Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.orlando.bicegroup.com/
  • Phone: 4075031415
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm to 10.00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Alessandro Lozzi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Bice Ristorante offers many private group dining options for your corporate event or special occasion dinner. We have two private dining rooms seating 10 to 40 guests. We can seat up to 225 guests, utilizing the private rooms and the main dining room for a larger dinner. There are also two outdoor terraces offering spectacular views of Portofino Bay Harbor, which are available for private bookings.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Brown (321)2468145
  • Entertainment: Pianist Friday & Saturday from 7pm to 10 pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vineland
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self Parking with No Charge and Valet Service in Parking Garage.
A word from Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
An exquisite culinary voyage right to the heart of Italy awaits you amid a decor which combines Old World elegance and modern chic. Bice Ristorante offers exquisite Northern Italian cuisine, and superb service in an elegant atmosphere. Bice overlooks the Portofino Bay, offering the finest waterfront views in Orlando. We are located on Universal Studios property, and are only
3 miles from the Orange County Convention Center. The water taxi taking your guests to Universal Citywalk is steps from the restaurant.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (51)romantic (47)scenic view (41)fit for foodies (33)notable wine list (24)good for groups (18)great for outdoor dining (14)kid-friendly (6)neighborhood gem (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • We always make reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2009
    We always make reservation at Bice when we are in Orlando. Service is friendly and knowledgeable and very accommodating of children's needs. Food is wonderful especially the fresh pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our dining experience at BICE
    Golfpat
    Dined on 2/28/2009
    Our dining experience at BICE was lovely. The ambiance and venue were both very interesting and romantic. The food and wine were wonderful. The server was attentive at all times.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our experience at Bice was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/24/2009
    Our experience at Bice was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. Our waiter was rude and made us feel unwelcome. We were not told about the specials. Our drinks were never refilled. We were ignored during the entire experience. A couple at the next table walked out without eating and were literally harassed at the door by the manager on duty who screamed at them "good...get out of here...have a GREAT day at Universal" while the other staff members laughed. We wish we had left as well, the food was awful. My wild mushroom tagliatelle with truffle oil was nothing but over cooked pasta with a pasty sauce with button mushrooms in it. Not a wild mushroom to be found. An over-priced and awful experience!
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  • Sign up for the locals membership
    LouP
    Dined on 2/15/2009
    Sign up for the locals membership (it's free) and get a substantial discount.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pointless to make reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Pointless to make reservations with special requests, they pay no attention to it. Overprices and not meeting my expectations.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Bice was fantastic!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    The Bice was fantastic!!!! It was by far the best Valentine's Day of my life. It is authentic Italian cuisine at its finest. We set outside overlooking the water, there was romantic music playing in the background and the food was to die for! It seemed as if the restaurant was a perfectly set watch. Everytime my glass was empty another one was set on the table, everytime we finished our dish one waiter would pick up our plates and another would bring out the next course. It was simply amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is a gem.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2009
    This restaurant is a gem. Service is outstanding as is the food and ambiance. Wonderful for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Christmas dinner at BICE has
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/25/2008
    Christmas dinner at BICE has become a holiday tradition for us ~ we love it! After weeks of cooking, parties and the general holiday rush it's a fabulous way to relax and unwind. The food and service are always top notch!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good although
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/24/2008
    The food was very good although a little on the pricey side. Atmosphere was a little on the noisey side. Service was very good. Waitstaff was attentative but not overbearing. Could have been more knowledgeable about the wines as most were Italian. The ones we choose were very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/21/2008
    The food and service were excellent, will recommend to others and we will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a wonderful time sitting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/6/2008
    We had a wonderful time sitting on the patio and enjoying the live performance accross the courtyard. I would highly recommend this place. I took my 8 year old son along and they prepared a kid's style pasta for him, but it is very romantic and a nice place for couples as well. I have been there several times and never ordered the same thing twice. I enjoyed them all and look forward to going back and trying more!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No words can describe how
    RoseVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2008
    No words can describe how good it is. I wish I could come back more often. A bit pricy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I sat at a table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2008
    My wife and I sat at a table on the balcony overlooking the piazza and the bay. The sun was setting and it was beautiful. She got salmon and I ordered a steak. I asked for med/well and it was more med/rare but still very good. The service was excellent and very professional. When the sun set candles were lit at each table and it really made it special. The opera singers that came out on the balcony above Mama Della's. It was very nice but LOUD! Otherwise, very quiet. All in all, a great night at a fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We dined with friends at Bice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2008
    We dined with friends at Bice to try out the $29 Orlando Magical Dining menu. The meals were good although the Chicken scaloppine was overdone and when telling this to the maitre d', he asked why we would even order chicken and that we should've gotten the fish instead. I thought that was a bit rude. They also had a 300% upcharge on the wines, which I guess most tourists or rich people wouldn't notice. I wouldn't dine here again without the special meal deal. Their food isn't worthy of their high prices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have gone to the Bice in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2008
    I have gone to the Bice in NYC for the last 8 years and have always had a wonderful experience. Bice at Portofino is a great choice and is super romantic. The service and food was outstanding. I truly recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE, this place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2008
    LOVE LOVE LOVE, this place. I've stayed at the Portofino Bay Hotel twice on vacation before moving to Orlando. However, I never got the chance to dine at Bice. The dinner was for my boyfriend and I. He was floored from the view alone. We sat inside with the perfect bay view. The service was excellent. We both loved chicken parmesan, but it was not on the menu. We figured to ask anyway just incase they had specials. To our delight, our waiter informed us that everything there is homemade & they would do anything we wanted with our choice of side. The waiter brought us fresh bread, & soon after our food came out. Quick & fresh. The portions are over filling. I recommend Bice for couples, friends, & families alike.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice restaurant w/ great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/27/2008
    Very nice restaurant w/ great ambiance. The food was all good, but wouldn't say anything was great. Service was very attentive and we had a very good experience, but we did not feel that this was a restaurant we had to come back to again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The wonderful folks at Bice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    The wonderful folks at Bice made our 37'th Anniversary so special. Our waiters Andre and Chris went out of their way to make sure that everything was perfect. Bice's general manger was very hospitable and wanted to make sure that everything was just right. We really appreciated it. The food was outstanding and beautifully presented. Bice is a warm and friendly place with just that right classy touch. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding experience. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/12/2008
    Outstanding experience. Very attentive staff, superb wine list, and the food was beyond compare. A must go for anyone who appreciates great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food and service was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    The food and service was very good. Our server had great recommmendations. Menu had good selections and seems to change weekly. Even though this is a high end restaurant they did not mind half portions of pasta or risotto. Two different managers stopped to check-in on us. Extremely happy with the food and the svc. It's a nice place for a romantic evening. Our table was so so - we were seated in the middle of the room even though there were several tables (with reserved signs) open by the windows where we could have had a much better view of the resort/lake. Overall, a very nice and pleasant experience. The calamari and capresse were very good but the beef ravioli with mushroom sauce and lamb tenderloin risotto were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • It was outstanding!!! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    It was outstanding!!! The food was excellent, the waiter was very knowledgeable and very professional, the atmosphere was romantic. It was perfect for our 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration:) Because of our lateness, we called the restaurant and made them aware that we were on our way. We had difficulty trying to get to the restaurant, but it wound up we were at least a 1/2 hour later after calling - due to our getting lost and then having no idea where we were going....little did we know we had to get on a water taxi to get across the bay to the restaurant. We just got to Orlando that afternoon!! They were extremely gracious and held our reservation and our evening was just perfect. We will definitely come back.We just loved it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant was extremely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/12/2008
    This restaurant was extremely expensive and I hate to say, the best part of dinner was the cheese plate they made up for us, it wasn't even on the menu. The pasta was bland, the raviolis were very heavy, the caprese was mediocre at best. For such a beautiful restaurant in a great setting, the meal and price was dissappointing. Also, our waiter was so over the top, he had a fake Italian accent and every once in awhile his Brooklyn accent would slip in. We just felt like he was trying way too hard and was constantly in our face. He also made a comment to me after I have 2 mojitos about how fast I was drinking them - haha! I was drinking because he was so annoying.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Mother's Day was my first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Mother's Day was my first experience with Bice and I absolutely loved it! The restaurant had a very elegant, sophisticated feel and our waiter was great! I love it but most importantly so did my mom! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is good but the service
    lovewineVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    The food is good but the service is lousy. This is the second time I have dined at Bice in the past three weeks. It will be the last due to the service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We shared a delightful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    We shared a delightful evening out on the balcony. The weather and ambience was great
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As might be expected at a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    As might be expected at a tourist hotel location, the tables nearby all had children at them. One table had 3 under about 6, with two of them yelling at each other and their parents throughout the very long family meal. This diminished the joy of our special occasion dinner. The service was not as attentive as at our previous visit, when the manager was present. But the portions were generous and the food delicious.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Most definitely one of the
    JohnnyC
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    Most definitely one of the best restaurants in Orlando! I recommend it highly. I wish we had BICE in Pennsylvania!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The meal, the service, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    The meal, the service, the ambiance all wonderful. This is an expensive meal, be prepared. We averaged approx. 135.00/person, this including drinks befor and after dinner, as well as wine with dinner + a 4 course meal. EXCELLENT. We will definetly visit this restaurant in other cities as well. THANK-YOU Bice, we had a wonderful night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • This place was so good I can;t
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/16/2008
    This place was so good I can;t even begin to describe how happy I was. Its definatly upscale and the food is to die for. I think this is my favorite restaurant ever. I wish they had one in Chicago.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Many Bice restaurants. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2007
    Many Bice restaurants. The one in Manhattan is completely different. However, this one in Portofino was beautiful, and the service and food were excellent.
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  • Really poor service and average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/4/2007
    Really poor service and average food which is very over priced. I would give this one a miss when visiting Orlando
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  • Very pricy for an Itialian
    LUV2TRVLMMVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2007
    Very pricy for an Itialian Restaurant. Won't be returning because of that.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate