Experience the Authentic Taste of Neapolitan Cuisine at The Venetian Macao’s Portofino Restaurant

Naples native Marco Pacetta has crafted a delicious selection of seafood, pasta and desserts at the award-winning trattoria


(Macao, May 13, 2019) – The Venetian® Macao’s Portofino Italian restaurant has launched a tempting menu created by new Senior Chef and Naples native Marco Pacetta. With an emphasis on top quality seafood and ingredients, the award-winning restaurant will offer the freshest, most authentic Neapolitan cuisine outside the food-obsessed Italian coastal city itself.

Portofino’s new signature dishes include a crudo (raw) platter of Spanish sustainable red tuna, sea scallops, amberjack with smoked salmon roe, Sicilian red prawns, scampi, Alaskan king crab with uni and oysters with Kaluga caviar. Other seafood offers seabass with razor clams, while traditional pasta dishes present tajarin lobster with lobster sauce and truffle; foie gras ravioli; and chicken consommé with Bolognese-style tortellini and Parmigiano. Rich saffron gnocchi incorporates cured pork cheek and morels, while spiced ‘Apicius’ duck is a four-day dry-aged classic.

The new menu, which emphasises freshness and authenticity, utilises many products sourced from Italy’s Naples region, including olive oil, tomatoes and pasta flour. Other ingredients such as seafood, meat and vegetables are also imported from Italy as well as top producers throughout Europe.

Chef Marco is a Michelin-trained Neapolitan who honed his skills at renowned Italian restaurants in his home country as well as Paris, London and Bangkok. As passionate about Naples cuisine as he is about quality produce, he is a craftsman at turning beautiful ingredients into sublime dishes.

“We are very pleased to introduce our new menu, which focuses on seasonality, simplicity, and value,” says Chef Marco. “Naples has been the inspiration, and you can see this in classic local dishes such as mozzarella in carrozza stuffed with Sicilian red prawns, and saffron gnocchi with pork cheek and morels. Pasta, which we make fresh every day here at Portofino, was first created in Naples, and of course plays a major role on the menu. Our new tortellini dumplings, for example, are based on a traditional family recipe my grandfather brought with him over 100 years ago when he relocated from Bologna in the north of Italy to Naples in the south.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to sample fresh, authentic Italian dishes at award-winning Portofino.


For reservation or inquiries, please call
+853 8118 9950 or email portofino.reservation@sands.com.mo. For more details, please visit https://www.venetianmacao.com/restaurants/signature/portofino.html


Homemade tajarin pasta, lobster, lobster sauce, seasonal fresh truffle

 Seafood tower

Homemade tajarin pasta, lobster, lobster sauce, seasonal fresh truffle


Seafood tower

Mozzarella in carrozza stuffed with Sicilian red prawns, tomato coulis, pesto and caviar

Seabass, razor clams, seaweed beurre blanc sauce

Mozzarella in carrozza stuffed with Sicilian red prawns, tomato coulis, pesto and caviar


Seabass, razor clams, seaweed beurre blanc sauce

Photo caption:
The Venetian Macao’s Portofino Italian restaurant has launched a menu offering the freshest, most authentic Italian and Neapolitan cuisine created by new Senior Chef and Naples native Marco Pacetta.




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