Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

4.6
1201 reviews
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An exquisite culinary voyage right to the heart of Italy awaits you amid a decor which combines Old World elegance and modern chic. Bice Ristorante offers exquisite Northern Italian cuisine, and superb service in an elegant atmosphere. Bice overlooks the Portofino Bay, offering the finest waterfront views in Orlando. We are located on Universal Studios property, and are only 3 miles from the Orange County Convention Center. The water taxi taking your guests to Universal Citywalk is steps from the restaurant.
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D
Orlando
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Edwin took amazing care of us! The food was spectacular and my dinner guest booked a table for her anniversary in April!

Definitely will be back!!!

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SC
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved it! Great food and service. Fancy withou being stuffy.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice was excellent. Nice to have a “real” fine dining establishment in theme park world. Everything was great.

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New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Have had a few meals there in the past but tonight the food was ok at best

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EL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent once we were waited on. Sat for 10 minutes before someone came by (who wasn’t our server). This person seemed to be in a rush to get our drink order, obviously not listening because he brought a red wine for my husband to sample when he had asked for a recommendation for a dry white. When the server did arrive, he seemed only slightly interested in what we wanted for dinner, took our order and left. Another person delivered the salads, which were delicious. Then more time passed, salad plates were cleared, more time passed. Finally our entrees were served (again, the food was delicious). Overall not the experience I was expecting at Bice. I thought we were going to a top quality restaurant (with top quality service and food). I was excited to go and have a memorable evening with my husband. Unfortunately, we will remember the experience as a disappointment.

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DD
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The quality of the food was very low. I have been to other Bice restaurants and this one is not good. There are better options nearby.

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PS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very nice restaurant for those who like authentic italian cuisine. The service is excellent and the food served is authentic (not italo-american) and tasty. Therefore, it would be nice that the customers respect the dress code imposed by the establishment.

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k
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner. Service was exceptional! Good food!

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OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had a nice dinner, nothing over the top.

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KP
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

BICE is the best kept secret at Loews Portofino resort. Although parking here is very expensive, the restaurant validates the parking, so it is free if you dine here. The grilled octopus was delicious. The Ossobuco (Veal shank) was spectacular. Overall a very pleasant meal with spectacular views of the harbor.

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AC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great! The food was wonderful. They didn’t rush us and gave us time to ourselves. Definitely treated us with a special experience.

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo perfecto. Excepto que cuando llegamos no había nadie que nos recibiera. Al final nos recibió un mesero porque la encargada no estaba en su lugar.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many great choices. Food was awesome. Service was awesome. Wished we had found it sooner!

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant conveniently located on the hotel property. Food was great. Kids enjoyed it as well. Was never too crowded or loud. Had great service. We went back twice during our stay.

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RM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Daughter Birthday

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TA
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just one word 'amazing' restaurant in all senses. Food, service, view, all transported us to the best place in Portofino in Italy. Every detail is covered since you walk in until the final payment all is perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a table at the back outdoor patio. It was quiet and romantic. The food was delicious and our waitstaff was wonderful. An overall perfect dinner.

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LR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. It is part of the Portofino hotel complex. The one guy was correct in accessibility issues. You have to either self park which is $22.00 or valet which is $41.00. Choose self-park. The restaurant was kind enough and will validate your ticket for you. If mobility is issue you just have to go through main hotel and make your way up and down several elevators to get to the restaurant. Food was great. Fresh pastas, bread and dipping sauces great. Molten lava cake delicious.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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s
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every detail was simply Fantastico! Can't wait to return.

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CC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful night thanks to Mr. Emidio Ciccocelli, the General Manager.

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AJ
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great romantic place located in a Square. Kids are welcome but best for couples.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The best part by far was our server Edwin! Absolutely a delight and very knowledgeable about the menu.

As for the food, though, not worth it! Nothing bad per se, but certainly nothing to write home about. It was fair at best.

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

First, the walk from valet parking to the venue it's too far and had to take a lot of stairs. Not a good place to visit if you are disabled. I had a reservation and the only choice was to dine outside. The music was very loud and it was hard to read the menu due to the lack of lighting. The food could had been presented better and worse of all, had no taste. Looking for a romantic and a great dine experience, Bice is not the place!!!😞😞😞

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AT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was wonderful as usual, ot go to place everytime we visit orlando

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OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and awesome service

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GH
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marco was great

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D
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed outdoor seating on a chilly night with a great heat lamp near our table. My pasta was perfect. Duck was delicious and in a wonderful sauce. Ordered a side of vegetables that were cooked to perfection

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CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant.

We had a fantastic waiter who was attentive, charismatic, and informative. The two of us have since forgotten his name but we do remember he was originally from Boston before moving to Florida.

The food was delicious and prepared with care. Hats off to the chef and supporting kitchen staff.

If we are ever back in Orlando we will be sure to visit Bice again ! 10/10!

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La mejor pasta de lejos!!!! Vista y atención espectacular

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marriage’s Birthday

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JG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent homemade pasta, great veal, outstanding service, on a picturesque outdoor balconly overlooking the Portofino square and "harbor". Much at all typical "hotel" food.

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MC
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very elegant and unexpected dining experience for a theme park. Highly recommended.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Overall, it was ok. We went to Bice because we were staying at the hotel. My daughters wanted to sit outside, the weather was perfect, but there was a cloud of gnats right above our table that wouldn't go away. We traveled to Italy last summer and enjoyed the food so much, we were really looking forward to some authentic Italian food. Maybe it was what we chose to order but I wasn't all that impressed with the food. We ate at Mama Della's, one of the other restaurants at the hotel, the night before and the food there was better in our opinion. The service was excellent.

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WT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Words can’t describe this restaurant. From start to finish we were absolutely stunned by the food & the amazing service. Our waiter Brandon went above and beyond any server I’ve ever had anywhere. I couldn’t decide on which pasta dish I want & by my surprise you can order 1/2 orders. That allowed us to order more things that we could try. I can’t wait to come back. By far one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. Thanks to Brandon & the whole Bice staff. WOW

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S
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Bice was divine from start to finish. Our waiter, Edwin, was fabulous. He made great recommendations and was extremely attentive without being intrusive. The food was delish. The Caprese salad was the best I've ever tasted outside of Italy. All the pastas are hand made and amazing. Dessert and wine menu is extensive with something for everyone. The chocolate lava cake was yummy. We can't wait to dine at Bice again. The restaurant was very quiet, but it was Super Bowl Sunday.

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SV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The dining experience at Bice was delightful. We were there to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Given my husband's musical background, we all appreciated the very talented pianist who was outstanding transitioning from chart to chart. Our server was very comprehensive in explaining the features of the menu. He even served as part somelier! The food was rich in flavor and reasonably priced given the location. We definitely will return :)

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G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, superior service, nice ambience, high prices.

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F
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Not the normal excellent service but everything else was FANTASTIC

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