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Don Vino's Italian Restaurant

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247 North Main Street, Porterville, CA 93257
559 784 8466
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Good food

Good pizza. Friendly service. Has an outdoor patio with live music & dancing. Full bar inside. Typical Italian menu. Tastefully decorated. Good for families, couples, or solo.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Exeter, California
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English first
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice and friendly, fast service, excellent pizza and ravioli. Easy parking right in front. Clean atmosphere. Would go back again!

Thank RobScr
Morro Bay, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My family recently held a luncheon for approximately 175 guests at Don Vino's after my Mother's funeral service. Ulysses and Mina were wonderful to work with and very accommodating during a difficult time for us. We were very happy with the food and service they provided for our family and friends. The whole staff was helpful and did not make... More 

Thank mags5252
Exeter, California
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good pizza. Friendly service. Has an outdoor patio with live music & dancing. Full bar inside. Typical Italian menu. Tastefully decorated. Good for families, couples, or solo.

Thank Mommarhonda
Porterville, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a nice quiet atmosphere (we sat outside). Everyone choose different items, so we were all able to sample each plate. (no double-dipping)

Thank texaskitten
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I watch Restaurant Impossible on the Food Network and Chef Robert Irvine needs to visit this place. All the food is frozen. None of the pasta is made fresh. This is not Italy. It's Ragu and it's horrible. The menu is not creative and the soup is out of a can. Yuck!!!!

Thank Laura D
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Desk clerk at our hotel recommended this restaurant on the quaint Main Street of Porterville. It was around 8:30 on a Saturday night and not many places were open past nine. We ate in the Bar area and received such excellent, friendly, service. The pizza and salad were just what we needed at that hour. It was delicious!

Thank KathrynG
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

and we still did ~ even though there were ice cream scoop size potatoes, some excellent and some ok dishes and no food on two plates at our table. the restaurant was out of a few italian staples including Limoncello. quick fix idea ~ go buy it quickly before Saturday. this could be a great place and I think they... More 

Thank GailGnJohnD
Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We found the staff here to very courteous & helpful. itr was early in the week so the place was not that busy. We did return the desert after one bite as it was not as advertised in the menu. Apparently they did not did not make this particular desert in house. The staff willingly exchanged this with a desert... More 

Thank Morfynn
Porterville, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

During our visit I asked if I could order one of the smaller steaks of the lunch menu and the waitress said yes. When I ordered, I again specified I wanted the smaller $20-10oz lunch menu steak. The steak I received was overdone and tough. Upon receiving the bill I was charged for the larger steak which was an extra... More 

1 Thank Christina E
Porterville, California
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

this is what passes for italian dining here in Porterville. In my visits I have had very few "good" dishes and many "average" ones though the place looks good

1 Thank tim l

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 North Main Street, Porterville, CA 93257
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Porterville
  • Phone Number: 559 784 8466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian


Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?