Portofino New Brighton

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189 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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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 189 People Are Saying
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Liverpool
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Staff were lovely, steak was very chewy. Service was efficient and very polite.

D
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Went on a meerkat meal day so valuewise it was fine, however quality of food has a lot to answer for. Portions were good, but far too salty, and my partner fell ill soon after eating as her seafood pasta was off.

My starter of mushrooms bemused me as it had a whole barely cooked mushroom size of my fist buried in a big pile of sauce! Very strange.

Ambience was nice though and staff seemed nice.

AS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good quick service, staff very attentive, good variety of food which was enjoyed by all.

SS
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and excellent service, BV would recommend this place to eat out.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a wide choice

TB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly this place is amazing !!
I went here for a date and the staff were amazing ! Kept the place open for us even though they could of been at home they were still asking did we need anything else !
They were friendly kind and just amazing
The food was absolutely delicious and the place was beautiful and calm
Will be returning thank you !

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Poor food, atmosphere poor and value for food below standard. Wouldn’t go back again!

KB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food and excellent value for money. Great service and good with kids.

ST
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
7 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

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