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Old 10-26-2007, 01:58 PM
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On that we agree to disagree...I love dinners on board, always dress (matching bag and shoes, my friends will giggle)...but the amount of people they serve can never amount to fine dining. The personal service, the best servers on the ship(a big promotion for them)...and the food prepared for just you is a BIG difference, and in my humble opinion....one night of Chops for me, my mother couldn't care less.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:35 PM
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we also been in this restaurant, the service is great and the food too match, thats why we are having our wedding meal in there in april 2008.well worth the $20

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Old 11-01-2007, 07:51 PM
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Originally posted by sonya.k:
i do like fine dining, but i feel you still get that in the dining room anyway, the food is very good as well!...how much can a waiter do for you??
i will try portofinos, maybe on the last night.
There is a big difference. The food in the dining room is mass prepared, the quality is not the same, as your meal at Portofino and Chops is being prepared after you order. Along with better service, it is well worth the extra $$.

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Old 11-02-2007, 03:03 AM
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you've all convinced me!, lol im gonna book the table as soon as i get on the ship!
i suppose its better than loseing the the money in the casino!
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You won't be dissapointed. BTW the seafood skewer is absolutely fab!

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Old 11-02-2007, 04:53 PM
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I actually had the best steak I have ever eaten in Portofino's. Oh, they serve some pretty good Italian food too
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:30 AM
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Sonya, Portofino's is great. Go for it. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:26 PM
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I think everyone has convinced you, but just in case. Our experience at Portofino was phenominal. Our dinner experience (and it was more of an experience than a meal!)was simply wonderful. We went on a full day at sea during sunset. We tried all kinds of things I would never order at home (too scary to pay for something like carpacio at home and hate it). Since it is a flat fee, you can order and eat whatever you want. The quality of the food was much better than dining room, service too. The chocolate dessert sampler was delicious. Anyway, well worth the $.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:40 PM
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Look at this page to see recent menus for Portofino's and Chops. They menus should be the same regardless of the ship. The linked page also has main dining room menus for comparison

Man oh man Dave, you posted this and someone posted another list of menus of the NCL threads, I think RonClark. In looking through these menus I'm getting really hungry and have three hours left before I get off work. May have to make some reservations at a nice restaurant and knock off early today.

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Old 11-05-2007, 06:04 PM
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My wife and I ate at Portifinos and Chops while aboard the Mariner.While Portifinos was an excellent dining experience, Chops was the bomb!

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