Portofino

4.8
1697 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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and so was our waiter, valet, and hostess. Highly recommended.

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SS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service! We will go back again.

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L
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar; had the most knowledgeable bartender and a terrific
dining experience.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal! A go-to spot!

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KP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great as was the service. I thought the price was a little high for the food.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place!!! It’s one of my favorites♥️

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VP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time coming to this wonderful restaurant with my wife
The food was excellent. Every thing was just great
Service exceeded our expectations
It is the type of place where you always want to come back.....we definitely will
Thanks to one of the chefs “Z” he is amazing!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, valet parking was a plus!

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J
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Quaint atmosphere with lots of outdoor seating. Looks like a great spot to return to in warmer months. The squid ink pasta was by far the star of the star of the meal and would order it again. Also ordered the special which was a halibut dish, and while tasty, it was not a high end dish worthy of the price.

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BC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

How “cheesy “ is this? I put down Anniversary on Open Table and we were greeted with a half glass of champagne. We thought “how nice’.
THEN WHEN WE GOT THE BILL WE SAW THAT WE WERE CHARGED FOR OUR TREAT!
Wow!

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RL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the more romantic restaurants in the Atlanta area. It's famous for proposals and out-of-this-world cuisine. The night I went the valet was solo, and there were cars stacked up out into the street, so that was a little frustrating - too bad they didn't appear to staff properly.

That said, our reservation was on time, the server was courteous and knew when to break in and when to do another lap. He never let us go low on bread - I appreciated that.

The wine was great, the food was great, and the experience met expectations. A great place to go on a date or if you're looking for a romantic place to take your significant other.

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k
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem of a place. Nice ambiance in a former residential neighborhood. Service and more importantly the food was excellent. Definitely on the list for a visit next time in town.

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LO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, service and atmosphere! Will definitely be put on our list of regular spots.

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

What a charming restaurant
Food was great as was the service

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GM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was EXCELLENT. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable with the menu and very pleasant and personable

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PO
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was searching Yelp for the best/highest rated Italian in Buchkhead, and I was NOT disappointed when I chose Portofino. From the free valet parking to the friendly hostess to the kind and efficient wait staff, everything was exceptional.

My meal was likely the best Italian I've had anywhere, and truly a great value for the freshness and quality of the dinner. The desserts are not to be missed. My dining companion had the apple pie and I had the Tiramisu. Both were spectacular and the entire experience was great. We will certainly return to Portofino when we are in town again.

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G
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We hadn’t been for several years, always a new restaurant to try, but loved the Italian comfort food, going back soon

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DR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Italian meal, lovely ambiance. Got a bit noisier as the evening progressed, but not too bad.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and unique dishes. We had pasta with a mushroom demi white wine sauce. The ambiance was cozy but romantic and could be great for a date or a business meeting!

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately our party of four was seated in a small room with a table of eight extremely loud young women. It partly spoiled the evening

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SW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our visit to Portofino's. The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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h
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here waitress was awesome the Wild bore dish was delicious.

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KM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food!!

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OT
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the menu. Something for everyone. Good food. Service lovely.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The trout was terrible. See all sent it back

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CS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Over all pretty good but I had asked for the grilled octopus to be made w only sauce (which an Italian restaurant obviously has on hand) and the waitress asked the chef and he said no.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding authentic Italian cuisine, great service and reasonable prices.

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B
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food-great way to end and start the year!

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Early New Year’s Eve dinner

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Portofino’s. We had a group of 9. Our two youngest asked for crayons and were promptly given a whole box plus extra blank paper to be creative. They also gave complementary champagne to the couple celebrating an anniversary. The food was fantastic as well....we had 6 vegetarians as well and everyone loved the food. Overall a wonderful experience and I will return the next one I am in town.

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BD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta!

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R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Buckhead! The food is delicious!! We did a birthday celebration and a mini gender reveal for a friend recently and the staff went above and beyond to make it special!

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SP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portofino is always great. Never disappointed here. I love the atmosphere, the food, the wine,... Definitely a favorite!!

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OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve dinner!!

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L
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for Christmas Eve dinner. Our server Channing was excellent. The food was good and had a wide variety for our group.

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SS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Portofino has been and continues to be one of our "go to" favorites in Buckhead.

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TD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. Not stuffy or pretentious. Our waiter, Alvin was fantastic. May have been my all time favorite waiter anywhere. We even had a one year old with us, and he had a ball. The staff was all very accommodating to him. Could not have been any nicer.

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PL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favorites! Always a delicious meal!

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w
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The squash soup and the trout were quite good. The room was so noisy that it was hard to talk to the people at our table. Because of the noise I would consider another restaurant.

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