Portofino

4.7
1618 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Portofino is located on a quiet side street in the heart of Buckhead and has been a neighborhood favorite for 18 years. The converted house features vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and bright, energetic artwork. The beautiful stone and brick patio offers the most enjoyable outdoor seating in town.

The cuisine at Portofino is inspired by the many culinary regions of Italy. The menu and wine list constantly change with the seasons.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday:5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 231-1136
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andre Brookins
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Paces Ferry
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 1618 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Kudos to Meredith - attentive service and impressive food knowledge, plus a delightful personality. We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Portofino is one of our favorite spots in Atlanta. The food is always fantastic. We have never had something there we didn’t like.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Portofino is a go to for us when seeking a somewhat quieter restaurant with excellent ambiance, food and service. This visit met all expectations - service is SO much better than so many of the newer hot spots nearby in Buckhead.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Service is over the top and the food is always great!

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

We have been here quite a few times before. This was the first and only time my food was ehh, particularly for the price. Had the bolognese and it was about as good as my wife's stroganoff but significantly more expensive. Not particularly hot either. My wife was quite pleased, but unfortunately, she did not write the review, She had the black pasta and said it was quite good. Wine was nice.
Our server was Amber and she was incredible and made the trip worthwhile.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Our first visit to Portofino. Everyone from valet to hostess to server were friendly and welcoming.
Jason (i think) our server was knowledgeable, informative and just pleasant to talk to. We will go back.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Great food and atmosphere, as usual. We love the patio too- was too hot this time. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Wonderful date night, amazing food and wine!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Atlanta! Everything was excellent

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Portofino is always consistent. The food was wonderful! It is one of our favorite. Outside seating as well as a cozy indoor area is available. My daughter's favorites include the mussels and the brussell sprouts. The scallops were also fantastic!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

This is a great spot for a romantic dinner or a group of friends. The food is great and service is better.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Great wine selection and authentic food. Very reasonably priced and wonderful ambience. Outstanding service and engaging. Would definitely come back again.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Very enjoyable evening. The food and service was great. It was a lovely evening so we ate outside. It was so pleasant and the patio/porch is great. We had not been to Portofino for a while but will be back sooner.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

I absolutely loved my first visit to Portofino! This has become my new favorite restaurant!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Had a very good meal. I had the orrichette with rapini and sausage and it was excellent. Everyone else was well pleased with their meals too. They have change the menu so there are a lot of new options from which to choose. We will go back soon..

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Second time here appetizers and main courses excellent. Desserts good but touch on th sweet side. Service was was excellent. One of the best Italian restaurants I have been to.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Our server Alvin was personable and attentive. Made the experience very pleasurable.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I had not been back to Portofino in a while. I'm glad to see it has kept up the quality of the food. We had great food, great service and a great time!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great place to visit! The tables aren’t too. Lose so conversation is easy. Service is outstanding but not pushy. Outdoor area is very nice.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great food and excellent service. The patio was delightful.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Food and service were fantastic, just a little too noisey

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Very cozy inside the restaurant. Great food and service.
Didn’t like the patio dining situation as to there being a great deal of construction across from the patio and not very appealing to look at. That’s what we decided to eat inside.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Birthday dinner for my wife.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Excellent evening on the terrace. Great service and attention and super food

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We used to come to Portofino a lot - and the quality of the food seems to be going down each time we try again.
It’s not as fresh tasting as it used to anymore.
Is there a new chef?? Less fried stuff and less dried garlic or whatever is used would be better:)

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Love the patio. A great wine list with a good variety of wine by the glass. The food is always good, fresh and consistent. A good variety of choices so everyone can find something on the menu. Willing to make modifications to dishes. Staff is very friendly and accomodating.

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

I have lived in the Buckhead area for 17 years. This was one of our favorite places for a long time, but I am afraid the food isn’t as good as it used to be. The service and ambiance is fantastic, but the pastas and sauces just don’t have the flavors and freshness that we like to have with good Italian food. They were a bit bland. We will try it again though and see if it was just what we ordered and there may be better items in the menu.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Great food, ambiance and best server EVER!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Lovely atmosphere and the food was delicious!

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

My husband and I wanted to try a different italian restaurant other than Sotto Sotto and we were very disappointed with Portofino.
Service was excellent however besides the extremely loud ambiance the food was not good. I ordered the most simplistic Italian dish - Spaghetti and meatballs - and I got over cooked spaghetti with dry meatballs and a tomato sauce that tasted just like out of a can.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Always a wonderful meal for us! It's one of our favorites in Atlanta!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

It is always a great meal and experience at Portofino. The food and service are always great! Can't wait to dine there again!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

went on a Monday night. Not too busy; noise level was fine.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Lovely food, good service, as always

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great food, great service and the patio cannot be beat.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This restaurant is very good and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for good food, wine, nice ambiance and friendly and professional staff.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Wonderful as usual. Chef’s specials were excellent

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Amazing service, ambiance and food!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We took our pre-teen boys for their birthdays. The food was fantastic; innovative, seasonal and well executed. Out server Seth was friendly and so accommodating to
our boys. We had a lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Lovely food as usual

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