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Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

4.1
313 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
Trattoria del Porto features Seaside Cuisine with a modern twist. Join us for a traditional breakfast or try one of our local flavors Eggs Beneditto. For dinner, choose from an array of steaks, seafood dishes, and sandwiches, or be your own chef in our “Pasta Cucina” dining experience, where you are the chef! Choose from a variety of fresh proteins and vegetables, pasta, and sauce, and get creative. Indulge in la dolce vita 'the sweet life' with decadent desserts created by our award winning Pastry Chef. Dine inside the main restaurant or outdoors overlooking the Harbor Piazza and picturesque Portofino Bay. Enjoy a Face Painter and Balloon Artist on select nights* plus with the casual approachability of a neighborhood restaurant, Trattoria del Porto is a great choice for every member of the family. Buon Appetito!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00 am; Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 am - Noon; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30 - 10:30 pm; *Dates / Hours are subject to change.
Face Painter and Balloon Artist: Saturday Nights, 6:30pm – 9pm
Magician: Friday Nights, 6pm - 9pm

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Phone number
(407) 503-1430
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Leon Teow
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Cross street
Universal Orlando
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Parking details
Self-parking is complimentary and a discounted valet parking rate of about $5 is available for local guests of Trattoria del Porto. Please bring your parking ticket for validation.
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Entertainment
On Friday evenings from 6pm-9pm, treat the kids to a dining experience they’ll never forget. Enjoy a meal while a strolling magician performs tableside magic tricks. Plus, on Saturday evenings from 6:30pm-9:30pm, guests have fun with a face painter and balloon artist during their meal. Trattoria del Porto also features a children's play area with a child-size table and chairs, and a large screen TV where kids can watch their favorite cartoons.
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Special events & promotions
Nightly "Musica della Notte" in the Harbor Piazza: The nights are alive with music in the Harbor Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Stop by as the sun sets, before or after dinner at Trattoria del Porto for “Musica della Notte”, or “Music of the Night”, a celebration of the romance and charm of Italy, captured in beautiful song. “Musica della Notte” takes place every evening, weather permitting.
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Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 313 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.1
service
3.8
ambience
3.3
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 6 days ago

The worst service / food was served hour and a half later then ordered & was cold when we got it then waited another 1/2 hr and things were missing from the meal .... no vegetables served with a few meals - just bad all around!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Need to sit outside. Great scenery.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good food, great service. We did the all you can eat pasta buffet and it was delicious.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The tables and floors were dirty. We had the breakfast buffet which was decent. Sticky tables and dirty floors are very surprising for such beautiful resort.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great dinner- staff was attentive and we ate unrushed on the outdoor tables. Pasta bar is the perfect way to enjoy a custom made dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Pasta bar was delicious! Sitting by the bay with Opera music gave a true feeling of Italy and made an everyday dinner a special evening.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The best Italian buffet in Orlando.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My family had Easter brunch here and this will be our new “go to”. The food was delicious: from the seafood ice bar to the pasta bar and the prime rib. We loved it all. The dessert bar was huge and we tried one of everything. My kids loved meeting the characters too.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

All our individual food preferences were well attended to. The pasta bar a prticular hit. The magician was charming, professional and a big hit!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Wow what an improvement. I stay at the Loew's Portofino often and have breakfast here on a regular basis. In prior stays, I have always commented that although the hotel and other restaurants are great, TDP was always lacking as the food was third rate and not well prepared. Clearly someone took notice as there were more choices, better quality food products, presented nicely and most importantly, tasted great. Both my guests complimented me on selecting such a great place and they truly enjoyed their brunch buffet. As always, service was great from being warmly greeted by the hosted, attentive wait staff, and a polite fly by from the manager. I will certainly be back.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Good value for pasta-type bar and could get what we wanted. The staff was great with my son who has food allergies in finding something he could have. It is also great for a family which isn't too kid friendly while maintaining an adult atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Good for quick, casual meal with kids. Nice to sit outside and listen to opera singing at 7pm in the courtyard. Food quality just so-so. Kids enjoyed the pasta station and selecting pasta and sauces. Nice salad bar. Expensive for pasta station.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Lots of variety on the buffet for breakfast pastries, omlets to order, pastries, and more..

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1.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Unfortunately the food was terrible. The steak was $30 and tasted terrible. They forgot the croutons in both of our “classic Caesar” salads. My daughter liked the pasta bar but too much money for the food overall and for bad quality.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Scrumptious buffet breakfast! Service by waiter Donnel was exemplary.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Pasta bar was great fun, & delicious. Soup was fresh, and flavorful. Kids meals were great with steak as a choice. The ambiance, especially in Orlando, is one of the best for outdoor seating

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Excellent meal-selecting ingredients and then watching our pasta being prepared was enjoyable.

Our server and chef were quite personable.

Would definitely come back on our next visit to Orlando

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The hostess was rude the waiter was inattentive.
Food wise, I had the Land and Sea-- steak listed as horseradish crusted but there was no crust or any flavor, just a limp filet that was no better than one cooked at home. The shrimp were dried out on the edges like it had sat under a heat lamp. The sauce/gravy that was poured over the dish was equal or lower in quality that what you'd get at KFC. My husband had a pasta dish in which the sauce was more like a broth that sat at the bottom of the bowl. Olive Garden does a better job and I'm pretty sure everything there is microwaved.
We won't be back unless it's for an inexpensive sandwich at lunch just so we can sit outside in the courtyard of Portofino Bay.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We dined at this restaurant for my Birthday which happens to be on Valentines Day. My husband and I arrived at the restaurant for our reservation. We wanted to dine in the outdoor seating area but we were told it would be a 25 minute wait even though there were several available tables. My husband and I decided not to wait and reluctantly said we would sit inside. The dining room was not very busy only about 10 tables were occupied. The host seated us at a table next to a table that had 3 unattended toddlers that were screaming and crying. Their parents appeared to both be at the pasta bar and left them unattended. We asked to be seated at another table and preferably not near small children since we were celebrating a special occasion. We waited for about 10 minutes and the host resat us at table next to the only other table in the restaurant with small children. We decided it wasn't worth moving again. We were not greeted by a server for about 25 minutes, they were understaffed except for the 4 hosts standing up front talking. The server finally came over she took our drink order and brought our wine, we placed our order but we did not receive bread service for 20 minutes. The entrees arrived about 30 minutes later, I ordered the beef short rib, it was so cold it was in-editable. My husband's food was hot but he said the ocean bass was terrible however, he was able to eat the 3 scallops and the saffron rice cake. After a while the server came by the table and I explained my food was ice cold and the fish was terrible. She apologized and had the manager come over who said she was sorry and "would fire another one immediately" and bring more scallops to replace my husband's fish. My entree arrived to the table about 20 minutes later, it was barley warm but had a good flavor. They completely forgot the scallops for my husband which he never received. In the end the manager comped the meal but the whole experience was terrible and ruined my special day.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Trattoria Del Porto was a lovely experience for my fiancée and myself on Valentine's Day. Given that the weather was moderate, we chose to sit outside. By happenstance, that evening at Portofino Bay there were opera singers serenading us from a Balcony of the resort for the first 20 minutes or so, before they departed for the evening.

Overall, we had a very enjoyable meal at a restaurant with fantastic ambiance. I will absolutely return, not least of which because I want to try the "Pasta Cuccina" meal, with the made-to-order pasta buffet.

My only two complaints about the evening:
1) As we were seated outdoors (which, again, we chose) any time a passerby was smoking, the stench of their cigarettes invaded our space, taking away from the wonderful atmosphere.
2) I ordered what they call on the menu the "kimchi burger". However, there could not have been more than 2 or 3 shreds of cabbage on that burger, scarcely enough to even taste. Something called a "Kimchi burger" should tasted distinctly Korean. The burger tasted fine for what it was, but it was not remotely Korean, Kimchi-flavored, or even spicy.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Glorified Olive Garden but more expensive. Pasta, salad, soup, breadsticks. All ok but not great.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

On vacation, a very nice Breakfast buffet excellent selection, wonderful choice. Our server Nick couldn’t do enough for us!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My family have eaten here whenever we stay at Universal Orlando Lowe’s hotel and resorts. They pasta bar is the best but leave room for soup (split pea ) that night was delish along with the salad and caprese salad. You pick your ingredients for your pasta. The cooks preparing your pasta are fabulous and will make you any type you like. I had a vodka sauce made along with linguine and it was mouth watering. Did I mention the rolls OMG !

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Expense for what is provide. the food was ok, nothing special.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Great little gem. Food was very good. Service was friendly and professional.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

After a long day at Universal Studios, the pasta and salad bar was exactly what we needed. The ability to pick your pasta, sauce, and toppings meant no complaining from the kids and plenty of food for tired and hungry adults and kids.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was sub-par. I would say it's big box all you can eat cruise buffet quality. We definitely didn't get what we paid for. Our service was excellent, that's the only redeeming quality.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Good selection of veggies for pastas. Just need to keep them replenished. Mushrooms and spinach bowls were empty and not refilled.
Large portions of pasta so not many will go back to try different varieties.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Family new years celebration

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Don't get the pasta buffet. There was no flavor to the food and service was marginal

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1.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Expensive for a plate or pasta!service is terrible, rude and waited over an hour for a microwave kids pizza!

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

This is the basic hotel restaurant at Portofino. Tile floors, open architecture, plain wooden tables. The wings were among the best we've ever had. The pasta bar was pretty standard, but you can't go wrong making your own dish. Where I had my issues was with the more pricey options. We had the horseradish crusted filet with shrimp and it was a great disappointment. The filet was over tenderized to the point of being mushy and the shrimp were undercooked. This can happen, but sending the shrimp back for refiring resulted in shrimp that were STILL undercooked. This was the most disappointing $200 meal I've had in quite some time. The service was excellent and my kids did love the pasta bar. One son had a cheeseburger and it was EXCELLENT.

So I guess the take home message on Trattoria del Porto is (at least when we were there) that the basic food was quite excellent, but they overreached with the fancier fare.

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Expensive for pasta and to have to wait in line for it

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service - the only disappointment was that we had understood from the website when booking (and this was one reason for selecting this location for our family Xmas lunch) that Prosecco/Mimosas would be included in the $65 per head price. When we arrived we were told it was not so we ended up having to pay $38 for a bottle on top of the quite expensive buffet price - we didn't want to make too much fuss and spoil our Xmas lunch occasion. Otherwise we had no complaints - service and food were great and everyone enjoyed their time.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

It was great little pricey! Wonderful food and tons of choices

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The food could taste better. Some salads were empty. No special meal for Christmas night and the employees were looking anxious to close the restaurant and leave.

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1.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Poor service.

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1.0Dined on December 17, 2017

This restaurant is terrible! They should close down and start over. First, you need a decent chef ! We ordered our food and everything came out wrong, not to mention they forgot our order so it took 45 minutes just to get food. The manager and waiter were very nice, we felt sorry for them. When desert came, the gelato had a piece of plastic in it, glad I did not choke on it! I didn’t even bother the waiter with that, what’s the point? They know they have serious issues there, sorry but I will not be back!!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

This was our first time dining at this particular restaurant and we had a wonderful experience. The service was impeccable, and the food quality was very impressive. Our server, Samantha, was positively amazing. We were very pleased with our experience and will return again soon.

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