Portofino Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Italian

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Experience the flavour of the finest in traditional Italian cuisine at Portofino Restaurant Bermuda. For over 35 years we’ve been Bermuda’s favorite Italian restaurant. From a quick, delicious pizza, to homemade pastas and exotic dishes all will delight in our bustling Italian town atmosphere. Prices are right and we now offer al fresco dining.
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Caribbean
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely evening.
Friendly staff, delicious well-presented food, great wines.

KL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

That is a difficult question to answer because my son loves the fettuccine portofino. I found the lasagne disappointing and the menu now is too limited. I realize there has been a change of management and it has not mirrored the success of the last chef and/ or the menu. Next time I would probably share a pizza with a friend.

AS
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience at Portofinos. The food is delicious and the staff are great.

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did not expect to get such great food at this smaller Italian restaurant with a side-by-side takeout window. But the quality was great - the Branzino was a hit, as were the homemade pastas and lentil soup. Backy our server was attentive and fun. Great casual option in Hamilton for the family.

WS
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a delightful evening at Portofino on our last evening in Bermuda. It is convenient to the Hamilton Princess, and it is open on Sunday evening. The pizza was great! It's the best I've had in years. My husband and I ordered 2 different pizzas and ate half of each. They were so good that I wanted to take the rest home with me to Atlanta the next day. The tiramisu was also very nice. The atmosphere is convivial and bright, and the service is on point! We knew were in the right place when we sat down next to a gentleman and his father living in Bermuda who frequent the restaurant. We also enjoyed conversation with another guest who was in Bermuda for business. She visits Portofino regularly when on the island. We will back for more great food and a good time on our next trip.

H
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here about 25 years ago! Food as good as always.
Homemade good Italian. If we had another night to dine my husband said we would’ve gone back again.
We dined outside, literally felt like Rome. Our waiter very nice and gave good service.

GW
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I started with 2 appetizers and they were enough for our meal. We had a zucchini soufflé and shrimp with cherry tomatoes and crostini. The shrimp was very fresh and there were plenty of them. Instead of having an entre we shared the chocolate molten cake with vanilla ice cream. Everything was excellent

FF
New England
63 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visiting Bermuda and searching for good food. We found it at Portofino! Calamari is fresh, zucchini soufflé light and savory, pasta al dente and sauces delish! It was the best tasting meal we had in Bermuda. In addition, the service was efficient, warm, and wlcoming- just what you hope for in an Italian restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

AS
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newly renovated with a new menu. The place looks great. Same great service and delicious food. We love it here.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Best Italian food in Bermuda.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful waitstaff, we felt welcomed and comfortable. Good Italian food, not overly complicated. Generous portions and family friendly. A nice place for our vacation dinner. Inside had good AC outside was cute.

KB
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Amazingly warm and welcoming staff. Really cute place. Would stick with their pizza which looked amazing. Major entree dishes were only so-so

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner experience, as always. Brought some out of town friends and they thoroughly enjoyed their meals, the service, the ambiance and the value. Will certainly be back!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was great and authentic Italian, but the service was very slow, about a 2.5 hour dinner, which is longer than we like.

R
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Bermuda Hamilton for vacation and the hotel we were staying at recommended Portofino Restaurant, the service was great and friendly, the food was fresh and delicious.we had risotto, grilled octopus, and all had fish very fresh and tasty. I highly recommend this restaurant.

TC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this local establishment but wish the old menu was still available; however, they were able to accommodate a friend’s request for a simple dish from the old menu.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Restaurant has a nice ambience and good service. But food was very average for the price.
I had a goats cheese salad with raspberry dressing which tasted fake and there was one little piece of goats cheese. When I asked for more, they charged me extra.
Probably won’t go back again.

TO
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had one night in Bermuda and chose to go back to Portofino with a crew of hungry sailors. Everyone cleaned their plates despite the generous portion sizes. Prices are very reasonable for Bermuda, quality is excellent, staff is friendly and attentive.

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was my second time at Portofino - the first being 17 years ago. Not much has changed -- the food is outstanding and service is like being part of the family. My only reservation was that my son ordered a Rum Swizzle and it was not quite right. It was not one of the featured drinks on the menu, so perhaps that's why. But all in all a great dinner. Would highly recommend!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, service was awesome! Everything from the gnocchi to pasta to pizza was so good! Don’t miss dessert!! Everything was very authentic and absolutely delicious! We loved Portofino! Highly recommend!

P
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

On vacation Went with my husband and Niece. We enjoyed everything!

L
Greensboro
27 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The food was good especially the calamari. The atmosphere was very casual and the tables were very close to each other. When we first arrived, the host seated us at a time next to a booth where the people sitting in it heads were literally next to the edge of our table and there were many open tables so we were surprised we were seated there. My husband requested a new table and we were seated in a better location but it was unfortunate we had to ask. We went there for dinner and we felt out of place because all of the other diners were dressed very casual. We stayed in Southampton and we were making the drive into Hamilton for dinner and we just assumed people would be dressed nicely for dinner. I would recommend this restaurant for lunch or a casual dinner not for a soecial occasion.

y
London
360 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A second good meal at Portofino during our stay. Caesar salad good and octopus carpaccio the best I’ve had for a long time. Fish stew and saltimbocca excellent. One of the best value restauuin Hamilton

OT
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside which can be a tad noisy next to the street. Server was attentive and pleasant, food was excellent! Husband said it was the best pizza he’d ever had.

SA
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went to Portofino 3 years ago on our honeymoon trip to Bermuda and thought that we had to go back when we returned. Although the food had nice flavor, each pasta dish had gone up in price dramatically and the bread and olive spread were no longer served. When paying a bill of $90 US dollars you would think that a piece of bread would be served with the meal. Instead, they charged anywhere from $5-$8 for bread which seems very tacky for a “high end” restaurant serving pasta. We also mentioned it was my Birthday during the reservation and we didn’t even receive a Birthday wish.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Friend and my husband both got dishes that were too fishy to even eat. I’ve been to Italy multiple times and never once visited a restaurant that charges for bread. Very very average meal that is extremely expensive. Very disappointing for our last night in Bermuda. I even put on our reservation we were celebrating a birthday and they did nothing special

TO
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would definitely return to enjoy Portofino again.

IH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were there for my daughters 5th birthday...service was tremendous as was the food. Will definitely be returning with the family

r
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant - it was our last night on holiday in Bermuda and this was a perfect way to end it. The staff are excellent - professional and friendly. The prices are reasonable for Bermuda, the food was good, the wine list offered many choices at reasonable price ranges, the atmosphere was lively and cheerful, and the setting was charming. Our only regret was that it was a bit chilly to sit outside.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seven out of nine were firstimers to Portofino. They enjoyed it a lot. Definitely go back again.

TK
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Years Eve dinner!

AS
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and amazing service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious. We eat here every time we are in Bermuda.

T
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place! Went back for lunch as well on our trip. Just as good

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average at best ... very disappointing!

BT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner and absolutely the best Tiramisu I've ever had!

L
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I loved the authentic feel. Service was good with everyone cheerful and friendly. Large portions. Great for families. Moderate pricing which is hard to find in Bermuda. My lasagna a little too soupy - maybe could have been cooked a tad longer and then set to cool a bit. Ravioli bologbese a little too saucy - a little less would have been perfect. Apps were good. Lots of choices. I’ll deginitel go back and would recommend.

AD
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looks like nothing from the outside walk in and it’s nice very welcoming the service was outstanding !
The food was all delish we were very happy & enjoyed everything we ordered we will def be visiting when we travel to our favorite yearly island ...

RT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is AMAZING for any occasion. Once we found it nothing in Bermuda tasted as good, myself and three of my companions had to come back and eat there again before leaving.

Food was BEST ITALIAN we ever had. Not only that but anything you asked for on or off the menu could be made. One of my friends is vegan and she found plenty of options.

The cold seafood salad is to die for along with any pasta with vodka sauce, brochette, pumpkin ravioli and house wine.

Staff is friendly and personable, very attentive. Feels totally authentic - more so then some restaurants I been to in Italy.

Loved this place and will be back if ever in Bermuda again.

Unfortunately we ate our food so fast we never took a picture but it was DELICIOUS and beautiful