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Cuisine: A La Carte, Pizza, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

A favourite with locals and visitors alike, this laid back spot is the only place on Palm Cove where you can listen to the sound of the surf while feasting on wood-fired pizzas fresh from the oven.

A large, covered terrace and sliding doors revealing stylish wooden interiors are the ideal way to make the most of North Queensland’s balmy weather. There are even cabanas where you can sun yourself and sip a cocktail as you wait.

The menu focuses on comfort classics with a seasonal twist. Tuck into sharing plates such as scallops in prosciutto, hearty salads, seafood, steaks, mouthwatering pastas and authentic pizzas.

Crowd-pleasers include red claw fettuccine and Tomahawk steak with crispy patatas bravas, while the signature pizzas are unmissable. Think sophisticated salmon on a charcoal base or slithers of beef with feta. There’s even a delicious vegan option on offer…

A cold beer is never far away at Portofino, but if you have a sweet teeth don’t forget to try one of their legendary dessert cocktails. Chocolate espresso martini anyone?

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Portofino Restaurant & Bar
Shop 3 41 Williams Esp
Palm Beach 4879

Open Hours:
Everyday 7am - 10pm

Phone: 0428774009

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Portofino Restaurant & Bar
Location: Palm Cove
Cuisine: A La Carte, Pizza, Share Plates
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Liz Franz

Outstanding. We live in Clifton Beach, just round the corner from Palm Cove, and can't believe we haven't tried this restaurant before. Our first time here and the food and wine was superb. All of the staff we had dealings with were lovely and very helpful. We will definitely return. Can't wait to experience Portofino again. And here's a tip, you must have the four cheeses gnocchi!

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Lindsey Forsyth

Fantastic staff, food was delicious. We definitely recommend this restaurant. We will be back

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Brooke Hartmann

My friends and I are a mix of coeliac and gluten intolerant and we were thrilled with the choices we still had! The meals are big and delicious and the service quick. The Greek salad for entree was so yummy and the lamb shank dish was a nice surprise with 2 shanks instead of 1!!

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JaLa La

What a great place to sit and eat! Great location with sea breeze and views. Wait staff 10/10. The meal choice was simple and delectable. I had the recommended pasta marinara and I gave it a 10/10----better than what I can do!
We will certainly be eating there again---soon I hope.

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Wow, you must try the lamb shanks!!!! Absolutely perfect. The service was friendly and had a knack for timing things perfectly. Will definitely be back.

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Dagmar Hirsch

We had such a fun night at Portofino, location staff and service allowed us to enjoy ourselves and have a fantastic night out. Well done Portofino to create the space people enjoy the beauty of life! Warmest regards Dagmar

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What a great spot looking out to the beautiful beach
Service was excellent
Food was presented really well and tasted Devine.
Would highly recommend going
Thanks again Del & Georgia

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Our first experience dining with First Table and we were certainly not disappointed. The food and service were amazing. Thanks Portofino!

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From the time we arrived to leaving Thomas our waiter was amazing. Polite, professional and always checking everything was ok.
Food was beautiful and well presented.
Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a great experience with yummy food
Restaurant was busy, but there was no long wait times for food or drinks.
Thanks again Del

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Excellent customer service. We were made to feel so welcome from the moment we arrived. They got super busy while we were there, but the service didn't drop.The food was delicious, and generous sizes. Would recommend to anyone.

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The 4 cheese gnocchi was yummy. The Yarra valley Pinot noir was also a nice drop.

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Great atmosphere,service and attention to detail.
Foid was well presented and a friendly vibe
Great value .

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John Day

We arrived at 6 pm and did not leave until 9.30 pm had a great time catching up with friends in a superb surroundings enjoying a very delicious meal.

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Very good

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Linda Lena

Great pizzas!

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Cheryl Benson

Wow, the whole experience was just wonderful. Delicious food, great service all in a beautiful place. We will be back

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great food / great service

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First time we have used First Table, everything was fantastic, from signing up to the moment we walked in the door. Fantastic table, the staff were knowledgeable and friendly, food amazing, we will most definitely be back!

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A good table was reserved for us. Waiters were attentive and the food was tasty and well presented. Lamb shanks were tender and a very generous serve. Tortellini was beautifully flavoured.

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Thank you so much for this opportunity ! We had a wonderful evening with family ! Staff gave us a very friendly service and all food we had were so yummy! We'll definitely go back to Portofino restaurant again ! Thank you !

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Pam Potter

Had a beautiful relaxing dinner at Portofino.Food was very good and staff excellent.

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Paul Viant

Magnificent setting looking through a palm framed view of beautiful Palm Cove. Service is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The presentation and quality of the dishes the highlights especially the Baby Barra. Wonderful spot for a relaxed family get together... can’t recommend highly enough.

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Food was good, service was excellent, staff/waiters very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the experience and I would go there again.

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Beautiful food and fantastic service

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Cassie McIntyre

Wonderful atmosphere with beach view.
Exceptional service & deliciously presented food.
First table booking makes for a great valued experience.
We shall return again.

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Wonderful wait staff. Although first table diners we felt like valued customers all the way. It’s hardly surprising Portofinos consistently rates well with good food and great service.

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WOW, what can I say, this restaurant was perfect, perfect service, perfect food( barramundi), and perfect location.
Nothing to fault about Portofino.

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Kelly Evans

We enjoyed our time, Thankyou !
Service was friendly quick & reasonably efficient for a very busy place. A pleasant casual dining experience. Thanks again :)

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As Cairns locals we can't believe we haven't dined her before. Fantastic service, fresh pasta, and great overall experience. Highly recommend and we will definitely return.

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Being a first time first table user I was unprepared for the excellent service and food that was served to my wife and myself our waiter was incredibly attentive but not to the stage of annoying I had scollops wrapped in prosciutto my wife the same she then had Baby barramundi I had salt and pepper calamari both meals to die for I can only say the whole evening was excellent thanks again Portofino and first take for giving us an excellent evening

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We hadn't eaten at Portofino's or used first table before...nothing less then AMAZING !!! Thanks guys we will be back

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

Wonderful choice - the food, ambience and service was fantastic. Had the market fish (beautifully fresh, cooked perfectly and a huge portion) while my sons shared a Salmon pizza. The scallops were a bit tough but all in all the experience was great. The restaurant was completely full with queues outside but we were never rushed and the service was always excellent. Great spot for a holiday treat.

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A truly authentic Italian restaurant with generously sized portions and warm and personable service. For entree we had a dips platter and that was delishious but the highlight was certainly our main! The whole barramundi was perfectly cooked and enormous ! The accompanied veggies were crispy and fresh . We were not sure what to do with burned butter. Maybe if we had bread coming with that dishes we would use it as a spread .
Thank you guys for giving us a wonderful experience !

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Just amazing from start to finish! Fantastic location right opposite the beach, and although we were the “first table” the place was very busy when we arrived, obviously we’ll loved by locals and holiday makers. The service was excellent, friendly and efficient. But it was the food that was the standout for us. The bread with hot cheeses to dip in is a must try, amazing flavours. Followed by a pizza that is the best we’ve had in a long time, comparable with what we’ve had travelling through Italy. Wines to compliment made a perfect meal and we’d highly recommend to try this venue.

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An excellent evening at Portofino's. The venue was delightful, overlooking the sea and the food was delicious. We tried the lamb shanks which were rich and most generous and a salad with BBQ prawns which was fresh and light. We also found the service was friendly and helpful. Thank you. PS if you have a sweet tooth, the crème brulee with honey comb is a must.

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Portofino restaurant has everything going in its favour. Great location with a view of the beach, lovely atmosphere, efficient & friendly service & the food- Wow! Entrees, mains & desserts were all scrumptious. Highly recommended

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Excellent service and great food. Would recommend any day of the week!!

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Food was Delicious, but it was a really hot and humid night and we could of had a bit more table service, needed alot of water for the table that night as well as follow up drinks, but was not asked

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Enjoyed a great meal.-particularly enjoyed the scallops wrapped in prosciutto entree.

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Liz Franz

Outstanding. We live in Clifton Beach, just round the corner from Palm Cove, and can't believe we haven't tried this restaurant before. Our first time here and the food and wine was superb. All of the staff we had dealings with were lovely and very helpful. We will definitely return. Can't wait to experience Portofino again. And here's a tip, you must have the four cheeses gnocchi!

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A lovely evening, service was very good and the food was very tasty.

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Great staff and beautiful food. Had a fabulous night!

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thoroughly enjoyed our meals and fantastic service

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Anna Owczarek

Great food and atmosphere.

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Lindsey Forsyth

Fantastic staff, food was delicious. We definitely recommend this restaurant. We will be back

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Best pasta ever!

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Excellent Italian foods and drinks!!!

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Cathie Oswald

Took my son and his partner to dinner. The welcome was friendly. The staff very friendly and very helpful from wine selection and food recommendation. Even the wine I selected wasn’t up to my expectation, the waiter was happy for me to sample another wine that he recommended and replace the bottle at no extra cost. We had three courses and each course was tasty and fresh. The house chilli oil! Yum yum. Would highly recommend Portofio has something for every one.

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Brooke Hartmann

My friends and I are a mix of coeliac and gluten intolerant and we were thrilled with the choices we still had! The meals are big and delicious and the service quick. The Greek salad for entree was so yummy and the lamb shank dish was a nice surprise with 2 shanks instead of 1!!

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JaLa La

What a great place to sit and eat! Great location with sea breeze and views. Wait staff 10/10. The meal choice was simple and delectable. I had the recommended pasta marinara and I gave it a 10/10----better than what I can do!
We will certainly be eating there again---soon I hope.

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Give the chilli mussels and clams a go..... they are the best!

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Wow, you must try the lamb shanks!!!! Absolutely perfect. The service was friendly and had a knack for timing things perfectly. Will definitely be back.

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Dagmar Hirsch

We had such a fun night at Portofino, location staff and service allowed us to enjoy ourselves and have a fantastic night out. Well done Portofino to create the space people enjoy the beauty of life! Warmest regards Dagmar

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

What a great spot looking out to the beautiful beach
Service was excellent
Food was presented really well and tasted Devine.
Would highly recommend going
Thanks again Del & Georgia

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

Our first experience dining with First Table and we were certainly not disappointed. The food and service were amazing. Thanks Portofino!

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

From the time we arrived to leaving Thomas our waiter was amazing. Polite, professional and always checking everything was ok.
Food was beautiful and well presented.
Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a great experience with yummy food
Restaurant was busy, but there was no long wait times for food or drinks.
Thanks again Del

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Great food, great service. Will be back for sure!

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Garlic and cheese pot is our favourite and didn't disappoint again, we always order extra bread. Pasta was perfect, chili oil was delicious, rocket salad was a nice large serve. You won't be disappointed.

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Excellent customer service. We were made to feel so welcome from the moment we arrived. They got super busy while we were there, but the service didn't drop.The food was delicious, and generous sizes. Would recommend to anyone.

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

The 4 cheese gnocchi was yummy. The Yarra valley Pinot noir was also a nice drop.

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

Great atmosphere,service and attention to detail.
Foid was well presented and a friendly vibe
Great value .

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Portofino overlooks the Williams Esplanade and Palm Cove Beach. We dined with our 5 month old and were treated to one of the day beds, which was the ultimate in casual dining. The service was attentive, accommodating and friendly. Our meal (a pizza, a pasta, a salad, beer and a sparkling) all arrived without fuss and was superb. Just as we decided to skip dessert for an evening walk on search of an ice cream, the skies opened and a tropical downpour ensued. Tiramisu and chocolate ganache with an espresso went down a treat as we waited out the storm. We'll be back to work through the many delicious menu choices we weren't able to sample in one sitting.

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John Day

We arrived at 6 pm and did not leave until 9.30 pm had a great time catching up with friends in a superb surroundings enjoying a very delicious meal.

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Very good

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Linda Lena

Great pizzas!

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Cheryl Benson

Wow, the whole experience was just wonderful. Delicious food, great service all in a beautiful place. We will be back

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great food / great service

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First time we have used First Table, everything was fantastic, from signing up to the moment we walked in the door. Fantastic table, the staff were knowledgeable and friendly, food amazing, we will most definitely be back!

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

A good table was reserved for us. Waiters were attentive and the food was tasty and well presented. Lamb shanks were tender and a very generous serve. Tortellini was beautifully flavoured.

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Sarah Burnes

Brilliant as always! A regular favourite

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Thank you so much for this opportunity ! We had a wonderful evening with family ! Staff gave us a very friendly service and all food we had were so yummy! We'll definitely go back to Portofino restaurant again ! Thank you !

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Pam Potter

Had a beautiful relaxing dinner at Portofino.Food was very good and staff excellent.

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Paul Viant

Magnificent setting looking through a palm framed view of beautiful Palm Cove. Service is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The presentation and quality of the dishes the highlights especially the Baby Barra. Wonderful spot for a relaxed family get together... can’t recommend highly enough.

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

Food was good, service was excellent, staff/waiters very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the experience and I would go there again.

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Beautiful food and fantastic service

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Carol Reeves Kenyon

Very nice view. Food was amazing

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Cassie McIntyre

Wonderful atmosphere with beach view.
Exceptional service & deliciously presented food.
First table booking makes for a great valued experience.
We shall return again.

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

Wonderful wait staff. Although first table diners we felt like valued customers all the way. It’s hardly surprising Portofinos consistently rates well with good food and great service.

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

WOW, what can I say, this restaurant was perfect, perfect service, perfect food( barramundi), and perfect location.
Nothing to fault about Portofino.

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Kelly Evans

We enjoyed our time, Thankyou !
Service was friendly quick & reasonably efficient for a very busy place. A pleasant casual dining experience. Thanks again :)

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

As Cairns locals we can't believe we haven't dined her before. Fantastic service, fresh pasta, and great overall experience. Highly recommend and we will definitely return.

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

Being a first time first table user I was unprepared for the excellent service and food that was served to my wife and myself our waiter was incredibly attentive but not to the stage of annoying I had scollops wrapped in prosciutto my wife the same she then had Baby barramundi I had salt and pepper calamari both meals to die for I can only say the whole evening was excellent thanks again Portofino and first take for giving us an excellent evening

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

This is the second time that I have dined at Portofino and the food was again excellent.The staff were also very friendly and attentive. All other diners also seemed to be enjoying their meals.

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What an experience. Service was 5 star. Food was incredible quality along with huge portions. Great cheap night out thanks to First Table!

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

We hadn't eaten at Portofino's or used first table before...nothing less then AMAZING !!! Thanks guys we will be back

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

Wonderful choice - the food, ambience and service was fantastic. Had the market fish (beautifully fresh, cooked perfectly and a huge portion) while my sons shared a Salmon pizza. The scallops were a bit tough but all in all the experience was great. The restaurant was completely full with queues outside but we were never rushed and the service was always excellent. Great spot for a holiday treat.

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