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Pizzeria Portofino, Chicago, IL

Pizzeria Portofino

4.8
4.8
959 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 128 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

  • River View Patio Table

    $2.50 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Join us rain or shine, with our new all-weather riverfront patio. 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 décor that will instantly transport you to the Italian Riviera. -We have a 15 minute grace period for all reservations. -$2.50 per person fee for Riverview Patio Tables. This Fee is non refundable and not applied to final bill.

What 959 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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

959 Reviews
  1. DeniseV

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service- excellent food - handout of town guest - they were pleasantly surprised!

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  2. theECS

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for a warm day in Chicago. Overall enjoyed everything about it.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived exactly 3 minutes late for our reservation out on the terrace. We had called twice beforehand that we would be late as a result of the train being delayed. The ended up not being able to seat us on the terrace! I had to pay for a reservation on the terrace and was not seated on the terrace for being 3 minutes late! Will NOT be returning.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! I recommend sitting on the patio. The food is always 10/10 with great service and ambiance.

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  5. bubview

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service for big party! And food delivered as expected and as always.

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  6. ElizabethM

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Only thing that ever bothers me here is the extreme loud noise. Otherwise, love it!

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  7. Hannah

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent service and were well taken care of. Charise is a phenomenal waitress and was very attentive to all of our needs. The pizza was fantastic, the drinks were great, and the apps were delicious. What a perfect place to celebrate. Highly recommend and will be coming back in the future!

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  8. JanetF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The patio overlooking the river was beautiful and the perfect place dine on a sunny summer day. I had tried Pizzeria Portofino 2 years ago and was not impressed with the food. However, I decided to give it another try and the food has much improved! The strawberry bruschetta was gorgeous and delicious - it felt more like a dessert! The pizza was better this time (the crust did not get soggy as quickly) but I am admittedly an NYC pizza snob so I don't think it is on the same level as places like Zazas or Robert's. I saw some delicious and fresh looking salads, big plates of pasta, and giant dishes of french fries being served, which all looked good. The patio was packed (it was sunny and 70 degrees) and unfortunately, the service was VERY slow. Overall, I would recommend going there for the atmosphere rather than the food, if you have several hours to spend on a slow relaxed lunch by the river on a sunny day.

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  9. DBosworth

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, highly recommend the pepperoni pizza with hot honey, even though all of the options make it impossible to choose! Carmina made our lunch even more enjoyable with her friendliness and happy attitude.

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  10. KathyG

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic time. The weather was perfect for outdoor dining, service was excellent, the view was amazing and the food and drinks were delicious.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick service and the food and drinks were delicious. One of the best espresso martinis we have ever tried and we were able to get a reservation last minute

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  12. Gerritv

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location on the river, we dined in the evening and the atmosphere was fantastic.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Super good pizza and great pricing!! Really nice scenery/decorations.

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  14. emCeeG

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Pizzeria Portofino and return often! Service and food are always amazing

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice experience on the terrace. The caramelized onion pizza was superb

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best service and great food! The atmosphere was wonderful as well!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Portofino went to celebrate my daughters birthday went with a party of 6 made reservations 2 weeks in advance. We ordered the garlic parm fries the octopus and the calamari for starters. Orders the pasta vodka and the spaghetti limon also the pepperoni pizza and the margarita pizza and the salmon . Let me tell you the food was good the pasta was good the pizza was better the salmon was the best and the apps were good also . The best thing is the service and the staff . I was there on Sunday 5/19 and our waiter was great . Thank you again Pizzeria Portofino I will be back .
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback! We're happy to hear that you and your party enjoyed your first visit to Pizzeria Portofino. It's wonderful to know that our garlic parmesan fries, octopus, calamari, pizzas, and salmon were to your liking. We're also glad you appreciated our service and staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  18. kas1123

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. Service was good but had a pizza that I didn’t love.

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  19. FrancescaI

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Listened to our seating request, excellent service, and amazing food as always!

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  20. katie

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We come here every year to celebrate birthdays and the food and drinks are always top notch! This year the service was a bit lacking. We felt like we were bothering our server and she was just OK, definitely not what we are used to here. But the ambiance, food and location were perfect!!

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  21. KathyD

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love eating here. We always sit out on the patio and enjoy the boats on the river. Very nice views and always so much to see. The pizza is delicious but they are small in size. You can easily order your own pizza if you’re very hungry otherwise it’s enough for two. We ordered the strawberry bruschetta and it was amazing!!! Highly recommend! Also ordered the ciao Pepe pasta. It’s also a small portion. Very good but needed more sauce. A bit dry. If you’re ordering it for your main entree it’s a pretty small portion. We ordered it as a side dish. All of the pizzas are great. A bit pricey but delicious. I’d definitely recommend eating here and sitting outside on the patio for sure!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time here! Service was relatively fast and workers were lovely. The food was delicious, as were the drinks. Plus, you just can’t beat that river view.
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 3 days ago
    Hey, thank you for your wonderful review! We're happy to hear that you had a great time dining with us at Pizzeria Portofino. It's fantastic to know that our service, food, and drinks met your expectations. We're also glad you enjoyed the river view. Best, The Management Team

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  23. RashunW

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing, and the views were so beautiful. It was very packed so I’m happy we made a reservation

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing place, amazing food! Stunning views! It’s a little loud but we liked it. Service was okay, it was a very busy night.

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  25. Sweetharta

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my boyfriend loved this place and the food so much and we had a really good time! One of the perfect spots for patio season! ^^💗🙌
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 3 days ago
    Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words and for giving us a perfect rating! We're thrilled to hear that you and your boyfriend had a great time at Pizzeria Portofino and loved our food. We're especially glad that you had a good time on our patio season. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best regards, The Management Team

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  26. KimberlyL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is just ok, and the service is much the same. But I guess no one comes here for a great meal or a good value for the money they're spending, they come here to sit by the river on a beautiful summer day and watch the world go by. There are many other much better choices for food, and it is simply ridiculous that the restaurant doesn't serve non-alcoholic beer.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Sal did an amazing job bringing our food out and taking care of our table.

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  28. mayrad

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the a great restaurant. Our waiter was the absolute best and always making sure everything was good. I am definitely coming back again and again and again

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food & drink options. They accommodated my special request and everything went very smoothly

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  30. socalgirl

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food is great and so is the view. We had friends in from Finland and it was just such a great vibe. We sat outside ( worth paying to reserve) and had them face the river and all the beautiful architecture. And they food was delicious as always. We had two of the pizzas ( yum) they shared the ahi and my husband and I shared the burette with rhubarb puree -- delicious and very seasonal. It is kind of noisy though -- could not imagine how difficult it would be to hear yourself inside. I think this is great if you want a view and a delicious meal
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the review, We're thrilled to hear that you and your friends enjoyed the food and the view at Pizzeria Portofino. It's wonderful to know that our pizzas and tuna hit the spot for you and your friends. We're glad that the noise level didn't interfere with your experience. We're always looking for ways to enhance our guests' experiences and your feedback is valuable to us. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely. Delicious. Be sure to reserve a spot in the patio. A colleague and I split a salad and a pizza and it was delightful. It isn't quite the Amalfi Coast but it's as close as you can get in Chicago! I can't wait to go back with the family. 10 out of 10!
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 7 days ago
    Hi, thanks for the 5-star review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience with us, especially our pizza and salad. We hope to see you again soon, and we'll make sure to keep the family happy too!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michelle was awesome! Best server I’ve had since coming here. She was very thoughtful and attentive to allergies. She had great energy and overall an amazing experience with her. Can’t wait to come back.
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us and enjoyed your visit. It's always our goal to accommodate our guests' needs, whether it's for food allergies or energy levels. We're looking forward to your next visit at Pizzeria Portofino!

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  33. GailP

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue with wonderful food. Noise level is high-the only Downside to this place.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the service was good, the food was amazing, wine selection was very good. overall awesome place

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  35. KatelynK

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I came here for dinner, and the view, vibe, and food were phenomenal. I can’t rave enough about how good the pizza was, the drinks were great too. We sat in a both near that back but still had a view of the water and boats passing. I was not expecting to be blown away by the food, I’ve had good pizza in this past but this is in my top 4.

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  36. SierraVJ

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizzeria Portofino was absolutely amazing to my family and I! They made the continued Mother’s Day celebrations for my mother amazing. Stevie was also great! The food was beyond amazing (as always). Thank you guys for your continued greatness.
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the review, Sierra! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family had an amazing time celebrating Mother's Day with us. It's always our pleasure to make our guests' celebrations memorable. We're glad you enjoyed the food and service. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to serving you again soon!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is normally amazing, however, this past experience fell wildly short of expectations. First, they were running so far behind that we didn't get seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time. There was also no forewarning about this so we were stuck just waiting in the crowded entrance. After we finally got seated, we were told we would be getting a free appetizer as well as a snack. This seemed like a nice gesture until we were charged for the appetizer. Lastly, the service was terrible. Our waiter came to the table maybe 4 times over the course of 90 minutes. We had to flag down a different waiter to finally get our check. The food and atmosphere was stellar. Unfortunately, this was overshadowed by the terrible service.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Our server was amazing she was so attentive it was super busy we went for Mother’s Day and she still would check on us often made sure everything was perfect my mom enjoyed it and the ambiance was great and of course food was also amazing, no leftovers!

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  39. debv

    Chicago

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time! The food was great, the view was spectacular and our server, Quinn was awesome!
    Pizzeria PortofinoResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the review, deb! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time at Pizzeria Portofino. It's great to know that our food, view, and service exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  40. connielee

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome. Location and atmosphere is fabulous. Perfect weather for a perfect Mother's Day lunch. Loved it

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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 4.8 stars by 959 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 128 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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