This unpretentious Italian trattoria in Hamilton was opened over 35 years ago by Cesare Maranzana. While many men struggle to buy even flowers, Cesare set out to impress his wife by designing the restaurant in the style of his home town.
Service from the Italian waiters is efficient and friendly. The menu offers a wide range of Italian dishes and, despite its prime location in the business district, is reasonably priced. The thin-crusted pizzas are particularly good value and there’s 17 to choose from. Pasta dishes such as Ravioli Bolognese and Penne al Salmon are also good value.
Portofino is always busy, so reservations are recommended. If you can’t get a table try their take-away shop next door. The restaurant also boasts a pleasant outdoor terrace for al fresco dining.
The restaurant is open every day of the week. Lunch is served Monday to Friday, 11.30 am to 3 pm. Dinner service runs from 6 pm to midnight daily. Take-out is available 10 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week.
Portofino is located on Bermudiana Road in the centre of Hamilton. It’s just across the road from the ferry terminal so is handy for tourists visiting the city.
Map showing location of Portofino Restaurant.
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20 Bermudiana Road