used to live downtown at 5th & Spring, so many great restaurants to choose from in that area and this is one of them! I wish I would've known that they deliver! Carpaccio, ravioli & pinot noir <3
11/10/2012 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is in a VERY BAD area of LA. I was a bit hesitant to park and walk any distance but I found a spot right outside the restaurant. A, what seemed to us as a homeless guy, Welcomed us as we got out of the car and he walked us into the Restaurant, the Host quickly escorted the gentleman out and we were seated. The ambiance was nice, the decor was appropriate and it looked clean and inviting. We enjoyed our meal under dim lighting and everything was cooked to our liking and tasted great. I recommend Portofino Cucina to anyone looking for a nice meal in the heart of LA but be aware of the area. Park close and it's probably better to go in the day. Call ahead, maybe there is private parking in a secure area.
12/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the meal very much.
Enjoyed the meal very much. Nice variety on menu. Great service. Neighborhood a little iffy.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Some of the best Italian food
Some of the best Italian food in area!!!! Will definitely return.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
They didn't have my Open Table
They didn't have my Open Table reservation, but I just whipped out my phone and put another one in that they honored. The kitchen closes on Friday night at 10p, and sure enough, someone walked in at 9:53p.....they were graciously welcomed and seated. The host/waiter was very attentive and friendly. This was our first time, I would recommend and is a place to re-visit.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great place for lunch if you work in DTLA or happen to be in DTLA. Little Italian joint with scrumptious food. This place was great because the simple, good food matched the prices. Absolutely delicious tortellini with pink sauce with a light salad. Their Panini’s are yummy too. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Two thumbs up for sure!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Need I say more? Our dog child sits it out in a gated patio while we dine with candle light.
Love their Caesar salad and mushroom risotto- my husband enjoys their speghetti and meat balls.
They are nice people.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small portions, but good food. We had to order more dishes than expected because of their small portions. But overall, all the numerous plates that we ordered were consistently solid and well prepared. Our waiter was also very approachable and nice.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was exactly what I was looking for, really a fine place for a date. The only thing that I didn't like was simply the area that the place was in; it was a little off color. Still, I enjoyed, my date enjoyed it, and I'm pretty sure we'll go there again sometime.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service, service, service
The service here was, hands down, the best. Because we used a Living Social deal, our dinner was family style. However, the servers brought each course and plated our food for us at the table. The food was good. The only less desirable aspect was the location at night-- that part of downtown is pretty empty. However, it was worth the trip.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM