This place keeps getting better.
This place keeps getting better. The boss is everyplace at once. Even a twitch of a problem and he is at your table.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have visted Portofino's
I have visted Portofino's several times now, and each meal was outstanding. We also like the romantic setting, due to the singer on Friday and saturday nights. Great for birthdays and other occasions.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Their service is out of this
Their service is out of this world, above all. Lots of complimentary food/drink items. wWorth every dime. Live music on weekends. just fantastic
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere for Romantic Dinin
Celebrated my 20th anniversary here and could'nt ask for better food and service!!
This is my third time at this resturant and definitely going back!!!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I have eaten
My husband and I have eaten at Portofino a number of times. Since we are just two for most holidays, we eat out. We had dinners there the past Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. The cuisine is electric italian bordering at more southern. We asked not to be rushed because we "date," but were almost ignored after that because of that request.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was great and
The service was great and waiters were excellent with their patience and service to my family.I would recommend the restaurant to others.I also enjoyed the night atmosphere and my daughter was surprised about going to the restaurant for her birthday.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try it, you'll like it!
My first time visit to the restaurant. We stopped at the bar for a drink before going to our table. Warm and friendly staff from the beginning made us feel comfortable. For dinner I tried the special which was Chicken Martini. Terrific.
There was som music playing as well as a singer which added to the ambiance.
Great experience. Will definitely return.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant I've been to in years. Candle lit dinner, great scenery, outstanding service, and the food was cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone i know and come across.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food. There were
Delicious food. There were 9 of us and everyone was very happy with their dinners.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Mother's Day Eve Dinner
I came in the day before Mother's Day with my party of 10, which included 4 children. The service was great, except that the food took a long while to come out. Appetizers were long gone and the entrees were nowhere to be seen. With that said, once the food came, we felt like it was well worth the wait. I had the lobster fra diavolo with crab legs, calamari, mussels... It was out of this world!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian in City Island
I took my godmother here for lunch on her birthday. She was very pleased with my choice. We sat right by the window overlooking the water, with NYC as our backdrop. (There is outside dining available but the weather wasn’t cooperating that day.) I may visit again during Father's Day weekend to share this place with my husband.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Treat for the Hubby
I took my husband here the Saturday before Father's Day. The weather was great so we awaited a bit at the bar for outside dining which was very pleasant. My only suggestion is that when you go, and I do suggest that you go, you have time to spare. The service is friendly but busy.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding and
The food was outstanding and the service great, would recommend to all my friends and family.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service getting worse
I come here often on and off for 30 years. The food is still good across the board. But over time, the service has gone downhill and it still is. Lack of detail by waitress we had on last occasion - poor language skills and simply not attentive and somewhat rude. Also it wAs very warm as it appeared AC was not working well or set too low. I may still return for the food but my wife and I for first time are discussing alternatives.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portofino is the Place to Go!
If you are interested in a romantic night out Portofino is the place to go. The ambiance is delightful, the service is outstanding, and he wine list is vast. They even have live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. (Although during my last experience the entertainment was canceled.) They provide an option of indoor or outdoor dining. The outdoor cafe has been newly renovated and looks terrific. I have dined in Portofino many times and each time was a fabulous experience. I have received the same outstanding service whether I was in a party of 2 or a party of 10. The food is always delicious.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunset over city island
Beautiful! Romantic! Amazing food! The music was too loud, nice Italian music, but too loud for dinner conversation. Service was a tad slow and staff should check on their guests more often. But over all a great experience.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
City Island is known for overpriced average food. Portofino is above average in its food and provides excellent service. Visiting the restaurant at sunset is enjoyable and they do not rush you out while sitting in the outdoor deck.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was excellent. Went for my BF birthday. Place was not very packed when we arrived. Wait staff was friendly and very attentive. Food was hot and so good. The free after dinner cocktail was WOW! Would go again and again. If it was summer time the view and outdoor space would be excellent to look out at the ocean view.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sunset dining
I took my sister for dinner as a catcking up on life meal. The outdoor dining and the great staff met it an evening to remember. As a matter of fact we both spoke about the great time we had on Facebook to all our friends and family
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
first time diner
Great, fast and friendly service. Every one was courtesy and the menu was great.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
had a wonderful dinner, it
had a wonderful dinner, it was my birthday and took my children out, the food was great and service was excellent, i recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family, this is one of my favorate restaurants, i have been there many times before
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the surf and turf (lobster tail and steak) The lobster tail was delicious but the staek was too dry and lacked juices. I ordered mine with some red and my date ordered hers medium well. Both hers and mine were dry.
For the price it should have been perfect.
Everything else was great
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Restaurant
Food, Service, and ambiance were all excellent! Thank you....
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this spot. The food was hot and omg you get so much of it. The service was excellent. Will dine again here!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic throw-back to the days of the old dinner/dance clubs!!! No hip-hop... Just soft music & live singers!!! Awesome experience!!!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wish we would have had an earlier reservation so we could have appreciated the sunset because the views are awesome. Next time. Food was very good. I had the surf & turf which was yummy. Potato croquette needs work though. Hubby had a chicken dish that he loved and our two friends both had the lobster fra diablo which they agreed was amazing. We shared NY cheesecake and Italian cheesecake which were very good and as an extra nice surprise the restaurant provided grappa or lemoncello. I didn't get our waiter's name but he was great...seemed to function as the maitre d too.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My experience at Portofino was remarkable. Been to City Island before but this made me feel like i was in a romantic dream!
From the waitstaff to the food, perfection all around. It truly brought a spark back into my relationship and the quuet ambiance helped us to really connect.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM