Portale Restaurant

4.9
103 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
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Portale Restaurant is brought to you by James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author Alfred Portale. Chef Portale brings his heritage and passion for the cuisine and culture of Italy to his namesake, serving a contemporary Italian menu with house-made pasta, market vegetables, and beautifully presented dishes in a relaxed and convivial setting.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 103 people are saying
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Greg
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My friend and I caught up at Portale, which I could not more highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Waiter was in the weeds when we were seated and took too long to attend to us, so we had to get the manager’s assistance. After that, however, the service was very good. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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vipFrequentdiner
Cleveland
58 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great experience and great food from Johanna the Maitre d to Michael wine director
A favorite !!

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IMykyta
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service that never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a great atmosphere. Service was excellent. Love the space and the experience!

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vipBess8
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had our anniversary dinner at Portale and it was spectacular in every way. I can’t say enough good things about it. We had two pastas, one of which was the signature pasta with the white Bolognese sauce. It was probably the best pasta I’ve ever had. It was so good I closed my eyes when I ate it so I could concentrate on every flavor. We also had the roast pork and the chicken—both outstanding. Our server was wonderful—very helpful and knowledgeable. It was a perfect evening. We’ll be back.

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vipMyronK
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pasta around !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was even better than the last time I was there. Always perfection !!

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vipwineslut
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The shaved Cauliflower salad was excellent, as was the roast pork.
Cannot wait to return

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vipMichaelG
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful discovery for us. Can’t say enough good things about the food. Both adventurous and familiar and ultimately just fantastic. Loved our server. Helpful, friendly, funny and very professional. Interior design was also adventurous and familiar with some fun artwork. Our new favorite restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for a friend who has Parkinson’s disease

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vipEddieK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Worthy successor to Gotham Grill.

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WilliamF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Words cannot accurately describe what an amazing experience this was. Each and every dish was just incredible with flavors that make the taste buds dance ! Service was impeccable

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vipgirlie
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent; i think the portions, however, could have been a tad bigger.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a fan of Chef Portale throughout his run at Gotham. I was thrilled to see he was back

It is not the beautifully plated foods we expected from him but boy are the flavors outstanding

We split 2 pastas. Both truly exceptional in every way.

I would have like one seafood entree - there is only 1 dash main course

Keep room for desert. The olive oil cake is fantastic.

It is a must visit restaurant .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portale is a true gem. They opened right before COVID-19 hit but they have seamlessly transitioned to outdoor dining. Their food is impeccable and their service is outstanding. I can’t wait to enjoy it again when the world gets back to normal order!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portale has transitioned to outdoor dining with great sensitivity to Covid issues while still maintaining highest level of service, hospitality and quality. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service/food/ambience were Fabulous

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vipzeecee
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pandemic outdoors so I can't speak to the noise level other times. We loved everything, starting with the arrangement, the staff, the half bottle of wine and the delicious food. We had the seafood salad and lobster pasta, both of which were incredible, and ended with a fabulous dessert - butterscotch pudding with yummy things in it. It was fabulous, our most relaxed time in months.

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AnnMarieM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, just as I remember Gotham from years ago. They were very accommodating to my friend's request to swap out a few ingredients on her dish. I had the chicken and it was perfection.

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vipFrancis
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outside dinning

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vipFoodieforfun
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only one word - perfection!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time!

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vipVianz
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipPhilipP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff were friendly and helpful. The smooth burrata with sweet roasted beets and apricot wowed the tastebuds. Basically every dish was composed of coordinated flavors that had a compelling conversation in my mouth. Even the gelati were so full-flavored. The wines by the glass were also well chosen and the waiter helped us pair them with our ribeye. There was not a note off key.

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vipJerry
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New best restaurant in New York City. Everytime I eat there the food is outstanding. Staff is great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dan the waiter was one the best I have had in NYC in a long time. He was on point, patient and not pushy. Just exceptional!

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JamesM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wine staff knew their list and was very helpful. All the food with the exception of the beefsteak was berry nicely done, especially the pasta courses.

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vipwineslut
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is top notch
I highly recommend the pork tenderloin.

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GeorgeD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as was the service. The brunch menu isn't as great as the dinner menu (come on, no sliders!). But nonetheless, the food was awesome, as always. Loved the bruschetta and the cinnamon bun.

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vipFrequentdiner
Cleveland
58 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites
Terrific menu, great staff, sommeliers ++

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vipLynn
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Beautiful modern ambiance. The only drawback was the noise level as the restaurant got busy.

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MillieH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was alot on the menu we wanted to try, so we got a variety of starters and main dishes and shared them. Everything was excellent.

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vipGinyaDec
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the sophistication of an excellent, creative Italian restaurant without the fuss or attitude. The appetizers are perfect for a single, small course before the theatre, but the pastas are hard to resist. A most thoughtful wine list and very approachable. A well-heeled neighborhood crowd who clearly appreciate the talented team - both in the kitchen and out front.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to this wonderful place I’m surprised all over again. Amazing food and great service. Katie’s cinnamon bun is not to be missed for brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Amazing food. Chef came to table.

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vipneedbigpants
Houston
85 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Went on a Monday night. Restaurant was busy but not packed, which made for a fairly easygoing vibe. The best aspect of this restaurant is the warm, efficient, but unobtrusive service. I felt welcomed from the moment I arrived at the host stand! The food, surprisingly, was good but not great. A $33 composed main featured a nicely cooked single filet, but the dish was ruined by the really heavy salt in the vegetable, which obliterated everything, including the beverage. Clearly, Chef Portale is aiming for a more relaxed experience than in his prior haunts and mostly succeeds. It's still expensive, though, and I should still be able to expect some precision from the kitchen.

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Winecouchon
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience we have had in awhile. Perfect from start to finish. Not only was the meal to perfection. The staff is courteous and professional. Can’t wait to go back

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vipTheVillageSteve
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was taken here for my birthday by my boyfriend and both of us really liked the meal and the entire experience. I started with the fennel salad and my boyfriend had the burrata. For the entree we had the cod with seafood in a lobster broth and the chicken dish. Both dishes were excellent. The wine list was very fair and reasonable.

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viprobbi
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best new restaurants I've been to in yours.
Fabulous food, ambience, staff!
A winner all around.

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You can order delivery directly from Portale Restaurant using the Order Online button. Portale Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 781-0255.

Portale Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.