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Portofino Waterfront Dining

23247 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
941 743-2800
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Ranked #93 of 157 Restaurants in Port Charlotte
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Englewood, Florida, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Food and service were good. The restaurant is in need of up dating, but clean Our food was well prepared and cooked to order. The night we were there, there was a thunderstorm over Charlotte Harbor for one of the best shows I have ever seen.

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Marathon, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very nice waterfront Tiki bar with nice view of Charlotte Harbor, pets are welcome my dog got bowl of water before I got cocktail (laughter), excellent calamari. Very friendly staff.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have been to Portofino at least 3 times now and I can say that it is one of our preferred restaurants. It has a great view of the water, whether you eat inside or out. Lunch, dinner or just a few drinks in the afternoon, this place is awesome! There is outside seating, a covered bar area which is... More

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Houston
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The restaurant is very pretty and the view is fantastic. The freshly baked rolls were excellent. We know they were fresh because we saw the dough ready to be baked for each order. They're crunchy outside and soft inside. I ordered veal piccata and my companion ordered chicken piccata. Both were superb. We think the reviews are unfair. They have... More

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The special was lobster and shrimp pasta. It was special last week too as it tasted it. The veal on the other hand was great so we're the dinner rolls. Waitress not happy we were very casual but it is a waterfront place so shorts a t-shirt should be OK.

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Port charlotte
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Birthday dinner. Musty, dirty dated mess. Hostess looked like she mopped the floor with her clothes before putting them on. Food was old, previously frozen tasteless and poorly prepared. Manager wanted to give us different terrible food. Lol. No way. Walmart meatballs and mushy old baked pasta. Salad dressing was a combination of Italian and honey mustard. Must have been... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Read the reviews, and almost did no go. I was not disappointed, food outside was very good and the service was fast and polite. I went a second time and experienced the same, good food and service. The outside seating views are about as nice as you can get. I look forward to going back!

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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place has a great location with loads of waterfront view seating. Prices are reasonable, food OK but the service is consistently bad. This place is so badly run. There is no organization of tables so you sit for the longest time before anyone waits on you. Everything is chaotic. Such a shame.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I dined @ Portofino Waterfront Dining on June 7. 2014. We are locals, so we have eaten here several times in the past. In addition, we have brought our guest here several times. The last two times we were here the service has become slow and harried. We decided to try them again thinking the reason for... More

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cincinnati
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I'm sure in season this little gem will be packed. But if you want waterfront dining and an outdoor upper deck patio that has an INCREDIBLE VIEW of Charlotte Harbor, this is the place. We're from the New England area and seafood is a staple back home for sure, but at Portofinos they have $8.99 lobster on the menu everyday.... More

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