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Locanda Portofino

4.5
493 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Cozy
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm.
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Phone number
(310) 394-2070
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
11th Street
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Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

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Locanda Portofino offers a fusion of Northern and Southern Italian cuisine prepared in a truly authentic style. From the traditional to the fabulously exotic, each dish is prepared with the dedication and passion that comes only from true devotion to culinary excellence.

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What 493 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

They more than doubled prices on Valentine's Day which is not an unexpected. However the service was terrible. While the waiters were nice enough, we had to wait nearly an hour for our food while many other customers that came in before us were served. They apologized and gave us a $10 desert for compensation - not nearly adequate. We really should have been comped the entire meal.
For Two Plates of pasta a bottle of wine and two appetizers the bill came to $350 before tip. That would have been okay if the quality of the food match the price. But the quality of their food is no different than what you can get for$100 across the street.
On a night when they should be on top of their game they really disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

Extremely OVERPRICED!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It is a charming local neighborhood Italian restaurant. The service staff are quite friendly and accommodating, although on a busy night as it was when we were there on occasion one gets lost amidst the throng of diners. The food ranges from quite quite good to merely "ok" depending upon what you get. For example my wife had the filet and thought it was one of the best she has ever, and one companion had the chicken parm which was quite tasty, although the swordfish his wife had was overcooked and dry. The salmon I had did not stand out as compared with any number of other establishments. Perhaps it was an off night due to how busy they were but at least based on this first experience I would tend to stay away from the seafood. We all enjoyed the place overall and on balance will return to try it again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Service was appalling. 630pm reservation - server told us the specials then proceeded to say there were out of them. This is at 630pm. He wouldn’t take an appetizer order for my pregnant wife because he said everything had to be ordered at the same time. Also refused to split a pasta dish because it was “a busy Saturday night”. Very disappointing.

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vipSSSS (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and place. The kitchen seems very small because the food takes forever. Our meal took an hour and 15 minutes. And we didn’t even order appetizers.

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RWinter195 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

food was terrific and wine selection excellent. we don't live on the westside, and look for places to eat when we do go out there - this one is a keeper

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vipSteveO (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Amazing food and amazing service! If I'm in town on business for a week I'm at Locanda 3 out of the 7 nights.
The best food in LA!

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vipPalisadesGal (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We’ve been there many times and unfortunately the restaurant has turned into a very middle of the road type of restaurant. Not horrible but certainly nothing special. No reason to go back when fabulous restaurants are opening all around.

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vipCheriedh (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Dinner was good except we felt VERY rushed to eat and leave. It was NYE and they were busy.

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hjwilson (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The veal marsala was substandard; terrible marsala sauce. Two separate pasta dishes ordered both tasted the same. Significantly overpriced considering the quality of food. It is on my very short list of L.A. restaurants not to visit in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Open on Christmas day for a birthday dinner for my brother. First rate food, service and hospitality

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vipPattyj (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Legendary local Italian lives up to hype. Great dinner. Took great care of us. Always very comfortable. Pricey, but rock solid quality.

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vipbrynja (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

That was our 3rd time at Locanda Portofino. It has to be one of the best Italian restaurants I've been too. Very authentic and the selection of wine is fantastic with the food

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vipKaryn (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Beautiful evening on the patio, food was excellent.

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vipBella (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing food...will be back often.

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