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Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

4.6
4.6
2318 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
**WE TAKE ALL OUR GUEST'S REQUESTS INTO CONSIDERATION. BUT SPECIFIC REQUESTED SEATING, OUTDOOR & INDOOR, ARE ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS**

An exquisite culinary voyage right to the heart of Italy awaits you amid a decor which combines Old World elegance and modern chic. Bice Ristorante offers exquisite Northern Italian cuisine, and superb service in an elegant atmosphere. Bice overlooks the Portofino Bay, offering the finest waterfront views in Orlando. We are located on Universal Studios property, and are only 3 miles from the Orange County Convention Center. The water taxi taking your guests to Universal Citywalk is steps from the restaurant.
Proper attire required (Resort/Business Casual)
Thank you for NOT wearing:
-Gym attire/Pool attire/Tank tops for men/clothing with offensive language or images/exposed undergarments.
-Bottles of wine/liquor from outside are not allowed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 am–9:15 am

  • Phone number

    (407) 503-1415

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Bice Ristorante offers many private group dining options for your lunch or dinner. We have two private dining rooms seating 10 to 60 guests. We can seat up to 225 guests, utilizing the private rooms and the main dining room for a larger dinner. There are also two outdoor terraces.

  • Private party contact

    Liz Massi: (855) 586-9473

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Cross street

    Universal Boulevard

  • Parking details

    Self Parking with No Charge and Valet Service in Parking Garage.

  • Entertainment

    Pianist Friday & Saturday from 7pm to 10 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Happy Valentine's Day 2023

    $110.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join the most romantic and authentic place in Orlando for a scrumptious 3-course dinner experience prepared by our Chef Maurilio. Menu available on www.bice-orlando.com

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What 2,318 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JK

    JimK

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner that was enhanced by excellent service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always wonderful to dine in Bice. This time, we had the gnocchi sorrentina. It was delicious! Our waiter, Mr Silva, was very polite and took care of our orders. He made the difference to make our dine so special. We are Bice fans !
  3. JG

    JeffG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing. The restaurant is beautiful. The service is attentive and friendly.
  4. LP

    LindaP

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food, ambience and service great. variety of offerings on the menu
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Food is overrated and not what to expect from an Italian restaurant. Frito misto is really good. Either than that pasta with clams sucks. Bread service sucks. Bolognese sucks. I had high hopes for This place after hearing good things but never will I waste my money here again. Anyone who wants to try. . DO NOT!!!! VIVIO IN CITYWALK IS BETTER.
  6. S

    Sean

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Final dinner night of our honeymoon and the food and wine was great! The service started slow, but improved over the course of the night. Unfortunately the party at an adjacent table spent most of their meal arguing loudly, which sort of ruined the experience for us, but I would hope that’s not a regular issue.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service fabulous. Great acoustics, we could actually have a conversation.
  8. AC

    ArthurC

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We arrived at 6:55pm for a 7 pm reservation. We were told we couldn’t be seated until 7 since that was the time of our reservation, even though there were many many available tables. Our server however was excellent. Regarding food, our appetizers were excellent, but unfortunately our veal was chewy and at $52.00 it should have been tender. When our server asked about our entrees, we were truthful about the veal. He offered to take it back and get us something else. We told him it wasn’t necessary. As I said before, our server was great and did not charge us for dessert. On the whole it was a nice evening in a very attractive restaurant.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Paul was incredible and made great recommendations for entrees. The food and drinks were delicious!
  10. JC

    JayC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely eat here again. Though expensive (not a surprise to me), the food was fantastic, service was exceptional--a very pleasant way to spend an evening. The only drawback is that noise levels can get high as there are very few soft surfaces in the restaurant,
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! Our server Francesco was extremely attentive and suggested wonderful offerings. If you’re able to go at sunset, you can see the opera singers from the far patio! A truly wonderful evening.
  12. AL

    AnnL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. A pleasant surprise for a theme-park restaurant. Would recommend; would return.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Very lovely place! We enjoyed it. I do think there is room for improvement. Staff needs to be taught which side of the person that they serve from and which side to take away from. You are very upscale! That’s alll for now. There were other things.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff was excellent for an overall great experience.
  15. GF

    GerardF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinners were delicious, service was very attentive, would return to Bice for another great meal!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Food was very good. The music and sound system was very poor.
  17. G

    Gigi

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice location and atmosphere. A lot to choose from on the menu. Service was fast but not rushed.
  18. RL

    RachelL

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Bice! Our waiter Jorge really made the experience special. He was timely, attentive, caring, passionate and very helpful with the menu! We thoroughly enjoyed his company and service. Food was delicious and the ambiance was fantastic. If we come back to Universal, we will certainly visit him again :) Thank you for making my husbands Birthday dinner so special!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was amazing, only wish was a bit more less expensive so we can visit more often! We went for my daughter’s birthday and they treated her like the princess she is!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    I made this reservation many months in advance. This was for my daughter’s birthday. We were seated in the bar area with absolutely no view. We asked to at least move into the restaurant. We got a table over in the corner by the entrance hall. The waiter never brought bread to the table. We had to ask for bread after our entrees arrived. Overall disappointed with service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a dinner in there. Nice ambient, amazing service .
  22. AE

    AEM74

    Atlantic City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at Bice. Excellent food and service. We will definitely be going back on our next trip to Universal.
  23. LD

    LoveDiningOut

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bice is a wonderful dining experience! The food is delicious and the dining roon is beautiful.
  24. WC

    WandaC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place across the board. The hotel itself is beautiful the type of setting and environment. The service at the restaurant was excellent and the food outstanding. Strongly recommend this restaurant,
  25. RG

    RoGomes

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    I don't know if it was because the restaurant was full, but nothing we ordered was good. The carpaccio was the worst I've ever had, the mushroom risotto, it didn't taste like anything, the mushroom used must have been from a can. The service was also not good, it took a long time for us to be served, the dishes took a long time to be served. Expensive price for the quality. Really frustrating experience for a New Years Eve

    Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay HotelResponded on January 2, 2023Dear valued Guest, Please accept my apologies for the experience. We strive to offer the freshest housemade products available and feel disappointed we couldn't made it happen for you and your party. Wish you a Happy New Year. Best Regards. Emidio Ciccocelli GM Bice Ristorante

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    For the last 3 years this was our special romantic spot to dine we been going over there because every time we had dine we always had a great experience. Unfortunately this year wasn’t the same . The sad thing is that I told my mother this was an amazing place but what a dissatisfied night we had at our celebration to received New Year . First they sat us in the back corner where the cashiering machine and door was located, every waiter stop by it was so annoying and un respectfully. Our waiter not friendly at all the food was uncooked and when we complained the manager was not sympathetic, actually I thought by his pose and eyes and it seems he was chewing gum didn’t care to hear us. To the point that he almost had a fight with us and asked us to leave the place . Was no music , no champagne toast no hats and the bathrooms were disgustingly not even toilet paper and hand soap. We are never coming back, I always thought the customer is always right , this time the manager didn’t give a dam, he was physically aggressive and rude.

    Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay HotelResponded on January 2, 2023Allow me to give the lost 50% comment from my side.I did apologize for the recoked meals (and comp'd $300).The toast and entertainment was never advertised. The aggressiveness was started from an individual of your table, that, while I was talking to a guest of your party, he started cussing at me, and making threat (heard from other people in the room) like" DON'T MAKE ME STAND UP". I stopped the conversation and left. The costumer is always right until becomes verbally abusive to staff. EC

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excelente service from staff
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent! Always delicious food, great service and atmosphere. Highly recommend
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing but my only complaint is, when I go to pay the parking my Birthday Celebration how you charge that amount $47.92 2hours 23 minutes after I spent for Dinner for 2 people close to $275? That amount I paid in Miami for a Full Day valet parking hotel 😤. Posdata Nothing bad about the Restaurant or the Hotel service and aminities only the Parking price.
  30. CS

    ChristopherS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service is always incredible. Great spot for a nice dinner
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was salty or bland. I had the clams and linguine, she had the chicken marsala. The marsala tasted more like beef gravy than marsala. The clam dish was very salty.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, ambiance, and service were all great last night. We are locals and have enjoyed Bice over many years as a treat for a nice upscale dining experience. Grazie per la bella serata!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful food and service!
  34. B

    Beba

    Orlando

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    We went there to celebrate our anniversary, service was good, food was ok, nothing special, ambiance not great, they gave us a table in the bar section, off to the side of the main dining room area, with a tv showing sports center, very off putting, Will not return.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal with a great staff who were very helpful!
  36. AY

    AliY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was quite delicious and environment was relaxing. However, the gratuity expectations (especially for a party of 3) seemed a bit demanding.
  37. F

    Foodiefirst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fine dining experience. Food was fresh and delicious. Great wine selection.
  38. SV

    SonniaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the Best of the entire stay at Loews hotel!!!!
  39. M

    Mayra

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our sever was very knowledgeable and offered many good suggestions. Very pretty restaurant.
  40. MS

    MonicaS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The pasta was SO fresh; fabulous. One of our dishes was lukewarm and we needed to send it back (that’s why I could not give them 5 stars). Our waiter was outstanding; Paul. All in all, we would go back. The food was very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 2318 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 66 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bice at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Universal Boulevard

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 am–9:15 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Self Parking with No Charge and Valet Service in Parking Garage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Pianist Friday & Saturday from 7pm to 10 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 503-1415

  • Private party facilities

    Bice Ristorante offers many private group dining options for your lunch or dinner. We have two private dining rooms seating 10 to 60 guests. We can seat up to 225 guests, utilizing the private rooms and the main dining room for a larger dinner. There are also two outdoor terraces.

  • Private party contact

    Liz Massi: (855) 586-9473

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