About Us

Portofino is a fully licensed Italian Restaurant located at the Hythe area in Colchester.

We pride ourselves in serving high quality meals, using only the best produce from local suppliers.

Our fish and shellfish are purchased fresh on a daily basis.

Every dish is cooked to order.

The large open plan kitchen enables our customers to watch the chefs taking pride in creating each order - whilst ensuring that every meal is cooked to perfection.

The majority of our wines are purchased directly from Italian vineyards and are chosen to compliment the food so you can enjoy the complete taste of Italy.

We pay particular attention to the finer details, and this is reflected in the way we purposely designed and built the spacious, fully air conditioned Portofino Restaurant. We feel that we have succeeded in creating a relaxing, comfortable dining experience, with a difference.

  1. We have ample car parking, and customers are welcome to leave their car overnight, should they need to take a taxi home.
  2. Our design of the restaurant ensures that disabled customers have access to all of the facilities.
  3. The restaurant offers a spacious non-smoking area on the ground floor. There is also a comfortable lounge area on the first floor, where you can relax and enjoy pre-dinner drinks or after dinner coffees and liqueurs.
  4. We also have a large patio area with ample seating to enjoy when the weather is fine.