I never had lunch there so
I never had lunch there so I do not know if it is even open for lunch- id it is then
the above would apply also.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite Italian
One of my favorite Italian restaurants! Food is always good.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Locanda Portofino.
We love Locanda Portofino. The food is amazing. The staff is knowledgable, attentive and always ready with a suggestion. We had a party of eight with a wide range of food tastes and tolerances and everyone loved it. A winner!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was delicious!
Everything was delicious! 2nd time we have been there. The service was great and the food was perfect!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A truly excellent dining experience - fabulous food, knowledgable & friendly waiters and good service.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first time in this small quaint place. The food, wine, and service was exceptional. We will be back.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
THE REAL DEAL
I have enjoyed this tucked away gem over 1/2 dozen times and have had enough time to experiment with their menu, and it is all terrific. They do veal with perfection. Their pastas are clearly a giant step above most others and I am amazed at the depth of their menu,considering how small of a kitchen they have. It is clearly a slice of Italy on the Westside and I love it!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this restaurant. The only time it ever let us down was 14 February, when they greedily squeezed in way too many tables in order to make a killing at the expense of their reputation. Otherwise, every time, the food is as good as it gets, and the service professional. assured, and charming. This time we both started with a special of the day: grilled squid - perfectly cooked. I then had the trusty veal, with delicious chopped tomato and spinach. My wife had the prawns - light and succulent. The Umbrian white wine was the best: $95, but worth every cent. We had no room for dessert.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another fantastic meal at LP
Yes it is true the tables are a little small and a little close together. But the food and service are excellent. Every one of our party had something different and was extremely happy with their choices. Bread and water service were good, waiters pleasantly engaged. Wine list sort of intimidating and just a little expensive but with great choices throughout. Red sauces dominate but are not heavy in style. All seafood extremely fresh and well-prepared. Tiramisu is light and fluffy. Will absolutely return on future trips to the LA Westside.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything here is wonderful
Love this restaurant, a hidden gem in the neighborhood! Always fantastic service, always a great meal.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try to find a way to have
Try to find a way to have the Penne Vodka made into a drip to go directly into your bloodstream!!!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant offer a real selection of excellent Italian food
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Its always a challenge to decide which dishes to order as they are all prepared with perfection and care! Pastas or veal are a tough decision and we continue to explore all the great appetizers. Never disappoints
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a wonderful evening
From fantastic service to the fantastic food, Locanda Portofino is one of the best little gem's in LA.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
You'd never guess they're there!
I hadn't been to Locanda in 6 years or more. The food was outstanding and original, location is surprisingly cool (it's on Montana, but in a little strip mall-like area), ambience is chic and sophisticated, and the waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. Only issue was timeliness - but I wouldn't let that discourage you. Highly recommend this local gem!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I could eat like this everyday...
We celebrated our son's 23rd birthday at Locanda Portofino and are still talking about it. The ambience was warm and intimate. It was my second time dining here and I didn't think I could enjoy it any more. Well the second time was even better! The food was spot on. Earthy, hearty, fresh, perfectly prepared yet light. The Chianti was like air. It was a joy to see much our son enjoyed himself at this lovely restaurant.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Italian Hideaway
Food was amazing! Just as I remember it from Rome.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always consistent quality
Always consistent quality & service. Exceptional food although a little pricey.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent but pricey
I liked this restaurant a lot but found it a bit overpriced, particularly the specials (for which the prices aren't disclosed until you get the bill,).
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
YOUR OWN PRIVATE ITALY
Locanda Portofino is a quiet surprise. Hidden in the corner of an ordinary mini-mall, this authentic gem welcomes you into an almost magical experience. Comforting old wood on the walls, crisp white linen on the tables, great wine, home-made pastas, fresh fish and genial personal service all combine to make you think you found this private and cozy place all by yourself while walking through the back streets of Florence. This is the culinary equivalent of finding a secret world. Whether with family, friends, your grown children or just by yourself, this lovely, nourishing restaurant will answer whatever call you have for introspective elegance and exquisite Italian appetite. You'll be back!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although the food was great, I thought the service was a bit lacking as I had to ask for more water ... This restaurant is a bit crowded and nearby tables are too close for my liking. But it is located very close to where I live so it is quite convenient.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb Italian dining experience
Food was exceptionally good, service very attentive and knowledgeable.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wine list is divine and
The wine list is divine and the food is just as heavenly. The prices are steep and the space small so the appeal of going there on an expense account is tempered. So, if you want to splurge this is the place to do it.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very dependable food that is prepared to perfection. This is a gem and i always enjoy turning friends on to this neighborhood gem. Its hard not to order the same dishes as they are perfecto,however this time I was more ambitious and tried the seafood pasta, which is not a dish I really know....it was fantastic and I couldn't help sucking every morsel out of the clams and mussels. Delightful
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Real Italian food
Excellent restaurant with real Italian food. Great for lunch because it was not crowded. Food is generally a bit pricey.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM