Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
A Very Happy Mothers' DayThis is our first Mothers Day here in Orlando since we moved here from Philadelphia last July. I was hoping to find a special place for my wife to enjoy her Mothers Day and am so glad I was able to find the Trattoria and will definitely be back to dine here again for a regular dinner experience. The restaurant was nicely set up with a variety of delicious brunch buffet items from cold seafood to hot pasta stations and the usual options.
The scenic vibe of Portofino in Italy was special and made all of us so happy to be there.
I must say that the waitstaff was very attentive and cordial especially Mohammed and Juan who so kind and treated us very well.
I am looking forward to a return to taste their regular menu and other restuarants.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner and BreakfastDinner was amazing! food and service was tops!! And loved the kid play area to entertain the kids while we wait for food.
Breakfast was so-so. The service was not as good(had a hard time locating our server a couple times, and waffle was served cold. The replacement, delivered by the manager was great and piping hot.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA pleasant surpriseMost hotel restaurants are merely a courtesy for their guests with a menu that is straight out of "the Hotel Handbook." This restaurant is definitely not one of them. Its atmosphere flows from hotel itself. It almost appears to be self consciously protecting the overall image of the resort. The food selection was great. The dishes were well and properly prepared and tasted exactly as they should. My wife usually eats a very light breakfast, but surprised me when she opted for the buffet. Her mother was a cook and my wife has a discerning taste. She ate more than she usually does for breakfast and like the rest of us, thoroughly loved it. Well done.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMService was outstanding.Service was outstanding. Food was good for a buffet. I wasn't floored, but it wasn't bad. Desserts were excellent. The complimentary mimosas were a nice touch. There was advertisement for character visits from Universal, however we did not see any during our entire visit. The server mentioned that maybe they had been through before we arrived, however it remains consistent with another review I read regarding no characters. We did choose this restaurant over other locations for that reason as well as the other kids events for Easter. Luckily, I did not tell my kids about them prior to the visit.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM