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Pizzeria Portofino, Chicago, IL

Pizzeria Portofino

4.7
4.7
758 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 177 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

  • Valentine's Day Floral

    $1.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Celebrate Valentines Day- Portofino partners with Flowers for Dreams
  • 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

What 758 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 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

758 Reviews
  1. RobertW

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

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  2. SusanT

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  3. LisaW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  5. Grace

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  6. ChristopherK

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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 3 days ago
    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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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    the patio was really cold even though it said “enclosed”
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 4 days ago
    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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  9. Benj

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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 4 days ago
    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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  10. KaylaR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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 4 days ago
    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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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We got reservations to sit in our the covered patio. The ambiance and rest were very good. But they could not turn on the overhead heater as it was quite windy and cold in time so we were Sitting with our full length coats Otherwise rest was very good.

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  13. Pizzariver

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful little restaurant on the river. Food was delicious! Service was perfect!

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  14. KaylaC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second time here and I enjoyed it as much as the first time. Hard to beat the nice views and amazing food. Also got a complimentary cookie for Valentine’s day!

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  15. BobS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service, great setting! Can't wrong whether sitting inside or in the heated outdoor seating.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the location for the river view! The pizza and pasta we had was also great! The waitress was kind and welcoming. My only complaint is that the portion of the pasta might be a little small compared to the price. But overall I have great experience for a valentines date :)
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for visiting us at Pizzeria Portofino and for taking the time to share your experience. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our location and food, especially the pizza and pasta. We're sorry to hear that you found the portion size to be a bit small compared to the price. We strive to provide value in all aspects, and your feedback helps us do just that. We hope to see you again soon!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal here! The meatball is a must. The rigatoni vodka and the charred pepperoni pizza with hot honey are both amazing!
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you always enjoy your meals at Pizzeria Portofino. Your favorite meatball and Rigatoni vodka are indeed favorites among our customers and staff favorites as well! Your kind words truly mean a lot to us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  18. Silvia

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great, we dropped half a pizza and he replaced it for free, service was also fast. Vibes were nice. For sure want to come back, great for birthday and anniversary dinners!
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded on February 14, 2024
    Hello Silvia, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Pizzeria Portofino. We are always happy to celebrate special occasions with our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable experiences! Best Regards, Pizzeria Portofino Management Team

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  19. SandraL

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Very busy but we wete served quickly and accurately!

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  20. PattyG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pizza and cocktails were delicious. The staff was friendly. And the view of the river was a bonus.

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  21. JenniferR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, environment and service. Enjoyed the experience

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  22. Stacy

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food and beautiful atmosphere.

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  23. Jacob

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an absolute amazing experience celebrating our anniversary and our friends anniversary as well. Our server Cody was friendly, attentive, and helped to make it a memorable night!
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded on February 10, 2024
    Hey Jacob, We're absolutely thrilled to hear about your amazing experience at Pizzeria Portofino! It's fantastic to know that we could make your night memorable and that our team was able to provide friendly, attentive service. We strive to provide our guests with an exceptional dining experience and your kind words are a testament to our efforts. We can't wait to welcome you and your friends back for more celebrations in the future! Best regards, The Management Team

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  24. DayannaS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was so delicious! Nothing disappointed us 10/10 on everything!

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  25. AmaraB

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gluten free pizza was amazing! Friendly fast service and atmosphere was delightful.

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  26. BlakeC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was great, atmosphere was great. There was a draft on the patio that bothered a couple of my guests. Not terrible but notable. I also think the staff was a bit over attentive with clearing dirty dishes from the table as it felt they were always awkwardly doing so.
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded on February 10, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, BlakeC! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere. We apologize for the draft on the patio and any discomfort caused. We aim to create a comfortable environment for all our guests and your feedback helps us improve. We're glad your visit to Pizzeria Portofino was enjoyable and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best, The Management Team.

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  27. TPats

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a nice restaurant however I asked beforehand to arrange a cake and candle for my mum’s birthday and nothing was brought out. Every other table around us received cakes with candles for their special guest except for us.
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 6 days ago
    We're sorry to hear about the mix-up with your celebration. We understand how important it is to make special occasions memorable and we apologize for the oversight. We assure you that we'll look into this matter and make sure it doesn't happen again. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and we hope to serve you again soon.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food took almost 45 minutes to come out and server wasn’t always present. But nevertheless tasted amazing, as always.

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  29. BeckyM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Such delicious food and drinks. Very small, narrow area if seated in the high tops by the bar. We’re basically on top of the couple making out at the bar. So close that when they went to leave she knocked my husbands pizza off our table. Restaurant offered to replace or take off our bill. We had originally asked to be seated by the water but it was taking so long so they offered us that table and a comped appetizer. They did a lot to make up for the issues. I probably won’t go back unless I’m assured a better table. The food was excellent though!

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  30. omotodun

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience and good food. Our server was great.

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  31. nihadc

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great birthday dinner , food was great as always..

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  32. Neal

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great waitstaff and delicious food...and atmosphere. Baily the waiter and Lizzie were terrific. I must try.
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded on February 9, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, Neal! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. It's always our goal to provide a great atmosphere, and we're glad you appreciated it. We're grateful for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back to Pizzeria Portofino soon!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Location is super cute, food was yummy and overall the staff was very nice. We had a great time! Definitely recommend to anyone for a casual cute dinner!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service slow and careless, Pizza was average. We sat at the bar first had couple driks. I had amalfy fritz it was delicious.
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded on February 13, 2024
    Hey, We're sorry to hear that our service did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide top-notch service to all our guests and it seems we missed the mark this time. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our Amalfi Spritz, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again for a better experience. Best regards, The Management Team

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  35. ryanm

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time at Pizzeria Portofino! Keith was a fantastic server and helped us celebrated a 21st birthday and made her birthday wonderful! He was extremely attentive and went above and beyond to exceed our dinner expectations!

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  36. SarahM

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't go wrong here. Service was excellent, Food was delicious.

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  37. AustinV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food! Would recommend to everybody!

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  38. MadhuramK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizzeria Protofino impressed us with their exquisite culinary offerings! From the flavorful Spinach Feta & Margarita pizzas to the creamy Rigatoni Vodka & aromatic Pesto Genovese pastas, every dish was a symphony of taste. Highly recommend for a satisfying Italian dining experience!

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  39. SamR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good and everyone was very nice. The restaurant week deal is awesome too!

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  40. martinj81

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice food, exzellent Service, good pricing. And the table outside was wonderfull. Thanks!!

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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 758 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 177 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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