Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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Daily 5:30PM - 6:45PM

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OT
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Bice. Constantly excellent food.
I had the red snapper and my husband had the salmon.
Delicious and would get again.
Their spinach gnocchi is fabulous.
Don’t miss out on this incredible food!

A
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were very accommodating to special requests. The live piano music on Saturday nights is a nice touch

OT
Brazil
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great view

j
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We enjoyed our meal. Only one problem. I cannot have any amount of alcohol in my food. The waiter kept insisting that it gets cooked off. According to the USDA... It DOES NOT. When I asked about the ingredients in a certain dish he said that it had Brandyin it but " That isn't alcohol... is it ? "
What I finally chose was good but you really need to specify if there is alcohol in a dish.
It is important to some of us as Gluten or Nuts are to others.

FL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was not hot! Steak had to much grissel. Ambiance was wonderful and our server was very nice but a little pricey for the food quality !!

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived the place was dead and we got worried. The servers were all very welcoming. Business picked up while we were dining. We were able to half entrees which worked out great because it gave us the ability to try multiple things. Everything from the service to the food was spot on.

MS
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food and wine were delicious!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant featured delicious Italian entrees. We enjoyed our dining experience here very much.

L
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Quite expensive; I would pay much less for the same meal in Europe.

Q
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant overlooking the water. Homemade pasta delicious!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner at Bice! The views and aesthetic of the restaurant is magnificent, you feel as if you’re actually in Italy. My entire table tried different homemade pastas and each was incredible. I can’t wait to go back and try more! Such a hidden gem in Orlando.

M
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is very pretty, it makes you think that you are not in Orlando but in beautiful Venice. Food was delicious and service really good! I will definitely come back again!!!

B
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Relaxing delicious meal. The service and wait staff are pleasant and 5 star.

RS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a delightful evening. So many tempting choices on the menu...hard to choose.

N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here to eat. Always have a great meal . The service is outstanding. All of the food is fresh and amazing. We were so happy the first night, we came back for a second night and tried all different foods. Tomaso was our waiter. He did an outstanding job and was very friendly. We actually asked for him the second night because he was made us feel at home. He was also great with our 2 children. We be back again. Thanks

a
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Branzino was the best I’ve ever had!!! Absolutely have to order if you love fish! Very nice experience!

TC
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was ok. I was expecting it to be better.

FM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were at Portofino Bay for our honeymoon and decided to have dinner on Valentine's Day at Bice, the staff were very nice and the food was excellent! 10/10 would eat again!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed. Great food, outstanding service!!!

KL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Bice on Valentine’s Day. The restaurant is lovely. Service was exceptional from the host, the attendants and the waiters! The food was excellent, portions were plenty. On this special day they presented every woman with a rose which added a special touch. I will dine here again!

SM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was delicious and the wine choices were great. Ambience is wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot with a very intimate setting. From our first greeting all the way to the check, the service was superb! The food was delicious and all freshly made in their kitchen. Order anything and it’s guaranteed to make your taste buds thank you! Highly recommend.

s
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at this restaurant via the boat shuttle from City Walk. The harbor of the hotel was lit beautifully at night and could not be more magical. The restaurant itself is also beautiful and romantic. We ate indoors, but the patio seating overlooking the harbor also looked magnificent. The service is top notch and all of our meals were delicious. We had a burrata cheese appetizer which was just enough for the four of us. Our entrees included minestrone soup, pastas and snapper. The portion sizes were just right and left us very satisfied. We split a dessert (they all looked amazing) and a chocolate martini. My only disappointment was that we had noted we were celebrating an anniversary (50th wedding) when making the reservation but the restaurant did not acknowledge it at all. Still, we had a truly enjoyable and memorable evening.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Delicious food and great service.

DK
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere. Nice enjoyable meal and it was nice to not be rushed through dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Bice was amazing. We were seated outside on the terrace. The evening was completely beautiful. Our server, Edwin, was a pro. He recommended some great dishes and also recommended half size portions so we could something akin to our own tasting menu. Everything was delicious, but the osobuca took home honors of best dish.

G
Orlando
72 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service,food was wonderful and the setting was absolutely beautiful. Outside view was lovely.

M
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was outstanding. Service was attentive and extremely helpful. When we saw all the terrific menu items, they were willing to give us half-portions on some things so we could try more. Good thing, too, because everything was generously sized and tasted wonderful. Will definitely return!

J
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lamb shank and fresh snapper entrees. The seafood appetizer was outstanding-crisp and lite with a robust tomato sauce. The vanilla gelato was creamy and smooth.

PB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian Restaurant at Portofino Bay Hotel, universal Studios, Florida. We had a fantastic meal at Bice. Everything was delicious. Our waiter, Sam, was attentive and personable. We enjoyed the homemade pastas and Red Snapper. Fantastic appetizers and desserts. We were a little disappointed that we could not dine al fresco on the patio, because the porch was "reserved" for a function. I highly recommend BICE!

LB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with good food and service. I recommend

OT
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal on holiday. Large portions and great drinks.

B
Jacksonville
53 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

From appetizer to entree, the food was delicious and high quality. The wine and drinks were at least equal. My only issue is the kitchen is ridiculously slow for an American kitchen, which also makes the servers look bad (it isn't the servers). Even at about 80% capacity, everything was still slow.

HB
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were excellent. However, the air temperature was extremely warm with no really good excuse why. Wouldn’t go back unless the air conditioning issue is fixed. It was in the low 60’s outside and the room temperature was close to 80.

RT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were promptly seated for our 7:00 pm reservation. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The restaurant was a bit loud which did hinder normal dinner conversation and the dining area was quite warm. However, we had pasta, veal and lasagna dishes and all were authentic Italian and absolutely delicious. We also had 3 desserts but the tiramisu was stellar.

RL
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Alesseo! Food was top notch, atmosphere was classy. Overall wonderful experience, highly recommend!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the location. Loved the food. Enjoyed kids menu for my son and grandson.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best option for Italian food near the park.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My experience was really bad!
The atendent was REALLY bad and the food was also bad

LZ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The service left a lot to be desire for the price of the restaurant, after our main course we had to wait 45 minutes for the dessert menu, then they brought the bill which had a place to charge to our room at the hotel, we waited for about 15 minutes since our waiter did not come back my husband filled it out and signed, as we walked out the waiter ran after us and told us it would take too long if we charged it to the room that we needed to pay with a credit card, which we did but why didn’t he explained that from the beginning when he gave us the bill!!!!