About Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

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.

5601 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm to 10.00pm

Cross Street:
Vineland

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 503-1415

Website:
http://www.bice-orlando.com/

Entertainment:
Pianist Friday & Saturday from 7pm to 10 pm.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private Dining available for groups of 15 or more. Please contact Kerry Mohring at 407-503-1416

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Private Dining

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.

Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (40)
Special Occasion (40)
Romantic (39)
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Authentic (28)
Good for a Date (27)
Notable Wine List (24)
Waterfront (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Scenic View (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Cozy (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Bar Seating (6)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Live Music (5)
Casual (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Waiter was terrific. Food outstanding. Fine dining relaxed atmosphere. Great suggestions of food by waiter. Going back and will suggest to all visiting Universal.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Our dinner was absolutely phenomenal! Our server was fabulous and very attentive. We celebrated Valentines Day at Bice and it was absolutely amazing! We will definitely be returning again!

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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Vacation dinner.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Location was beautiful. Quiet and romantic. Menu was nicely varied and the desserts were delicious. Would visit again and would recommend definitely.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

I was there with my wife on Valentine’s Day. We had gotten married at the hotel in 2012 and this is the restaurant we ate at while we stayed there after the wedding, so we wanted to spend this holiday there and reminisce about that big day. Everything was perfect. Our server was as Robert and he did amazing, he was the perfect level of attentiveness. There when you needed him and not when we wanted our alone time. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave amazing recommendations. He even, without me saying a thing, gave us a little discount as a thank you for coming back to them after getting married there many years ago. This was a pleasant surprise. I have nothing but good feeling about my experience that night, enough so that we will be coming back more frequently. Good job!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I went to Bice for Valentine's Day this year and couldn't have been more impressed! This is one of the BEST places to dine while staying at a Universal Orlando hotel. The atmosphere is just as fabulous as the food!

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

Way overpriced for just average Italian food. Pasta is made in house, so that’s a nice touch, but nothing was extraordinary.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic service. Our waiter was Brandon and he was phenomenal. Couldn't have chosen a better place to celebrate my S/O's Bday!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was outstanding. The service outstanding and the ambience was very perfect for any occasion. Not a place to go all the time, just perfect though for any reason.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was average which wasn’t a great value for the price. Service and atmosphere were great however.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

food is pretty blah for the image it's trying to convey.

I was staying at the hotel for a work trip and wanted to get a nice meal on my own. Made a reservation and was seated outside overlooking the 'square'. Everything this hotel does to try and make it fit the theme of an Italian villages just makes it tacky and cheap. The nightly opera singing from the balcony was meant to be atmospheric but ended up being way too loud, not good quality and annoying. The staff was nice. The wines by the glass were a limited.
I ordered a spinach salad and between the goat cheese and the pancetta is was a salt bomb. The pasta dish I had was also barely edible. The cheese tasted as if it had curled or gone sour.
this was supposed to be the 'high end' restaurant in the hotel but I was pretty disappointed in the food. The sausage and pepper sandwich I got to go for lunch at the take away spot was way better than what they served here. Maybe the steaks were better but Orlando is FILLED with steak places much better so I don't really get what they were trying to do. Over priced in my opinion.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Incredible! 👍🏻

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Bice is a lovely authentic Italian restaurant. The service and selections were very very good and all pasta is fresh, made in house. The Fritto Misto (mixed fried seafood) appetizer was excellent, and desserts were lovely. It was a crowded evening so the noise level was moderately high, but it was not a detractor. And it is a beautiful space. I recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

It was my first time at Bice and I absolutely loved it. Before we left, I had already wanted to come back and eat again. The food came out at a great time. We didn’t wait very long, and the service was impeccable. There wasn’t one staff member that wasn’t approachable. Everyone was very professional, helpful and nice. I would recommend this place for all special occasions.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Such a wonderful atmosphere and great service from Robert. Not only was he excellent from the service side but gave us such great info on the menu, new chef, etc. Food was outstanding. Enjoyed the background piano player as we dined. We will be back to enjoy more of the authentic northern Italian cuisine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The service was perfect. The staff was honest with their opinions and it created a special meal and a tremendous dining experience. Everyone was so knowledgeable and passionate about the food and drinks that it made it like a visit at a friends house. All were so proud of their work it was refreshing. The food was so good. The pasta was very delicate and bold at the same time. It was not just good for a theme park it was great for a stand alone restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Mario is a wonderful waiter!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Did not like the fact that they Charged for Common Water

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was incredibly noisy. Could not hear piano player; could not hear ourselves talk. Will never go back. The noise level was NOT energetic; it was deafening.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Lobster bisque was devoid of lobster. Maybe it had lobster broth. Waiter was efficient but unfriendly.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Enjoyed an outstanding experience from beginning to end. Server was knowledgeable and did not rush us through courses. Suggested the Osso Buco as one of his favorites and it was fantastic. He guided us through the menu and made several suggestions. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome. Great execution of Italian food. Pasta was all made fresh and you noticed the difference. Lots of Italian restaurants in Orlando but this is truly an authentic experience that focuses on quality ingredients and exceptional warm and friendly service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Casual, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Truly wonderful. After going to Italy it is hard to come by authentic Italian food. This place does an amazing job. Everything was so fresh & the service was great.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The server was obviously more concerned with raising the check total than anything else and could barely hide his disappointment when we skipped appetizers and alcohol before dinner. The pasta was great, but we all found ourselves leaning in to hear each other over the live piano. We skipped desert because we are all uncomfortable with our server and tired of missing pieces of each other’s stories. At the end of the night the server handed the checks directly to the men, even though it was both female parties that paid.....

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had the best experience here at Bice Friday night! Robert was our server/maitre'd and we felt completely taken care of! He was a good conversationalist, recommended the most delicious bottle of wine to go with the food, and brought us a few little extras that totally made our night! I would highly recommend this restaurant, as my husband and I love to dine out...this was by far one of the best experiences we have ever had!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

As always we had a delicious time at Bice. We have been staying at Portofino Bay Hotel for many years and it's always a treat to dine at Bice. While we generally graze at the bar, sipping on yummy blue cheese olive martinis, (or a romantic dinner for two) on this particular visit we dined with our son and his 3 best friends. Shared apps included an excellent and very fresh steak tar tar, beautiful calamari and our all time favorite pappardelle telefono for the table. While all the main entrees sounded enticing ...none of us could resist ordering one of their many fresh pasta entrees. When you think food this good can't get any better ...it actually can with exceptional service from our waiter, bartender and the management! We can't wait to go back already. Thank you Bice!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 16, 2018

food was good and the service execellent there is nothing else to write

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

whenever I come to Orlando I go to Bice and for me it was the best restaurant in Orlando, but they totally changed the menu, the food was not tasty and the service was lousy, waiter very grumpy.
I was disappointed this time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Just what we needed after a long day at Universal. Fantastic food, relaxing atmosphere, and overall a high quality dining experience. Robert was wonderful – very attentive, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Highly recommend dinner here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Superb, authentic, constantly improving and outstanding service. One of the most unique and outstanding Italian restaurants in Florida.
If in the Orlando area it's a must dinner treat.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Very good setting and food.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Very good, great food, great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent service. Outstanding ambiance. Very good food. Great place to go for an upscale Italian dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our experience at Bice was outstanding. Everything from the moment we sat down to the end of the dinner was perfection.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Very nice atmosphere and good food. Service was a little slow and it was hot in the restaurant. However I will come back and give it another try. Hotel grounds are beautiful.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food! Great atmosphere! Very attentive wait staff! Very enjoyable dining experience!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food and drinks were excellent. Wonderful wine selections as well. The service was attentive in the beginning but it took an extra hour to get our dessert and the check which is why I’m rating it low.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 8, 2018

All 4 diners enjoyed their meals. My entree had cooled down quite a bit by the time it got to us, but others were hot. Good flavors..., overall decent meal.
Our server didn’t have much personality, but reasonably attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Room was loud - food was fair to mediocre

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have eaten here One time before and were underwhelmed on that visit. However, we went back and had a fabulous meal with great food and service and just a wonderful experience. We will be back

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