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Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort

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2600 Harbourside Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 383-1900
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of our favorite hangouts

we go often to Portofino and usually sit in the bar. They have great pizza and pasta Bolognese, one of which we usually get, but most of their other dishes we've had are great. Killer calamari app. Drinks are very generous, and the regular bartender is one of the hardest workers we've ever seen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Sunny M
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Sarasota
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Sarasota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

we go often to Portofino and usually sit in the bar. They have great pizza and pasta Bolognese, one of which we usually get, but most of their other dishes we've had are great. Killer calamari app. Drinks are very generous, and the regular bartender is one of the hardest workers we've ever seen, and endeavors to take good care... More 

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Saint Louis
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Epic fail this visit. Came again to eat at the bar. Bar was filled with 12 guests and 2 tables. The poor bartender was overwelmed and had little help. He was also making the drinks for the rest of the busy restaurant. We left after 30 minutes having not even ordered yet. Got waters and menus but no service. my... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If dining is the only reason to be a member Do Not Join. Same menu for years including the grease stains and severely scratched plates. All in my party were very dissatisfied

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UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went last night. Don't waste your money. Same menu for 3 years. 'Homemade Gniocchi' are disgusting and obviously bought in from a terrible supplier. I actually doubt this place actually makes anything fresh.. The special last night was PORK shank osso bucho (cheapest cut ever) at $42. Are they serious? As what they call themselves, a 5 star resort,... More 

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UK
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21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A 5years unchanged menu. Never very good but tonight was the worst. Lobster with Gnocchi.......Disgusting. Asked the fat server if the gnocchi was homemade,'Of Course it is'. It wasn't... It was totally awful balls of a floury glue. When asked by the server why I'd left it, he shrugged his shoulders and took it away, with no further comment...... This... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We recently rented a Longboat Key Mooring's slip from it's owner, and thought it would be great to just walk up to this restaurant when ever we wanted to hang out at the bar, go out for dinner, grab a pizza. Believe me, we go out a lot and patronize our local businesses religiously! So we were a bit dismayed... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I don't know about you but service is 1/3 of the meal. Location and salad bar are great. Try to get a window seat on your anniversary and they are almost rude. Had appetizer at bar, bartender forgot our order, and left customers meal next to us for 10 minutes. They finally complained that it was cold. Fought with drunk... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice scenery. However the service was rushed and food was ok but not worth the price tag. Much better places for just over 1/2 the price. I will not go back.

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Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We ate at Portfino on 7/18/14 while vacationing at the Longboat Key Club and loved it. We had reservations for 7:00 and arrived and were seated immediately. We were welcomed by our waiter and informed of the specials for the day, we ordered drinks and a appetizer and took in the atmosphere of the restaurant. The views are of the... More 

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Winter Park, FL
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25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I think you come here for the atmosphere & views. I will say that I read & noticed that people liked & ordered pasta & pizza here. Maybe that was our mistake, as we ordered seafood entrees. My husbands was very overcooked & mine was good-not great. And not cheap. We had much better meals for half the price. Maybe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2600 Harbourside Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: (941) 383-1900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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