Portofino

4.8
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1857 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LC
Key West
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My wife and I were in Atlanta for a wedding, and decided to go here for my birthday. This place had reasonable reviews online, and although the website menu seemed somewhat limited, we thought we’d give it a try. We were seated at a small table by the wine rack in a smaller part of the main restaurant. I got a salad and the pork chop with champagne apples and kale. My wife got soup with the pumpkin ravioli. Her meal was decent, although the ravioli was not moist. My dinner was almost not edible. The pork chop was over cooked, dry, and almost burnt on top. The kale was tough, and the apples were so small that it was almost impossible to slice them. They were also undercooked. The wine we had was great, and while friendly, the server was absent for long periods of time. When I did complain about my meal, they were kind enough to remove it from the bill. They also gave us a free dessert, and the manager came by to apologize, so I do give them service points for that. My wife and I are experienced fine diners, and this place was just a major disappointment. I won’t mention the last Italian restaurant we ate at in Atlanta, but it is in the same area, and there is no comparison. That was the best Italian meal I’ve had outside Italy, and I’m sorry that Portofino just didn’t measure up.

RC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, incredible food!! We will be back. Please add the Veal Ragu to the regular menu

b
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and great food in the center of Buckhead. Mike and his team always do a great job!

TM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and wine selection were fabulous. Our server Kelly was superb! Looking forward to dining there again!

LJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portofino is one of my most favorite restaurants in Atlanta! Quiet atmosphere, intimate setting, delicious food and attentive service. You can't beat it!

AO
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. Whoever created the stuffed olive appetizer should get a Nobel Peace Prize. These would definitely foster peace and harmony between all nations.

IS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS!!!as always....🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🥳

OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I go to dinner every year for my birthday to a new restaurant (for us). Portofino was a great first experience all the way around. I didn’t have to mention my birthday as I have in the past at other restaurants. It was acknowledged by our server, which to me is a big plus for the restaurant. The food and cocktails were excellent as well as our server. I apologize I do not remember her name but she was very attentive without being obnoxious and really took care of us.

OT
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night New Year’s Eve with our best friends. Food and wine were wonderful, as always. We had an excellent server, as well.

JL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jermaine, our server, was excellent, too!

a
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, beautifully decorated!

f
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, not great. Had eggplant appetizer, bolognese and tiramisu. Tiramisu was pretty good except it had some type of a cinnamon-like spice that I didn’t like.

K
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

BW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hidden gem in heart of Buckhead. Restaurant is very cozy and excited to return when it gets warmer to enjoy patio! Service was excellent, and they helped create a great memory for my girlfriend and I on our 1 year anniversary.

m
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.
Excellent service.
We have been to this wonderful restaurant several and it never disappoint us.
We love it.

LB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, cocktails and service were excellent. I will definitely go back again!

JW
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience as always.

W
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was aweome! Loved the ambiance and our server was amazing!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My bros and I had a lovely bro date. We ate good and bro’d out even better. Victoria was a great server.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

CP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine list, with wonderful food and attentive service, these are the reasons I have been coming here since they opened 20 years ago.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience. Skip the pretentious “fine dining” joints in Buckhead and go to Portofino. Great service and honest, amazing meals every day of the week.

AT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Past experiences were better. We ordered truffle pasta special and it barely tasted like truffle (could be that I'm used to fake truffle oil taste, but i thought they were bland). Food was good, just not great. Could have been an off night because previous meals here have been awesome. They do do a really nice dessert for birthday celebrations and I really appreciated that!

E
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always excellent food and drink. Our server, Alvin was terrific!

SM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best birthday ever!! Excellent in everyway!! Victoria, ourwaitress, WAS A JOY AND DELIGHT!! 😍

p
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, cozy space and moderate noise level. Perfect restaurant for a family meal with multi generations.

S
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was exactly like I imagined my celebration to be! Food , wine and ambience all is great!

DV
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really like this place for good food in a very nice setting- you could actually have a conversation there with our 5 party group.

CL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Food was delicious! Highly recommend!

M
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, creative and tasty cocktails and delicious entrees. All around great evening and meal.

LM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were delicious; there was a seasonal mushroom dish that was heavenly. Our server was exceptional as well. It was a bit loud but I doubt that was typical; we were there rather early and a large (loud) family was seated nearby. Otherwise the ambiance was very pleasant. The valet service was very efficient and much appreciated; we were allowed to leave our car while we attended a nearby concert. It was a short, easy walk and so nice to be able to get away quickly after the event. We will definitely return when the weather is warmer to try the very cute outdoor seating area.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for my father’s 70th birthday with a party of 15 people. The staff went above and beyond to ensure we were taken care of. They sat us in a private area and were incredibly attentive to our party’s needs. Heidi was AMAZING. She dealt with food allergies, split checks, and overall questions thrown at her left and right and still managed to ensure our dinner was flawless. We felt like the only people in the restaurant. Portofino’s is our spot for special occasions and holiday dining. We will certainly be back soon. Love these folks! Love the food! Love the service!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was bland. Halibut was overcooked and the purée was less than stellar.

M
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. My favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Scallops done perfectly and excellent bottle of Vermentino to accompany

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, quiet restaurant. Great ambiance, outdoor dining available. Floor in reception area (brick) slightly sloped and uneven. A challenge for those with less than perfect balance.

AW
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Group of six went to celebrate wife’s 80th birthday at 8.45 pm. Few tables were occupied and initially service was slow in taking drinks orders, but it improved. We had a range of dishes and all were excellent.
Would highly recommend Portofino.

a
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Victoria was amazing!
Food was superb!

JW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Birthday Dinner for Dad. Everything was perfect!

TS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time of the year to seat in the patio

s
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on the patio and it was a delightful Fall evening. Our waiter was very personable, but did not hover. He made great recommendations for an Italian wine and trout. It was delicious and fun.