Elizabeth of Portofino's

4.6
483 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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DN
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Elizabeth's for Mother's Day and everything was wonderful, the meal, the service, the atmosphere. We were on the quiet side or it may have been a bit noisy in the main area. They even gave my mom and me Mother's Day roses!

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HS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We very much enjoyed the food and the service was adequate. The noise level makes a normal conversation among four people difficult.

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LM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great prices compared to similar restaurants

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p
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We were seated in the "new" dining room. There is no atmosphere, no decor, no design. It is darkish, white room. You can see standing outside smoking, which is not conducive to enjoying your food.
The menu has not been changed in quite awhile.
The table we were seated at was very wobbly and unstable. Our server, while very nice and pleasant was the only waiter for the entire room. With us, two other tables of two and then a party of 7-8(?). We kind of got lost in the rush.
Food was delicious as always, but would like to see some new menu items.

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CD
New England
208 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great special which includes salad , entree and a bottle wine for about 44.00 a couple Sunday through Thursday. Bread was served warm with delicious fresh roasted garlic spread. Salad choices were garden or caesar and a large selection of entrees were offered. Overall, an enjoyable experience.

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious. Loved the calamari. Service was great.

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F
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this restaurant! Looking forward to going back. Everything was delicious especially the Arancini appetizer and my meal Bucatini with Shrimp in a creamy lemon sauce. Absolutely fantastic meal!!

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MO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portofino is consistently excellent and it is conveniently located.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We had the eggplant rollatini and caprese salad to start both were delish! Main course was also very good - chicken parm, chicken marsala and the special taste of Italy. Large portions for the great price. Dessert was also very tasty!

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LA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was delicious, especially the roasted garlic served heated in a small ramekin at the table with the warm bread!!!

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ME
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service, and ambiance as usual. Consistency is the one word that describes Elizabeth’s.

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MG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious!!

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KM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good service was spot on and the Wed night 1/2 price entrees great

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JQ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was good and the service was great.

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KT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a nice place to meet friends for dinner. Great menu and great food!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! We were in the area for the weekend and took the chance based on reviews and ease of booking a reservation via OpenTable. We were not disappointed...great food and friendly service.

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s
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Portofino's (as it is fondly known by many) is a great place. The menu is varied and the food is excellently prepared. Don't let the strip mall location put you off. It is lovely on the inside. I recommend asking for a table in the dining room when making a reservation (and I also recommend reservations on weekends). The dining room just seems a bit more special of an environment. Go and enjoy!

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BL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is always delicious. My drink had to be sent back twice and the bartender seemed annoyed. Not sure if it was the fault of the waiter or lack of knowledge on the bartender's part.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Our party was never told the specials of the night and ordered the steak medium but came out purple in the middle

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MW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to spot for business dinners. Always great food and service!

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seated right away. The waiter Jason was friendly and attentive, explained the specials.

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic service, clean calm atmosphere, small and quaint, very nice

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B
New England
27 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always delicious and the service is excellent. Highly recommend!

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent prices, food and service. Very friendly. They were very accommodating

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Veal parm excellent! Service great. Great night overall

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JO
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is relaxing and the food was excellent.

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DC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great and the service is fantastic!!!!

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SC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Will definitely return!!

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B
New England
27 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal and great service, thanks! And of course, always good to see Liz 😊

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KT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent go to for me. Excellent food and service. They make you feel as if you are a welcomed house guest.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately the overall temperature of our meal was cold. Our arrancini appetizer was cold and the rice in the inside was overcooked. For our entrees, stuffed sole and veal, nothing was hot. The food was luke warm at best. The rice pilaf that was served you could tell was out of a box. The mashed potatoes with the veal were cold and were lacking flavor. Nice looking place and decorated very well. Sadly I wouldn’t rush back the food

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LT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our family was celebrating a new job offering, the food and service were beyond expectations, thank you

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always! Our server, Justin, was attentive, knowledgeable and prompt! The food was perfect and everything was timed well from the appetizers and drinks to the entrees and dessert! Well worth a visit. Enjoy!

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ML
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I shared a Caesar salad and he chose the lasagna and even though it wasn't on the menu the kitchen put together a plate of eggplant parmesan. Both were delish ~ hubs ate all of his; I took home leftovers. We go here often ~ mostly in the warm weather when you can eat at their outdoor patio that overlooks a pond. Very peaceful.

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b
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my friends bday. We had a great time. She had never been there. The food was excellent. The service was great! She thoroughly enjoyed herself and her bday! Thank you so much for making it special

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A
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious meal! Waiter was great, atmosphere was great, drinks were great, too! Would highly recommend it! They even gave us all a complimentary shot of limoncello at the end of our meal! We will definitely be going back!

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MW
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, atmosphere is great and the food and staff are great!

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D
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and Justin our waiter was outstanding

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M
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very good. Our waiter was good but over worked. He had to cover about 8 tables alone. He took all the orders, delivered the food and tried to keep up with refilling everyone's water, etc... That is way too much for one person. As a result service slipped. Why did management not see this, it was right in front of their eyes!?!?

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