The best place to enjoy an
The best place to enjoy an excellent food, great ambience and wine selection. The service will make you feel unique.
1/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I decide to choose this restaurant
I decide to choose this restaurant for my little sister birthday dinner, and it was the right choice. We had a great experience the staff was friendly and professional with good food, excellent mix, the maitre d' Robert was on top of it. This will be the spot to go when in town.
3/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bice's was fantastic, the
Bice's was fantastic, the food was awsome and the atomphere was enjoyable. Our waitor, Enrieqos was superb!!!!! I only say the noise level was rated lower because that evening they had a large party outdoors and they came in I think from the cold.
P.S. Thank you to Enreiqo
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great NY style italian food.
Great NY style italian food. Clearly the best of the Orlando area Italians.
Bice blows away Il Mulino at the Swan. All the food....pasta, seafood, veal is all at a much higher level than the fast food tasting Il Mulino.
Staff is not as familiar with the menu as they should be but they are much more professional than anywhere else.
I will definitely return every time I'm in the area.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always one of the best at
Always one of the best at Universal and in Orlando. Great food, service.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, outstanding service
Service was superb. Homemade pastas were delicious. Had lasagna during my previous visit which I had looked forward to enjoying again, but it was not on the menu. Server informed us that it was one of the monthly specials. I have special dietary needs that were accommodated without a problem. Will visit again.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have been ar this restaurant
Have been ar this restaurant in nyc several times and have had great experiences every tine but the experience my wife and i had at this location was second to none. We were sat at our exact reservation time and were greeted by put waiter who was well spoked and verses in the menu and was very accomodationg to every request we made. Qe were not rushed theu our meal and even ended clising the reataurant. The food was amazing and plentiful. Thus restaurant is a kust go to when in orlando !!!!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
don't miss out on this experience!!
This place was amazing, and our server was fantastic. We were still talking about the great food and wonderful time days later!!!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was perfect, the
Everything was perfect, the hotel is amazing with an outstanding view. I come from Italy, it really seemed to be there and the food was delicious, you know how us Italian are critic regarding our food abroad. It was the best dinner of my life, I would recommend this place to anyone. Great quality with a reasonable price, perfect for a special occasion.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food, generous portions,
Excellent Food, generous portions, This is one occasion where you get what you pay for! A+ Although the site say's business casual, but plenty of tank tops and shorts were to be seen.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kind of hard to find resturant
Kind of hard to find resturant once you are at the hotel and staff do not give real clear directions on how to get there.
I made reservations over a week in advance and requested an outside table, yet when we arrived was told that there were none available because everyone asked to sit outside... we waited for a table and once seated waiting for some time before a wait staff came to say that they were behind due to a staff emergency... ONce they came back the server was fairly attentive.
Food was excellent... atmosphere was very romantic once the table of children that were very excited to be at universal had left...
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food but slow service
Overall the food was wonderful. My husband had the short rib ravioli which were to die for. I had the paparadelle with rabbit ragu which while better than average was not spectacular.The mussels and the carpaccio were both delicious and the molten lava cake was amazing. The caesar salad though left much to be desired. The dressing was tasteless and watery and the croutons were small and overly crunchy. It's almost as if the salad was dressed when the lettuce was still wet. Very disappointing. The service while polite was VERY slow. We were at the table almost an hour before our drink order was taken. The bread was fantastic!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Night Out!
I attended BiCE on May 6th with my girlfriend. I had plans to propose at dinner and the staff was more than accommodating, they sat us on the patio like i requested, and very few other tables were seated out there after we arrived which was very much appreciated. Our server Krassimir was very knowledgable and attentive to our needs. He suggested a bottle of wine that we both loved and pointed out appetizers and entrees that were amazing. The food and service was fantastic. Our server was more than willing to take pictures for us and captured our special moment with both pictures and a video that we will treasure for a lifetime. My fiancé and I had a truly great experience and cant wait to return.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Got a nice table next to the window with a great view. The only reason we didn't eat in the outdoor section is that it was raining. Our server was great, a real class-act. The food was fantastic and quite different from the typical fare of an "italian" restaurant. If you want spaghetti and meatballs or baked ziti, go somewhere else. If you're adventurous and like rich, bold flavors, give BICE a try.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Pleasant Experience
Read the reviews and was a bit worried about the service. Found the service great Kazimir and his team were great. Entire staff very accomodating. Food was interesting and well presented. Not a bad meal for any of us. Tuna tartar was great. Enjoyed the fresh pastas. Wine list was adequate but over priced. Overall a very pleasant experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best meals we've
One of the best meals we've had in a long time Everything was perfect.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than NYC
(and I never say that!)
A must go. The food is divine.
The ambiance is nice.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance, amazing food, and service good. Can touch up on small details on service such as anniversaries to go a little more then just writing on the plate. But overall very delicious and would go back!! No complaints!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Great Service!
Home made pasta, great service. This was our second trip to BICE, the food is very good, it is high priced and this may be why it was again almost empty. Dinner was enjoyable and filling, sorry no room for desert.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional Service from Bob
My husband and I frequent Bice for special occasions with one another, family and friends for the past 5 years. The restaurant has great Italian food, but what makes us come back here so frequently is the exceptional service that we receive from Bob each time. He is very personable, knowledgeable and welcoming. Each time we come he is aware of our likes, dislikes and goes above and beyond to ensure that we are satisfied. If you are looking for a special place to frequent, I would choose Bice, but you MUST request Bob to ensure that your night is memorable not only for the food!!! Call ahead to request him as he does not work everyday.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Totally enjoyed the experience, starting with the maitre-de, including the server, and most of all, the food. Will definitely be returning.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time in
This was our first time in Orlando, and were very pleasantly surprised with Bice Restaurant, so much so that we returned to dine there a second night. The ambiance is wonderful, the food is beyond delicious and fresh, the portions are large, the wine selection is extensive, the staff has exceptional knowledge of both wines and food, we tried everything from a selection of antipasto's to pasta, risotto, meat and fish, each dish was amazing, a bit more expensive than other restaurants, BUT SO WELL WORTH THE $, this restaurant will not disappoint.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't beat opera and a god steak
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.
7/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pricey: and no AAA discount
Nice Room. Food is good. But very Expensive. And they no longer give any AAA discount (as some other websites wrongly state), so if you were counting on the discount to somewhat offset the high prices, don't go.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as usual
We have dined here before and have always loved it. This is why we return. Even with all the dining choices available in the area, we come back over and over. Keep up the excellent work.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice for a romantice evening
We enjoyed our meal, with a nice limited menu through Magical Dining. Your choice of 2 apps, 3 entrees, and 2 desserts. Service was very nice, and the atmosphere was very good, themed of a throwback intimate setting in Northern Italy. There was a piano player, entertaining the guests with a variety of Italian-themed music. Although my 16-year-old son enjoyed his meal, and was treated well, the restaurant is quiet, more suited for a couple or adult group. The real issue with this restaurant is the location. It is part of the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in the Universal Orlando complex. Plan on plenty of time to drive to a parking spot (valet available also), and a bit of a walk to the restaurant itself. Fortunately, we were early. Ciao!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Orlando
Have been coming to Orlando every year for several years and have only found a few restaurants that were good. Bice was the best yet.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bice at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Food was very good; service was excellent, atmosphere was okay. This restaurant is located in a hotel at Universal Studios, the heart of tourist town. Therefore, many small children and casually-dressed clientele will be found in Bice. Because of these conditions, we would not consider it a romantic place for dinner for two. However, we would recommend it to friends and family, especially during Orlando Magical Dining month, as the value when compared to the regular menu is outstanding.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taking friends from out of town to Bice is fantastic. The Magical Dining menu was delicious, the mozzarella melts in your mouth.
Every plate was delicious and our server is fantastic. Thank you for a great evening.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the service everyone
Loved the service everyone came and checked I'm on us all the time, the food was fast and great and overall the service was A+
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service, Good Food
My husband & I decided to go to BICE before a show at the HRC. The dining rm is very elegant. The service was top notch. The food was very good. We are big foodies so I wouldn't say it is Michelin quality, but still very good.
For appetizers, I had the prosciutto w/ fig & melon. Fantastic! My husband had the tuna & loved it. For dinner he had the risotto special & I had the "purse" pasta. (I don't know how to spell it in Italian). Both were very good.
I have 2 suggestions though, the portions are huge. Maybe they can lower the price & reduce the portion size, Which may attract more customers. Our bill for 2pp was over $180.00 w tip. That's 2 appetizers, 2 dinners, 4 drinks. We would have liked dessert but we were too full.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the Magical Dining menu...the caprese, swordfish, chicken, homemade raviolis--all delightful. Then topped it off with napoleons and chocolate creme brûlée. Not sure how often we'll be back because the regular menu is very expensive but did appreciate being given 20% off card to use in the future since we are locals.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
You'll dream about the food
I went to Bice because it was one of the restaurants participating in Orlando Magical Dining Month (3 course meal for $33). The restaurant opens for dinner at 5:30pm so it was pretty quiet for our 6:00pm reservation. I think they might get busier later due to people having dinner after they get out of the theme parks. We browsed the regular menu but stuck with the magical dining month menu which was such a great deal. Our server Kras was great and the bartender came over to make sure I liked my mixed drink. The food was absolutely amazing. I dined with a friend as part of our “girls night out” but this place would be great for a romantic dinner or special occasion. The price reflects a fine dining experience and it’s well worth it.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just the best....had not been
Just the best....had not been there for awhile and went for Magical Dining...food was good...and the service was great...not all
restaurants get that Magical Dining is a way to engage locals again and put non-standard food items on their menu....not so for
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a dinner for our 10th Anniversary. Service was supperb. Waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine list and was able to give great recommendations. You have to try the homemade pastas. Wish we would have gone with the appetizer portions and tried all of them. Had a window view and was able to look out at the water and truly enjoy a romantive evening with my wife!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A restaurant destination for sure
Bice is in a great location and a really refined restaurant... Like being in Portofino Italy .Massimo the General Manager was very attentive to our service. We are regular diners there and enjoy each time we visit .Friendly staff.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special night out!
Everything was perfect. I selected this restaurant as a special birthday dinner for a friend. Everything was perfect. The ambience is beautiful. The service was great and the food was delicious. Not one thing to improve upon. I look forward to many more visits!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Fabulous Food and Service!
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!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first I can remember being disappointed with the main entrée. The Pork Medallions were below par. Not best quality meat. Everything else was outstanding as usual.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and service. What you would expect from a high end restaurant.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The servings are generous, the quality great and flavor outstanding.The serving staff are very intentive but not overbearing.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it went twice
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.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place
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.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Felt like we were actually in Italy
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!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
You will never be disappointed
You will never be disappointed at BICE. Everything and everybody are above fantastic. We love going here at least once a month as locals.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed every minute of being there. Great service. I wish they had more vegetarian dishes.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM