Portofino Restaurant & Bar

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
Website: portofinopalmcove.com

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

Reviews

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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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

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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 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

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

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

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

great food / great service

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

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 !

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

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.

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

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.

- dined at Portofino Restaurant & Bar on

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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Lindy Abbott

Great food!

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Debbie Taylor

First time experience here. Food was lovely, service was amazing and kids well catered for. Will definitely return!

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We booked this table for both our husbands birthdays and we were not disappointed. We were looked after and the food was beautiful. Our waiter was very attentive and as it was our husbands birthday he gave us complimentary liqueurs after the dinner.

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Exceptional service. Food was really good. Pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommend

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Steve Kidd

Went for our 30th anniversary, great place to go, the food was fantastic, as was the service, highly recommended

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Great restaurant with fantastic service
Highly recommend

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Simply the best!

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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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Great time, fantastic food, excellent service.

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John Black

Food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. The lamb shanks were cooked perfectly and the tiramisu was amazing. Good wines to match at the recommendation of the waitress. Would definitely return when up this way again

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Karen Fletcher

Perfect dining experience from the moment we walked in, great service ,amazing food ,lovely ambiance . We will be back

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Rachael Rowe

My friend and I tried Portofino for the first time through first table and were very pleased.

We were greeted by happy staff, showed to a table at the front of the restaurant and were well looked after the entire time.
The food was fantastic, we ordered a gluten free bruschetta and a gluten free pizza. They were able to accommodate to our dietary needs which was another reason we chose to dine here!!

I would recommend Portofino to tourists and locals. It was a great night.

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Portofino Restaurant surely surprised me last night with their quality of food. I enjoy a great steak, especially when it’s accompanied by a delicious sauce. The entire Filet Mignon dish was marinated, seasoned and cooked perfectly. Plus the Garlic Pizza I had to start was out of this world! Love that the waiters are also actually Italian - makes the food feel even more authentic!

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Penny Brocky

Fantastic food and service. Amazing views! This place is awesome. Highly recommended

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The four cheese Gnoochi was amazing! My husband had the fettuccine cabonara, he said is was pretty great and our son really enjoyed the spaghetti bolognese. The cheese sauce entré had the right amount of bread, and the cannoli was like a little cheesecake with perfect crunch.

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Dagmar Hirsch

We had a great time at Portofino!

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Great! Beautiful food, lovely service. Great night out!

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Very Good would recommend the resturant

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Angela Lyon

Wonderful relaxed atmosphere and Great service but the food OMG was outstanding.
Thank you for a great opportunity to experience a first Table at Portofino with our family that came for a holiday, WE WILL BE BACK and happy to spread the word

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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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Highly recommend Portofino’s! Great food and great service. They never disappoint!

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