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Portofino Gold Coast

4.6
4.6
40 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian

From Neopolitan origin, Dan Marchetti has been raised on traditional Italian home style cooking. Childhood memories dominated by the aromas and taste of classic Italian cuisine. Portofino Restaurant and Pizzeria aims to share this Italian experience with you.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 5510 2230

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Menu

Antipasti

  • Focaccia All'aglioA$12.00

    Garlic focaccia

    • Tagliere

      An assortment of cured Italian meats and cheeses

      • For 2A$32.00
    • Vitello TonnatoA$24.00

      Finely sliced roasted veal served with a mayonnaise of tuna & capers

      • Zuppa di CozzeA$18.00

        Mussels cooked in white wine and home made tomato sauce

        • Parmigiana di MelanzaneA$17.00

          Fried eggplant layered with buffalo mozzarella, tomato sauce & basil

          • PolpoA$18.00

            Slow cooked marinated octopus on a bed of puree, stracciatella, cherry tomatoes & shaved almonds

            Primi

            • Pappardella alla BologneseA$27.00

              Pappardelle in a slow cooked mince ragu, topped with 24 mnth Parmesan Cheese

              • Spaghetto Nero alla MarinaraA$36.00

                Black ink Spaghetti in a tomato sauce of prawns, mussels, clams, crab & scampi

                • Spaghetto Alle VongoleA$33.00

                  Spaghetti in a white wine sauce of clams, topped with shavings of sundried mullet roe

                  • Rigatoni GenoveseA$29.00

                    Short pasta in a sauce of basil pesto and pancetta

                    • Gnocco alla NormaA$27.00

                      Gnocchi in a sauce of fried eggplant & cherry tomato, topped with grated aged goat cheese

                      • Risotto MantovanaA$30.00

                        Pumpkin puree risotto finished with a taleggio cheese fondue & roasted walnut

                        Secondi

                        • Filetto di VitelloA$34.00

                          180gr fillet of veal with a marsala & mushroom sauce, on a bed of potato puree and hazelnuts

                          • Pesce Del Giorno

                            Fish of the day. Please ask our friendly staff for details

                            • MP
                          • Anatra ConfitA$36.00

                            Duck leg confit on a bed of puree, with a port wine sauce and yellow beetroot gratin

                            Contorni

                            • Purea di PatateA$8.00

                              Potato puree

                              • Patate FritteA$8.00

                                chat potatoes seasoned with rosemary, with a side of aioli mayonnaise

                                • Verdura del GiornoA$10.00

                                  Green of the day. Please ask our friendly staff for details

                                  • Insalata di FinocchioA$10.00

                                    Fennel, orange and walnut salad

                                    • Insalata MistaA$8.00

                                      Mixed leaf salad with a vinaigrette dressing

                                      • PaneA$8.00

                                        Home made bread served with an Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Reduction

                                        Dolci

                                        Add a DIGESTIVI to your dolci. Please select from our Drinks Menu

                                        • TiramisuA$14.00

                                          Home made mascarpone cream & coffee liqueur sponge cake

                                          • Mille Foglie ai LamponiA$15.00

                                            Layered puff pastry with home made custard cream and raspberries

                                            • BombeA$12.00

                                              Home made doughnuts filled with homemade custard & chocolate filling

                                              • AffogatoA$10.00

                                                Espresso coffee served with a side of vanilla bean gelato

                                                Gelato

                                                $5 per scoop, topped with cacao crumble

                                                • Cassata

                                                  A creamy milky gelato with neapolitan glace fruit & crushed almond praline

                                                  • Chocolate Hazelnut

                                                    Blended through with Nutella

                                                    • Vanilla

                                                      Blended through with organic vanilla bean

                                                      Bambini - Kids Menu

                                                      • Veal SchnitzelA$14.00

                                                        • Fish & ChipsA$14.00

                                                          • Spaghetti BologneseA$14.00

                                                            Last updated: September 15, 2021

                                                            What 40 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                            4.6
                                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                            • 4.6Food
                                                            • 4.7Service
                                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                                            • 4.3Value

                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                            • North Gold Coast

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                                                              Best Ambiance

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                                                              Fit for Foodies

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                                                              Great for Lunch

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                                                              will28

                                                              Brisbane

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Food presentation, taste and value for money was outstanding! You will not find better. A quiet little secret at Runaway Bay that matches the finest cuisine anywhere. Portofino will not disappoint!

                                                            2. CT

                                                              CarysTravelAdvisor

                                                              Gold Coast

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 16, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Fabulous venue, enjoyed looking over at boats in Marina. Italian menu was superb and tasted incredible. Service top notch. Cocktails/ wine slightly expensive but overall an amazing restaurant and cannot wait to visit again soon.

                                                            3. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Dubai

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 16, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Another amazing meal, wonderful food, excellent service with beautiful weather.

                                                            4. BB

                                                              BrookB

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Perfect setting, delicious food and lovely staff. Highly recommend

                                                            5. K

                                                              King

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Great neighborhood restaurant with limited menu but still difficult to decide because everything sounds so nice! Also some nice wines at realistic prices. Excellent setting for those hot summer nights as it enjoys a pleasant sea breeze. Indoor and outdoor dining , plenty of parking and nice and quiet. I live local and will be a regular.

                                                            6. PT

                                                              PeterT

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wow. Excellent food and service. Such delicious and tasty food done to perfection.

                                                            7. b

                                                              brenth

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                              Great local Italian trattoria- definitely recommend

                                                            8. M

                                                              Mark

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 18, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great Food and great service. Will be back again for sure

                                                            9. F

                                                              Fleur

                                                              Gold Coast

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 11, 2021

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              Welcoming. Courteous service with a smile. Delicious food.

                                                            10. DD

                                                              DavidandDani

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Second visit there since moving to the area. This will be our ‘local’ for Italian with great service and ambience. Well done guys.

                                                            11. VM

                                                              VeronicaM

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Excellent quality authentic cuisine meals. I enjoyed my meal. I highly recommend this restaurant.

                                                            12. JN

                                                              JulieN

                                                              Brisbane

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 29, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This was our first time to Portifino and we’ll definitely be back. Everything was lovely. Food, service and the ambience was great. Thank you for a great evening.

                                                            13. P

                                                              Paula

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 28, 2021

                                                              overall2food2service1ambience4

                                                              Very disappointed to know they don’t serve pizza. The fine dining that they are chasing is let down by the service. Was charged more than what my bill came too so went back for a refund. Won’t be back.

                                                            14. s

                                                              shiper

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 27, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                              Food and service were both very good but lost marks for charging $8 each for corkage on BYO night - disappointing

                                                            15. M

                                                              Malcolm

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Very god authentic Italian food, great home made pasta. Will be a favorite.

                                                            16. G

                                                              Grace

                                                              Brisbane

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Everything from the service to the food was perfection.

                                                            17. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Dubai

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 21, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              What a wonderfully refreshing and refined dining experience on the Northern Gold Coast, and it's walking distance from home. 😊 We had a lovely dinner for my wife's birthday last night, the service is exceptional and the food, absolutely delicious, the presentation, taste and quality is nothing short of world class. This will become our new special place. Thanks team for a wonderful evening.

                                                            18. TS

                                                              TrevorS

                                                              Gold Coast

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Portofino offers an authentic dining experience. Staff are friendly, helpful and deliver the service promptly. Definitely recommended.

                                                            19. G

                                                              Giorgio

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This was our second visit- highly recommended. We will be back!

                                                            20. LL

                                                              LorraineL

                                                              Brisbane

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food and service very authentic home made food

                                                            21. GC

                                                              GCFi

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 13, 2021

                                                              overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                              Lovely setting but food not so great. Hard pasta ( and when I talked to the owner about it, he was a bit condescending and made it out that I didn't know what home made pasta is like - he said 'it's not McDonalds' ) the portions were small - we left still hungry . The owner did say he'd take our complaints under consideration but we are locals and you need locals to keep a business afloat.

                                                            22. CH

                                                              ColH

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 13, 2021

                                                              overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                              Marina pasta was a small serve with little seafood that was mainly mussles

                                                            23. AS

                                                              AnnS

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                              Food was very flavoursome, perfectly cooked. Veal and Barramundi were our choices. Portion of the veal might have been a bit more generous. Accompaniments were lovely. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Comfortable and relaxed environment.

                                                            24. L

                                                              Louisa8

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 8, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                              Our small group thoroughly enjoyed the waiter recommended focaccia specialties, entrees, mains and desserts; washed down with an agreeable shiraz. Nothing to criticise here and look forward to our next visit.

                                                            25. PM

                                                              PeterM

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 7, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              That Portofino Gold Coast are BYO Wednesday and Thursday nights is great. The food and atmosphere is excellent. This is negated by a $8.00 per person corkage on top of $11.00 beers. It might be better value not to bring your own wine. It is a new restaurant with a lot of potential and I expect they will adjust this imbalance over time. I wish them all the best and a prosperous future in these difficult Covid times.

                                                            26. ED

                                                              EllenD

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 6, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Service was exceptional, delicious authentic Italian food!!

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                                                              JoKa

                                                              Brisbane

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 6, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was divine - full of flavour, unique combinations and perfect portions

                                                            28. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Brisbane

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 6, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                              Book club meeting was held in the seperate dining room and it was the perfect setting for our group if 9.

                                                            29. TL

                                                              TrevorL

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 29, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Food very good. A nice feel to the place. Fit out done really well. Staff friendly. Will definitely be going back.

                                                            30. JC

                                                              JulesC

                                                              Brisbane

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on September 26, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                              Food was beautifully presented with a modern flair. The Veal Tonnato and Eggplant Parmigiana entree’s were excellent followed by the Risotto and Vongole both perfectly cooked. Service seemed a little muddled at times. We were disappointed the Pizza menu wasn’t available. Overall - we will definitely be back.

                                                            31. B

                                                              Brian

                                                              New South Wales

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on September 25, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Great Food and service and we will go back The menus were hard to read because of small print especially in the low light. Meal were on the small side and you have order a side of veggies which is a bummer. Otherwise all good.

                                                            32. GP

                                                              GregP

                                                              Brisbane

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 24, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This is a great local restaurant that serves very good traditional Italian food. We opened with an excellent platter of meats cheese, olives and focaccia bread. A variety of pasta dishes followed and a lovely fillet with an excellent sauce with a side salad. Very good wines were available in bottle and by the glass. Unfortunately the pizza menu was not available. Thanks Dan for an excellent evening! We are very happy to have this restaurant in our suburb!

                                                            33. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Brisbane

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on September 23, 2021

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                              Lovely new addition to the dining experience for this area. Great service and delicious food. Small but good menu, look forward to adding ‘specials’ dishes in the future to add some variety. Looking forward to many more visits.

                                                            34. SG

                                                              SarahG

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 23, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Started with the parmagiana and the octopus. Both delicious and beautifully presented. Followed by gnocchi and spaghetti nero seafood. The area has been in desperate need of a good modern Italian and here it is.

                                                            35. GC

                                                              GeoffC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 23, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was fantastic, but corkage at $8.00 per head was over the top! Four of us went on a Thursday evening with two bottles of wine corkage $32.00. Menu doest allow you to order Pizza! But the mains were excellent.

                                                            36. CT

                                                              ChiknT8

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 22, 2021

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              Great new addition to Northern GC with knowledgeable staff. House made pasta & focaccia! Looking forward to returning to try more delicious things on the menu.

                                                            37. j

                                                              janined

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Lovely italian food and friendly service, would recommend. Easy parking at the marina overlooking the boats .

                                                            38. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 15, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Amazing food and service. Definitely be back.

                                                            39. PL

                                                              PhilL

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 15, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              The menu is not extensive but it covers a pretty wide range of Italian dishes. The food was excellent and the servings were ample. We will definitely be going back again and we will tell all of our Friends about Portofino too.

                                                            40. GM

                                                              GavinM

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 11, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Excellent food quality and presentation. The best local restaurant by far

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                                                            Portofino Gold Coast is rated 4.6 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

                                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                                            Runaway Bay Marina, Shop 7, 251 Bayview St Hollywell, AU-QLD 4216

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              Runaway Bay

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Lunch
                                                              Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
                                                              Dinner
                                                              Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Italian

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Dining

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Casual Dress

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