Consistent service and great menu options
This is usually a very dependable place for us to get excellent food and friendly service. Nothing worked well tonight. Service was very slow and with zero personality even though it was not at all crowded. My salmon was over cooked and below par. Plus I indicated a special birthday for someone in our party but there was zero recognition of that. Just a dud. Wondering where management was on a Sunday night.
Excellent food here! I have been here a few times and sat outside but this time ate inside. The ambiance is quite lovely and cozy. Will certainly be back!
Very good food with some unique variations on traditional dishes. There pizza and calzone are excellent. I enjoyed their pear salad. They have a nice selection of wines by the glass or by the bottle, or you can bring a bottle of your own for a very reasonable corkage fee. There is bar seating with two television sets for sports viewing. There is also ample seating outdoors with overhead heaters as necessary.
Terrific options for healthy, filling and delicious entree salads. ! got the ahi salad - my friend got the salmon spinach salad. Both were great!
This is a hidden gem in a shopping center. The food is incredible. They make their own bread and pasta on site. Have been there three times now and it is always Devine.
The food and service is great! The desserts are delicious! Will come again and tell friends.
Warmly welcomed by attentive waitstaff. Great cocktails and entres. Good value.
Had a great business meeting great food and value
Food is vastly improved. Service was good. My only complaint was that I had a branzino which was butterflied and cornered with a sauce but was not boned. With the sauce it was impossible to see the bones.
Great Valentines night with wonderful food, great service and good service by a very personable woman.
It is our go to spot for anytime meals, special occasions, romantic evenings, long lunches with friends, and brunch with out of town guests. The freshwater prawns in butter & garlic, and the lumacche with kale pesto & spicy Italian sausage are so exceptional that it's a challenge to try the other wonderful dishes (but we do). Rose, the hostess, is ever welcoming, and the staff is always attentive, never intrusive.
So so yummy! So much made in-house and lots of vegetarian options!
Great food, service and ambience!
Excellent scampi, excellent service
Beautiful day with good food outside in the sunshine
My wife and I loved the atmosphere and service of Portola Kitchen, but the food was underwhelming for the price. We were extremely disappointed and will not return unless a new chef takes over.
We had an excellent dinner with fantastic service. Will definitely go back for more :)
Portola Kitchen is our go-to spot for delicious, healthy, well-prepared dinners. Our favorite is the pesto lumache, a unique pasta dish with kale. Everyone likes the pizza and my husband likes the veal scallopine. Good menu, friendly servers. One of the best local spots!
Good as usual
Food is good, but sometimes a miss. One time Calzone was so good , another time really bland. The service can be very very slow, specially on busy Fri evening.
This place is always a good choice. Very busy for dinners on Friday night. Make sure to make reservations between 5:30 and 7:30. Can be loud and hard to hold conversation but energetic and fun too. Great bar drinks and service. Wish they would bring back the stuffed mushroom appetizers! All in all we had a terrific dinner. Make sure to try the Vodka penne pasta. Delicious.
It was great as always. Have been there many times and will continue going.
Just one of those feel good places to meet up with friends.
Great place. Have been there multiple times. Service great each time.
we have been going to this restaurant for years since before it became "italian"...the food is great and, until fairly recently, would eat here at lease twice a week. unfortunately, the owner has seen fit to use the popularity as a reason to raise prices dramatically, so much so that we will cut back on eating here as often....this is not a matter of being cheap as we live not he peninsula and re used to high costs of everything...wr just don't appreciate what they have done here....
Hidden gem. Love the food, service and atmosphere. New go-to place in my book. Great gluten free options.
Had the PK Cobb Salad for lunch. It was totally over priced for what was serviced. Now, I remember why I don’t go.
Awsome food and service. Special pasta of the night with eggplant was out of this world. Great pizza for kids too. We’ll be back!
Would definitely go back. Excellent sea food , pasta and deserts
This is a fun restaurant. The interior is charming. Service is very good. Pasta with kale pesto is AMAZING. You can sit outside (they have heat lamps) which is very fun to people watch.
We eat here often, usually for brunch. Slthough there was a full house, the service was timely and
courteous. The food was excellent. The hostess was especially gracious.
Good service. Nice people. It’s an easy place to grab a quick lunch.
Our server, Luis, was terrific. He was patient when we needed time to read the extensive menu and he was very funny. The restaurant felt warm and friendly.
For appetizers we had the crab cakes in a delicious lobster sauce, the polenta (the sausage was the best!) and the halloumi with arugula. Chef Luis came to the table to explain the cheese to us. It was the most delicious cheese I've ever eaten, and I'm not a goat cheese fan at all. This changed my mind.
For our entrées, we ordered the lobster ravioli, the prawns, and a vegetarian pasta dish. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the wine, the staff and the holiday atmosphere.
For dessert we shared the bread pudding. This dessert and coffee was perfect way to end a wonderful meal.
Always excellent service and quality !! Thank you.
The food and the service were superb. A nice place to celebrate a special occasion.
We were there early so it was nicely quiet...food and service we great. I love their beet salad...it's the best.
Fresh ingredients, homemade pastas, cooking by a chef who knows what he’s doing in the kitchen...all this describes our meal tonight. We really enjoyed every course and we enjoy the well-trained, friendly staff. This is a great neighborhood spot..
4th time was a bust. After 3 - 5 star experiences over the last 3 months, this time the food was just off. The pastas all had a smoky flavor, not a welcome addition to a tomato cream sauce. The baked rigatoni was gummy and mushy. I hope it was an anomaly, and we will try it again.
Excellent as always -- great food and great service.