Porta Via
Porta Via

Porta Via

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://portaviabh.com/
  • Phone: 3102746534x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:30am, Saturday: 7:30am - 12:00pm, Sunday Brunch 9:00am - 3:00pm.
    Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday: 11:30pm - 4:30pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30 - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brighton Way
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available as well as a parking lot across the street for one free hour.
A word from Porta Via
Porta Via is a neighborhood bistro with a cozy, relaxing atmosphere. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills on Canon Drive, our outdoor dining patio is the perfect place to enjoy the Southern California sun. Our fresh American/Italian cuisine adds to the homey feeling of the restaurant. Regulars (which are a good sign) like the crab cakes, the fried calamari or the beet salad for appetizers. Our chef offers a selection of pasta unless you decide to choose an entrée that can be a Parmigiano-crusted halibut, sesame-seared tuna, a chicken paillard or a grilled rib-eye. Our lunch menu offers our signature burger and a selection of sandwiches (vegetarian, prosciutto, etc.).


We are currently expanding our
wine list to bring you interesting and unusual wines to
accompany your dining experience.
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Porta Via reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (6)neighborhood gem (5)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)fit for foodies (2)good for groups (2)special occasion (2)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great consistent neighborhood spot
    boyonfilmVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Always great for lunch or quiet dinner in Beverly Hills. Fresh healthy tasty friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit hot to eat without cover
    bvhlunch
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We were seated quickly per our reservation, however we were seated outside and the umbrella that shaded the table was moved to also shade another table leaving one of our party seated partially in the sun. The food was very good and served in a timely manner, which is important for lunch, the wate staff was very accommodating - over all a very good experience, except for the sunburn
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it !
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I really enjoyed every aspect of this place. The staff was so great !! Very attentive and helpful Loved the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 135 reviews are from the Porta Via reviews archive.
  • Food was delicious as usual.
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2012
    Food was delicious as usual. Service much improved on the patio. It was a delightful lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the local unpretentious
    gmccallumii
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    I love the local unpretentious feel of this place, just love it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    We had purchased a Guilt City voucher for brunch for two. Other vouchers that we have used that were similar, the restaurants had a different menu for the voucher folks- not Porta Via! You can choose off the regular menu which was outstanding! Really can't go wrong with any meal here. French toast is great and the breakfast burrito is not heavy at all and is a great light breakfast that I am actually craving to have again! This is a must try spot for foodies! Parking structure across the street is free for 2 hours so it's perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There are 3 "rooms": one quiet
    DeBrincat
    Dined on 2/9/2012
    There are 3 "rooms": one quiet and dimly lit, one with small tables at the bar, and a sidewalk area with head lamps. They gave us a choice, the heat lamps were on, and we had a lovely time. I've been coming here for many years, mostly for lunch, but it's a nice casual dinner place and the food is always terrific. My fave is the loup de mer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Split Decision
    NatanyaVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    I went to Porta Via for brunch with my husband and another couple. My friend's husband and mine both got lox dishes that they really enjoyed; however, we both got egg white omelets and were disappointed. Mine was very runny and lacked flavor, while hers was way too dry and also didn't taste fabulous. Our waiter was AWFUL - not very friendly or accommodating to our requests and didn't really check in at all to see if we needed anything. The reason I still rated this 3/5 stars was because of the wonderful ambiance and location. It's nice sitting outside, people-watching and just enjoying the beautiful LA weather. Surprisingly, prices are reasonable (beware: portions are on the smaller side) and you can park in any public lot for 2 hrs free.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect lunch, dinner, drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2012
    Perfect lunch, dinner, drink spot in heart of BH. Like eating w a large extended family!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food as usual.
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2012
    Excellent food as usual. Even service on the patio was better than it has been. HOstess was very pleasant about changing our table!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining at Porta Via was an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    Dining at Porta Via was an excellent experience. Everything from the drinks, to the food, to the service-all were extremely well done. Will definitely make Porta Via a regular restaurant I visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As good as ever, if not better!
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2011
    As good as ever, if not better! A terrific lunch spot with great people watching and delicious food. What more could anyone want?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All in all, I would say a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 12/19/2011
    All in all, I would say a so-so experience. Disappointing, overall.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A condensed night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/15/2011
    My wife and I visited this restaurant as a result of its rating on Tripadvisor. We were put on a corner table by the door, despite other tables being available. I guess others been reserved for a large party, and maybe that was why we were rushed through. Maybe locals just eat fast! Either way, from start to finish, our planned 'romantic' dinner/evening out took less than an hour. My food was, in fairness, very tasty but my wife's salmon was dry and tasteless. On balance, although most aspects of the evening were perfectly acceptable, we wouldn't go back. For the cost, it wasn't enough of an 'experience'
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was mediocre. Not what
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/9/2011
    Food was mediocre. Not what it used to be. I decided to go across town and dine at Porta Via again. I remembered the nice ambiance, great service and good food. The ambiance is still there but the service and food was not.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent in every way. One
    TheRicker
    Dined on 12/5/2011
    Excellent in every way. One of the best restaurants we have been to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Watch out if using a voucher
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/4/2011
    Watch out when using vouchers as there are many exclusions once you order. We paid $69.00 for a voucher that was supposedly worth $139 but you can't order an entree over $33.00, and the only steak they had was $35.00 they don't allow you to pay the $2.00 extra. I'm not a seafood or chicken person so nothing else but a $16.00 burger worked for me. In short, we ordered the ribeye for $35.00 and paid for that, got the burger to go as part of our voucher (which was waaay overcooked with fries but I ordered mashed pot), husband orderd fish, the dessert they served with the voucher was a pastry, which isn't expensive. So overall, we paid out of pocket $61.00 at the table plus $69.00 for the voucher. So we paid $130 afterall. Not happy at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Came on a travelzoo deal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    Came on a travelzoo deal. Looks like everything on the menu is priced just slightly higher than from what the travelzoo offer has stated, so didn't get the try what we had in mind. Despite having a reservation, the wait was still over 25 minutes. Food was just so-so, definitely would not pay full price for it. I think the price is just to compensate the location of this restaurant. Service was also only so-so, i suppose cause it was a busy saturday evening? Overall, I wouldn't come back again.
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  • Love the food but one waiter
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2011
    Love the food but one waiter for the patio does not work. We had to ask for refills on ice tea,water and bread many times. The bus boy tried his best but he was busy too. The waiter needs help; he is just not attentive and his lack of professionalism has occurred many times in the past so this is not an isolated incident.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One Italian restaurant among many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 11/21/2011
    Online menu was different from the actual menu. I bought the travel zoo coupon because there were many things that were eligible but when I got to the restaurant they had increased prices on several items so they were just out of reach. Plate presentation was not good, kind of messy. Food was average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SECOND CLASS CITIZEN i used
    CosmoVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2011
    SECOND CLASS CITIZEN i used a travelzoo voucher - first - the reason the restaurant does this is to get people to sample their food and try to get them to come back... so act like you want us there... you should be gushing over us but instead - it's THIS EXAMPLE - the limit on the appetizer is $14 - we wanted the $16 mussels... just charge us the difference... SORRY CAN'T DO THAT! really... same on the entrees - not allowed to have them even if you pay the difference. if you have a souffle desert that takes 15 min - at least ask if we want it - we only found out when they brought the desert menu by then - who wants to wait. really felt like they could care less if my wife and i were there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a wonderful table outside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2011
    Had a wonderful table outside in the front patio where we could watch the 'Beverly Hills/Industry' scene. Fish was excellent as was the salad special. They offer a lot of 1/2 bottle choices, which is perfect for two people. Next door their bistro/bar scene was happening....will have to revisit.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was not good at all,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2011
    Food was not good at all, we actually ate the salad because we are just so hungry, but that was it, the rest was aweful. They approached us & ask if they could move us outside the patio when we were having our dessert, which is freezing cold because there were bigger groups that needs to come in for dinner and they are freezing & not happy. I have never had this experience at all. My fault was I gave them really good tip which I should not have. Will never recommend this restaurant to anyone, even the group next to us complained.
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  • Delightful spot for lunch
    JoBe
    Dined on 11/14/2011
    Delightful spot for lunch right in center of Beverly Hills scene. Right mount of chic presence, fresh delicious uncomplicated food, and a buzz among patrons. Service superb and our party of five all loved it! Locals return often.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of our favorite
    LosbosVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2011
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Bev Hills. Easy parking, great food, and very welcoming....always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My chicken was fileted so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2011
    My chicken was fileted so thin that it was very overcooked. My date had the fish and it was excellent. Malbec wine was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very poor value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2011
    Way overpriced for ordinary food. Waiter was quite pretentious; we were beneath him. It wasn't bad, but no way I will go again. Very poor value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always attentive service and
    Lunchie
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    Always attentive service and great food. The veal lasagne was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I regularly go to Porta Via
    Pashn8VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2011
    I regularly go to Porta Via for breakfast. Victor always takes great care of us and makes me feel so welcome. There's a terrific breakfast menu and free parking across the street. Great neighborhood breakfast gem...as well as for dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rude hostess
    GillianVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2011
    Hostess needs a refresher course on NOT being Rude to customers that are polite and Friendly to her. When one makes a reservation Walk-ins should not get priority!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious dining al fresco!
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    Excellent food and an interesting menu-something for everyone. Fun to sit outside and watch the parade of people pass by. We will return soon!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy bees...
    Lunchie
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    Make a reservation. Saturday is quite busy! Despite the busy night our dishes came out quickly and timely. The service was impeccable as usual. Food was very good and recommend waiting the extra 15 minutes for the chocolate souffle for dessert. We have gone here many times for brunch but this was the first dinner, and I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • With so many BH restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    With so many BH restaurants that offer the same fare, This one had some different offerings on the menu. I enjoyed my white fish, my son had the pasta. My husband the penne and my daughter the breaded chicken. They enjoyed it as well. Wine was good. Could use a better bread selection and some flavored oils. Will keep in mind.........
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2011
    Excellent food and service. The atmosphere is beachy comfortable. Also some of best breakfast in area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I always have a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/6/2011
    I always have a great meal here. The Orange-Ginger chicken stir-fry was truly amazing !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The perfect place to meet for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2011
    This place is truly a gem. A neighborhood restaurant, almost everytime we go we see Peter Garland, the owner. He comes to our table and personally greets us. Awesome Salmon Plate too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice and relaxed atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2011
    Nice and relaxed atmosphere. Place was quite busy. Service was fast. Moderately friendly though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful ambiance - great
    hopedforbetter
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    Delightful ambiance - great service delicious food and wine
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A perfect place to celebrate
    AskaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2011
    A perfect place to celebrate my Birthday! Ambiance was great! Food terrific & everyone, from the hostess to our server to the busboys were cordial, efficient, and courteous. Have been several times for lunch, first time for dinner. This restaurant NEVER disappoints.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Used Gilt coupon as many other
    Lunchie
    Dined on 9/11/2011
    Used Gilt coupon as many other diners were for Sunday brunch. Accommodated to substitute the alcoholic beverages for fresh juices. Generous portion foods and very attentive staff. The noon hour gets a bit crowded so to be sure to make a reservation if dining around then. Would return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic