and the service was attentive but informal, as we like it! Cost of wine was a bit of an issue but it didn't destroy the otherwise very pleasant evening

EL
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I went on a Monday night for an early dinner so it was quite quiet but that was to be expected. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The food was really good, piping hot which I love and very tasty. I think it is an ideal place to meet up with friends for a very pleasent evening. I don't know what it is like at the weekend though.

IC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Ordered Calzone and my husband ordered steak Diane.
Calzone was tasteless, no herbs or olive oil to give flavour. I sent it back and starved for the night as we have just arrived after a long drive from Ireland.
My husband's steak was covered in the sauce, extra thin and totally overcooked! He eat because he couldn't starve for the night!
This is not an Italian restaurant as no Italian chef would serve food like that!

S
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed me food and the staff were really friendly and helpful

JG
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect meal and perfect service. Thanks Portofino.

S
Liverpool
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love it here. New Year’s Eve menu was lovely. The staff were very busy but that was expected and the night was very enjoyable.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I booked this venue for my husband's birthday a booth via open table, called up to confirm it was definitely booked and to check we could still use our taste card as we always so here on a Sunday and was confirmed this was all set and would be fine! When we arrived the booth I reserved was already occupied and I was advised by the waiter with attitude (I wasn't aware!) We managed to still get a table, then we ordered and when finished asked for the bill and mentioned our taste card to be told it couldn't be used unless mentioned over the phone.....I advised this happened and sure enough it was honoured seemingly begrudgingly so we tipped and left. I have to be honest although we love this venue I've never quite experienced the poor service there that we did tonight and will be considering before returning if this is what happens to regular customers. Very sad an let down! X

L
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly staff. Good value for money with 2-4-1 on pizza and pasta

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