Best cioppino I’ve had since leaving the coast!!! Excellent martini, wine by the glass option; great dining experience and did not break the bank !
Everything was lovely! Such an intimate cozy atmosphere. This was our second visit and we will definitely be back.
Our server,Lauren, was AMAZING! We continue to come back for the excellent food and service. This time we were seated in front of the fireplace and it was so cozy and relaxing.
There were also two,very large, holiday parties being held there during our meal. You would never even know it.That being said, all the servers we spot on. None of them seemed rushed and each one was extremely polite.
Keep up the good work !
This is one of our favorite places...consistently good food and service. I don’t think you can ever go wrong by coming to Portofino’s!
Parking was convenient and abundant. Inside had comfortable seating and a quiet atmosphere.
The food came out quick and service was on point. Portions were appropriate and cooked correctly. My wife ordered the risotto which was quite flavorful and perfectly cooked, which can be difficult to accomplish. I ordered the swordfish, which was aggressively seasoned and delicious, but perhaps a tad undercooked for my liking.
However, one of our starters was over seasoned with garlic and arugula to the point that our pallet was tainted the rest of the evening. The menu is simple and has few choices but offers some basic variety.
Their wine / bourbon lists are comprehensive and should satisfy most. I didn't see a menu for specialty cocktails, but perhaps I missed it. This would have added to the experience.
Overall, for the cost, I do feel that more was expected but it was an enjoyable experience.
Excellent food, service and ambiance! We most appreciated the attention of our server. She was particularly helpful in answering questions about cocktails.
Never a bad meal! I had friends from NYC in town and they absolutely raved.
Rare dinner out with my husband. The cioppino was excellent. House wine was great and well-priced.
I must say this was a wonderful meal with incredible service. The atmosphere was great. The outside lights came on midway through dinner and made it even better (must go again in the summer and eat outside). I would highly recommend a romantic meal here or just a casual one.
Great bourbon selection and prices
Service poor, food ok nothing special, atmosphere nice
There was an extremely loud table of 8 patrons right next to us that was quite frankly out of line. Too much time at the track I suppose. Our server did not acknowledge us until after quite a few minutes. In her defense the loud group as mentioned before were taxing her time, however someone else could have come and welcomed us and got our drink order. The food quality and taste brought up the entire experience. The server ended up being very good after all but I had to go to the hostess first to say that we had not been talked to for about 7 minutes before all that changed. Our compliments to the chef!
We wish to praise our server Lauran who was very professional, efficient and personable. We are both in our early 70's and were celebrating our anniversary. She added so much to our celebration.
It’s hard to beat the wonderful ambience and the service couldn’t be any better. Our waiter anticipated all our needs without hovering or being a nuisance. Our food was wonderful. I had muscles and my wife had lobster Ravioli. Both were excellent. This is our second time back and won’t be our last. Always love a restaurant with cloth tablecloth and napkins!
Great restaurant. Consistently good.
We love Portofino’s. The good is always good and I love the little twists on tradition!
Service was slow. Glass of Chianti had turned
Excellent dinner in a very nice location downtown Lexington. Very flexible with reservation time. Good parking. Food was very well prepared, good sized portions and well described by our waiter. Will return on next visit to Lexington.
Food was delicious! We loved the bruschetta!
They were very nice and helpful! Very willing to help with food allergies, too!
Wonderful dining experience, great service, food and ambiance
We enjoyed a nice Malbec, warm bread, great food, and wonderful friends at this consistently good restaurant.
Beautiful patio,great cocktails, wine list and delicious food! Definitely going back!
We thoroughly enjoy going to Portofinos. Our server Bree was wonderful. We really like the fact that the food is not over seasoned. They always offer a great selection of entree's but we prefer the seafood and it has never disappointed us. We highly recommend Portofino's for any special occasion.
The pasta was overcooked, sauce was bland, and I asked for rigatoni and they gave me linguini which did not go with the bolognese sauce at all. I've eaten there before and had a better experience so maybe it was an off day. The brie and bread appetizer was good and the decor is very nice.
Wonderful patio and my husbands’s fish was amazing but my risotto was without salt, at all!
The appetizer, oysters, were so tasty! Delicious!
I totally recommend the place !
One of the best meals I have had recently and I eat out every night.
We had a fantastic meal. Our server was wonderful. We highly recommend this place!
The restaurant looks very nice. The service was good. The food tasted terrible. My chicken tasted like it was microwaved. The pasta bolognese was watery and tasteless. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
A nice evening out on the patio, salad through dessert was good as usual and of course the owner was there checking on each table as we have grown accustomed. Thanks Wayne
Just ok. Fish special was pretty tasteless. Past dish was very good. Service was excellent, but hard to pay the prices for food that’s not great.
Great dinner with family! Good food. I had the risotto and it was fabulous
Our waiter was great and the food was delicious especially the bruschetta!
We had a nice mellow dinner on the patio. Server was outstanding and music was low and very pleasant. Thank you for a great evening.
One of my favorite restaurants in Lexington
Wonderful salmon, tender, lightly crispy. The Tuscan bean soup was delicious
Extra value when a couple in our party chose their summer 3for$33 Summer Special
Great place, great dinner. Bourbon manhattans were outstanding.
We had a wonderful dinner with a dear old friend. We were hoping for ossa bouco, but it was not on the current menu. The food we did order was great.
The veal meatballs dish was delicious and, with a salad and tiramisu, made a perfect meal. We enjoyed sitting outside on the patio and our server was excellent. Would definitely go back!