Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Great dinner experience for 3 adults and 4 teens. Pasta and salad bar make dinner super easy and family friendly!
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.
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.
Unreal setting,most relaxing dinner ,kids entertained,will be back thanks
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!
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.
Christmas buffet was wonderful. Great choices and excellent quality. Music provided
Christmas buffet was amazing! Delicious food and entertainment!
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.
Wonderful dinning experience with Holiday Carol singers added. Plus
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.
the service was great, but the food was so so. Just being honest.
This is by far a good choice for dining.
It would be better to get food from one of the other places in city walk
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.
Thanksgiving Brunch is amazing as usual.
Always amazing food and service at the Trattoria. Jamie and William really made my sons birthday memorable!!
The food was overpriced for the taste and portions.
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.
4th grade class visiting UOF
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.
Decent food and service. A little expensive but it is a resort. Family friendly.
Food was outstanding! Great service, friendly staff. Highly recommend.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great breakfast buffet on property of Portofino. Excellent service, fresh food, omelets made to order, great for pre universal breakfast.
It was great! Great service, quiet atmosphere and the food was delish!
Free cold water
We had pizza and salad
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 .
Great family restaurant, plenty of variation and the buffet is really good!
The food was overpriced and not great.
Vacation. That’s all
Fantastic service. Wide variety of breakfast food......many stations including pastries, egg, meats and fruit.
Delicious assortment of breakfast items including omelet station
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. 😬
Great for a big party