Portofino

4.7
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1834 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
32 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
4 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
9 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
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time of the year to seat in the patio

s
Atlanta
17 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.

f
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The outdoor dining area is charming and quiet. The service was attentive though not especially warm or welcoming. The meals were somewhat disappointing as they seemed very average and lacked creativity. In general, the menu needs more originality and complexity of flavors.

SD
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is as good today as it was 10 years ago. Fresh Italian dishes including classic and creative options. The service is always great. The patio is wonderful when the weather permits. I highly recommend Portofino!

T
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quiet romantic dinner. Excellent food!

LH
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as always

R
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the best!

D
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have been Portofino patrons for years. The food has been and still is good but two things have changed. First, the portions last Sunday were significantly small and much more so than similar fine restaurants. The portion size of the halibut I had was unreasonable and expensive. Second, sitting on the porch with a large building under construction beside the patio is unappealing. I know they can't control what goes up next to them, but it changes the environment.

LR
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portofino never disappoints! The food is consistently excellent and there are always wonderful regional specials. Servers are friendly and knowledgeable. Ambiance is charming with many options indoors and out. One of my favorite little gems in Buckhead...away from the crowd!

DC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here twice very recently - to say everything was great would be an understatement! Excellent wine list. Excellent service. Fantastic dinner offerings. Then the complementary Tiramisu for the birthday person was to quote "to die for!" The five of us all tasted, for it was a very generous portion. Thanks to all the gang, we'll see you again soon. Dennis and guests.

PP
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The P in Portofino’s also stands for PERFECTION!
We were celebrating (2) birthdays at this dinner, and the evening was just lovely.

C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The food was terrible and we were so disappointed. It used to be a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. I’ll give it one more try before I scratch it off our list of options.

t
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good service, waiter was very friendly and helpful

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

MA
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening in every way. Love the new fall menu. Squash soup w pumpkin seeds is intense...in a great way. King Salmon special was perfect. Delightful service.

c
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food was amazing! For our 1st anniversary, they went above and beyond helping with surprises and throwing in some of their own! We are definitely going back.

JG
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I hadn’t been to Portofino in approximately 4 years. My son was coming in from out of town and staying in midtown so we decided to meet at Portofino for dinner. We were 6 people. 5 people loved their food except the person who ordered the pasta with mushrooms. The sausage arugula pasta was a big hit. I felt the pasta options were limited and two of us at the table had the Bolognese. Unfortunately, the two of us can’t have cream and the bolognese had cream. We knew this when we ordered it but we wanted a half portion of something. We felt the full portions were skimpy. The bread and dessert were delicious as well. Overall, not as taken with the restaurant as I was years ago.

JH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful evening at Portofino's last Monday. The appetizers were delicious and included crispy eggplant with a tomato sauce, Crispy brussel sprouts, and veal and ricotta meatballs (excellent!). Our entrees were also delicious. I had the Alaskan Halibut which I enjoyed. Our waiter was very attentive and helped make our dinner special. We will be back!

a
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful intimate atmosphere, eating either inside or out at this hidden gem. Our server was attentive, the food SOOO delicious! I had such difficulty deciding on an entree, all looked appetizing. Really liked they have smaller portion sizes. They brought glasses of Champagne for our anniversary and a surprise tiramisu for my husband's birthday! A treat all around to be here.

LO
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We've been many times to Portofino. The ambiance and service is always good. However, I've found in the past few times we've been, the food has been quite salty, a bit too heavy handed on the seasoning.
But otherwise an enjoyable evening.

T
Savannah
39 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not your typical Italian restaurant, Portofino surprises on many fronts. A cozy if eclectic bar welcomes diners and a very professional staff handles all dining matters deftly. The menu isn't your typical Italian joint so don't expect a slew of pastas and parmagian offerings. Food is solid but be sure to ask to be seated in the front inside dining room as the main rear room has the acoustics of a train station and is ear-splittingly loud on busy nights.

S
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. Unpretentious. Good service. Will go back.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great food across the board:

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole was an AMAZING waitress!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Good food, wanted the steak but our waiter suggested told me that Italian places aren’t known for steaks and said he wouldn’t get it...asked for his suggestions and he didn’t have any...went with pasta that was ok...also a misunderstanding with drinks with the waiter...everything outside of the waiter was good.