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Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

4.7
4.7
2182 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
**WE TAKE ALL OUR GUEST'S REQUESTS INTO CONSIDERATION. BUT SPECIFIC REQUESTED SEATING, OUTDOOR & INDOOR, ARE ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS**

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.
Proper attire required (Resort/Business Casual)
Thank you for NOT wearing:
-Gym attire/Pool attire/Tank tops for men/clothing with offensive language or images/exposed undergarments.
BYOW is not allowed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 503-1415

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Bice Ristorante offers many private group dining options for your lunch or dinner. We have two private dining rooms seating 10 to 60 guests. We can seat up to 225 guests, utilizing the private rooms and the main dining room for a larger dinner. There are also two outdoor terraces.

  • Private party contact

    Kerry Mohring: (855) 586-9473

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Cross street

    Universal Boulevard

  • Parking details

    Self Parking with No Charge and Valet Service in Parking Garage.

  • Entertainment

    Pianist Friday & Saturday from 7pm to 10 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. HN

    HillaryN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had great service and good food. It was a romantic atmosphere. There were children in the restaurant, but it was quiet.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect, we loved everything
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks
  4. AB

    ABonVivantIndeed

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We're Orlando locals and will definitely return to Bice. Recommendations from our server, who was both professional and knowledgable, resulted in our having some of the best venison we have ever eaten. The meat was melt-in-your mouth and not at all "gamey". While the carrots were a bit undercooked and hard, the potatoes were golden with a firm consistency. We were disappointed in the Caesar salad as it tasted neither authentic nor special. The creme brûlée and cheesecake desserts were excellent! The price was high, as are most hotel restaurant pricing. The wine and hard liquor drinks were double the price of a local restaurant. The atmosphere, being in a tourist-based restaurant, can be overrun by exhausted children along with their electronics. Work with the terrific staff for seating.
  5. CH

    CHRISTINAE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was excellent. If there was music playing I didn’t hear it.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all around. Davide was an amazing waiter/host and we had a terrific time.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was absolutely amazing.
  8. J

    John

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing!
  9. LB

    LucB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Francesco. One of us has many allergies and it was very nicely taken care of. Excellent fond. Real italian restaurant with perfect al dente pasta.
  10. MB

    MikeB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very nice atmosphere and the service was great. The lasagna was very good. Veal was overcooked and very dry. Would expect better for the prices.
  11. S

    Sherri

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Lasagna was rubbery and little sauce. My lasagna at home far superior and I’m no cook! The other two dishes were mediocre. The bread was good. Very disappointing. Waited 20 minutes at table before receiving water or a greeting. For a $300 dinner (for 3 people) it was just extremely disappointing. Will not return.
  12. JU

    JenniferU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful place. from the wine selection to the recommendations. We enjoyed the food wine and atmosphere. I had the short rib raviloi in a delicate cream sauce. OssoBucco with Risotto Millanese was tender fall off the bone no knife needed. Very good food wonderful views from the second floor.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great food and fantastic service
  14. JW

    JohnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. We are locals and don’t normally think of restaurants on hotel property, but it was lovely. Would definitely recommend.
  15. R

    Robert

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good place to eat for a nice dinner. Staff was great. Would definitely go again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. The food was incredible from apps to dessert. The service was 5 star. We all kept saying we would absolutely be back
  17. S

    Sunnytoes

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good and the wine that we chose was reasonably priced. However I did think it was a bit expensive. My linguine with clam sauce was $31. No salad or anything. Husband had the video which he loved. The service was very good. I thought the entrée delivery was a little quick. but I believe I am not like most people who just wanna eat and get out. A little turned off by the family next to us and the three kids were on a tablet or their phones the whole time. I understand that the staff can’t say anything but it was super annoying watching these videos right next to you. The atmosphere at the hotel was really neat. With the water and the row boats. Yes I am glad I went but really have no desire to go back.
  18. RE

    REDealmaker

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding delicious top shelf 5 star Northern Italian! And we are the most finicky picky diners you will ever meet.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here with our two children both nights we stayed at Portofino. Impeccable service, lovely atmosphere, very good food. We love vegetables and their veggies were cooked perfectly. As was my branzino and my husbands steak. The Tuna tar tar was perfect. Thank you for two excellent family dinners after 2 very long days in the theme park!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good service and excellent food with a large menu for plenty of choices.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food was mediocre at best and the portion size of the lasagne my husband ordered was big enough for a toddler, $30 for a tiny piece of lasagna, and no bread service offered. Overbearing waiting staff and overall very disappointing, really doesn’t compare to the other signature meals we had throughout our stay.
  22. K

    Kennethf

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy this restaurant however this visit had a couple of screaming kids ……. Food always excellent
  23. RC

    RayC

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My all time favorite. Sitting on the balcony outside is so romantic. We’ve been coming to Bice since we got married in 2019
  24. T

    Tatianab

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent service, calm and chic place, delicious food, wonderful wines. I celebrated my birthday there and I will come more often
  25. B

    Brenda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food quality was great, views were spectacular! I would definitely come back
  26. M

    Mervatron1234

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our whole experience at Bice was excellent. The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. Tony was very helpful and knowledgeable. The drinks were stunning. Highly recommend Bice!!!!!
  27. CO

    COURTENAY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dinner at BiCE was wonderful. It was very flavorful and the service was impeccable. It was a very welcoming environment and I would definitely eat here again.
  28. B

    Bobbylee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality food preparation and very good service. Expensive but good and even standards like gnocchi sorrentino are over $25. That being said, it would be difficult to find a better marinara sauce! The seafood was also fresh and delicious. Lastly, the ambiance is wonderful and the service very hospitable and welcoming.
  29. MT

    MeganT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are lucky enough to get Ronald as your server you will have a great experience. Thank you for the fun!
  30. J

    Jacappa

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lowes Portofino Bay is a beautiful resort and Bice has become my favorite Italian restaurant. Expert craft cocktails, absolutely delicious food and a comprehensive wine list. This is was my third visit and the service is outstanding. If you live anywhere near Orlando or are staying at one of the Universal resorts, and you’re looking for a special night, you should not miss this place.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was below par for this type of dining. Prices were outrageous. They added a 22% gratuity to parties of eight. Waiter was less than friendly…borderline snob. Would not return.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The restaurant did not have a proper kids menu. The kids menu was basically a modified version (i.e., cheaper and smaller portions) of the adults menu. I was a bit taken aback considering that all of the guests in the restaurant had multiple small children with them just like us. If you have a kid who is a picky eater, it will be a problem. It was a problem for my younger 10 year old son. The food was generally good. But the lamb chops were uncut, and I had to cut the individual pieces myself, which was super awkward and impractical. The filet and the sirloin were excellent. My main gripe is the service. The service was extremely rushed considering the amount we paid and the fact that we ordered three courses along with a bottle of wine. The restaurant was half empty, and they still brought the check before we asked for it and before our wine and dessert were finished. We were out the door in a little over one hour. We felt like we inconvenienced the restaurant by being there.

    Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay HotelResponded on August 25, 2022Dear Guest, Our Kids menu includes 24 combinations of pasta & sauces, 2 Chicken dishes + sides, 1 NY 8oz, and 3 small salads. All prepared from scratch, with organic, non GMO, GF ingredients. We love our little guest so we offer the best of the best, avoiding processed/frozen ingredients. Your Lamb is described on the menu as "Rack of Lamb" NOT "Lamb Chops". Our Chefs are happy to assist tableside upon request. My apologies for the rush, I will address it with the staff in the next meeting.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family birthday trip
  34. J

    Jenk

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an incredible birthday celebration. The waiter was outstanding. He was completely on point with entrée, wine, desert, and after dinner drinks. The short rib pasta, tiramisu, wine and espresso martinis were all wonderful. Absolutely would recommend
  35. SK

    SafaaK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best experience we had at Orlando. The service was stellar and the food was just beyond tasteful. Our family had a great Laid back evening filled up with great memories. We will definitely be back next year.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and service
  37. AA

    AndreaA

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, wonderful food, and a fabulously kind staff.
  38. m

    manwithgills

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent. I left totally happy. Our server did a great job recommending items from the menu and pairing them with wines. You can really tell the quality in all the food presented.
  39. b

    bobbe

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our anniversary
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, excellent service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 2182 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Universal Boulevard

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Self Parking with No Charge and Valet Service in Parking Garage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Pianist Friday & Saturday from 7pm to 10 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 503-1415

  • Private party facilities

    Bice Ristorante offers many private group dining options for your lunch or dinner. We have two private dining rooms seating 10 to 60 guests. We can seat up to 225 guests, utilizing the private rooms and the main dining room for a larger dinner. There are also two outdoor terraces.

  • Private party contact

    Kerry Mohring: (855) 586-9473

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