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The Portage Italian Bistro

440 Couchiching Point Road, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
705-327-0672
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Ranked #23 of 123 Restaurants in Orillia
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Bistro
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Kingston, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I was staying in the BW and decided to order room service from their menu. When the gentleman answered the phone, I asked to order room service, he replied "Look, it's going to be 45 minutes at least" I said that was fine and asked if I could order the Shrimp Risotto (they didn't have any) I asked for the... More 

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Mid-Ontario
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I bothered to write a nice review of this restaurant which is five minutes walk from where we live. Tripadvisor would not post it because I "live too near and my own business is too similar". Presumably they fear some mutual collusion. The fact remains it is very nice and quiet usually, comfortable chairs, cozy fireplace, friendly staff, and last... More 

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Moonstone, ON
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We chose this restaurant based on previous reviews to meet friends from out of town for dinner prior to a show at the Casino. Nobody responded to several phone messages left for reservations and when I finally made contact with staff, I was told they were going through some major changes. The decor was nice and the menu was varied... More 

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Carlisle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My husband and I had an excellent dinner here, we had squash soup, very tasty and served nicely hot. Pat had grilled calamari, excellent. I had shrimp and scallop risotto, lots of seafood and very tasty. Pat really liked his seafood linguine. Service was very good, we would be happy to eat here again.

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Craig M, Manager at The Portage Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Sharon B for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This little Bistro was a nice surprise compared to most hotel chain restaurants we have encountered. The wait staff were really pleasant and helpful, especially with my elderly dad nearly blind and deaf. The menu had lots of choices at good prices and good portions overall.

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Craig M, General Manager at The Portage Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you junglefun123 for you review. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass this on to the team! We look forward to seeing you back again soon! More 

Barrie ON
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After reading the reviews and driving past several times my beloved and I finally made it into The Portage for dinner. Greeted promptly and pleasantly when we arrived and escorted to our reserved table. We had several different servers during the stay all were efficient but not overwhelming. Dinner was Caesar salad followed by Baked Chicken Penne and Veal Parmesan... More 

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Craig M, General Manager at The Portage Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you CdnWineLover for your review. We are glad that you finally stopped by for a great dining experience! We look forward to seeing you back again soon. More 

Dartmouth, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went to dinner with our son and daughter-inlaw as our last night with them. The servo was very slow,we shared flat bread which was super good, but the meat and chicken were over cooked and cold. The best thing about the whole experience was the entertainment. She was very good and we enjoyed it, but we will not go back

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Craig M, General Manager at The Portage Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Kathy M for your review. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your meal....we defiantly appreciate the feedback. We always encourage for feedback right away so that we have a chance to correct anything that is not to your liking. If you would give us the opportunity again...please contact me directly so that can make arrangements for... More 

Orillia, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant is one of my wife's and mine favorite in Orillia. It plays soft music in the background and doesn't have the loud background noises such as T.V.'s playing where you can barely hear yourself think. We are able to have a nice quiet meal and have quiet conversation. The meals and the staff are excellent. I highly recommend... More 

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Craig M, General Manager at The Portage Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you DonMes for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to seeing you back again soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been here three times now in the past month. First a quick bite of flatbread & wine, second time, salmon and risotto (very good) hubby had steak ( he loved it) and then I had gnocchi; very nice with julienned vegetables in a butter sauce. Hubby had seafood linguini on a garlicy lemon cream sauce - delish! with... More 

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CraigMusil, General Manager at The Portage Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you babinni for your review. We are glad that you have enjoyed your visits to the restaurant and the hotel. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

burlington,on
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Enjoyed our 2 visits here! First time had a glass of wine at the bar with bruschetta before heading to a show. Second time had chicken parmesan with linguini, hubby had chicken with penne, salads and bruschetta with wine. Nice, cozy, dimly lit romantic dinner! Small dining area, we had made reservation at booking time. Enjoyed as much if not... More 

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CraigMusil, General Manager at The Portage Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback about your dinner experience. It sounds like you really enjoyed yourself and we couldn't be happier to hear the details. We appreciate your comments and we thank you for posting them on Trip Advisor. Please do come visit us again! More 

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Additional Information about The Portage Italian Bistro

Address: 440 Couchiching Point Road, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 705-327-0672
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Orillia
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Bistro

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