nice lunchA group of 6 ladies had lunch for a small celebration and selected Portofino as our destination. There were no outside tables that were not in the direct sun, so we chose to eat inside; however, my personal preference (sun or not) is always outside.
Plates were cleaned, so obviously everyone enjoyed their meal. I had trout with spaghetti squash, which was delicious. We shared two desserts among six people. I was somewhat surprised that our waiter brought each of us a spoon but no small plates to split the desserts. He evidently assumed that we would take a bite and pass the plate, which seemed a little strange to me. But we each took a spoonful from the dessert, put it on our individual spoon, and then passed them. Good lunch!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food & Gluten Free OptionsSuper meal, nice surroundings. Great for gluten free dining,too.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Dining ExperienceCelebrated Mother's Day with family at Portofino's. Everyone really enjoyed the delicious menu items and excellent service. Mom was quite impressed and really enjoyed her meal. I can't say enough about our night out. We're looking forward to returning, perhaps for lunch, and Portofino's is now at the top of our list for affordable fine dining. The atmosphere is refined, yet relaxed, making for a very enjoyable experience. Five stars all around.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful meal on the patio.Delightful meal on the patio. Excellent salads and entrees and excellent service by our server, Lidia5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time going to this restaurantFirst time going to this restaurant. Went out for a family dinner and glad we came here. Each course was good and we had a great server. Only thing was that we were by a very loud group of diners next to us. But the other parts of the restaurant seemed to have decent noise levels. Would definitely be on my list of good Italian restaurants.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBack in ItalyFood is beyond compare....simple and tastes wonderful. Going back again soon!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Portofino!Lovely outdoor patio. Friendly service. Good food. Great location with easy parking.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Al Fresco diningI had a delicious Bellini to whet my apatite I followed with tempora zuchanni with a honey sauce, it was wonderful. My wife has sausage meatballs that she quite enjoyed. I move on to a pasta dish with Eggplant and heirloom tomatoes. It was marvelous. My wife had halibut that she quite enjoyed. Our desserts were wonderful. We had one of the best Tiramasu we tried and also a short cake with strawberry rhubarb coils and a little marscapone icing. It was wonderful. The bottle of wine we has has enjoyable and reasonably priced. We definitive plan to return.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Italian Neighborhood GemPortofino remains our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant. Every month their specials feature a particular section of Italy. They quite adept at finding unusual Italian Wines that are terrific and very reasonably priced. Michael, the proprietor runs a great restaurant. The outdoor seating is a wonderful place to enjoy the Mussels.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPorotfino is always excellentPorotfino is always excellent but this visit was particularly noteworthy. The deck is open for outdoor dining and it was a lovely Spring day. I had the trout and my guest had the shrimp risotto. Both dishes were excellent. The sides were a perfect accompaniment. Portions were comfortable. Satifying but neither skimpy nor gross. Portofino is a dependable, wonderful choice for lunch.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great evening atWe had a great evening at Portofino, and will definitely be back4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Service was excellentThe Service was excellent as was our meal. In fact I have eaten there two days in a row. It is a neighborhood gem indeed.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAirplane flight referralWe were refer by someone on our flight to Atlanta. Great referral. Food was different but tasty and wine selection was excellent. Loved our waiter who went out of his way to ensure our experience was great. Definitely would recommend.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMALWAYS A GREAT MEAL AND OURALWAYS A GREAT MEAL AND OUR FAVORITE PLACE FOR SPRING DINING.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been for lunch and forI've been for lunch and for dinner; both were a delight. Each had an outstanding menu--- very creative and flavorful. The space is fantastic, cozy but stylish. The service is attentive. Love this place for groups or couples. A neighborhood gem.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fried artichokes are aThe fried artichokes are a must and the veal was spectacular!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, along with Anis. The outdoor patio is great in warm weather and seems a little more relaxed than the dining rooms indoors. The vibe inside is a little more formal, but still a place you can show up in jeans and maybe a sport jacket.
The food is good Italian fare with interesting specials and a monthly focus on one region of Italy.
The service was excellent and very tolerant of my somewhat demanding mother-in-law who insisted on sending back her Veal Scallopine because she did not care for the polenta, and who angrily separated out her veal from her pasta and broccolini. She does not like her portions infringing on each other on the plate, it seems. C'est la vie!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Hospitable service!Great food! Hospitable service! Cozy atmosphere! I look forward to my next visit. If you have yet to dine at Portofino, go!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous menu for BuckheadFabulous menu for Buckhead Restaurant Week and everything was wonderful!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)Great EXPERIENCE .Very very noisy. Great energy noise for the young at heart.Too noisy for me. Food fabulous.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe met another couple forWe met another couple for dinner and we had a great time. Enjoyed the food and wine very much. The servers were friendly and helpful. I would absolutely go back again.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM