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

Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.orlando.bicegroup.com/
  • Phone: 4075031415
  • 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)2468145
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (40)special occasion (37)scenic view (32)fit for foodies (24)notable wine list (15)good for groups (14)great for outdoor dining (13)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (3)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • STEASH2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    great place for dinner food was excellent and can take great pictures out on the deck
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Pasta Ever!!!!!
    In2theBlue
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Thank you for a lovely evening!!! Food was made with love!!! We will be back soon!!! Service is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dailydiner2
    dailydiner2
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Excellent cocktails and food. Entrees adequate for sharing. Great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful, relaxed fine dining
    Morena
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We came to Bice looking for fine dining, unique flavors, and perfect pasta, and we found all 3. Although the decor of the restaurant is a bit New York sparse, the warmth of the wait staff and the wonderful food easily balanced that out. The carpaccio was absolutely amazing, and the pasta was perfectly prepared. If one loves northern Italian flavors with rich cream sauces and hand crafted pasta, there are few places to match Bice. Our waiter was personable, attentive, and warm. He took care of our every need and let us linger, even giving us a chance to go our on the balcony and enjoy the live evening music. Bice was the perfect mix of elegance and comfort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellant Food
    John
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is our "go-to" place in Orlando for fine dining. Everything on the menu is Excellant and the service is awesome. However, there needs to be a dress code...no not suits / ties, but a swimsuit, tshirts and a ball cap is unacceptable in a resturant of this stature.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food although pricey
    calny
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    If you are visiting Universal Orlando and in particular if you stay at Lowes Portofino or even in the adjacent Hard Rock Hotel, this restaurant is worth a visit. The food is exceptional. My daughter loves duck and she couldn't stop talking about it. The gnocchi which is made there was hands down the best I have ever eaten. It is pricey but if you're eating there you're probably on vacation so go ahead and splurge for the night. You won't regret it. If you are staying at the Portofino show your room key and you'll get a free glass of wine with each entrée!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent meal.
    MindeliciousVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Try the pear and Gorgonzola sacchetti. Absolutely divine. Great service and an awesome menu. Locals should ask about their preferred diner program.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Universal eatery
    Lovesteak
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We stayed at the Loews hotel and this restaurant is on site. The restaurant was quiet not sure why as the food was good and service excellent. A little pricey so may put people off if travelling with large family. My 12 year old son found it difficult to choose something so had a plain grilled steak which he enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    anthony69
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Good food but really expensive . 30 $ with tax for pasta is too much and additional 22 $ for car park .
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Engagement dinner
    jsoldatiVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Very helpful in staging my surprise...piano took request. Hostess helped secret.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great potential
    foodeeVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We've dined here many times over the past decade and love the ambiance and view. Unfortunately the food never lives up to look and the service has always been a bit snooty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love BIce
    steveVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We are locals and dine here frequently The food is fantastic and the fresh made pastas are as good as you will find anywhere Service is always perfect The only drawback is beyond their control....ie allowing tourists dressed trashy with t shirt and shorts in to dine with you They should up the dress code to make the diners commensurate with the food, the service, the ambience, and the overall quality
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sensational!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    There are only a few times where the ambiance, service, presentation and taste converge into one artistic masterpiece and this was one of them. Our waiter, Emidio, was knowledgeable on every aspect including leading us to a wine that was a perfect match with our dinner selection. The food was masterfully done. It is hard to find risotto cooked properly and this was done to perfection. I rarely right a review unless the experience took me places and made me think about it past the check and this was such an experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    WineNdine
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We first tried Bice on Valentines day and it was not the best experience. Tables crammed in and overall just a crazy night. However this was a much better experience. We had mentioned a special request as it was our anniversary and the hostess was very attentive of this. I don't think our server got the anniversary memo but he was excellent all the same. The food is amazing and we were very pleased with the duck and the risotto special for the night. The bar tender was also very helpful in selecting a bottle while we waited for our table. We live in the Orlando area and will be returning!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    FsuchickVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Been here quite a few times but this had to be the best yet. The piano guy was wonderful. Everything from our appetizer to entree to the tiramisu dessert was absolutely delicious! I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended
    JamesE
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was the second time that I've been to the Bice and both times it's been fantastic. Sangria is done very well, excellent food and the Tiramisu is wonderful. It's a very good spot to go for a romantic dinner. I do have to mention as well that the service has been quick, efficient and welcoming. Due to an issue with work I had to push back our reservation time and the staff was most accommodating. Everyone there did an excellent job to make us feel special and comfortable. Self parking can be a small pain as it looks like there is work being done on the parking garage, but that is the only thing about the evening that wasn't exceptional for both my fiancé and I.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Romantic Evening in Italy
    CBMcWilly
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at Bice. We sat outside on the patio overlooking the water and the plaza - it was a beautiful evening. The food we had was absolutely outstanding. The fettuccine with mushffiffrooms and lobster melted in your mouth. The service was capable, efficient and friendly. It was a great evening - we will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MORE THAN A RESTAURANT
    JOHN
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    A place with greatfood,drinks,and service. Staff and management are always attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    A great place to celebrate special occasion or pop the question.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diningdiva
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Always go to Bice when we are at Portofino Bay. Nice for an elegant dining experience. Fresh made pasta is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • True Italian
    FoodieFun
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food was amazing. However service started great and then went down hill from there.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner. It was a perfect night to be on the patio. The sun sets behind the building, so it is very comforatble. If the portions were more appropriate, perhaps the prices could be more acceptable. Our appetizer could have pleased six people, but it was $18. We shared a salad, and then both took half of our $35 entrees home. They should realize that probably 2/3 of their customers are traveling, and don't want huge meals or leftovers. We shared a fresh berry Napoleon, which was delicious.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Robert
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Everything was perfect. The staff was friendly from the moment we walked in until we left. Food was incredible. Definitely would recommend.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 386 reviews are from the Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel reviews archive.
  • Best Italian Food Yet
    deb57
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We decided to do Easter dinner at Bice and we had one of our best Italian meals ever. I decided on the shrimp fra divalo which is spicy but they can tone it down and it was very tasty, Robert opted for one of the veal dishes which was a veal chop lightly breaded and pounded out and it was a great choice - if you like veal then I would highly recommend. They also have a wide choice of other meal choices and I can't wait to go back and try out a new one. If you like wine, they have a wonderful list to choose from which our waiter helped us with. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs and made us feel like we were his only table. Please go give it a try if you are looking for a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good resteraunt
    KARDI
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    If you are looking for a clean, nice, fancy restaurant this is the place. It offers a wide variety of Italian food and creates a pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Italian food
    Toeckel
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We thought we have been in Italy. The high ceiling rooms are very comfortable, the service was friendly and the food was very good
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Taste of Italy
    foodeeVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great ambiance. A real getaway from ordinary dining!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goof atmosphere great food
    themuskymaster
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Some of the best pasta ever, everything is freshly made
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service: GM Massimo
    Ilene
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great service: GM Massimo runs this place very efficiently and the food is excellent! No complaints!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    Critic
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good choice
    WesC
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not rush to this place
    Diane
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service but
    PaulL
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic and Special
    Cri2014VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely night in Portofino
    Frugie
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Italian place
    StefVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian treat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Best Italian treat in Orlando. Like the service. Menu is awsome. Special restaurent for special occasion .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Nothing for me to complain about yet nothing for me to praise. It felt more like a transaction and experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's like Dining in Italy
    vince
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best local/theme park resturant
    Local
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate