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Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.orlando.bicegroup.com
  • Email: gmorlando@bicegroup.com
  • Phone: (407) 503-1415
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm to 10.00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Alessandro Lozzi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Bice Ristorante offers many private group dining options for your corporate event or special occasion dinner. We have two private dining rooms seating 10 to 40 guests. We can seat up to 225 guests, utilizing the private rooms and the main dining room for a larger dinner. There are also two outdoor terraces offering spectacular views of Portofino Bay Harbor, which are available for private bookings.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Brown (321) 246-8145
  • Entertainment: Pianist Friday & Saturday from 7pm to 10 pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vineland
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self Parking with No Charge and Valet Service in Parking Garage.
A word from Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
An exquisite culinary voyage right to the heart of Italy awaits you amid a decor which combines Old World elegance and modern chic. Bice Ristorante offers exquisite Northern Italian cuisine, and superb service in an elegant atmosphere. Bice overlooks the Portofino Bay, offering the finest waterfront views in Orlando. We are located on Universal Studios property, and are only
3 miles from the Orange County Convention Center. The water taxi taking your guests to Universal Citywalk is steps from the restaurant.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We thought we have been in Italy. The high ceiling rooms are very comfortable, the service was friendly and the food was very good"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great ambiance. A real getaway from ordinary dining!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Some of the best pasta ever, everything is freshly made"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We been to this same restaurant in NY and Miami and always had great experiences. Not here. Bice in Orlando is still expensive but just an ordinary restaurant. The food wasn't good at all"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great service: GM Massimo runs this place very efficiently and the food is excellent! No complaints!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The restaurant honored the reservation to the letter,which is fantastic.The table was prepared nicely and we did not have to wait for our reservation,which is important to me.The drinks were wonderful and the apps came out timely and perfectly plated & delicious.The main course was amazing with hearty portions. Nice plating again.The service was good but was a little slow with drink refills. In their defense, it was a full house.They did not rush us and allowed us to enjoy the dining experience.The setting was a little on the loud side;however,the view of the portofino harbor and resort was very nice. It was great for our small party.I would recommend this as the best option for a great Italian meal and relaxing experience at the resort."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Would not rush to this place again which disappoints me because I believe its the same Bice that used to be in Chicago and I loved it ! Brought clients there often...thought this restaurant was a little pricey and service not top notch but if staying at hotel and do not feel like venturing far, it was a decent choice"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We lucked out weather wise and were able to sit outside and enjoy our meal overlooking the "port". Service was fantastic and very attentive. Food was lovely and the wine list was reasonable. Would for sure make a return trip!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "If you are looking for a romantic place to celebrate a special ocasion don't miss the outside tables of BICE! Nice food, and the best view and best scenic view from Orlando. You really feel like you were in Italy! And if you are lucky you can also have a perfect dinner with great opera singers performing classics and moderns arias!!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great food and service but the room is sort of "cold", not the temperature but the ambiance. I am in the business and if I owned this restaurant I would lower the lighting level in the room, raise the music volume, and add some large chandeliers in the main room as the space is too open. Funny how the bar area had. 6 large light fixtures in that small section of the room and there are no light fixtures in the much larger, cavernous dining area. I also think artwork is undersized - these pieces should be 3 or 4 times bigger."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We've eaten here about 7 - 8 times whenever we are in, or driving through, Orlando. Every meal has always been excellent. Even our picky kids look forward to eating here."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This is a high end restaurant located in the Portofino complex of the Loew hotel. The fresh pasta are made in the restaurant. The Burrata cheese is authentic and not one of those locally made. Nice place to go if you want to indulge yourself."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Best Italian treat in Orlando. Like the service. Menu is awsome. Special restaurent for special occasion ."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Nothing for me to complain about yet nothing for me to praise. It felt more like a transaction and experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The atmosphere was like dining in Italy. The service was exceptional, very informative. The food was delicious.I would definitely return if I am back in the area."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Best Italian restaurant in Orlando! It's separate location from the hotel adds to the ambience and the theme park is not on sight so tourist are not coming in with their t-shirts and shorts. Parking is easy and Bice validates. One of our local favorites."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My family of four truly enjoyed our meal at BICE - it was the best meal we had at Universal Orlando by far, and one of the top meals we've eaten in the last year. Well above what we'd expected at an Orlando theme park. One element that struck me as highly professional was how the maitre d' dealt with an issue with one of our main courses - my lamb chops were overcooked. Without question, he apologized profusely. The restaurant manager then came out and apologized yet again, and then they brought me properly (and wonderfully) prepared lamb. Further, they brought our family a trio of desserts, along with coffee/cappuccino all around, all free as a final note of apology. Great, great service!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Very good food, same level as Bice Milano. Excelent service (better than the original). Price is high, but is is worth the experience. We spent the day at Universal Studios, and took a ride from a bike (fits 3 + driver) right after the Loews Portofino park entrance, had a great dinner at Bice and walked back to Universal parking. Myself, wife and four year old son. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I adore Italian food. The Ossobucco was amazing. The profiteroles were the best I've had since il tulipano closed in north Miami. Outstanding attentive service. Live piano music playing softly in the background provided the perfect background. I won't visit Orlando again without eating here."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We had the room in the corner, away from the crowds, and it was perfect for us. We like the quiet in order to be able to talk and enjoy our food. Everything was outstanding - from appetizers to dessert. And to top it all, the price is reasonable for such quality food and service."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "A great meal. Wonderful, delicious food with impeccable service. This was one of the best dining experiences ever and we have travelled extensively.. The server was knowledgeable and his recommendations were perfect. Who would have thought such a great dining experience would be obtained in a theme park surrounding."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I celebrated our anniversary with dinner at BiCE before heading to the Blue Man Group at City Walk. We met through a study abroad program in Florence, Italy this summer--so Italy is very special to us. Loews Portofino Bay Resort does a perfect job of recreating an Italian seaside village right down to the last detail. BiCE only compliments that experience! The wine list, the ambiance, even the staff were perfect. We felt like we were dining in Italy all over again. If you are looking for a true, authentic Italian dinner, look no further than BiCE."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The rack of lamb was really tough that I shared with my daughter. We both had slight intestinal discomfort the next day. My wife's veal chop wasn't at all as it was described on the menu. It should have been called Wiener schnitzel. Service, spotty and slow. Don't seem like anybody likes there jobs at Universal."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I had the Christmas eve prix fix menu (boar ragu pasta & venison). The food was outstanding. My wife had the antipasti & osso bucco she loved it"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Only an amazing restaurant can be both kid friendly and romantic! The menu is true Italian and outstanding. The wine list is quite expansive and our server new his cabernet. He recommended a fabulous bottle that paired with our meal. He catered to our children's every need (Shirley temple's galore). A definite repeat!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We've been in Orlando for over three years and just got around to going to Bice. Our neighbors have been saying that it's the best Italian in Orlando and I dismissed their remarks thinking that other places had to be better than a restaurant at a Resort. We went with friends that have been there before and shared a lot of small plates so that we could experience as much of the menu as possible in one sitting. The server's suggestions were wonderful, as was everything we tried. We've really been missing out. We will be making this a "regular spot" on our list!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Overpriced and terrible service. Will not come back. Waiter forgot one of the dishes we ordered. The caress salad was $20 and was just fair. At the end of our meal wIter asked if we would like to see desert menu and forgot to bring it. Couldn't wait to leave and will never come back !"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Enjoyed every minute of being there. Great service. I wish they had more vegetarian dishes."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Food was good, but overpriced. You could find something just as good at carrabba's and pay half the price."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "You will never be disappointed at BICE. Everything and everybody are above fantastic. We love going here at least once a month as locals."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "This was our first experience at Bice at Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando - but hopefully not our last! We were not disappointed. My wife & I enjoyed an early (5:30 p.m.) 10th wedding anniversary dinner at Bice before an 8:00 concert. Everything was fabulous -- the ambience, the timing, the amazing endive salad, the red snapper, ... the wine! We were graciously greeted several times by many Bice staff members/managers/owners & asked how everything was. We felt welcomed & special. Thank you, Bice. We plan to return on a future trip to Orlando!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We had a most enjoyable time with a first rate wait staff and wonderful food. The live piano music was in the background at the right level and it made for a delightful experience. The three-course dinner we had was prepared very well and our waiter Emedio came with an Italian accent."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Went there when recommended by family member. A nice choice of Northern Italian cuisine. Service was excellent. The food was excellent. We had no complaints and would go there again."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "We were on our honeymoon searching for fine dining. For our first dining experience we chose Bice. There is a wonderful ambiance, the menu offerings are not too abundant, the specials are seasonal, the wine list is simple and pairs well. We found our waitstaff to be pleasant, and knowledgeable with the menu and recommendations. We chose to return on the last evening of our honeymoon as the experience was that endearing."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Unfortunate that such a great restaurant did not live up to expectations set during prior visits"
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "The servings are generous, the quality great and flavor outstanding.The serving staff are very intentive but not overbearing."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "great food and service. What you would expect from a high end restaurant."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We love to eat at Bice while our teenager attends Halloween Horror Nights since it is on Universal property at the lovely Portofino Hotel and it never disappoints. My husband and I had a wonderful 3-course meal which was one of the monthly specials. The price and quality make it hard to believe that Bice is located in a tourist mecca! The delicious and generous salmon carpaccio appetizer was a meal in itself. The head waiter's attention to our needs was as wonderful as the food. Looking forward to returning!"
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "Very disappointing. I expected so much more from Bice. Food was mediocre to poor. I ordered Swordfish (decent), my wife ordered Pasta Paglia and Fieno and it was horrible. Just a fancy name and description for a normal "Alfredo" sauce. Very disappointing. It was not better than any other Italian-American restaurant where you would eat for 1/4 of the price. We'll never go again. We live in NYC and now we will not go to Bice there either."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Arriving at Bice you think you actually,are in Portofina,Italy. Tookma launch ride to see more of the hotel and surrounding area. Lots of Universal restaurants at end of ride, Margaritaville, Hard Rock Cafe, etc. Back on the launch to Bice with fantastic view, excellent service and wonderful food. entertained by opera singers on nearby balcony. Really such a pleasure. Understand they have a prix fix menu but we were not made aware of it."
    Dined on 7/30/2013