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Portofino Waterfront Dining

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23247 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
941 743-2800
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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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 75
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderfull view, typical tourist food

Went there for 4th of July celebration. Stayed thru the fireworks. The food is fairly pricey as you would expect for it's location, but not ridiculous. The food is not worth the price though. It is bland, greasy, and what you would expect at a basic greasy spoon. Obviously they do not have any... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
liftman53
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Orlando, Florida
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Kent
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here one lunchtime and had a positive experience. I loved the fish Tacos...really tasty and good value, the Fish Po boy was huge but it could have done with some salad garnish.....there was too much bread. Service was friendly and the half price drinks at Happy Hour were good value.

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Thank sunvilla
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch at this restaurant yesterday along with a group of about 30. Terrible food, painfully slow service. But the view excels, can see far into Charlotte Harbour and into the gulf. Ordered the fish tacos, looked good on presentation but the minescule amount of fish was salty, spicy, and barely cooked. I actually made this at home a few... More 

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Thank Hotfoodie2
Punta Gorda, Florida
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great location for a restaurant. The sunsets are spectacular. Inside seating and outside seating are very good. It should be a gold mine. Unfortunately, the main purpose of a restaurant is good food with good service. Drinks initially were slow coming but refills were O.K. Meals came slowly and in waves. It was multiple trips by the waitress... More 

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Thank mgv524
Montreal, Canada
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Not the first time I went. Food is really good, pasta and veal. Service great too. Wines are very low prices. Outside dining is ok because of the ocean view, but not so much comfortable. Inside is lot much better and less casual.

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Thank Louie62
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Half Chicken Jerky looked like something that had been dead and floating out on Charlotte Harbor..I'm 70, and that was the worst crap I ever had at a Restaurant...My spouse ate a little bit of the food and it also taste like crap and didn't eat anymore..Couple next to us also didn't finish there food and waitress asked if they... More 

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Thank Tony A
Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

View can't be beat. Service slow to bring our drinks, but then no complaints. Food was excellent. Everyone had something different, and no complaints. Nice presentation and food came promptly even though they were really busy. Would definitely come back.

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Thank CaRon C
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Went there for 4th of July celebration. Stayed thru the fireworks. The food is fairly pricey as you would expect for it's location, but not ridiculous. The food is not worth the price though. It is bland, greasy, and what you would expect at a basic greasy spoon. Obviously they do not have any inspiration in back. Go there for... More 

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1 Thank liftman53
Port Charlotte, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My friend and i visited Sunset Grill under new management. Beautiful gorgeous view of Charlotte Harbor!!! Sunny and pleasant Sunday afternoon. Place looks the same but decided to give another chance as we had past bad experience at Portofino. View is absolutely breathtaking. So it was happy hour and we both had a few glasses of Pino Grigio at a... More 

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3 Thank 414reneH
North Port, Florida
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Had great hopes for the new reincarnation of Portofino's as "Sunset Grille". Like putting lipstick on a pig - a coat of paint, and some bartenders, but nothing else has changed. Stairs are still dangerous with wood rot, elevator is absolutely scary. Food is gross, as are the actions of the owner/manager. Such a god-awful waste - probably the most... More 

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2 Thank DOTTYG20142014
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised to see the new Sunset Grill open for business. Much needed repairs were done. It was very busy like it used to be. We were happy with the food, drinks and great service by Rachael..

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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: Italian, American, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?