Porta Via

4.5
692 reviews
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Porta Via is a neighborhood restaurant serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner & Special Sunday Brunch. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills on Canon Drive, our outdoor dining patio is the perfect place to enjoy the Southern California sun and people watching.

Our fresh California cuisine focuses on organic, natural and local ingredients prepared simply. Favorite dishes for Breakfast include the Greek Egg White Omelet and Grand Mariner French Toast, for Lunch & Dinner; the Organic Kale & Quinoa, Grilled Salmon, Butternut Squash & Ricotta Tortellini, and The Grass-Fed Filet.

Wine Spectator Award Recipient; the 150 plus bottle wine list focuses on California, Washington, Oregon and Italian wines.

In 2017, The New York Times listed Porta Via as having one of the best Happy Hours in Beverly Hills.
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Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Seemed promising at first and we ordered an appetizer of guacamole. It was exceptional. The cheese crackers were world class. My wife ordered the Parmesan crusted halibut, I the cheese and spinach ravioli.

After two miss serves our meals arrived. My wife’s was rubbery and inedible. Fish goo with a cheese toupee. Terrible. And Brussel sprouts the size and consistency of mushrooms. Mine was uninspired. Hardly the stuff of a reputedly 4-star establishment.

We retreated, spending $150 on an culinary experience on Valentine’s day that was in a class lower than a McDonald’s happy meal.

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JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just excellent at every level. There for a business lunch and everything was beautifully done and supported the success of the conversation we had with our meal.

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m
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was originally introduced to us by friends and this was A return visit which we liked just as much the second time.

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LR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We sat outside and had little service. 20 minutes before first cup of coffee. Then breakfast was very slow, very disappointed.

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CZ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always our enjoy our meals at Porta Via! It's a charming and cozy place.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Strongly recommend. Great service as well!

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JF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Porta Via, its my favorite neighborhood restaurant. Peter the owner is the most friendly and welcoming host. Everyone loves Peter...... and the food of course.

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l
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the restaurant!

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Y
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Poor service. Salad was not washed properly

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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T
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had one of the specials, veal piccata- it was one of the very best I have ever eaten. Along with the sauté spinach and garlic mashed potatoes. Very yummy

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Wonderful service. Delicious food!

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RR
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed yet another pre-theatre dinner on our way to the Wallis. The food is excellently prepared and beautifully presented in a restaurant where you can actually carry on a conversation with your table mate—extremely unusual these days! The convenience to the Wallis is ideal. It is only a block away. The staff is welcoming, professional, and accommodating.

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r
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem with a chill vibe. Great food, service, and atmosphere. Parking is a challenge at lunchtime so plan accordingly.

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R
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, delicious food right in the heart of Beverly Hills. Will be back soon.

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M
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This restaurant is generally quite good. But the service and food were definitely off this time. I didn’t see any of the usual staff and I hope this doesn’t mean that management has taken the quality people to their new location.

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L
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Despite being a very busy and energetic place, the host and staff really performed well. The food was very delicious and our waiter was very accommodating. I look forward to returning. Keep up the good work.

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EM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is a lovely, friendly and well located near the Annenberg Theater. The food is okay, but not special enough that I would want to return before trying some of the other restaurants near by

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OT
Los Angeles
237 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porta Via is an upscale restaurant in the heart of Beverly Hills, but not snobby. Parking is nearby, off Little Santa Monica Blvd.

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v
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

When Porta Via opened it was great. With the opening of the Palisades restaurant, it seems like the original location has taken a hit. Service was slow and the restaurant was not that busy. I ordered a special (fish) and it was incredibly mediocre. Good cocktails.

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SG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room, great service and surprisingly reasonable. Went here for brunch and would definitely go back!

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AD
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Porta Via never disappoints. Wide variety of tasty choices with casual neighborhood vibe.

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IC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The food was less than average across the board. Salmon and vegetables were bland and dessert was weak.

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b
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice. We were seated in the bar area. Pleasant. Good tasty

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B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was very good

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server and service... have been going to the restaurant for many years... lovely atmosphere, lovely people and will continue going to Porta Via...

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f
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I am a regular patron. Sometimes greeted warmly , sometimes not. Tonight not. Second host approached while the first one was checking our res. He said, "no reservation?" I explained we (party of 4 ) had one. He directed us to the small bar area. I asked for a table in the main dining room where we always dine. He said no. He manner was clipped and extremely unfriendly as he gave us the worst table in the house. We were subjected to a constant frenetic flow of traffic as waiters and busboys ran past us in and out of the kitchen. We sat unattended. We had to flag a waiter for attention to give our cocktail orders. He took the orders and asked us to order dinner before he brought them. One dish was ordered without sauce. It came with sauce. After we finished our entrees the waiter put the check on the table without offering dessert or coffee. Worst service. We usually dine in the main dining with female servers who are the best.

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k
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From Logan, our vibrant and extraordinary server Logan, to the dessert, it was perfection. We dined on the Ahi poke, the quinoa salad and the cesar salad with salmon, all was delicious. We had delightful cocktails to start and a beautiful French Rose with dinner, both excellent choices. We ended with vanilla gelato and espresso, I recommend not leaving without it!

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m
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Halibut was dry!, a thick Huey slab of cheese on top belying the “crispy Parmesan crusted, my filet was under cooked and served without peppercorn sauce. Horrble

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We got a 5:30 reservation for a 7pm show at the Wallis, promptly telling our server that we had tickets to the 7pm show. “No problem, we’ll have you in and out”. Great! We ordered in the first 10 minutes of our seating. But by 6:30, when our first round of drinks had been empty for over 15 minutes and our entrees were nowhere to been seen, we were getting a little nervous. Having been a server myself, it was clear she was overwhelmed with something - maybe she had too many tables, maybe it was the kitchen - we have no idea because nothing was ever said. When we mentioned the time and our concern, she snapped back, “You and everyone else.” Wow. One of our party then sharply asked if we should just cancel our order and grab the check. She stopped in her tracks, abruptly turned to him and said in a very unprofessional tone - “Are you serious?’ What is wrong with you?! You are so rude!” 2nd Wow. It was clear there wouldn’t be much service left to our experience. She never came back to grab a 2nd drink order, so two of our party went to the bar to grab a second round. We hear another table behind us ask numerous times for their refills as well. All this to say - we won’t be going back. There are plenty of better options along Canon that have a more interesting menu and definitely better service. Steering clear of this place and definitely won’t recommend.

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DB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! eclectic choices on menu... took a while to get our order, the place was packed, but really delicious!

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ED
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice spot...servers were friendly and helpful...pasta was great!

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BH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I had requested a booth and actually confirmation of it when contacted by the restaurant prior to the day of our reservation. When we arrived it was as if we had no reservation and were offered a "great table for 4" except that it was in front of the kitchen door. We then had to search and finally found another table. We then told the owner and server that we had an early showtime so we immediately ordered soups, salad and entrees. It took almost 30 minutes for the 2 soups and 2 salads to come. Then, after much prodding we got our entrees but it was not a pleasant experience. Also the soups were not hot and the veal lasagna (which I've ordered many times before) was loose and liquidity without their typical body. All in all, not a pleasant dining experience from a reservation not honored, to slow service to poorly prepared food. I'm sure everyone's intentions were good but it seemed the restaurant couldn't handle a room fully occupied.
Too bad because we usually had a nice ecperience there.

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A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great place to go for good comfort food.

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r
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Poor wine list, mediocre food and mgmt was not helpful for our server at all. Server tried but hands were tied when they are at mercy of mgmt - example, wine list was severely out of date and mgmt didnt know what they had to offer. Server could only offer wine by the glass option. Food was average at best and with Il Postaio right next door, they need to step up there game and grab some of the line that is always there.

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RF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I was very disappointed with our dining experience. When we were first seated, it took almost 10 minutes for anyone to come to our table (didn't even have water!) - then once someone served our water, it took another 5-8 minutes for a server to come over and they only came over because I asked if we had a server to take our drink order. Finally, our server came over and took our drink order, followed by our meal order shortly after. The food came out in reasonable time and the meals were decent, however, mine was missing the BBQ sauce on the "BBQ turkey burger." Our server was nowhere to be found following the delivery of our meal. In fact, we couldn't flag anyone down to get my BBQ sauce for at least 10 minutes. At which point, we flagged down another server who helped us throughout the rest of dinner. We never saw our original server again. Not once did ANYONE check on us after food was served or ask how things were. When we left, there was a manager-type person standing at the front and he didn't look up, say bye or anything. Overall, I wouldn't recommend dining here. You can find a MUCH better place with all the options in Beverly Hills.

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CP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and the food delicious. We went before a theater date and Porta Via had our meals out with plenty of time to talk, drink, and have dessert.

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JR
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good. Very consistent. Staff is always very attentive.

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

the tortellini’s were over salted
it and they did not have any bread and they did not offer us anything as a su

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l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We made an advantage in advance on Open Table. I t would have been nice to know in advance, or at least have the option that we would be seated on the outside patio. Even with heaters, it was a bit chilly. Our server was a little of a wise guy. Maybe it's my own particularities but I don't like being called "boss". "hey Boss, here's your drink" How's everything boss". How about "sir". He joked about several other things. When I'm paying $50.00 per person sans appetizer, coffee, and desert a little more respect is in order.

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