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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!
Orlando, FL 32819
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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.
Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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
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.
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???)
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.
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!
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 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.
Incredible service by the waiter, he was absolutely delightful and very attentive.
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.
I would definitely go back and recommend this place to anyone in the area.
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.
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.
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.
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