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Date
Thu, 4/19
Time
10:30 PM
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Portofino

4.7
1557 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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.
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
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Additional
Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 1557 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great meal on the patio with great service from Ryan.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was excellent! Portofino has a delicious menu for everyone, gluten free, vegetarian and of course beef for the boys. We love it!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

An outstanding visit, as always. The specials at Portofino change constantly, and I always look forward to a new experience.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent and creative
food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Awesome as always

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My guests really enjoyed their time. We were seated in a beautiful wine room in the back of the restaurant. The food was delicious. The lamb pasta and sausage and rapini pasta were outstanding! Great wine menu! Kelly, our waitress, was amazing. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. I will recommend it to anyone who is looking to have a great time with outstanding food and amazing service!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food and drink experience at Portofino is only outshone by the wait staff. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday and en route to the Buckhead theater for a show later in the evening. We were seated on the patio with a warm heater nearby and were fetted! It was simply one of the best restaurant meals from start to finish that I've had (in any city), in a long time.
The food was delicious, service attentive, and the ambience wonderful. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Wonderful food and service as always! One of my favorite places in atlanta to go anytime.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

My girlfriends and I dined here and it was fantastic! The food was all really good.
But honestly what made this entire experience something we will all continue to talk about and refer to as one of our greatest nights, was the service. Our waitress Kelly was phenomenal. She knew the menu and wine list inside and out. We took every single recommendation she offered and she never steered us wrong.
She made this night perfection and we will be back.
Apps: fig and prosciutto special and the crispy Brussels sprouts. Both were so good. Great for sharing and very flavorful.
Dinner: started with roasted cauliflower. This small and unexpected dish was packed with such a wonderful flavor. The broth was drinkable and the mushrooms that accompanied the cauliflower really set the dish off.
I then had a appetizer portion of their pasta special, which was a bolognese sauce made with veal and pork, and the only thing I regret was not getting the full portion.
For dessert we al shared the banana pistachio cake and the tiramisu. They were both really good. They weren’t mind blowing, but they were good. The rest of the meal ranked higher for me. But overall, I would order everything all over again.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Service was slow. Had to track our server down and let him know we were ready to order. We were the only table he had.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Casually sophisticated, wonderful neighborhood restaurant,

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

All good- this restaurant does not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Fantastic service

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Server excellent

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had a wonderful time, could easily talk, and the food and service were OUTSTANDING. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great place,food,wine without the hype! In the heart of Buckhead

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I enjoyed my dinner wait staff was lovely and the food was really good

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

everything we had at the table was awesome....

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We've been here before and it appears that the portions are shrinking. I debated getting a appetizer portion of pasta for my entree ($5 less) but was grateful I went with the full portion as it was only appetizer size, at best. Salads were much smaller also. The food is very good, nice wine selections, but disappointing that they have chosen to cut corners on portions since they were never over-sized to begin with.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

They have extensive wine list, but our server new very little about the wine or wine in general. If the servers do not know the wine list or wine in general, then the restaurant should have a sommelier to step in to help. We picked this Italian restaurant based on the reviews, but we were disappointed in almost every aspect. The caesar salad looked very unappealing when it arrived to the table and the taste followed the appearance. The lettuce appeared to be made up of all the left overs from various heads and their was no crispness or color to the leaves. There was a whole anchovy found at the bottom of the bowl, so again not impressed with he presentation. The octopus salad was overall good but again the presentation was hap hazard. The Black Spaghetti Vongole was cool when it arrived and the clams were chewy. The fish in the special was tasty and cooked well, but the vegetables, potatoes, and fermented rice sides were over salted. For two people with one glass of wine each , one appetizer, one caesar salad, one entree and one pasta dish the bill was $115 before tip. It may have been an off night for the restaurant, but we will choose another of the many Italian restaurants in Atlanta next time. The highlight of our trip to the restaurant was the valet. He was so professional and personable. He is the first and last contact for the restaurant and he does a great job!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent as usual. One of our favorites. Great food, great staff and warm ambience. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everything was perfect. The food, the service and the room they set us in, all delightful.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I have been a Portofino customer for years (dined there maybe 20+ times, including several Christmas Eve dinners) and my recent visit was very disappointing. My pasta was broken and clumped together in lumps. My dish (the short rib pasta) seemed thrown together in an insouciant way. Poor flavor, poor texture, and it was the evening special. I only ate about 1/3 and gave up. My wife reports her dinner was just "OK" but not at all what we were accustomed to. I might give them another try, but not with my occasional out-of-town guests. I used to love Portofino and I hope they get back on track.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Excellent service including the valet.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Wonderful catch up dinner with 6 girlfriends, and it was wonderful! Rainy night, but warm and inviting inside, great service, and everyone was happy with what they had ordered.....plus, our server split the bill and did 7 credit cards: above and beyond!!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

we dine here on many occasions and it is always excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My wife and I went here on the recommendation of of a friend who works in the high end restaurant industry in Atlanta. We went early and had an excellent time. The fresh ingredients and original dishes are worth checking out Portofino.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We had a great meal.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Casual birthday dinner.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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