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Portofino

4.7
1579 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Portofino is an unassuming neighborhood bistro located on a quiet side street in Buckhead. From the street, you can see the beautiful stone and brick patio that offers the most enjoyable outdoor seating in town. The patio spills into a delightful dining room with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and bright, energetic artwork.

The cuisine at Portofino is American-Italian offering a selection of simple pastas, innovative bistro-style appetizers, and entrees. The menu and award-winning wine list are constantly changing and good times prevail.
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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Additional
Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 1579 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely food as usual

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Italian style menu, with limited choices. One dish that the waitress said had a little spice, was too spicey for my friend to eat. The pasta dishes seemed to have very little sauce, although the sauce tasted good. Therefore, they were mostly pasta. The interesting sounding crispy eggplant was not very interesting or great. The cold asparagus soup was good, but the only hint of asparagus was 2 tiny spears floating in the soup, The soup itself did not taste of asparagus.

Service: friendly and pleasant, but the wait for each course was very long and the restaurant was pretty empty when we were there. It was not noisy, because the room we were in had only one other occupied table, but it would be noisy if full.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Dinner for four to celebrate a birthday. Superb salads, and incredibly unique delicious entrees, halibut special, hanger steak, and pasta. Server recommended a home run Italian red. Could not have been a nicer evening! Every bite of food was mouth watering ( I know, sounds hard to believe even as I type this, but so true)

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Porofino came recommended to us by close friends. They've eaten there a few times; this was our first visit. My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and felt the place was quite fitting for the occasion. The restaurant was very clean and comfortable. The food and service were excellent. Our waiter, Jason, made us feel right at home and more than delivered on our expectations. I would highly recommend the restaurant.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Been here many times and every experience is terrific. I went with a friend recently and it was her first time dining there. She loved it! Our server, Alvin, was awesome and was perfectly attentive. He made it even better than usual.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

I thought Portofino was fine but the food was not exceptional and it was pretty expensive. I would not choose to go back to Portofino but would not detest it if someone wanted to go there. The appetizers were very salty, the salad was tiny, and the main course was good but very expensive. I did like that the restaurant was quite and had a nice atmosphere. Parking was okay too. All in all, there are better places around so I will probably not return.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and the wine list is terrific! Service was excellent and the food came much more quickly than I'd expected.

Parking is a bit of a challenge, but don't let that stop you!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner with family. Very nice. Sat on patio. Sun was a distraction for awhile but still very nice.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The appetizers were fine - squash blossom with ricotta was good. For my main, I ordered the appetizer portion of the black spaghetti and my companion ordered the appetizer portion of the lamb bolognese. I know appetizers are supposed to be small plates, but this was a joke. Especially for the price paid. Desserts were awful - tiramisu was drenched in what tasted like Hershey's syrup and the strawberry rhubarb crisp tasted like bad granola.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had a fantastic dinner and a great time. It was a pre Mothers day dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

A hidden gem! We always have an enjoyable experience here. Love the patio. A few lighter seafood options would be welcome for healthier eaters, but overall the menu has much to offer all preferences.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Our waitress, Kelly, was knowledgeable about the wine list and all of the food items.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I ordered the lamb Bolognese. It had skin in the pasta which I found disgusting. I don't ever recall have lamb skin in any dish. I asked the waiter and he seemed to think that was normal.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Awesome restaurant! Great food and great atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We love this place, and have been visiting for 4 years now. We highly recommend it!!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Perfect as always!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Delightful evening! The night started off wonderfully with a kind greeting from the hostess and just got better from there. Each menu item we tried was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Good food, good service, as always

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Bellisimo !

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant. The food is always excellent as is the service. The prices are reasonable too. We have been there dozens of times since they opened and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Beautiful restaurant and great food! I definitely will come back again!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Love eating outside but it was chilly on Saturday and we ate inside. It’s always a very good destination for dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great meal on the patio with great service from Ryan.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was excellent! Portofino has a delicious menu for everyone, gluten free, vegetarian and of course beef for the boys. We love it!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

An outstanding visit, as always. The specials at Portofino change constantly, and I always look forward to a new experience.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent and creative
food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Awesome as always

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My guests really enjoyed their time. We were seated in a beautiful wine room in the back of the restaurant. The food was delicious. The lamb pasta and sausage and rapini pasta were outstanding! Great wine menu! Kelly, our waitress, was amazing. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. I will recommend it to anyone who is looking to have a great time with outstanding food and amazing service!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food and drink experience at Portofino is only outshone by the wait staff. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday and en route to the Buckhead theater for a show later in the evening. We were seated on the patio with a warm heater nearby and were fetted! It was simply one of the best restaurant meals from start to finish that I've had (in any city), in a long time.
The food was delicious, service attentive, and the ambience wonderful. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Wonderful food and service as always! One of my favorite places in atlanta to go anytime.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

My girlfriends and I dined here and it was fantastic! The food was all really good.
But honestly what made this entire experience something we will all continue to talk about and refer to as one of our greatest nights, was the service. Our waitress Kelly was phenomenal. She knew the menu and wine list inside and out. We took every single recommendation she offered and she never steered us wrong.
She made this night perfection and we will be back.
Apps: fig and prosciutto special and the crispy Brussels sprouts. Both were so good. Great for sharing and very flavorful.
Dinner: started with roasted cauliflower. This small and unexpected dish was packed with such a wonderful flavor. The broth was drinkable and the mushrooms that accompanied the cauliflower really set the dish off.
I then had a appetizer portion of their pasta special, which was a bolognese sauce made with veal and pork, and the only thing I regret was not getting the full portion.
For dessert we al shared the banana pistachio cake and the tiramisu. They were both really good. They weren’t mind blowing, but they were good. The rest of the meal ranked higher for me. But overall, I would order everything all over again.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Service was slow. Had to track our server down and let him know we were ready to order. We were the only table he had.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Casually sophisticated, wonderful neighborhood restaurant,

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

All good- this restaurant does not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Fantastic service

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Server excellent

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had a wonderful time, could easily talk, and the food and service were OUTSTANDING. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great place,food,wine without the hype! In the heart of Buckhead

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