Portofino's

4.5
279 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Portofino’s has been serving the community of Morristown for more than 30 years, providing a welcoming eatery for family and friends to get together. At Portofino’s, diners will find a variety of Italian fare with a special focus on seafood. Some of the popular options on the menu include grilled salmon, risotto pescatore, stuffed flounder, shrimp scampi, spinach ravioli and penne alla vodka.

The restaurant also offers an assortment of sandwiches including sausage, peppers and onions, meatball parmigiana and chicken parmigiana, to name a few. Portofino’s can provide onsite and offsite catering as well for those who are holding an event.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 279 people are saying
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SarahM
New England
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Fish was bad. Sent back and got chicken. Still not very good. There was a private party inside and as a result meals prepared for regular diners were bad and service was bad. Maybe the restaurant should just close to regular diners when they have a private party indoors. Will not be going back anytime soon. Many other good italian restaurants in the area. Very disappointed.

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vipCma80
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was absolutely awful and inedible. Had to send back two dishes. Food came out cold. Chewy and overcooked. Waitress was nice, it was not a reflection of her at all. The chef was awful.

The restaurant is small and they had 3 larges parties of over 20 people each. One waitress for the entire restaurant. Completely understaffed. Took over and hour to get out appetizers that we had to send back because they were disgusting.

Huge disappointment. We were there to celebrate my moms birthday and we drove 2 hours.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our first wedding anniversary dinner. While I love the quaint vibes of this venue, we came on a night where the staff was limited and a large party was booked at the same time. For a 5:30pm dinner time, we assumed 1:30mins would be ample. The staff that was working was apologetic, however we had to rush a meal that was supported to be a highlight of our special evening. I’m sure they will gain more staff, etc. but we will not return when time is a constraint.

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vipabmenu
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Recommended by a friend, went for lunch. Strong smell of institutional strength cleaner permeated the dining room. That and a server I literally had to go into the kitchen to find multiple times ( despite him having no other tables to serve) made for an awkward business lunch.
Food was very good however. Pastas great! I would love to give another shot because the smell and service should be easily corrected but it will take some time.

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ToddB
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal. Staff, as always, made our visit extra nice. My reservation I made on OpenTable did not transfer to the restaurant, however. Portofino's said they don't take OpenTable reservations. Luckily we still got in quickly but words to the wise...

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Jeff
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, very large portions so lots of leftovers

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vipSusan
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. The server was funny and excellent.

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PaulJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Burrata appetizer was delicious. Entrees were fresh and plentiful. Chocolate mousse and pumpkin cheesecake really completed the meal. Great experience. We’ll be back

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SuzanneF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portofino's is a great place to eat. The food is excellent. It never disappoints. The Chef Special spaghetti is outrageous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Service was very slow.

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Donnacita
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious but my order was not correct. I think one more staff member would make a big difference in service. The venue is very pretty and cozy

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JayF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was a Friday night and they were expecting a good size party in a separate room. We arrived promptly for our reservation at 5:30pm and we were immediately seated. It took about a half hour for our appetizers to arrive; soup and a salad. They were delicious! Our meal did not arrive until approximately 6:40pm. However, the food was outstanding. I imagine the delay was caused by the preparations for the large group. We would go back again.

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jansept02
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Food was excellent and will definitely be back!

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JustineC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good but I will say that we were a little disappointed that the Chef's Special pasta (the grana padano cheese wheel pasta) is no longer served tableside due to COVID. (Our waiter also seemed unsure as to whether or not it would be changed in the future.) We were really excited to have this fun "experience" and while the pasta was very good prepared from back-of-house, it didn't feel as special or taste as interesting since it was served just like any other pasta. But, the patio is beautiful, and our waiter was HUSTLING to make sure we had everything we needed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food! I will definitely be back!

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RobertB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Good neighborhood restaurant. Very noisy. Restaurant full

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ChelseaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Michael and the waitstaff are wonderful! The food was amazing!

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PDPatel
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went as a group of 4 couples for a group date night out without the kids, yes I know this automatically gives the experience 5 stars, but we're all looking forward to going again. The food was delicious and priced below comparable offerings at other high quality restaurants, we had quite a few appetizers, all of which were on point. All of our entrees were also great, we didn't have dessert but only because we had another place in mind to continue on for the night.

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musicwoman
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were very impressed with the day's specials, especially the apps: the fried squash blossoms were delicious-i was so excited to try them, and I was not disappointed-they were so tender with the delicate sauce. We also loved the fig, mozz and prosciutto platter-beautiful and flavorful. On the con side, I felt like our server was either too busy or inattentive at times-at the end of our meal, I saw him bussing a table when we were in the next room ready for our check. Other than that, our party of 4 had a great dinner there-will come back if we are in the Morristown again (we live in Bergen Co. but our dining companions live in M-town).

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RobertL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. Our service was great and it was her first day working there. The food was delicious.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and the food was very good. No complaints. Great portions, had enough for the next day. Did not see anywhere on the website before we came, that it was a BYOB. That would be the only negative thing, other than that everything was great. Would return, and tell people about the great food and experience that I had

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CarloB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Real-Thing Italian
Old-fashioned Italian -- in the best of ways. Nothing fancy, nothing bizarre. Best Veal Saltimboca I've had in years. Great selection of pastas. Again, nothing futuristic, just the real thing. We ordered two pasta dishes in addition to our entrees, knowing we'd take most of it home. Just had to taste. Outstanding. Small, attractive, mom and pop restaurant in a residential neighborhood. Can't wait to go back.

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Blake
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service was solid, lots of east street parking. They were able to accommodate our larger group on short notice.

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MichaelM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for dinner tonight @5:00 and when we arrived were informed there were multiple indoor parties and we would have to eat outside. That wasn’t possible because too hot outside to eat dinner! There were no other options per the hostess and she cancelled our reservation on open table. May be a very longtime before I attempt to eat at this restaurant. Too bad they don’t care about the customer!!!

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WilliamB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this restaurant. We shared a Caesar salad which was outstanding. The portion is big enough to share. Entrees were prepared perfectly, portion size was plenty. Everyone at our table took some home. We did not do dessert but they looked delicious. It is a BYOB which for those of us don’t drink it is a real money saver. 5 stars.

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vipMichaelP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great meal and excellent service.

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vipDanM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time dinning. Food was good but service was not as attentive as I would like. I think they were short staffed as so many restaurants are right now. I do plan to return.

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vipSMRG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A delicious and plentiful meal as always. Variety is top notch and the quality terrific!!!

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TVguy
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I still consider Portofino’s Greenville’s BEST Italian restaurant. The food is excellent. The pomegranate martinis are to die for and the “bottomless” salad and garlic rolls are without compare. Eat here. You will not be disappointed. Oh, and be sure to try to pork chops!

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FrankP
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Great food. Great staff. Great atmosphere . Will be back.

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Steinhc
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

You can rely on good food and service here. My whole family loves it!

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vipPatC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!! Enjoyed every minute!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retiree party Relaxing and enjoyable

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foodfan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing- we were sat right away- window seat, the window sill was right next to the table and it was dirty. I wanted to leave then but my Husband was hungry. We didn’t see our waiter for approximately half hour, the bread was the only thing that was good, besides the bottle of wine we brought with us.
My husband had his favorite appetizer Mussels in spicy marinara sauce, it wasn’t spicy - sauce was mediocre- no flavor.
Our dinner did not arrive for at least 40 minutes later..I understand the restaurant was busy, we ordered simple pasta dishes,
Again no flavor
I would not recommend this restaurant.

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vipFoodhound
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Definitely worth the trip. Good value. Food was fresh and on point.

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vipAdriS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Nice eggplant rollatini and chicken parm, but the spaghetti served alongside was horribly overcooked. Ignored when asked for olive oil which likely wouldn't have helped the stale bread. Music inside was way too loud.

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vipMichaelP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a good casual Italian dinner. The food and the service were great.

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Leomex
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The appetizers were great. While the overall service was slow our waiter was very nice. He tried very hard as they were down a couple lf staff members (thus the slower service). I will go back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day. It was fantastic!

FAQs

Portofino's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 540-0026.

Portofino's is rated 4.5 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.