Time Out says
Situated on Taksim’s Topçu Caddesi, inside Lares Park Hotel, Portofino Restaurant & Bar offers selections from both Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, as well as from around the world. With two entrances, one from inside the hotel and one from the street, the restaurant is easily accessible. The menu features soups, salads, pastas, pizzas, risottos, both white and red meat, and even kebabs.Aubergine kebab and grilled salmon are among favourites while often it is the pizza that is solely responsible for drawing customers. The restaurant, which tends to be full, even on weeknights, plays live music from 20.00-23.00 which you can enjoy with your meal, while after 23.00 club music is preferred. It has a wide bar and a rich drinks menu. It’s even worth going if only to try famous bartender Şevki Tasasız’s frozen drinks and cocktails.