The outdoor dining is charming, with tables divided by trellises and greenery. The food is delicious.
It is always a pleasure at this lovely restaurant.. not sure why they charge $3. for a few small pieces of ordinary bread, but so be it…
The food and service always excellent!
Food was absolutely perfect. The veal milanese was the best i have ever had in LA. Sitting outside is fantastic.
The best Italian food on the west side
Great food and authentic flavors. Pricey for what you get.
My wife’s birthday.
I've loved this restaurant for a long time, it's intimate and the owners take the time to get to know you. My family stopped coming during the Covid period and I missed it, going back felt like a return to life. Branzino is always good, accept the wine recommendations, every special is special. A truly lovely restaurant.
Very poor reception. It was Christmas Day and we fully understand the shortage of staff but the manager told us clearly when we complained that we didn’t get menus for 30 min after being seated to “go somewhere else if we were in a hurry”. He even came back to our table and told us blatantly that it was impossible that we were waiting for 30min with no service because they only opened at 5:30 pm. He didn’t have the intelligence to check his own system that we checked in at 5:33 pm and it was 5:58 when I walked in the restaurant to ask for service. I had to walk in the restaurant twice to ask for menus. It seems that he was too busy insulting customers rather than being apologetic and doing his part to serve his customers.
Despite all of this this very negative experience at the very start, or waiter was apologetic and really tried so hard to make up for all the mistakes that’s why in the spirit of appreciating him we left a 20% tip because it wasn’t the waiter’s fault.
Lessons to be learnt how to serve customers when you are responsible to manage an establishment.
Lovely nice neighborhood restaurant. Good food and wine list.
Fantastic food and service. In my opinion this is really the finest Italian food in town. Thank you Flor and team!
A fantastic Santa Monica gem. The service and food are always top notch. They really know how to make great pastas and steaks. Their wine list is very good. The service there is always some of the best I have ever had.
Food delicious. Price, ridiculous. Dinner for six, three bottles of wine, $900.
Absolutely horrible experience. We waited an hour and a half for our meals that they ‘forgot’. Even when they noticed their mistake we were kept waiting another 40 minutes with no food.
We finally said please just bring us the check and they still tried to charge us for everything??
They weren’t even apologetic- I left in tears.
Had a great birthday dinner here. Service, food, ambiance was fantastic. We’re definitely going back. :)
Special place but I love meeting a friend for lunch there. The food is spectacular and everyone is friendly.
Great food, service and the wine recommendation was fabulous.
The waiter was reluctant to change the noodles in a dish and keep insisting on ordering the dish “as is” that was a turnoff. Most restaurants want to satisfy their customers.
Always high quality
The service and the food were outstanding ! Highly recommend to anyone who loves Italian food
Always such delicious food!
Highly recommend Locanda Portofino for authentic and great Italian food. Some of the best Italian food on the west side!
So quaint and the food was really delicious. Can’t wait to return someday.
Food was ok. I expected better. Service started out being very attentive but then the waiter was not so friendly later in the evening. Always liked this place. Overall, could have been better, especially for the prices. Should be 4 stars instead of 3.
Food snd wine excellent and service as well :-)
Good Italian food but could have been hotter (temperature wise)
Very good food.
Alfredo along with the rest of the staff were all great.
Always the best. Best food. Best service. Best atmosphere.
The fact that the restaurant was full to capacity with very appealing people says all you need to know about the wonderful restaurant. I took four friends there last
night and they loved every bite of it.
Terrible service; have eaten there a few times and the service has never been very good. Last night it was awful. Would not return and advised friends of our experience.
Service was horrible throughout the entire meal.
Such beautiful and authentic dishes. Thank you for a lovely night out in our neighborhood.
We’ve eaten here often and the food is excellent. They expanded the outdoor dining and done it well. Our only complaint was our waiter seemed more interested in chatting with another waiter than being attentive to us.
Loved it! Will definitely return
Better be a regular here. Food is excellent. Waiter was fine, but the vibe of this place was off.
Miss Osteria Bigoli down the street.
Perfect neighborhood Italian restaurant. Terrific on all levels: food, ambiance and, most important these days, service, which is neither rushed nor slow or lacking. Makes for a perfect, memorable evening each time. Love coming back here, time and again.
Always a great destination for an elevated meal with outdoor seating
Most incredible Italian I’ve had outside of Italy!
Anniversary dinner. Food was spectacular, service was pretty good. Great ambiance.
Delicious. Low key and ver pleasant. I recommend the bolognese. Delicious!
First time we had a good time . This time we Did not get a nice table and too much noise.
Locanda Portofino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 394-2070.
Locanda Portofino is rated 4.7 stars by 798 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.