Locanda Portofino

4.8
778 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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vipREVIEW
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food snd wine excellent and service as well :-)

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vipJeff
Central Coast
126 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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TimC
Los Angeles
1 review
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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jerryb
Miami
1 review
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
34 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
54 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
10 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
7 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
1 review
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.

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vipJodi
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is shockingly delicious! The meatballs were to die for, as were the pastas. Great service too. I wasn't sure how it would be based on the location (next to a parking lot) but it certainly didn't matter once inside, the ambiance is cute and the food is everything. Can't wait to go back!

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JuanS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

extraordinary. I am a frequent customer and satisfied fan

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vipJohn
New England
51 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This hidden neighborhood gem is an authentic slice of Italy in Santa Monica. From the food --- carefully prepared with quality ingredients in a manner that holds true to real Italian cooking (as opposed to the Americanized version ...) --- to the professional service offered by an almost totally Italian staff, this is a real-deal Italian experience.

On our visit, fried stuffed zucchini blossoms were a special appetizer --- delicious. Pastas were perfectly sauced and well balanced, some prepared with house-made fresh pasta. One member of our party had the chicken parm (one of the few nods to Italian-American tradition ...) which was outstanding.

Compact but well-curated wine list with good selections from many regions of the Italian peninsula.

Well worth a visit!

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MichaelS
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. My wife and I really enjoy the outside setup.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s great but they’ve lost me forever with those prices. sorry.

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MarthaM
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is terrific. They have dealt with the demands of the pandemic by creating a lovely front patio, where you are shielded quite well from other diners and the noise level is low. The staff is always great, and the food always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food

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EricH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food. The service was impeccable and though it was our first time, it felt like a place with many, many regulars. It is not cheap, but worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipsmlocal
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

First off, the food here is excellent. My only complaint is the waiters are standoffish. Saturday was no exception. You just get a feeling that unless you are a regular they are almost irritated to have to deal with you. Showing some excitement over your food and us a customer who chose your restaurant out of the hundreds on the westside is what separates Locanda from being truly a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top shelf Italian. A little Napoli on the west side. Been going for years, never disappointed.

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vipStevenS
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent little spot on Montana. Great Italian food - they know their stuff….

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vipCatcat
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Some dishes really great, as the gnocchis
Some very good
Service very correct

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vipARTY
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service

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vipEvieros
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service! Beautiful atmosphere! Delicious food!

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gene
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

good food, and the new outdoor patio is very pleasant, and quieter than inside.

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vipPeterJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place …. Incredible food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We had a lovely table under an arbor that’s been landscaped beautifully. Very special for a very special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.

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vipMsmack
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious and fresh. Wines were good too. Suggest bringing your own bottle if you know you will be having a few glasses. Waiter very nice. Will come back.

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vipDinner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta & wine at its best! Outstanding service & atmosphere.

FAQs

Locanda Portofino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 394-2070.

Locanda Portofino is rated 4.8 stars by 778 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.