Portofino

4.7
1739 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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 and is available on a first-come first-serve basis.

The cuisine at Portofino is inspired by the many culinary regions of Italy. The menu and wine list constantly change with the seasons.
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Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lovely date night on the patio. Joe Kelly Liz and all were wonderful as always. Food was delish. So many great veggie options for the vegan in our duo. Vongole and mozzarella salad divine, of course!

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a phenomenal meal at Portofino. Loved the special from Umbria. Excellent wine selection made by the house too. Highly recommend this little gem in Buckhead.

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JM
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Went out of our way to serve us a keto friendly meal and it was very good. I don't recall the server's name but she was exceptional. Love the outdoor patio.

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CJ
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

EXCELLENT dinner!!! I had the striped bass and it was absolutely fabulous.

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T
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the best patios in Atlanta! I would highly recommend it

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SG
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy coming here. The food is fantastic, never had a bad meal here.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best terrace in town, great food, excellent service! Favorite spot in Atlanta.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently good Italian food with a wide variety of options, great service, and reasonable prices.

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DB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service! Ended up going two nights in a row!

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our first anniversary here and had a GREAT meal! Was greeted with champagne, and the service was great. We would highly recommend!

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LC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

My wife and I invited two of our friends to join us at Portofino for a nice special dinner. We had been there before to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays and always walked away in awe at the quality of the food, the amazing flavors, the intimate and romantic ambiance, and the above and beyond service. This time we were unfortunately, left a bit disappointed. Our server did not appear interested in establishing rapport with us. He was seemingly just limiting himself to being transactional. Little details matter and it was surprising that when we asked about specials, he said, you can read all about it here in the specials menu. No top restaurant server should ever tell a customer to just read about the specials. And it is a missed opportunity for the server to impress clients on the marvelous new creations of the Chef. We still love Portofino and will return but needed to get this off my chest. I hope the management reads this review and discusses the feedback with the staff. Come on Portofino, you can rise higher and shine! You are my favorite authentic Italian restaurant in ATL!

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B
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portofino’s is one of the best in Buckhead. Perfect setting and ambiance. I can’t stay away-try to make it in at least twice a month-never disappoints!

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m
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another 10 for a reliable good meal. The reception, service and quality of food was superior. We love coming here over and over.

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HD
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic - from the moment we exited our car until we got back in. The staff was most friendly and helpful and the food was great. We will go back when we return to Atlanta.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I come here all of the time!! I love this restaurant for special occasions / etc. I came here this evening with my girl friends and wasn’t very pleased with the service. My friends and I were asking questions about the menu and possible replacement options, to which we received snarky responses from the waiter. I hope we can chalk this up to a one time thing- because I usually do love Portofino for the food and the service.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great specials, fabulous wine and awesome experience for our birthday daughter.

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J
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific meal, service and atmosphere. My fish was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Salad was over dressed for my taste but still delicious. Beautiful setting and quiet enough to have a nice conversation.

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MH
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful night and we sat on their porch. Great ambiance, food and service!

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s
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The cuisine was prepared very well. Every course was delicious. Service was very good. Wine selection excellent.

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M
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The flowering kale salad, cacio e pepe, and dark hazelnut chocolate torte were outstanding. Lovely place!

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KA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service with delicious food. Great neighborhood restaurant!

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M
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We LOVE Portofino! Always excellent food and service. Very good wine (bottle) selection and prices. Noise level a little high, but isn't every place these days? Nice 'casual elegant' little place. Great for date, special occasion, meeting friends.

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RF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to Mike, I got the exact table I requested to celebrate wife’s retirement. Food was great and service as well. Really like this place.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, service and ambiance make us want to return to Protofino. Trout was perfectly cooked and served with a tasty and interesting spaghetti squash. Bolognese was flavorful as usual.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for an anniversary; even though we arrived late we were welcomed politely and were given a table near the window seat. The waiter was extremely friendly and knew a lot about all the food on the menu and was able to offer helpful recommendations. The food was all absolutely amazing, and despite the appetizer being a little smaller than we had expected (only 3 meatballs), everything was well worth the price and we left the restaurant very satisfied.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dood and service were fantastic. We will be back. A very hidden gem

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T
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience- everything delicious but especially the Brussels sprouts.

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G
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved Portofino. Everything about it was great; the food, the service, the atmosphere, and the overall experience were superb! I recommend getting the NY strip and the tiramisu! Also you should definitely make a reservation before you go to guarantee yourself a table.

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JB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Dined here with friends. Food was ok, I ordered my steak medium rear, came back sliced and more medium to well done. Gnocchi tasted like thick dough. Perhaps it was just what I ordered but I found it very average.

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M
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and we will be coming back. Food, service, and anbiance were all amazing.

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PT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Portofino!!!! Such a classic with delicious Italian food.

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BC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portofino has time and time again been an excellent evening out. The setting works as both a date night spot and as a group of 10 with family and friends. The food is always top notch, service on point, and plenty of great wine choices. It does get a bit pricey, but not overly so.

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AJ
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had not been to Portofino in years. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food & service were excellent!

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o
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alvin was absolutely amazing. Great service, great food, great atmosphere.

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b
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Portofino Saturday evening. Jason took great care of us and was extremely knowledgeable on the menu and wine selections. We will definitely go back.

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PS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time at this location. It had great reviews. We were so impressed. The reviews were correct. Service, food and ambience were delightful!!!

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was perfect. Atmosphere is great, service was top notch, and the food was outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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B
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portifino’s never disappoints. Fantastic food and wonderful service. Kelly and Max are the best-helpful professional and personable.

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