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Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

4.6
4.6
2247 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.
-Bottles of wine/liquor from outside are not allowed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 am–9:15 am

  • 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

Experiences

  • Happy New Year 2023

    $100.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Join us for the New Year celebration. A scrumptious 3-course dinner in a classy indoor-outdoor settings. Children's menu available. Operating hours: from 3pm to 9pm. Menu available on www.bice-orlando.com

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What 2,247 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BC

    BobC

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I would have given 5 stars overall but when you spend $24 for a drink, it should not come half full. Everything else was great. Service was fabulous and food was unbelievable.
  2. MF

    MarcF

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic. Prices were reasonable. The martini was perfect. .
  3. k

    kerryk

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Service and ambience were great, but lasagna had way too much nutmeg, osso bucco was dry and pasta w mushrooms was just meh

    Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay HotelResponded 4 days agoDear valued guest, We apologize for your experience. Your remarks will be passed along to our Chef. Best Regards. Emidio Ciccocelli G.M. Bice Ristorante

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family dinner. We always have a great time at Bice lowes Portofino
  5. CT

    CamilaT

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    It took us 20 minutes to order the drinks. We were about to leave at this point. No one was coming to check our table. We decided to order everything, because we were afraid to take even longer. The waiter didn’t take a note while we were ordering. Of course they forgot to bring our appetizer and served only the entrées. The wine was awful and I’m sure it wasn’t the one I’ve ordered. TERRIBLE SERVICE, I would not recommend it.

    Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay HotelResponded 7 days agoDear Guest, as I previously responded to a similar review ( this one seems strangely connected!) we do not tolerate rude behavior toward our staff, your way to interact with our service personnel it is not welcome in this establishment. You were seated promptly at 9.02 pm and receive your dinner in 20 minutes.The waiter was rushed to order while interacting with another guest.The busser delivered the (free) bread at 9.07pm and was told " just about time", in an offensive way, by your husband.

  6. VP

    VincentP

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We really like interacting w Jay! Very friendly profesional and knowledgeable of the food! We enjoyed the desert wishes!! Thanks
  7. AT

    AndreaT

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful old world Italian service. Good food, large portions. Enjoy!
  8. FT

    FrancescaT

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was another lovely meal at BiCE. The pasta is incredible, the focaccia is soft and fresh, the prosciutto e burrata with fig jam is a must get. The wine list is interesting, yet accessible, and the service was outstanding. Our waiter was kind and also efficient. And it’s always nice to hear Italian spoken again. Thank you for a wonderful meal.
  9. M

    Monjoles

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was great. Like everything these days, more expensive than usual.
  10. CD

    CathrinaD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The whole team at Bice made our 18th wedding anniversary so memorable. Excellent recommendations, beautiful view, personal and attentive service. Just wonderful.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husbands birthday on vacation with friends.
  12. TE

    TeriE

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Amazing service and food. Best meal we had on this trip.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The meal was not up to par with the quality of food and service we’ve received on previous visits. We are locals and have always loved bringing out-of-town guests here but the food and service have declined. This time, we did our usual plan and reserved an outdoor table on the terrace so we would be in a good spot to hear the scheduled opera performers but when we arrived, the hostess said we couldn’t sit outside because it “might” rain - but there was no forecast for rain and not a cloud in the sky. I specifically requested the terrace so if it wasn’t going to be available I would have appreciated being told so I could alter my plans. The weather was clear the whole evening. We were disappointed because the whole point in choosing this restaurant had been to sit on the terrace so our guests could enjoy the pleasant weather and see the view of the “bay” while enjoying the live opera performance, which you can’t hear inside. The interior dining room is very echoey and loud so it doesn’t create a fine dining ambiance. Even with only 3-4 tables of customers it was still very loud. The tile floors and hard surfaces amplify the sound so you can’t hear your table companions. The food was lukewarm and tasted mediocre. The server was apathetic and disengaged. If you can’t see the terrace view or hear the live opera, there really is not a motivation to dine here. It was disappointing.

    Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay HotelResponded on November 20, 2022Dear valued guest, I apologize for the poor experience. I will discuss your remarks with the team. Best regards, Emidio Ciccocelli G.M. Bice Ristorante Orlando

  14. J

    Jack

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very pleasant and casual dining experience. Very enjoyable and would definitely do it again
  15. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upon arrival we were quickly seated. Our server was attentive and very polite. We ordered salads with our entrees. The bread and dipping sauces were excellent. I had lasagna which was tasty, my wife and son had braised beef ravioli which they enjoyed. We did not have wine or any alcohol. Desert was cheese cake which my wife said was amazing. Overall, a very pleasurable dinning experience.
  16. CB

    CarmenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend Bice for authentic Italian food. Our experience was amazing. Food is delicious and our waiter was excellent. Top notch all around!
  17. MK

    MKEAllie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The overall experience and food was amazing! I would definitely recommend for anyone who wants to treat themselves on vacation!
  18. N

    Nancy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Bice was lovely. Although I sat at a table overlooking the harbour, the TV at the bar reflected in my window which spoiled the view. I think the TV is not suitable for this level of the restaurant. Otherwise, a perfect dinner.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Didn’t care for the lasagna. Service was good and unobtrusive. Tiramisu was good. Honestly speaking I prefer other Italian restaurants do this.
  20. MS

    MarkS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best meal we have had at universal. Was very nice and excellent service. Far better than the rush you out get your cash places at city walks. It is expensive though.
  21. H

    Heatherm

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Bice and had a wonderful evening! The butternut squash pasta special was delish, the tiramisu was fantastic! The outdoor patio is beautiful everyone said they wanted to come back!
  22. KW

    KentW

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    We had very poor service. Took almost 30 minutes and flagging down two people before we were served. Food was excellent.

    Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay HotelResponded on November 7, 2022Dear valued guest, I apologize for the wait, i will discuss your remarks with the wait staff. Best Regards, Emidio Ciccocelli GM Bice Orlando

  23. JL

    JLRG

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    WE FOUND A WOMAN'S HAIR ON MY HUSBAND'S PASTA. The waiter we had his name is Alfredo, didn't even apologize. The only thing they did is not to charged for the pasta. We are not tourist we live in Orlando, but the customer service 0 in this restaurant you need to make your clients happy and make them forget the bad experience we had, seeing a long hair of a woman in our pasta. We loss the appetite. Instead of offering the dessert of the coffee the only thing they did was not to charge for the pasta and that is normal. Will not recommend or comeback to this place. LEARN CUSTOMER SERVICE AND MAKE YOUR CLIENTS HAPPY.

    Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay HotelResponded on November 8, 2022Dear Guest, We take this episode extremely serious.The FOOT LONG hair in your plate doesn't match with any personnell (working or not) of the restaurant, as the Manager told you, you should have given, at least, the benefit of the doubt as you were seating outside, in a breezy night, and it could have blown in from your immediate surroundings. It was unsettling that you started to ask right away for free things, as if it was your right. Your meal was fully consumed and we took it off anyway.

  24. LT

    LandonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place for a date night! My girlfriend loved the food and atmosphere!
  25. SV

    StephenV

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  26. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening on the veranda overlooking the plaza.
  27. s

    shanonm

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. It is pricy, but will return in future.
  28. B

    Binky

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been coming to Bice every year when we come to Florida (at least 10yrs) it never disappoints! Great staff, great food. Couldn’t ask anything more!👍
  29. BB

    BruceB

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I would LOVE this restaurant if they would do SOMETHING to lower the noise inside. Sitting outside is great, but when it started to rain they insisted we move into the noise we hate so much. Seems like no one who works there is willing to ask loud groups to tame it down. That is VERY ODD for a fine dining restaurant. Next time if the weather looks poor we will do room service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was nice and quiet. The food was delicious.
  31. PS

    PattiS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated at an outdoor table was nice to look out over the water. The waiter was attentive and provided excellent recommendations
  32. RH

    RandyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Almost feels as if you are in Rome. Osso Buco was excellent Dining on the balcony is an atmosphere similar to the streets of Rome or Venice. Would recommend to all visitors.
  33. A

    Andrea

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time for our one year anniversary. Beautiful place and the food was delicious!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. The atmosphere was so nice and our server was fantastic. The food was really good. We had one issue with my husband’s steak being well done, but they fixed it. Otherwise it was a perfect night.
  35. f

    fokat

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The venue presents itself as an experience inspired in the Italian cuisine. That said, the differences in quality and execution of the various dishes we tried versus their Italian counterparts are worlds apart. The pasta dishes we tried were really sub-standard—the menu proudly announced the use of DeCecco pasta while Italian restaurants make their own pasta from scratch, achieving a much better result in flavor and texture. The creative touches on some signature Italian dishes such as the Caprese Salad do take away from the simplicity of the original—pesto, really? A prior version of this review mentioned a dish that is not served at this venue due to a mixup with my notes. Apologies for the confusion.

    Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay HotelResponded on November 1, 2022Dear valued guest, We apologize for the poor experience.Allow me to remark few points,though: 1) Our menu includes 9 homemade pasta options and 3 DeCecco pasta. 2)We don't have (nor had or will) Spaghetti meatballs in our menus. 3)The Caprese is served with basil pesto as garnish in a classic way (as specified on the menu description too) . Best Regards. Emidio Ciccocelli G.M. Bice Ristorante Orlando

  36. SC

    SilvioC

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance and service. We made reservations at the last minute and we are glad we chose Bice.
  37. CR

    CarolR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, beautiful ambiance, food was excellent and the singers were outstanding!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The food was okay, however the service was poor. The waiter was chatting with another table the whole time and left us with little service. The price was very expensive for the quality and quantity of food.
  39. n

    nic22

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful experience. From booking to entry to service to the food the wine... it was all spectacular! Best meal of the week by far!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our time here!

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 4.6 stars by 2247 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 56 times today
Experiences are available.
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 Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 am–9:15 am

  • 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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