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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: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty setting and nice menu.

Portifino is a elegant restaurant, yet still welcomes families. The food is good (though not amazing) and the service is usually efficient. Since this is on LBK, it is overpriced but the ambiance compensates fairly well. Reservations definitely recommended, particularly during high tourist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
dilitant
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New York
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New York
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Portifino is a elegant restaurant, yet still welcomes families. The food is good (though not amazing) and the service is usually efficient. Since this is on LBK, it is overpriced but the ambiance compensates fairly well. Reservations definitely recommended, particularly during high tourist season.

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Anthony A, General Manager at Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort, responded to this review

dilitant, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We appreciate the high score! Not only is it a perk being located on Longboat Key, but it's also a perk being a part of The Resort at Longboat Key Club. The location and views certainly speak for themselves. It doesn't get much better than being right on... More 

Mason, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Food was supurb. We ate there 2 times we loved it so much. Wonderful service. A little hard to find so ask for good directions. Great bar with music some nights! We will definitely go back when in the area.

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Anthony A, General Manager at Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We're always happy to hear when our guests have a good experience. I assume you were staying at the hotel and apologize if we were a little difficult to find. The next time you stay with us at The Resort at Longboat Key Club, make sure you ask the front desk for a... More 

Southwest Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lovely setting to eat. If there are no misquitos, the best tables are out side, where you have a lovely view overlooking the marina as well as the bay. We felt the food was good but not great. Probably the pizza was the best value.

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Anthony A, General Manager at Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort, responded to this review

I truly appreciate your review. Being a resident of Southwest Florida yourself, I'm sure you sympathize with the mosquito problems we face in the warmer months. We try to keep our tiki torches lit and pray they stay away! The outside section is beautiful on the marina, so we do what we can to ensure that experience is viewed in... More 

Venice, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very good food, great service, excellent views of the Gulf. Probably a bit overpriced because it is a resort restaurant, but very good, nevertheless.

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Anthony A, General Manager at Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort, responded to this review

I just wanted to thank you very much for taking time to give us a review. I am extremely happy to hear that you had a good experience, as we pride ourselves on providing nothing less. We look forward to providing that same level of quality and service in the future. Anthony Aviles Portofino General Manager More 

Longboat Key, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Portofino is part of the Longboat Key Club group of restaurants. Beautifully situated on the grounds of the Marina. Good place for family, large groups and small.

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Anthony A, General Manager at Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a positive review! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you and your family in the future. Anthony Aviles Portofino General Manager More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Despite the very lovely restaurant and location the service was pretty average, at times over attentive, at times non existent. The food was ok, have had plenty of better Italian food at much lower prices. Over expensive for what you get.

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Anthony A, General Manager at Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I apologize for not living up to the standard we set for ourselves as a part of The Resort at Longboat Key Club. We aim for the 4-diamond rating that we have been awarded, so hearing that your experience was anything less than that is disconcerting. I hope we... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were guests and I loved the atmosphere. It was raining so we sat inside, but there is outdoor seating. The interior is a Tuscany time feel. Service was very good. I had the Pasta Bolognese. Very good. It came with large flat noodles and if I had again I would ask for spaghetti.

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Anthony A, General Manager at Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are always pleased to hear that our guests had a good experience at our restaurant! It's a shame you didn't have the opportunity to dine al fresco, but we hope the views from inside had a similar effect on your dinner experience. I'm also happy to hear your enjoyed your dinner! The Bolognese is... More 

Brooksville, Florida
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We (3 couples) arrived late sat in the bar, had salads and pizzas, wine was good, food was good service was good. Setting on the marina was very nice....will return.

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Anthony A, General Manager at Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort, responded to this review

Gatorpappy, Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your patronage and are extremely happy that you had such a good time. We look forward to serving you and your friends again in the near future. Anthony Aviles Portofino General Manager More 

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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I am a member at the Longboat Key Club. We want this restaurant to be good, but we have consistently bad service. REALLY BAD! The food can be adequate but why would you subject yourself to this?

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Anthony A, General Manager at Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort, responded to this review

I truly appreciate your personal review of Portofino. It helps to receive criticism so we can work to correct problems before they become insidious issues. As the manager for the last two years, I can personally attest to the continued improvement of the staff. We are regularly rated as one of the top restaurants on property by our members and... More 

Longboat Key, Florida
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Incredibly mediocre dining. Hard to understand how a restaurant can destroy the easiest meals including ceasar salad and pasta. Suffice it to say the salad had been made earlier, drenched with dressing and sitting in the refrigerator. The waiter admitted that it was not very good since the lettuce was completely wilted. The pasta was lukewarm and tasted like it... More 

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Anthony A, General Manager at Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. The opinions of our guests are important to us, as we attempt to provide everyone with the dining experience they expect from a 4-diamond resort. As the general manager of Portofino for the last two years, I want to sincerely apologize for falling short of that goal during your... More 

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Additional Information about Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort

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

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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, Seafood
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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