A Warm Welcome to Portofino

Portofino is a fully licensed, purpose built Italian restaurant located at the Hythe, in Colchester.

We attempt to enhance the concept of fine-dining, with the emphasis on food made from the finest ingredients, and using authentic Italian cooking methods.

Our staff are there to ensure that you have a relaxed, enjoyable experience when you dine with us.

Portofino is the ideal place for a quiet meal for 2, or a party for that special occasion!

We recommend that you book in advance to ensure your reservation (especially at weekends to avoid disappointment).

We have room to cater for up to 150 patrons at a time.

Corporate events can be arranged with exclusive use of the restaurant's facilities.

Portofino is open 5 days a week - Tuesday to Saturday. Lunch is served from midday, with last orders at 2pm - with choices from the à la carte menu and the lunch time menu.

Dinner is served from the à la carte menu from 6pm, with last orders at 10pm. An extensive list of fish and shellfish specials is always available.