Locanda Portofino

4.7
798 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Since 1995, passion and devotion keeps Locanda Portofino one of the most authentic Italian restaurants on the westside. Where freshness and quality collaborate to create traditional such as egg tagliatelle bolognese, flavorful Neapolitan meat ragu, exotic spaghetti with sea urchin
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AnneP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining is charming, with tables divided by trellises and greenery. The food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipGoodfoodpreferred
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely perfect. The veal milanese was the best i have ever had in LA. Sitting outside is fantastic.

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vipMinnie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food on the west side

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vipenjoy
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and authentic flavors. Pricey for what you get.

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vipDonk
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday.

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Greg
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great.

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vipJohnB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

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.

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LisaT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely nice neighborhood restaurant. Good food and wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. In my opinion this is really the finest Italian food in town. Thank you Flor and team!

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vipchriss
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipRodrigoG
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Food delicious. Price, ridiculous. Dinner for six, three bottles of wine, $900.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday dinner here. Service, food, ambiance was fantastic. We’re definitely going back. :)

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vipHeather788
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special place but I love meeting a friend for lunch there. The food is spectacular and everyone is friendly.

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Kylie
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and the wine recommendation was fabulous.

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SylviaD
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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MisterB
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always high quality

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Matt
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service and the food were outstanding ! Highly recommend to anyone who loves Italian food

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vipMelanieG
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such delicious food!
Highly recommend Locanda Portofino for authentic and great Italian food. Some of the best Italian food on the west side!

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EricaLynn5678
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So quaint and the food was really delicious. Can’t wait to return someday.

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vipluv2dine
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipREVIEW
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food snd wine excellent and service as well :-)

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vipJeff
Central Coast
134 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good Italian food but could have been hotter (temperature wise)

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vipTimC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food.
Alfredo along with the rest of the staff were all great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Best food. Best service. Best atmosphere.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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ElizabethB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipJeff
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was horrible throughout the entire meal.

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vipSMFoodieFamily
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such beautiful and authentic dishes. Thank you for a lovely night out in our neighborhood.

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vipShippanee
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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.

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vipLindaS
West Palm Beach
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it! Will definitely return

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vipAnnH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

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.

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AlexisinLA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PaliDiner5
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great destination for an elevated meal with outdoor seating

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NF614
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most incredible Italian I’ve had outside of Italy!

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RyanG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Food was spectacular, service was pretty good. Great ambiance.

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BarkingcCat
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Low key and ver pleasant. I recommend the bolognese. Delicious!

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SusanA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

First time we had a good time . This time we Did not get a nice table and too much noise.

FAQs

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.