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Portofino Waterfront Dining

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23247 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
941 743-2800
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 61
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice waterfront place.

This is a good place to be at sunset. Good bar, burgers and surprisingly good entrees that you might like to try such as the chicken piccata The view over Port Charlotte Harbor is lovely. Come, take your time...enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
NegrilMama
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Vermont
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vermont
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to be at sunset. Good bar, burgers and surprisingly good entrees that you might like to try such as the chicken piccata The view over Port Charlotte Harbor is lovely. Come, take your time...enjoy!

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North Port, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We have been there many times before and was so disappointed today, 2/25/15 had a grouper sandwich and asked for slaw on the side, no, guess what we want don't count.. then to top it off the fish was raw!!! The manager Doug ( didn't show his face) but told us to bad.. hummmm not a good way to run... More 

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Punta Gorda
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I ate lunch there yesterday. The place is a gold mine with it's view but the service is horrendous. The food is average but it is not worth dealing with the service.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ate a fish dinner there for lunch - good meal. Went back for dinner - ordered Italian - bad meal. We ate on the veranda overlooking the Peace River at sunset time and that was beautiful - had a great view - but it started to rain so we had to retreat inside. Ah! Florida! You never know!

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Port Charlotte, Florida
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

For several years we've gone to Portofino for drinks and the view, period. We haven't touched the food in I can't remember how long, because it had become so inconsistent and sometimes downright bad. We recently learned from one of the servers that there was at least one new chef in the kitchen and that she hadn't heard a single... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Just returned from our place in Punta Gorda and tried this restaurant after passing by many times. Although the view of the harbor was probably very nice, we arrived after sunset for dinner and did not get the opportunity to see it. We were seated immediately as the restaurant was quite empty during the middle of the week. They have... More 

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Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were leary because we saw the poor reviews on Trip Advisor, but some friends picked it since it was a waterfront restaurant. It was raining the day we came and they had buckets under leaks in the roof in in two spots we could see. We thought the food quality was inconsistent. We had the bean soup and thought... More 

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Read the reviews for this place and decided to make up our own mind. Trip advisor has it at 2.5 . The place itself is very tired, in need of paint and some love. Our server Jenn was super friendly and attentive.. Food was good.. Started with spinach and artichoke dip in a bread bowl.. Awesome. Some of the best... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Going to this place you have to realize it is a dump with a million dollar view. This is my fourth visit to this place mainly of visitors from the north and the great sunsets. Service is not up to par, food could be good but not enough care taken to elevate it, and it is pretty run down. if... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had a great evening last night with boil and peel shrimp followed by a whole cooked sweet juicy lobster. Music by the Goldtones added to the ambiance and since it was a cold evening the restaurant accommodated everyone inside. As usual the homemade rolls were delicious. This place is a great find can't wait to try it again to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23247 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: 941 743-2800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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