We believe the purity of our concept lies in the quality of our ingredients and the simplicity of our dishes. We are dedicated to bringing simple yet reﬁned Italian-American cooking to our neighborhood and look forward to serving you and our community.
Along with our seasonal menu, we offer a full bar and a unique selection of California and Italian wines. Our menus are constantly changing, so the options for Dinner, Lunch and Brunch are endless. We also have a menu just for the kids.
Please join us and enjoy the rustic ambiance of Portola Kitchen. Whether it’s inside or out on our patio, we’d love to see you!
We love this place. Great menu, and just a fun place to be. We especially like eating outdoors. They have live music every other Friday, weather permitting.
Don’t be left disappointed, choose another restaurant. For the cost, you would expect a standalone fine dining experience, but the reality is a strip mall basic cafe.
The decor reminded us of a Hobees, and the only view was of the grocery store across the alley. Service was slow and lackluster, and the food lacked seasoning and presentation.
Skip this and head straight for The Village Pub, where for the same expense, you’ll have an extraordinary experience. We wished we’d just turned on our heels and left. Utterly disappointing.
This is a great place for a couple or family night out.
Great service and food!
Portola Kitchen is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. I enjoyed the grilled pork tenderloin special while my wife enjoyed a chicken pasta dish. The service was attentive. We look forward to returning next time we travel this way.
Another wonderful meal with friends at Portola Kitchen!
Perfect for two couples to get together for dinner and catch up over a great meal. We were pleasantly surprised to be seated outdoors with a great live band nearby... food was excellent! We will be back!
Great atmosphere, food was a slightly overpriced, but still a good experience. Service was excellent. Would return if in the area again.
Nice cafe vibe, great food, great service. Always a pleasant stop.
Nice place and service, but food is so so. Not bad, but not as good as I expected.
Great place for Fathers Day Dinner and first post -lockdown restaurant outing with family.
Wonderful restaurant - amazing food and staff!
It was a very busy night - so glad the restaurant was able to expand under the sheltered patio - so service was slower than usual. The breads were fresh and tasty. The desserts were delicious. The Devil's Chicken was OK. In general, the food was great - although the vegetables were a little charred and overdone - I prefer them steamed rather than roasted.
Warm and tasty rolls, main entrees of pasta special and tasty braised rib special, dessert was very tasty tiramisu. New chef did a fine job.
As always, a great place to eat. Waiting for lunch to open again. This time the short ribs were good but my pizza had areas off burnt crust. Will I go back? Definitely.
Love Portola Kitchen, however, the music was far too loud. Not conducive to visiting with whomever you’re having dinner with.
The menu has changed so that was a bit disappointing as we were looking forward to our favorite dishes from pre-covid. Also the service was off as we had different waiters come to us for different things or wrong dishes. The main server was extremely nice and pleasant.
Outdoor dining with an excellent staff. Service was good and food enjoyable. Well worth the visit.
homemade pasta was delicious, great cocktails (on the strong side), and fun atmosphere
Finally able to get out to eat again and Portola Kitchen still is tops for food and beverage. They are only open for dinner right now, but hopefully for lunch again soon.
Nice to be back. The fresh pasta is great.
Good quality food and pleasant dining room. Good neighborhood restaurant.
The restaurant was close!
We are locals and this is one of our all time favorites.
Patio dining is comfortable, COVID-precaution friendly.
The staff are fabulous, all, led by Rose, their star manager.
Food is always beautifully prepared from quality ingredients.
Great Pizza, specials, and wonderful wine by the glass list
The service is always fantastic! The Eggplant Parmesan dish was wonderful! The live music was the best part!
Really great dinner. The food was fabulous. Any of the pastas are to die for. The halibut was delicious and the tuna tower should not be missed
Rene, our wait staff was excellent. Food was very good.
Awesome service,food and vibe. Thanks for a great night
Terrific dinner celebrating our son’s 13th birthday! The dinner and service were top notch. Very comfortable outdoor table and everything was very COVID-19 compliant, but the staff made it all look easy.
This is always a favorite spot for brunch. The atmosphere is perfect to enjoy ones company and dining. The food is always good. The service is always good and people are very friendly.
The outside seating was great, felt safe enough separation. Server was very friendly, helpful. The paste came piping hot and the sauce was excellent.
Food was good. Not haute cuisine but nice. The outdoor covid setup for dining was very nice.
Great outdoor dining with live music that wasn’t loud. The food was great and the presentation was beautiful.
Very nice and safe outdoor setting! I’ll go back for another Sunday Brunch!
The food is always good and the staff is friendly and competent.
Moving outdoors for the pandemic means diners sit in the outdoor part of the busy market next door. It’s not a relaxing environment and the clattering of shopping carts was loud and disruptive. We left without ordering.
Fun pizzas and entrees that are good for the price. I will definitely go back.
Good service and nice menu. Staff is friendly and great place to sit outside and enjoy a meal with your friends and family.
Portola Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 851-6453.
Portola Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 720 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.