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Italian charm with a modern touch. - Portofino Restaurant & Events, Utica, NY

Portofino Restaurant & Events

4.2
4.2
63 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Nestled on the banks of the picturesque Erie Canal, Portofino is more than just a restaurant – it’s an exquisite taste of Italy in the heart of our beloved city.

Step inside and immerse yourself in an ambiance that blends classic Italian charm with a modern touch. Our menu showcases the rich and diverse flavors of Italy, prepared with passion and the finest ingredients.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic dinner for two, a gathering with friends, or a memorable family celebration, Portofino offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for any occasion. Join us and embark on a culinary journey to Italy without leaving Utica. Buon appetito!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (315) 790-5026
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mike Miravalle
  • Neighborhood
    Utica
  • Cross street
    North Genesee Street
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mohawk Valley

    Healthy

  • Mohawk Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Mohawk Valley

    Romantic

  • Mohawk Valley

    Lively

63 Reviews
  1. LPardi1019

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group enjoyed the Lobster, Filet Mignon and Haddock Portofino. They were all delicious and generous portion sizes. We also enjoyed the Almond cake, Chocolate tart, Cannoli's and cheesecake. Delicious!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The chicken franchise was very good. My penne pasta was overcooked a little bit. The bread was hot and crispy and we loved the garlic butter. It took a little longer than usual to get our food but overall it was very nice.

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  3. RichK

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Sharp bone fragments found in steak. This was shown to the manager who told the chef but nothing more was done. Didn't feel safe finishing the steak, so I wasted a lot of money and was still hungry when I left.

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  4. RachelM

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, excellent service! Cauliflower Parm bisque was to die for as a starter. Everything else following was just as amazing. Brandon was a spectacular server, informative attentive and a great personality!

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  5. AnthonyT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was ok. Ordering a mixed drink was complicated and turned into 3 waitress trips back and forth, unsure why. Food was ok, nothing to rave about, prices high for quality of food. I believe there are better options in the area. It wasn't a bad experience, just had better/higher expectations at the price point.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely loves the Valentine’s menu!! Brandon was a great server.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I suggest this restaurant is better in the summer. We dinned here multiple times in the summer. The bar downstairs and restaurant downstairs was much more comfortable. We were advised when we arrived for our reservation 2/24 that they weren’t serving downstairs. The bar upstairs is very uncomfortable and banquet hall vibe. They were out of local beer (Utica Club) draft and bottles. Need a better selections on wine list. Our meals not as tasty as before. Very disappointing dining experience.

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  8. TuckerM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent like always, Clam Chowder was the best!!

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  9. RickW

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tuesday in the winter; although not busy the staff was very upbeat and no short cuts on service or quality of food. Often when slow the staff reflects that disappointment; not so at Portofino. True professionals. Great job Rodrick.

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  10. JasonS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quality meals and top service. You get what you pay for and everything was well worth it.

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FAQs

Portofino Restaurant & Events offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 790-5026.

Portofino Restaurant & Events is rated 4.2 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Portofino Restaurant & Events

16 Harbor Lock Rd, Utica, NY 13502

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    North Genesee Street
  • Neighborhood
    Utica
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mike Miravalle
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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