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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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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

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Quiet

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Romantic (24)
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Special Occasion (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Cozy (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Authentic (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Casual (11)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Seasonal (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 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 7, 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 6, 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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·Dined on January 5, 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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 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 29, 2017

Always outstanding

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 (London)·Dined on December 23, 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 20, 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 17, 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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·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 10, 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 3, 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 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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 (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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·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 November 26, 2017

Excellent menu with varying regional choices. Great wine list.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

One of the best Italian restaurant I've ever had dinner at. Brisket Capalleni was incredible .

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very good food, terrific patio, good and fairly priced good wine list.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was great and the food outstanding! Highly recommend it!

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Birthday

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food and wonderful ambience. Server was knowledgeable and friendly. Would go back in a heart beat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delightful and delicious!
Totally accommodating!
We will be back for sure ❤️

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Service and food were great!!!!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We were celebrating 3 Oct. birthdays with old friends. A lovely evening... company, food and weather!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Meet with old friends

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