The lovely place

Reviews of Il Portobello Italian Restaurant

A Google User reviewed

“Great service”

we have dined here a few years ago, so we thought we would try again as the Ist time was very good, we enjoyed it once again but I found the bruschetta was too hard for me even though my husband liked it, homemade gnocchi were delicious, ravoili were ok, pizza was delicious.


A Google User reviewed

“Fantastic fried calamari!!!!”

I had lived in Melbourne for 45 years and often went to Il Portobello when meeting friends locally for dinner, I LOVE my seafood and this restaurant does one of the best and generous fried calamari dishes II have tasted anywhere (and I have been to Greece). I now live in Cairns and still make this restaurant a go to spot when I am in Melbourne at xmas time, it has a lovely atmosphere and the staff are friendly and good natured as a rule.
Looking forward to my trip down this year, bring it on!!


A Google User reviewed

Tasty food, attentive service. Had dinner here which was our first visit. Didn’t know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised with the food. Had a delicious potato woodfire pizza and the chilli prawns which was tasty. Service was very attentive and prompt, though I guess because everyone else was already served. Venue is nice and not over the top fancy.


A Google User reviewed

Our group of 4 enjoyed our evening… Service was great- we didn’t wait long for our meals and our 3 courses were delicious! Highly recommend the chicken and pumpkin risotto and we couldn’t go past dessert…. The chocolate and raspberry brownie and the creme brûlée- divine!! We will definately return


A Google User reviewed

“Love it and have been there many times”

Great food and ambiance. Lovely lovely owners who look after your every need. Years ago had our wedding reception there upstairs. Great for a meal or any big event. Francis and Fred are lovely and nothing rattles them. They manage large functions very professionally but with the warmth you might get from country people. You cant go wrong. Nothing is too much trouble for them.


A Google User reviewed

Well priced Italian, large servings (the parma is HUGE!), good service, BYO wine, often really busy on a Friday/Saturday night so would need to book.
Only tiny negative is that usually when I order there’s always something different between what was on the menu and what I actually received.