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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
7:00 PM
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Portola Kitchen

4.5
422 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (18)
  • Casual (16)
  • Comfort Food (13)
Portola Kitchen is a place to gather with family and friends to enjoy the simplicity of rustic Italian-American cooking. Bringing you authentic cuisine, we use locally grown ingredients whenever possible, make our pasta in-house, and give our support to near-by wineries.

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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian, American
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Hours of operation


Brunch: Sat-Sun 10:00am-2:00pm

Lunch: Daily 11:30am-2:00pm

Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 851-6453
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Guillaume Bienaime
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
280 Freeway
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 422 People Are Saying
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4.4
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Had a great business meeting great food and value

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4pickygourmet (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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vipJBtable (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentines night with wonderful food, great service and good service by a very personable woman.

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vipKG28 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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vipManisha (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

So so yummy! So much made in-house and lots of vegetarian options!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food, service and ambience!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent scampi, excellent service

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DavidL (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Beautiful day with good food outside in the sunshine

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had an excellent dinner with fantastic service. Will definitely go back for more :)

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SueHoo (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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!

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vipStephenS (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Good as usual

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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viptasty (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

It was great as always. Have been there many times and will continue going.

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