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Pizzeria Portofino, Chicago, IL

Pizzeria Portofino

4.7
4.7
787 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Pizzeria Portofino is a sun-drenched casual restaurant located directly on the Chicago riverfront offering hand-stretched pizzas, coastal wines, an expansive patio and breezy decor that will instantly transport you to the Italian Riviera.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 206 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 900-9018
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Catering
    Pizzeria Portofino<br />offers semi- private dining for any size group, whether an intimate party of 8 or a large<br />celebration throughout the entire restaurant space. The Special Events team is<br />available to help guests create their own personalized private dining experience.
  • Private party facilities
    The Parties &Special Events team can bring the Pizzeria Portofino experience to you. Whether it be catering toyour boat, home, office or event venue, we want to make your next group gathering oneeveryone is sure to remember!
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Clark Street &amp; the Chicago River
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    CTA State &amp; Lake
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Après-ski at Portofino X Casamigos

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Pizzeria Portofino and Casamigos partner for our 2nd annual Après-ski event! Dress like you are fresh off the slopes!! Enjoy our Interactive Espressotini Station Photobooth & Decor Shotski's & Special Menu Items Music by DJ Step
    Après-ski at Portofino X Casamigos Photo
  • St. Patty's Day

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 16 - Mar 17, 2024
    Celebrate St. Patty's Day with Pizzeria Portofino!
    St. Patty's Day Photo
  • Bellini's & Brunch

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Featuring signature brunch items, DIY Bellini Bar , Cookie Bar & Easter Baskets!
    Bellini's & Brunch Photo

What 787 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Great for scenic views

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked

  • Chicago

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Chicago

    Great for scenic views

  • Chicago

    Most Booked

787 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very very good! Recommend! Good service! More positive

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, the drinks, the view, the customer service, everything was amazing!! Definitely going to be coming back. My personal favorite was the Rigatoni Vodka!

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  3. krisay1

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service! Staff clearly has a method to the madness. I wish the music list was something other than the repeated trendy play list I hear in all the hotel lobbies.

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  4. Jana

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere — the interior and river views at night make for a beautiful spot to eat a delicious dinner! We had a bigger group so got to split quite a lot — tried four pizzas (truffle, spicy pepperoni, Italian sausage, and sausage and fennel) and all were delicious! Also got the fries, calamari, Caesar salad, burrata, and fig toast — all spectacular. Topped it off with the skillet cookie and apple cake (like I said, big group) and we all devoured the desserts even though we were full. Highly recommend :)

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  5. BilH

    Fort Lauderdale

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    first time here. Have seen it so often when I worked across the river on Wacker Drive. Had fun with my wife and daughter. enjoyed the view of the river and the people walking by. Food and drinks were great. Had a very tasty app, interesting pizza and a side dish that we shared. Good wine list. We'll be back

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place and the food! Get the meatball every time.

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  7. TeshaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect my family love everything. The waiter was so nice

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, especially pepperoni pizza and garlic bread. However, the calamari and octopus was so expensive for the quality of that, do not recommend it. I expected more from the food, the place is nice but expensive for what they serve.

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  9. Kristi

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing. We will be back when the weather is better

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  10. BenjaminD

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing, service was great, music was a bit loud.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a new waitress and she did an amazing job- another great experience!!

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  12. jpugh773

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience!! Loved the food and the river view is wonderful!

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  13. ElizabethS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant was cold indoor so our food cooled quickly. Service was fine, our waiter was cordial though a bit slow to checkin throughout the meal.

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  14. AnastasiaF

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pepperoni and hot honey pizza was to die for. Finishing off the meal with the salted caramel gelato was perfect, and I can't wait to come back here this summer.
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 1 day ago
    Hi Anastasia, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the pepperoni and hot honey pizza it is one of our most popular pizzas! We're also glad that you loved the salted caramel gelato and had a great experience. Thank you for your kind words and high ratings. We can't wait to serve you again in the summer! Best, The Management Team

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  15. Monty

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although we had to wait for our table, the hostess was able to accommodate my party and offered a complimentary appetizer 5 stars

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  16. Grace

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for the first time for a pre-birthday celebration for my partner. Requested the river view and we got what we asked. The server's name was Jacob and he was so personable and exceptional with everything that was brought on to our table. He made my partner's birthday feel so special. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone with great vibes, view, and food.
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Grace, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It's great to know that our team was able to make your partner's birthday feel special. We always aim to provide a memorable dining experience and your recommendation means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable moments!

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  17. CarolineB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible views!! Unbeatable on the river. And, the food is spectacular. Such a wonderful place to bring friends and visitors. My favorite spot in the city!
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 4 days ago
    Hey CarolineB, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the incredible views and our spectacular food at Pizzeria Portofino! It's wonderful to know that we're your favorite spot in the city. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back soon.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Apres-ski brunch and it was a great vibe! People dressed up, the DJ was great, ski shots were so fun! We had a great time!
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for choosing Pizzeria Portofino for your Apres-Ski brunch! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the vibe, DJ, and ski shots. Apres-ski brunch was a special event we threw and we're glad you had a great time and we look forward to serving you again soon! Best, The Management Team

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  19. MichaelG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It wasn’t what we expected. It was on a Sunday and maybe it is a special day where they have somewhat of a huge party, but that’s not what we were looking for. It was incredibly loud. As for the food, it was OK at best. We got a salad and a pizza. Both were underwhelming and lacked flavor. Otherwise, the place is very cool looking, great views on the river, and the service was really good. It’s a shame the food didn’t match.

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  20. Gina

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for their Aprés Ski brunch, and it was a blast! Very loud, but that’s because there was a DJ - who played great music and Leo the energy up. And pricey of course too, but that was to be expected. The food and drinks were delicious, and we had a great time! We were stopping into town quickly to catch up with family, so we were so glad that they didn’t rush us out. The service was excellent, and the staff were super welcoming, especially for it most likely being such a crazy day for them with this event!
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 6 days ago
    Hello Gina, Thank you for your wonderful review and for choosing Pizzeria Portofino! Aprés Ski brunch was a special event we threw, and we're thrilled to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed our food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, The Management Team

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  21. NicoleL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time here and the food was just as incredible as the first time. That garlic bread with the butter is a thing of dreams. The charred pepperoni pizza is a favorite. And the LEMON TIRAMISU?? Oh man. The ambience at night is stunning. It's such a vibe. The first time I went was a bright summer day and it was gorgeous then too, but the nighttime feel is just different. 10/10 would recommend :-).
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 6 days ago
    Hi NicoleL, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your second visit to Pizzeria Portofino! It's fantastic to know that our garlic bread, charred pepperoni pizza, and lemon tiramisu continue to impress you. We're also glad that you appreciated the ambience at night. We can't wait to welcome you back for your third visit. Thank you for recommending us! Best, The Management Team

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  22. Clare

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was awesome, and made my mom’s birthday very special!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sarah was amazing , professional and always attentive to every single detail. Thank you Sarah for your recommendations and attention to detail! Especially for my mothers birthday! She is the best!!
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 7 days ago
    Hello, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional experience at Pizzeria Portofino. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, The Management Team

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with great vibe! Loved my grilled octopus !

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  25. Sadie

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best pizza in Chicago, we all loved it!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing. The food was delicious. And the ambience was fun. Will be back.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent location, tasty food, great service, reasonable price.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant! It’s a must visit every time i come to Chicago
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for visiting us! We're thrilled to hear that Pizzeria Portofino is a must-visit spot for you each time you're in Chicago. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  29. RobertW

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On the special list this day was a Tortellini con Brodo. It was wonderful. Layers of flavor. Rich broth. Satisfying. Enjoyable. This should get a place on the menu. The menu is short and so if you dine here often like I do, there can be some fatigue on the choices. Suggest this wonderful item gets an upgrade for another turn at bat.
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the review, Robert! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Tortellini con Brodo. Our chef team takes pride in creating daily specials for our guests, and it's wonderful to know that you enjoyed them. Your suggestion about adding another item to the menu is greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers!

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  30. SusanT

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    You can’t beat the view of the river! The food and service were very good!

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  31. LisaW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun for a birthday dinner! Fantastic service and food. Tables on the veranda are close and it was busy.The sound level was noisy but warm enough in February. Will return!
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for visiting us, LisaW! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic birthday dinner at Pizzeria Portofino. We appreciate your feedback about our service and food, and we're glad you found them to your liking. We also take note of your comment about the noise level and we're glad it didn't detract from your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, The Management Team

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful experience and will be coming back again

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  33. Grace

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great staff, great location, and so pretty!

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  34. ChristopherK

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is fantastic with a great view of the Chicago River!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so nice and helpful and the food is always delicious!
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thanks for the review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Pizzeria Portofino. Our team takes great pride in providing top-notch service and delicious food, so your kind words mean a lot to us. We're looking forward to your next visit!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    the patio was really cold even though it said “enclosed”
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded on February 19, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that your visit to Pizzeria Portofino didn't meet your expectations. We strive to provide a comfortable and enjoyable dining experience for all of our guests, and we apologize if the patio temperature was not comfortable for you. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly take it into consideration as we continuously work on improving our guests' experiences. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again and provide a more enjoyable experience. Best regards, The Management Team

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  37. Benj

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff was very helpful and gave us a free dessert for our anniversary
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded on February 19, 2024
    Hey Benj, It's wonderful to know that our wait staff was able to make your day extra special. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our food and found it to be of great value. We look forward to serving you again soon. Thanks for choosing Pizzeria Portofino! Best regards, The Management Team

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Super cold make sure you bring your own heater with. I never took my coat off.

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  39. KaylaR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is so nice and the charred pepperoni and garlic girls were really good

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, amazing views. Very cool spot with the view and great Italian food.
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded on February 19, 2024
    Hello, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pizzeria Portofino soon. Best regards, The Management Team

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pizzeria Portofino using the Order Online button. Pizzeria Portofino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 900-9018.

Pizzeria Portofino is rated 4.7 stars by 787 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 206 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pizzeria Portofino

317 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4701

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Clark Street &amp; the Chicago River
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    CTA State & Lake
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 900-9018
  • Catering
    Pizzeria Portofino<br />offers semi- private dining for any size group, whether an intimate party of 8 or a large<br />celebration throughout the entire restaurant space. The Special Events team is<br />available to help guests create their own personalized private dining experience.
  • Private party facilities
    The Parties &Special Events team can bring the Pizzeria Portofino experience to you. Whether it be catering toyour boat, home, office or event venue, we want to make your next group gathering oneeveryone is sure to remember!
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