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About Portofino

Portofino is an unassuming neighborhood bistro located on a quiet side street in Buckhead. From the street, you can see the beautiful stone and brick patio that offers the most enjoyable outdoor seating in town. The patio spills into a delightful dining room with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and bright, energetic artwork.

The cuisine at Portofino is American-Italian offering a selection of simple pastas, innovative bistro-style appetizers, and entrees. The menu and award-winning wine list are constantly changing and good times prevail.

3199 Paces Ferry Place
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday:5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
West Paces Ferry

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 231-1136

Website:
http://www.portofinoatl.com/index

Executive Chef:
Andre Brookins

Additional:
Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine

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Portofino Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

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Quiet

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Romantic (22)
Cozy (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Notable Wine List (18)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Authentic (13)
Casual (11)
Business Meals (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

This was our second time visiting Portofino and it was fabulous! Great service, excellent wine, and the food is amazing. We will definitely be back!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Never disappoints. Waiter was excellent, recommendations were thoughtful. Food couldn’t have been better, love the salad.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Great until a large, loud, obnoxious group was seated in our small quite room

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great meal.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Normally I love Portofino but I was disappointed in the quality of the food. I am not sure if it was Valentine’s Day and the place was packed but the food was not up to its usual quality. Service was very good as usual.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

This food did not miss a step. This could replace Sotto Sotto for us. Less expensive, less packed in, more fun.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Ther service was awesome and the food was fantastic and the wine was really good. Good date place.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Surprised they did not offer a veal dish. Rest of the menu is great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Casual birthday dinner.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My spouse and I went to Portofino for a birthday celebration. We had a real nice experience. We went there on a Saturday evening. The restaurant had the right amount of bustling energy. The ambience was good. Service was exceptional.

For a starter, we had the brussel sprouts. They were great tasting. Best sprouts yet!

For the main entree we had the shrimp pasta dish. It was good. Initially, very spicy. We both got used to the spice halfway through the dish.

Next time, we plan to try their special or the scallops.

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always good. Meal was wonderful and waitress extremely helpful. Wait for valet can be too long as they only have 1 person working.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Warm greeting at the door at the beginning and at the end was exceptional. Trout and beet salad were delicious...the broccoli side needed to be cooked longer. Waitress was efficient but lacking in friendliness. Will return.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was awesome make sure you get Jaime she was a fantastic server

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was fresh and delicious. Had Gluten free options that made meal selection easy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love Portofino! The restaurant never dissappoints on food, service and ambiance!

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I went for my birthday and everything from the valet outside to the service to the food was amazing.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Been going there since it opened. Through many chefs the food has always been good. The mushroom ragu pasta we had there this visit was one of the best meals we have had there over time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We have been twice and both times were served by Kelly, who is absolutely outstanding. She is knowledgeable about the menu, the wines and cocktails. Her recommendations have always be too notch. The food is creative, but not too far fetched from the familiar comfort food that Italian food is. It’s not your traditional red sauce, smothered in cheese Italian. The dishes are authentic, thoughtful and flavorful! The ambiance is cozy in the winter and fun during the summer (the outdoor dining space is great). Definitely a must do in the Buckhead area!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We chose Portofino for NYE dinner. We had a wonderful experience and meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve 2017 . The food was excellent. We were able to order off the menu,but there were excellent specials. We were not rushed and the service was excellent.
Wish they were open for lunch again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great New Year’s Eve dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The reception personal are remarkably flexible in accommodating table selection, greeting and genuinely thanking us for dining there. The servers and kitchen are similarly accommodating for substitutions. The customer feels welcome. The food is excellent. Last time more salt than my wife and I prefer, so next time we will request lower sodium preparation. One of our favorite places to eat.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always outstanding

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 (London)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The Cacio e Pepe here is the closest I've had to authentic Italian since I visited the country, and I am SO happy I found it! Everyone had a great meal, and the birthday tiramisu was excellent!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 19, 2017

First date

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Lovely service, good food . Excellent martini. Quiet which was great for one on one conversation. Stayed for 3 hours

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Enjoyed an early dinner with a party of 8 to celebrate the holiday season. The wait staff was nice and attentive. Great drink selection. Notable entrees and pastas made it difficult to choose! Will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Actually, I was quite disappointed this visit. We and our guests love this restaurant and have had wonderful experiences for years, but Saturday’s evening was not a good experience. The food and wine were lovely, as always; but, our waitress was less than ideal. She seemed rushed, not very attentive, the fourth entree was served well after everyone else, and we sat for a good while after our meal without water refills. Just not the typical nice evening we have come to expect from Portofino.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Went to Portofino for an anniversary dinner and was thoroughly pleased. The ambiance was intimate and rustic. Our service was well above expectations, and everyone who came to the table was a pleasure to interact with. The food was fantastic, especially the brussel sprouts appetizer which was the best brussels I have ever tasted. Between the extensive wine and cocktail list, you'll be hard pressed to not find something for your palette. While this place is not cheap, it was fairly priced for the quality of the food and experience. I would certainly recommend this place to friends and family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Showed up on time. Nice Valet service out front. We’re seated immediately. Service was excellent and went with the local wine suggestions for the night. The wines are seasonal and usually go along with the specials of the night. Very good food, service, and ambiance.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, spectacular service and friendly staff. Very nice wine selection.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great all round!!! Service, food, ambience 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I consider Very Good to be a rating that says "Come back!" -- and I have come back many times to Portofino. We enjoyed a family birthday celebration with a table of six. No complaints / many compliments from our guests/ we'll be back and hope you, the reader, will too.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great atmosphere, service, and cuisine. Tiramisu was exceptional!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Quaint little Italian place in downtown Buckhead. High-quality ingredients. The most important part of Italian food is the sauces and they got it right.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 1, 2017

while the service and atmosphere were both very good, the food was not up to their usual standard. this relates particularity to the lamb bolognese which has tough meat and under cooked pasta.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent menu with varying regional choices. Great wine list.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were disappointed. Our last visit was enjoyable, this one just OK. My pasta was good, my wife's short ribs not so good. The plus is that the charge was removed from the bill without our asking. Not sure if it warrants another chance.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Portofino never disappoints. We have had 4 business dinners there and it has been delicious and fun. There are wonderful gluten-free options. The desserts are yummy! And the wine list is extensive and noteworthy. Love it!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion
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