Portalia
Portalia

Portalia

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.portalianyc.com/
  • Phone: 7185453500
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm

    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 35<sup>th</sup> Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is usually not hard to find. There are two municipal parking lots just a few blocks away. One on Steinway St, the other on 31st Street.
A word from Portalia
Italian Fine Dining at its best. Now you don't have to go into the city to have that city experience. We are very attentive to our customers. Food is organic and from local sources. We want to give you a total fine dining experience.
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Portalia reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (6)neighborhood gem (6)special occasion (3)good for groups (2)fit for foodies (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • jjsfoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were very pleased with Portalia's. It has a beautiful bar and decor. We were delighted with our entrees. The fish was expertly cook ed according to our order and very tasty indeed! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect first date
    perfect
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I brought a first date to Portalia and it was amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 34 reviews are from the Portalia reviews archive.
  • Really good Italian food
    nickname
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Really great food, great environment, good service. Great find in Astoria! Not the best Italian food I've ever had but still very good. Great for dates and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Astoria Brunch
    dehillerinVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    During the week, Portalia opens at 3. But we found brunch at 11 to be fabulous. Each dish was very high leve, generous, fresh, and delicious. The prices are reasonable. We got great service, with two little ones along for the event. Could not have been a better staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place -- Great food
    GothamDuoVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We had a real good time here. We were not rushed. Very accommodating when it can to special requests. Some of our party wanted different type of risotto and no problem...they made it. Even gave half size entrees for appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good neighborhood eatery
    MrsMarronVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    This restaurant was recommended by a friend who has eaten there with her family. It was our anniversary and we wanted to go someplace local. The grilled calamari was outstanding and the branzino was very tasty. The room is very cheerful, an appealing atmosphere. I would recommend it and I would go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprising experience
    KarryVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I always pass by this restaurant on a weekend. My fiance and I decided we would try this restaurant for our mother's birthday. The food was deliciouss! The tiramisu was also really good. I would definitely go back again. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food, nice service
    lovestoeat
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Our food was quite good and the service was excellent. The owner even came over and talked to us and recommended a wine (and it wasn't an expensive bottle - it was quite good and paired well with our food). Our entire party of five was happy with their food. All of us would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We met a local friend at Portalia
    HungryProf
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We met a local friend at Portalia at their recommendation, and enjoyed it very much. Very nice ambience, food was very good and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The owner or manager (?) was very kind, friendly and had excellent recommendations. Modest wine selection but some nice unusual choices such as the Carmignano we enjoyed. We will definitely go back next time we are in Astoria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Love, love, love Portalia! This is a neighborhood gem with great food and ambiance. In addition to their regular brunch and dinner menu, they always have great appetizers and entre specials, happy hour (half price drinks and gourmet appetizers at the bar) and wonderful weekend brunch. The staff is more than accommodating and willing to go the extra mile to make their patrons happy. The proprietors, George and Antonio, have a great passion for their restaurant and it really shows in their menu and gorgeous décor. I've been there on date night with my husband, family members and large groups and they never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    GKGK
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    I went on a romantic date to Portalia. It is located in a nice neighborhood and was quiet which we loved. The waiter was very nice and food was good. Only issue was that most of the wines my girl asked for were not available. Although she liked the wine she finally had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at least
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We came here for Fathers Day, this place is beautiful & the food was delicious, the owner is very nice, comes over & talks to you about that place, even brought us our drinks plus everything is super fresh For Apps we ordered the Calamari which was just okkk it was kinda chewy supposedly its fresh though, we also ordered the crab cakes were were awesome, I had the skirt steak that comes w/ salad & potatoes - Awesome! & the drinks are strong ;)The food really was good butttttt.... They had some weird music playing really loud!! We could barely have a conversation & the place was pretty empty All in all good food but I dont think i'll be back anytime soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch in the borough!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    I brunch here often - the best bottomless brunch special with nice champagne and delicious food! Most of the staff has been there longterm and the manager is always on-hand, very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bittersweet experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    The lack of competition does make Portalia one of the better choices in Astoria with above average food and great ambience but the 20% automatic gratuity for a party of 5 still doesn't justify the "just OK" service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We took my mom to Portalia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We took my mom to Portalia for brunch on Mother's Day and had an amazing time. The food, service and ambiance were outstanding. The crabcakes are a "must have"! Then again, so is the French toast...ok, everything was simply delicious! We're going back for dinner! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The music was a little too
    strikerdani8
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    The music was a little too loud for dinner time. It was more like being in a bar/lounge.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Great restaurant, great service and food! Will definitely be going back!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was quiet, clean and friendly-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    It was quiet, clean and friendly- a great place to fill an afternoon with my girlfriends! I will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So romantic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    this place was amazing!! The staff was friendly and the food was delicious! I went for valentines day, the lights were dimmed, the place was filled with lovers, they had rose petals thrown on the floor and a LIVE JAZZ PLAYER! it was very romantic! I can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • recently stayed at the marriot
    Stiletto
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    recently stayed at the marriot la guardia airport & stumbled upon this restaurant through open table-it is a short taxi ride. great, cozy atmosphere...and the staff brought down a big screen and showed the grammys on tv. it was totally unexpected but very much appreciated. the food was excellent from start to finish...save room for the tiramisu :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite brunch in Astoria
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    I absolutely LOVE this place. I almost wish I didn't have to tell people about it, but alas, I want it stay in business ;) It is by far one of my favorite brunch places in the city and the service is just downright incredible! They are so wonderful to me and whoever I am with each and every time I am there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We mostly enjoyed the night though there were a few mino detail issues. We were seated at a terrible table and it took requesting he manager to be reseated. Almost every table was open and remained open until we left. Also the computer was not calculating the check properly. Everything was fixed and most everyone was very nice. Te food was good though a bit spicy at times. We will probably go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Homemade Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Very Good Homemade Italian Food. Everything was good. Look forward to the next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went there for a couple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    I went there for a couple drinks before we had dinner. The bartender gave me a complimentary glass of sangria which was delicious! Then we sat down for dinner and the food was amazing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was amazing. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Food was amazing. Service was impeccable. Only weird thing is that they don't leave the bread on the table,they serve it to you individually. But the bread is fresh! Have already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second visit to
    bastabobVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    This was my second visit to this restaurant. While the food was still good, it was not quite as remarkable an experience as i remembered. There was nothing that we ate that was memorable enough to have a second time, and that was not true on the first visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our meal was very good. Everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Our meal was very good. Everything was fresh and made to order. The wine was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was a little off. Went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    Food was a little off. Went for brunch and french toast was just okay--three slabs of bread with some fruit, the hollandaise sauce on the eggs benedict was clearly reheated and didn't have a light texture.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The french toast was excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    The french toast was excellent, but that is where my positive feedback ends. The service was very poor. The waiter acknowledged that the restaurant was warm, but didn't offer to do anything about it. He brought us one OJ when we asked for two and then tried to charge us for the drink we never received. Overall, just poor attentiveness. Also, very important notes for anyone who plans to dine here:- When the menus says 4 pancakes, it really means 1 thick pancake (not recommended)- If you ask for a side of bacon, expect to get a bowl of bacon bits that would normally be a salad topper or dog treat (definitively not recommended)There are many other brunch options in the area - I would not recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch food is alright. Service
    BryantYuVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Brunch food is alright. Service from the assistant server (guy who fills your water and coffee) was exceptional.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had stopped in here for
    Jo126
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    I had stopped in here for lunch a few months ago and it was great. When I was looking for a place to celebrate my daughters graduation, I remembered how much I enjoyed it. I was able to make a reservation for 12 to 14 people with no problem. I asked if they could provide menus with no prices since I was hosting the lunch and they accomodated my request. My guests all enjoyed the food and the unlimited brunch cocktails were delicious. I would recommend Portalia to friends and I will definitely return. Our servers were attentive, friendly and courteous. Wonderful experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    My girlfriend and I came here for girls brunch. The 10 dollar add on for all you can drink mimosas/bellinis/bloody marys could not be beat. Our server poured champagne without us asking, even after we paid our bill. I ordered the french toast with berries and each bite with mouth watering. My friend ordered the omlet with mozzerela cheese which she also said was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still amazing!
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    3rd time here in the past 2 weeks and still amazing! I will keep coming back until I finish trying everything on the menu. Top quality food in Astoria. Doesn't even come close to other restaurants in the area. In my opinion, even better than places in the city. Come here, you won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It is very difficult for me
    bastabobVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    It is very difficult for me to enjoy Italian restaurants here in the states, as I'm in Italy much of the year. I must say the food here comes very close to what you would get in most cities in Italy. It is definately much better than most of the other Italian restaurants you find in New York, not to mention Queens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mouth watering food
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    Extraordinary food and staff! Must go experience this melt in your mouth italian food. You won't be sorry. Will definitely return. Very romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Gem
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Food was so tasty. I had the branzino and it was full of flavor. Service was very attentive. Definitely a must go. You won't be disappointed. Also decor is beautiful which is a plus. Go now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet