Portofino Cafe Italiano
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
The tables are turning this Mother's Day—in the most delicious way! Before you kick off the rest of the Mother's Day activities, treat Mom to a wonderful brunch spread filled with her favorite dishes. Because after all, time spent with her children is the best Mother's Day gift of all.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
There is no actual check in for reservations, small entrance and someone greets you at door, a bit small though so as you walk in your right next to other guests tables and that would be distracting for me if I was already sitting nearby. The service was great very friendly and helpful. The food was fabulous, great taste and presentation. Some light music would drain out the discussions since a small venue you can hear conversations and not have a private one. Love this place and would definitely come back for more great food.
We loved the relaxed service, and they were accommodating of delay caused by Portland traffic. Delicious food, which was delivered very quickly. Great experience.
The food and service is amazing! This is one of our favorite restaurants!
Wonderful meal! Great caesar salad and rack of lamb special.
Was a past diner and loved the food flavors. This visit the quality seemed good but the flavors of all the 3 meals and ceasar salad was not there. Too bad as we would go here for special occasions.
Excellent Food & Cozy Atmosphere
JUST ONE OF THOSE MEALS THAT AS OFF ALL AROUND. MUCH TO MUCH SALT. THE MANAGER HANDLED IT VERY PROFESSIONALLY.
Wonderful Italian food, great pasta, nice wines to pair with the food. Great place for a date night!
Just a great Restaurant to frequent. Love the food and atmosphere.
I haven’t been there for several years and I have to say the service was much better this time than last time. The waitress was very attentive and the lasagna was amazing!
The neighborhood is cute, street parking was easy, the decor was delightfully old world without being cheesy.
The food was delicious!! I can't wait to go back and eat more!
This is not a place for a fast meal - be prepared to relax, sip your wine, and wait for your food.
Amazing as always!
Nice place. Big on wine. Comfortable venue. Good food but not blown away.
Have made several visits to this restaurant and have to say this was not up to standard. If you actually want to close your kitchen at 9 don’t take an 8.45 booking. Rushed to order and rushed in service. Too keen to get the meal out and get home Lasagne was half cold and potatoes with or chop served on a cold plate were congealed. Had this been a first visit would never return. Out of stock of my chosen wine not the first time this has happened here. Needs attention!
Great food and wine!!! Our server was a great asset in wine and food selection. A nice small family restaurant.
I hate to write this since I have been going to Portfino for several years- but this time was POOR. Lasanga was cold and the pork chop was RAW. When informed of this, the wait staff didn't seem to care. They did offer an insincere appology, but some relief with the bill or dessert would have been appreciated. Unfortunately, I will have to find another place for my Italian fix in PDX.
Friendly atmosphere, easily accessible with good parking and food reasonably priced.
Service is way too slow and not very personal. Food is amazing for the most part. Definitely will be back but hoping some things get better
Very intimate and romantic. Staff is very knowledgeable and polite.
My wife and I were having our 51st wedding anniversary dinner here and as always were not disappointed. Everything was perfect. Thanks to all at Portofino.
Was there for a birthday dinner. Food was good. They had quite an extensive wine list.
glad you are on open table. seems a change of ownership and happier staff. oh! the food was great!
Great osoba bucco with great food. Fun new years eve dinner.
I love Portofino, the gnocchi appetizer is absolutely wonderful. We had a great dinner, took a friend out for his birthday dinner. I think the wine by the glass is pretty high compared to similar restaurants. Great food, service was a bit slow but it was New Year's Eve and it seemed they may have been a little short handed. Our entrees were very good.
What a beautiful evening.....the food was great. We’ll be back!
Our first time back to Portofino for many years. As always the ambiance is wonderful. The food was tasty, but not particularly special. However, the service was incredibly slow. Not well paced, just slow. We'll probably go back at some point, but we won't rush to return.
HI Cheryl, Glad to hear you like the ambiance but sorry to hear we missed the mark with the speed of service. We pride ourselves with meeting each customers needs and sorry we didn't meet your expectations this time. Hopefully we will see you in the future. Thanks Matt
Never have had anything but good food and experience at this location.
We shared the farm salad and the Caesar salad, which were delicious. All 6 of us had a different entree and we loved them all! The absolute only downside was that all our feet got really cold as its a bit drafty in the restaurant. That would not stop me from coming back, I will just wear warmer clothing. Looking forward to my next visit.
My first visit - server was very hospitable - food was very flavorful - I will be bak.
Great first visit.
Excellent food, particularly the shrimp pasta dish. Nice wines to accompany the meal.