About Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

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 Character Dining, 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!

5601 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Continental, Italian, American

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.
Character Dining: Friday Nights, 6:30pm – 9pm
Face Painter and Balloon Artist: Saturday Nights, 6:30pm – 9pm

Cross Street:
Universal Orlando

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 503-1430

Website:
http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Portofino-Bay-Hotel/dining/restaurants

Entertainment:
On Friday evenings from 6:30pm-9:30pm, treat the kids to a dining experience they’ll never forget. Enjoy a meal with some of their favorite Universal Orlando® Resort theme park characters. Have fun as they pose for pictures, sign autographs, and interact with everyone at your table. 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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Leon Teow

Additional:
Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Enjoy a Portofino-style Thanksgiving Day feast in
TRATTORIA DEL PORTO™. Entertainment includes appearances by
Universal Orlando™ characters, kids holiday crafts and activities table, face painter and balloonist, and live musician.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Enjoy a Portofino-style Christmas Day Day feast in
TRATTORIA DEL PORTO™. Entertainment includes appearances by
Universal Orlando™ characters, kids holiday crafts and activities table, face painter and balloonist, and live musician.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Enjoy New Year's Eve in a warm, personable and homey restaurant featuring
strolling musicians and offering Italian specialties.

Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Kid-friendly (10)
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Casual (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for a Date (4)
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Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Waterfront (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Scenic View (1)
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Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good but it was hard to hear the staff. When we went there were only two characters that would rotate during our visit. With Disney you would get a minamum of four characters. With the growing collection of characters that Universal has, you would think that they would offer more. All in all its not a bad place but not one worth visiting on every trip.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Breakfast service was off this day. Not sure why. Regular waiter wasn't there. Made a difference.
The food was yummy tho!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were at the restaurant with my 10 year old niece and 12 year old nephew and while it was "kid" friendly, we adults also felt like we were catered to and the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxing. The food options were good and we all tried different things. Loved making our own pasta dinner combinations!

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Breakfast is the BOMB! Really goo. Great waiter too. Try it out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was a breakfast and our waiter was great. The food is really good too on the buffet. It was a surprise. Glad we went!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We went on a Friday night for the universal characters and it was everything we hoped for. The kids loved the characters. They were very interactive character visits with a minion and gru. The adults loved the cook to order pasta bar! Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful time! The characters really made it special for my children. Food was amazing. Even went back the next night!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fuimos x los characters. Solo aparecieron dos x 10’. Comida normal

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was okay.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Really dissatisfied with service and advertised character dining, which we pre booked and was advertised as minions plus others, however only Homer Simpson turned up, 3 very upset children who thought they were dining with minions as the suggested adverts, not worth it would'nt recommend, a complete waste of time

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great pasta bar and character dining. We went there on Friday night with my two girls and we loved the food and the build-you-own pasta experience was wonderful.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This place is over rated, service was appalling where the waitress forgot our starter, forgot the soda refill she offered and was generally conspicuous by her absence. For the extortionout bill at the end this was a first and last visit.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was great! We went here to for the character dinning and were disappointed because we didn't see the minions. It would be nice if they advertise what characters were going to be there ahead of time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Staff very friendly and accommodating when my son wasn't feeling well at dinner

Tags: Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Was here on vacation with family. Was a bit pricey but it's a resort, expect to pay higher prices. Food was excellent with a breakfast and dinner buffet that my family enjoyed. Both breakfast buffet and the dinner pasta bar were excellent with a chef preparing meals as you like them. Both dining experiences were enjoyable.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

What a gem at the Portofino Hotel. Great experience, fantastic service and the food was vibrant and fresh. The whole staff was eager to please and since you can create your own pasta at the sautéed station, this is a crowd pleaser - the whole family was very happy and I definitely recommend a little time away from the parks so you can enjoy this place. (Did I mentioned the price was a steal???)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The pasta bar hit the spot! It was great to choose our ingredients for our dish and my daughter loved the experience!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 7, 2017

La comida fue un engaño. Reservamos 30 días antes en la noche de los caracteres a las 21 hs. Cuando llegamos nos dijeron que por la lluvia no había caracteres ni personajes no sólo no les importó sino nos dijeron que el restorant no tiene nada que ver. Que es un tema de universal. En la página no dice nada ni de horarios ni de cambio de planes. Hicimos 15000 km para que un sr GAVIN MEDD no le importará nada de lo que le decía.
Un engaño una mentira y carísimo.
Y el encargado un inservible para el cargo de encargado.
This restorant is a scam. We made 15000 km for a dinner with carácter at 9 pm. When we arrive there was nothing not even a picture of a character . And mr Gavin Medd not good for a manager job. Said because maybe there was a rain the character didn't stay. So he said that that don't care and it's not a restaurant issue . So like a wrote, he don't care.
When I made a reservation 30 Dias ago, they didn't said which reason can suspend the presentation. So this restaurant is a scam.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Our reservation was at 10pm. Therestaurant was taking reservations until 11pm, yet by the time we got there it seemed it was about to close!, it was nearly empty, yet it took forever to order our pasta at the all you can eat pasta station (the cooks were very slow). They ran out of some of the ingredients (i.e. Mushrooms) and when I asked if they could replenish them they said they did not have them anymore, again 1 hour before closing the kitchen! The food quality was regular, very disappointed with this restaurant!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This restaurant was excellent! The all you can eat pasta was a great deal. The characters visiting the kids was a bonus. I highly recommend this restaurant for families.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food was amazing! I selected the build your own pasta. The fresh salad bar that came with it, was amazing! The atmosphere was great. Our server was amazing and very friendly. Next time we stay at this resort again, we will be dining here again!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on May 29, 2017

My family enjoyed this restaurant. The food and staff were both excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Tapas, People Watching, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Awesome breakfast buffet!!! Wonderful choices. Service is always impeccable throughout the entire hotel.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We enjoyed their breakfast thoroughly. We aren't fans of buffets, although they had a large one that was very nice. We chose to order off the menu.

The food:
The corn beef casserole was amazing! Very flavorful. My partner had the steak and eggs, also very good, although the steak was a little on the chewy side. We also ordered the breakfast pastry for the table, they were excellent. Strawberrries and pineapple on a pastry is Devine. The coffee was weak for my taste, not much flavor, but some sugar helped with that.

The service:
Incredible service by the waiter, he was absolutely delightful and very attentive.

Atmosphere:
Inside wasn't as picturesque as outside. We loved eating on the patio and looking out at the beautiful view. There was some meddling wildlife to be honest, a crane and a squirrel we very persistent and even chased some people from their meals.

Overall:

I would definitely go back and recommend this place to anyone in the area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great meal and service. The pasta bar at dinner is great. The breakfast is also great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Fun, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The customer service was far greater than any of the other restaurants we visited during our stay at the Portofino.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

This Italian food was the worst that our party of 13 had every eaten. Olive Garden has better food and certainly lower prices.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

If you have a gluten allergy make sure you ask to speak with the Chef. Initially we didn't feel comfortable with the buffet so we asked and Chef G (Gamalier Burgos) came out and made up an excellent gluten free meal for my wife. We felt so confident in the GF options we came back for breakfast outside by the bay a couple days later and the Chef again spoiled us.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter buffet was delicious. From the cold seafood to carving stations desserts and everything in between. Loved eating outdoors

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 16, 2017

I can't thank you folks enough for making our Easter so amazing! The food was tremendous and the staff was OUTSTANDING. The gentleman that played the keyboard and the minion put the cherry on the sundae. Thanks again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Excellent!!! Food and service, Had a great time with my family...⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Enjoyed my easter brunch with family but what was so enjoyable was the meet and greet with Kevin the Minion and EB the rabbit.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Our server was excellent! Kids had a great time and the face painter/balloon lady was awesome

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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 (Western NC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Good restaurant with buffet style breakfast. The outdoor area overlooks the water and was a quiet place to have a meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Simple fare, but the best dining option for all of the Universal resorts. Sit outside by the lagoon for a very relaxing meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

My son loved it because Gru from despicable me attended the dinner. It is an over inflated buffet at universal studios.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Good food with buffet style dinner. Would have liked to have eaten outside but the tables were all reserved.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 14, 2017

It was advertised that there would be minion characters present to interact durning dinner (Friday 6:30-9:30). Only Gru was present which my children were afraid of. I was very disappointed that no minion was present. I was told that the person was sick, but really why could they not have found a replacement. This was during spring break, one of their busiest times of year. Very disappointing.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Food was cold and poor quality. Staff tried very hard.

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 (London)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Lovely meal in a gorgeous location. We sat outside with a nice view over the harbour although wouldn't have wanted to be inside as the air con was way too cold. I had steak which was excellent and the pasta was also very good - lovely garlic and chilli taste. Friendly fast service. Definitely recommended and we will be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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