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Italian Fine Dining at its best. Now you don't have to go into the city to have that city experience. We are very attentive to our customers. Food is organic and from local sources. We want to give you a total fine dining experience.
Astoria, NY 11106
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is usually not hard to find. There are two municipal parking lots just a few blocks away. One on Steinway St, the other on 31st Street.
N, or W Train to Broadway Station
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Portalia Ratings and Reviews
The waiter was very nice but gave us the wrong pizza that we ordered as an appetizer and kind of just apologized without offering to take it back and bring out the one we asked for. Then he disappeared after we finished eating, probably went about a half hour until we finally were able to wave him down to ask for the check. We were there for over two hours! He seemed to be the only waiter for quite a few tables so they definitely need to increase their staff. The food was decent otherwise.
The service was great and the place is lovely but it was totally empty at 8pm, not a good sign....and I got sick from food. Had the salmon and tasted fine. Might have been the rich sauce on the veggies? Afraid to go again... what a shame. I hope it was an isolated incident but empty restaurant might speak louder than my one bad meal.
The setting is welcoming and contemporary. We were greeted and seated right away. We were approached by our waiter with menus. Our drink order was taken. It took some time before our drinks were served at our table of only two diners. At one point I observed our waiter on his cell phone in the dining area. A real negative! Our food was fair. The oil for our salad tasted somewhat not as fresh as I thought it should and it spoiled the ingredients of the dish, which otherwise seemed quite good. The pastas were good, though the chicken in the dish was a bit dry and some of the peas in the pasta were hard. Cappuccino was good. As a resident of Astoria, I was hoping to include Portalia as a neighborhood dining spot, though did not experience it as such. Somewhat disappointed, though I think the restaurant has potential to improve. Hoping it does.
Great atmosphere and the food was high quality. However, the service was sub par and we waited over an hour for our food to arrive while the waiter repeatedly told us it should be out any minute. Meanwhile the table next to us came, ate and left within 30 mins of being seated.
I was celebrating our three year anniversary and I found the perfect spot. I loved the brick walls and the music was perfect. Nice ambiance. Our waiter was really nice and the wine recommendation he made was perfect. We had honey gorgon zola and pear appetizer and a polenta appetizer. Both were amazing. My wife's risotto was the special and it was great. I had a pasta carbonate with an ostrich egg that I was nervous about but turned out to be excellent. We didn't get dessert. We were already full. But I will go back again.
It was a bit empty on a Saturday night and we were a bit hesitant but the meal turned out quite nicely. The waiter recommended a nice wine, we had the Pork Chop and Skirt Steak, both were delicious. It was a pleasant meal where two people could have a nice conversation with their meal.
I booked dinner for 3 to take advantage of the Restaurant week. They do not have separate menu for the event and was charge regular ala carte prices. It was well worth it though ... Good food from appetizers to the entrees and all served by very nice staff!
We were not hungry enough to have appetizers so we only ordered main courses. My skirt steak was outstanding, juicy and delicious. My son had the pork chop and he raved about the cabbage side dish. We were both very impressed by both the food and the service. I highly recommend the place and will definitely go back there.
During the week, Portalia opens at 3.
But we found brunch at 11 to be fabulous. Each dish was very high leve, generous, fresh, and delicious. The prices are reasonable. We got great service, with two little ones along for the event. Could not have been a better staff.
This restaurant was recommended by a friend who has eaten there with her family. It was our anniversary and we wanted to go someplace local. The grilled calamari was outstanding and the branzino was very tasty. The room is very cheerful, an appealing atmosphere. I would recommend it and I would go back.
Our food was quite good and the service was excellent. The owner even came over and talked to us and recommended a wine (and it wasn't an expensive bottle - it was quite good and paired well with our food). Our entire party of five was happy with their food. All of us would return.
We met a local friend at Portalia at their recommendation, and enjoyed it very much. Very nice ambience, food was very good and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The owner or manager (?) was very kind, friendly and had excellent recommendations. Modest wine selection but some nice unusual choices such as the Carmignano we enjoyed. We will definitely go back next time we are in Astoria.
Love, love, love Portalia! This is a neighborhood gem with great food and ambiance. In addition to their regular brunch and dinner menu, they always have great appetizers and entre specials, happy hour (half price drinks and gourmet appetizers at the bar) and wonderful weekend brunch. The staff is more than accommodating and willing to go the extra mile to make their patrons happy. The proprietors, George and Antonio, have a great passion for their restaurant and it really shows in their menu and gorgeous décor. I've been there on date night with my husband, family members and large groups and they never disappoint.
I went on a romantic date to Portalia. It is located in a nice neighborhood and was quiet which we loved. The waiter was very nice and food was good. Only issue was that most of the wines my girl asked for were not available. Although she liked the wine she finally had.
We came here for Fathers Day, this place is beautiful & the food was delicious, the owner is very nice, comes over & talks to you about that place, even brought us our drinks plus everything is super fresh
For Apps we ordered the Calamari which was just okkk it was kinda chewy supposedly its fresh though, we also ordered the crab cakes were were awesome, I had the skirt steak that comes w/ salad & potatoes - Awesome! & the drinks are strong ;)The food really was good butttttt....
They had some weird music playing really loud!! We could barely have a conversation & the place was pretty empty
All in all good food but I dont think i'll be back anytime soon
We took my mom to Portalia for brunch on Mother's Day and had an amazing time. The food, service and ambiance were outstanding. The crabcakes are a "must have"! Then again, so is the French toast...ok, everything was simply delicious! We're going back for dinner! :-)
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