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The Portage Italian Bistro

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440 Couchiching Point Road, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
705-327-0672
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 23
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  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
the meal was great and fast

we stayed at the hotel and had supper before going to the casino .The meal was great and hot we were in and out to be able to catch the shuttle we also had breakfast in the same place

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lindsay, Canada
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Lindsay, Canada
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed at the hotel and had supper before going to the casino .The meal was great and hot we were in and out to be able to catch the shuttle we also had breakfast in the same place

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Kincardine, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The restaurant was busy, but the staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was very slow to come, and then wasn't very hot. I'd definitely make the effort to go out of the hotel and eat elsewhere next time I'm in Orillia.

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Ajax
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel. The atmosphere is nice but it's very small but it wasn't busy. My husband had the sausage penne and loved it. I had chicken parm and I also really enjoyed it. It wasn't the best I've ever had in terms of the chicken but it was still pretty good. Kids had pizza and I... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Had our dinner here, service was very slow, however, to be fair, there was a very large party that only 2 wait staff were trying to accommodate. Atmosphere was great, soft lighting and quiet music, although a group came to the bar and were very noisy. Overall, the food was good, but we did have to wait a long time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

This small restaurant was a pleasant surprise for us tonight. Highly recommend it. Friendly staff, good food, will definitely go again!

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great late night dinner. Staff was outstanding handing food allergies and very attentive. Thank you to Amanda for making our evening so great! Food portions are huge, more than you can eat. Everyone loved their choices. The muscles were a big hit in particular.

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Orillia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We went as a group of approximately 25 people last week and had a delicious buffet Italian meal. The restaurant had changed ownership recently and the server and chef were very friendly and provided excellent service. This restaurant may go unnoticed because it is in the Best Western Hotel on Atherley Road by the Narrows in Orillia. The restaurant is... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Last weekend we enjoyed an excellent dinner of rib steak and large shrimp. Service excellent. A very pleasant young lady looked after us very well. Came by with the standard " how is your meal? " however she really seemed to mean it. Nice evening, Will go back. Ron & Kathy G.

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Collingwood, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Maybe I ordered the wrong thing or the server didn't understand about food sensitivity issues (even though I explained and requested specifics). It all got botched up. She did offer to replace my meal and I felt guilty and didn't want to cause trouble and ended up with huge indigestion and tummy troubles all night long. A lesson for both... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were holed up in the conference room for months and finally gave in to try out the Portage Bistro. The aroma was so inviting. It did not disappoint when we tried. Succulent juicy Prime Rib. Mouth watering Seafood linguine.. yummy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 Couchiching Point Road, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Orillia
  • Phone Number: 705-327-0672

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic

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