Portofino

4.8
1652 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.

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
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 1652 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.8
service
4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LD
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Delicious food, well prepared and perfectly seasoned. Very friendly. Great patio in season. Love this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and first rate food

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped into Portofino after closing on our first home! We were greeted by name by the hostess and whisked directly to a quiet, romantic table perfect for our occasion. Service was prompt, professional, and personable. Our server knew the menu and the wine list quite well and made some amazing recommendations that really wowed us! Both the Chef and Sous Chef each stopped by the table to welcome us in and bring us a selection from the menu which they described in detail. Overall it was an amazing experience and a memorable meal. Can’t wait to go back (for more brussels sprouts!) and enjoy all Portofino has to offer. Way to knock it out of the park Chef! Thanks for having us.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Quick service with great food.

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c
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Felt like Portofino was over rated. If I order a mid/r steak don’t put season salt on it and don’t ever cut it I half to show me the temperature. Wait staff was kind but unfriendly if customers haven’t been there before guide them to a meal they might enjoy get to know them. Dinning is not just about who your chef is if the customers don’t enjoy the over all experience they probably won’t come back even if the food is tasteful.

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V
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Service was excellent! Will be back!

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OT
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great apps
Solid pasta options
Came for a bday celebration and everyone enjoyed it

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VH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Good friends and Great Food. Your Friends from out of town would be impressed.

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A
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience!

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JO
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time eating here. Excellent food and service! We will be back next time we come to Atlanta!

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DB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was energetic, but not overwhelmingly loud where you couldn't carry a conversation naturally. The food, service, and wine was excellent and would dine there again without hesitation.

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VH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restuaurant! Would recommend to friends. The food was great the server was knowledgeable. Very tasty menu with lots of choices.

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AW
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely delicious food. Is that fifty characters?

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SE
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We hadn’t been here in awhile and had forgotten how much we love the food, the vibe, the extensive and reasonably priced wine list. Our server made my son’s birthday really special.

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AD
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level perfect but not sure how rating scale works?

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JB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, a great meal at Portofino. The kitchen produces the best and most original dishes and the service is superb. There are few Buckhead restaurants left with such wonderful food and great service.

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JL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mike and the crew at Porto Fino rarely disappoint. Consistently great food, good service, and interesting specials and selections. The wine list is very nice, and diverse as well. Romantic style restaurant, but appropriate for all sorts of gatherings. After so many years, this is still a gem in Buckhead

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IT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing that was a problem was the mosquitoes outside. We did ask for bug spray and that seemed to help....but you might consider getting some sort of mosquito service. We ALWAYS have a great experience there and enjoy the food and place!
Thank you!

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PF
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Portofino, always reliable. Very creative pasta dishes

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DW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

beautiful seating w/a K/O view......food and drink and wine was very nice...

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R
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant esp w the patio dining on a beautiful ATL night. We like to order more apps and share an entree, get to taste more that way. Like the regional selections that change.

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SP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the excellent quality of food, wine, and warm ambiance, as well as friendly service. We cannot wait to go back with friends and family.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, friendly people attending!
We liked it so much!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had anniversary dinner here. It was honestly such an outstanding experience - food and service were excellent. We will be back and I will definitely recommend to all of my friends.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding customer service! We dined late on a Thursday, and were met with smiles, warmth and gracious service. Our server, Heidi, had an amazing attitude and was accommodating to all of our questions and requests. We never felt rushed, and enjoyed a romantic, relaxing evening on the patio.

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M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific waiter... excellent food... many thanks... jmt

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MR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and food! Lovely terrace.

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LT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Portofino, and it was our first time there. It will not be our last time though! It was very cozy and charming, and the food was wonderful. We had a fantastic waiter too.

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VD
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with my fiancé! We will be back!!!

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D
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Restaurant for business as well as personal occasions! I’ve had the opportunity to visit several times and each time the service, food and atmosphere has been outstanding! Highly recommended.

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JO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is awesome. Kelly is excellent and knowledgeable waitress with respect to both food and wine

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VM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portofino never disappoints. There is always something yummy on the menu and the service always amazing. We had a wonderful server. She was so friendly and knowledgeable about everything on the menu and she was always there when we needed her. She made the entire dinner so enjoyable.

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K
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

loved your food and the fact that you change up the menu frequently

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent - our server Allie was awesome

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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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SG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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LW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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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BI
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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