Elizabeth of Portofino's

4.5
371 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Portofino's restaurant, located at 897 Post Road in Warwick, Rhode Island, has been an institution in Rhode Island for the last 25 years.

Elizabeth's Portofino is a place you can come casually dressed and be seated in the cafe, or you can be seated in the elegant dining room which is filled with flowers and candlelit tables. Both share the aroma of the kitchen which is serving hearty ethnic Italian dishes and light fare as well. You can't pass up the roasted garlic served with warm bread and extra virgin olive oil brought to every table. Also, in the warmer weather, come check out the outdoor patio overlooking the cranberry pond. You can order from the regular menu or the bistro menu in all three dining rooms. Come see the old meet the new. Elizabeth of Portofino's is here to stay.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
DInner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(401) 461-8920
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ray Fiske
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fair Fax Drive
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Parking details
Parking Lot
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Entertainment
Music in Our Café Thursdays and Saturdays
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 371 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great food, always a great experience at Elizabeth’s!!!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Love this place consistently! Amazing service and food and great comfortable ambience!

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We were very lucky to get in on a slower evening so we were one of two tables in one of the dining rooms. The ambiance was perfect. The food and service were great. A very nice find for our quick one night in the Providence area. Would definitely go back if in the area again!

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2.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Let me start by saying I have been to Portofino in the past and it was great. But Me and the woman I am dating went there for dinner on 7/1/2018 and I was embarrassed To day I like the place .To start the waiter was horrible he was very sloppy Looking could not remember the specials and had to stop and run in the back 2 times he did not give us any time between apps and dinner could not find him to get another drink and it was not busy at all . And another thing where we where sitting there was black mold from a leak I am a contractor and mold certified so I do pick up on things like that fast .

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Elizabeth's is our go-to restaurant ~ especially in the warmer months because we enjoy the deck top eating area.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

the food , service & staff were great, it is a relaxing night out

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

I was under the impression that the veal portofino would be piece of rolled veal with the prosciutto , tomatoes etc rolled into it. Instead it appeared to be e veal sausage . Taste was good, but couldn't differentiate other ingredients. Would not have ordered it knowing this. Would have had another veal dish which are normally very good.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Very good value and quality
Would highly recommend this place to others
Will definitely be going back

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Wonderful dinner with family from out of town. Our server, Justin, was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Couldn’t ask for better service. Food was delishious.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

This was my first visit. The food was great. I will be going back.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Love being out on a patio for dinner.
This patio could be better with a little help. More plant and get rid of that empty shelf. Lights are nice and view is pretty good. Straighten out plant hangers. A little TLC will make it beautiful. We really do like this place.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Elizabeth's Portofino. I got the stuffed fillet of sole and husband got the lobster ravioli. My meal was not hot so my waitress brought it back to the kitchen to heat it up and it came back perfectly. Just a little snag, it's always wonderful there. We enjoyed our meals and split a Phillip's brownie w/ice cream. Delicious. A great night and we'll certainly be back again!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

After taking our order, the waiter brought warm bread, olive oil with cheese & pepper and an entire bulb of roasted garlic. Mmmm good! Our meals (Salmon tip special & Veal Francese) were terrific. We started with calamari and were too full for dessert. Waiter was very attentive and helpful but not pushy or rushing.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Service was excellent! Food was amazing! I Have recommended this restaurant to everyone. Cannot wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We could not have had a better waiter! He was fantastic with our group, very personable and funny. My party all enjoyed their meal, drinks were great and dessert too. I would definitely go back and have already told others at work to go.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food was delicious and the service was outstanding.i will deffinetly be back.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Elizabeth of Portofino was an amazing find. We went there for a date night and fell in love with this restaurant. The food was delicious and the people were very friendly. The owner even came and introduced herself. My wife and I found a new favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

4 of us made a reservation and headed out to Elizabeth's Portofino for dinner Saturday night. We were sited promptly at a nice table. Service was good, food was outstanding. I've been going there for a few years now, but as of late visits the food is just over the top. All 4 of us had different dishes and all agreed it was awesome. Nice touch is the garlic w/nice Italian bread and oil, cheese and red pepper flakes if you want. Limonchello is a nice after dinner drink that is provided as an added touch. Elizabeth and her daughter are very nice people who make you feel welcomed and answer any questions you might have. I am going to frequent this place more, it was that good!

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The waitress seemed disappointed that we were not ordering drinks. Overall it was an ok experience.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great service. Attentive staff from the hostess (owner’s daughter) to the waiter and assistant (freshly grated cheese, pepper etc) Noticeably family operated. Unique food- example the herbed infused squeezed ricotta on the Italian nachos. Stuffed mushrooms are packed with flavor. And of course, the house made complimentary generous sample of limencello:)

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We were staying at a hotel locally, and we asked for a dinner recommendation. They recommended Elizabeth's. We sat on the back deck, and we had a nice view and a pleasant night. The service was outstanding, and the waitress had a great recommendation for my meal. There were three of us, and all three of us had an excellent meal. I would recommend Elizabeth's to anyone in the area. We've been traveling to the area for two years while our son was in graduate school, I wish we would have known about it before. We will most likely never be back in the area, so this was probably our only chance to dine there.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Lovely evening sitting out on the patio. Customer service and food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Hubby and I went to Elizabeth's for Mother's Day. We had a fantastic meal, and a great table, which come to find out is Elizabeth's table. So comfy with pillow on the chair. We loved where we sat. But loved the food even more. This isn't the first time as we've been there many times before. I had Stuffed Fillet of sole and husband had veal and peas which he said was outstanding. We had wine and split a dessert. Nice touch is that they give you a shot of limonchello at the end of the meal. One of my favorite spots to go. Also our waitress who is the owner's beautiful daughter waited on us and did a awesome job.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother's Day dinner. I made a reservation and was seated on time, great friendly service and the food was amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful as usual. This place is a hidden gem. Elizabeth has done a beautiful job updating the look. Service and good was delicious! Never a disappointment!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Good service and food. We were put in a back room, which was a bit noisy because of large parties and small children. As I had made an advance reservation, I would have preferred to be in one of the main dining rooms which are much nicer and quieter.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food as always. Nice specials and good drinks.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

For some reason we had not been to Portofino for several years. The restaurant is very attractive , although the tables are a little close together. The service and staff were fantastic. Nicole was very nice and attentive. The food was very good. The chicken parm was the best we have ever had. The calamari was ideal. The marinara sauce was the best we have ever tasted. Can't wait to go back for more chicken parm. Cooked perfectly. Prices were just right as well.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent all they way around! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Went here for my daughter's birthday and had a very nice meal. We had a group that included one vegetarian and his request for an alteration to a menu item was made without any problem at all. I did not mention we were celebrating a birthday when making the reservation, but the waiter heard me say I wished I'd brought a candle for her dessert and was kind enough to bring us one, which was really thoughtful.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Always wonderful everything at Portofino’s. The food is delicious, the service excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent service from our waiter Justin and the owner.
They serve a delicious complimentary roasted head of garlic with olive oil, parm chs, and bread.
The chicken Luigi was a giant portion and really delicious. The veal Portofino had excellent flavor but was a really small serving for the price.
my husband and I split the two entrees, so it worked out perfectly. (Had I just gotten the veal by myself I might have still been hungry.)
They had some descently priced bottles of wine as well! We will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We went there for my husband's birthday. We had frequented this restaurant 25 years ago under different owners. It has build upon the existing business. It was very relaxing, the ambiance was great with low lighting, and quiet conversation. I ordered the scallop special and it was delicious. My husband ordered the chicken parm and said it was delicious. The service was attentive. The

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

What a wonderful place! Comfortable and inviting...it's like your dining with family! The Veal Portofino was incredible and the complimentary pizzelle and limoncello after dinner made this my new favorite place!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was excellent! Chicken Luigi is delicious. Bread with fresh roasted garlic is amazing. Restaurant was extremely clean. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Delicious as usual. Love the new decor.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We have dined at Elizabeth’s Of Portofino’s a number of times and the food is always wonderful. We appreciate the gluten free options and the professionalism of the waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The staff and food was great as always. Will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My wife and I love this place it is truly a neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great ambiance. Food reasonably priced. Nice touches such a oil, grated cheese and roasted garlic dip for bread. End of meal cordial was a very nice touch.

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