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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.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Italian, Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday:5:00pm - 9:00pm
West Paces Ferry
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
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Portofino Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A great evening with some close friends. We arrived early and had some time to get to know and enjoy the company of Scott and Mike at the bar. Excellent food and service - it had been a long time since I had been to Portofino and it won't be nearly as long until the next time. Thank you for a very special evening.
My husband and I eat at Portofino all the time. It is our "Go to" place to eat. We love going there! The food is always beyond delicious, everyone there is AMAZING (our favorite is Kelly F. to us she is just as amazing as the food itself. We love her!!). We take everyone we know to Portofino and my husband even takes his colleagues and business associates there because we know everything will always be perfect and delicious 😋 THANK YOU PORTOFINO!!!
I was pretty disappointed with this location. The vegetarian options were sparse. The entree that I chose was a peppered pasta with a very light oil and cheese sauce, and it was mediocre at best. We ordered a bottle of wine, but somehow wound up with two relatively small glasses of Pinot Grigio. The wrong entrees were delivered to our table twice. The restaurant was not busy when we were there so all of the order mixups were perplexing. Maybe we caught it on a bad night, but I doubt that I'll be back.
Have had excellent food here in the past, but tonight was just plain bad. The short ribs were at least 70% fat and the wild boar was tough as nails. 5 diners, none enjoyed their entree, which was a shame since this was a special occasion.
Appetizers were delicious though. Ambience is great as well.
May be our last experience here though.
What a great find. We were looking for a new spot to eat and found Portofino online. You never know if you can trust online reviews but I have to say, I’m glad we took a chance. We loved the ambiance and the food was great. Even better was the warmth and attentiveness of the staff. I can’t wait to go back and make Portofino’s a regular spot.
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