Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

4.3
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$30 and under
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Continental
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!
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AM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner experience for 3 adults and 4 teens. Pasta and salad bar make dinner super easy and family friendly!

y
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow but pleasant. Decent options if you choose the pasta buffet versus a la carte. Even though we had a reservation, table was not set up.

r
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Some of our party ordered from
the menu and some had the pasta buffet-some of the food was good but most was just ok. Our server was very attentive and the wine was very nice.

PK
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal setting,most relaxing dinner ,kids entertained,will be back thanks

OT
Orlando
94 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience both for Christmas and last month's Thanksgiving celebration! From A to Z they have perfected a fantastic dining experience for the Holidays! The staff/waiters/waitresses are wonderful and their demeanor is sweet!

DY
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There was a large variety of foods, something for everyone. The ham and chilled seafood was excellent.
My selections were limited due to an allergy to garlic. The youngest member of my group enjoyed the children's menu.

S
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Christmas buffet was wonderful. Great choices and excellent quality. Music provided

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Christmas buffet was amazing! Delicious food and entertainment!

JA
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Day for us and our six year old granddaughter at the Christmas Buffet. Lovely friendly staff, a wide range of delicious food and good entertainment for our granddaughter. Only slight disappointment was lack of vegetables with roasts. Coming from the U.K. we are used to roast potatoes and veg with our roasts but plenty of other good food to make up for it. We had our table for as long as we wanted and had a thoroughly enjoyable day.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinning experience with Holiday Carol singers added. Plus

RK
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The ambiance was ok, but overpowering smell of food when walking in. The food was good, but I would not call it exceptional. Good if you are staying at Portofino Bay hotel.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

the service was great, but the food was so so. Just being honest.

TB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far a good choice for dining.

AE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It would be better to get food from one of the other places in city walk

ST
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They need to work on the reservation piece. I had a reservation but still had to wait 30 min and it seemed like people were being seated before me.

LM
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Brunch is amazing as usual.

ML
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and service at the Trattoria. Jamie and William really made my sons birthday memorable!!

FG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was overpriced for the taste and portions.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation but still had to wait 30 minutes while there were tons of open tables. The menu has changed and is far more limited than what’s online. Had to beg for a server. Food quality was mixed.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4th grade class visiting UOF

DR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I suppose I would recommend since breakfast is very limited at Universal (unlike Disney World). There’s nothing outstanding about the food, and it’s slightly pricey but if you want breakfast its really your only option at the Portofino resort. The staff was very friendly I’ll give them that.

KP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decent food and service. A little expensive but it is a resort. Family friendly.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Great service, friendly staff. Highly recommend.

BQ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast buffet was one of the best I have been to that I can remember. Very nice selection of options to have for my breakfast.

RA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great. Portions were huge, and we would have ordered less if we knew, since we are both cheap and were flying out the next day. Service was good and friendly, but not fantastic. Convenience to the hotel was superb, outdoor seating wonderful, ambience nice but noisy at times. Wines were good.

d
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We enjoyed the salad bar and the bread that came to the table. But the pasta bar was just meh. Like warmed up leftovers. We should have ordered off the menu.

NB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience tonight! Food was great! Our server Matt was so nice and the ambiance was perfect! The magician and live opera music was so amazing!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The pasta bar, soup and salad bar option is worth the 26 dollars. We did not partake in anything other than that option, so I can’t comment on the menu. We thought the two cooks preparing the pasta did a really good job. The place was empty until around 8:30 ish, but I suppose that’s probably normal for a resort/theme park hotel. I think that if this place did something to liven up the dining room it might be worth it.

GC
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great breakfast buffet on property of Portofino. Excellent service, fresh food, omelets made to order, great for pre universal breakfast.

JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Great service, quiet atmosphere and the food was delish!

FT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food,
Free cold water
Friendly staff
We had pizza and salad

GQ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While on vacation at the Porto Fino Hotel at Universal we decided to try this amazing restaurant for dinner . We were so delighted with our meals and the careful attention given to one family member with a good allergy we returned for brunch. Again, delighted as the selection was amazing, the service attentive without being intrusive and the food was wonderful . Have already recommended it to friends .

VB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great family restaurant, plenty of variation and the buffet is really good!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was overpriced and not great.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Vacation. That’s all

MG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Wide variety of breakfast food......many stations including pastries, egg, meats and fruit.

MG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious assortment of breakfast items including omelet station

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I visited two years ago and had a much different experience. We came early on a Monday night this time, and the experience didn’t compare to 2 years ago on a Saturday. There were no balloon animals being made for the kids and for the $$ the veggie offerings at the pasta cucina were very disappointing. No peas, broccoli, cauliflower.. just onion, mushroom and spinach. My kids (11 and 13) only had one helping and didn’t take advantage of the salad bar, so it wasn’t worth the $27 price tag for them. The waiter (new) was very friendly and attentive. The food was tasty and there was a nice view from our table. Lastly, my son cut his toe on the table and it was bleeding slightly. The hostess said she could not supply a bandaid because it qualifies as “providing medical treatment”, however, she could call security to come and treat him. We declined as we had already paid the bill. That seemed a little silly as the cut was no bigger than a paper cut. So he had to walk out with a bloody toe. 😬

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great for a big party

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