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Portofino Waterfront Dining

23247 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
941 743-2800
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Ranked #98 of 159 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
Lakeland, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Reviewer
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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Venice, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife and I took her parents to Portofino's for lunch last week. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day so the view was very nice from the upper deck. The service was fast and friendly. We ordered several appetizers and shared two main dishes. The food was great, no complaints of any kind. My wife and I... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Don't bother eating at this restaurant. We thought that being that it was on the waterfront in Port Charlotte overlooking the Charlotte Harbor it must be pretty good. WRONG. The place is run down and very old looking inside and out. We were there during a terrible storm and the roof was leaking with water actually running down the walls... More

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Was very concerned about going to this place when we looked at reviews. Went with another couple to celebrate Fathers Day. The place was not busy, got a table outside up on topside deck area. They had Happy Hours drink specials, and if you ordered food outside they gave you the Lunch Menu as an option. ( If you ate... More

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Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

There are not enough negative words to describe the most atrocious meal I've ever ate. Last nigh a group of us went to dinner (if you want to call it that) at Portofino's in Port Charlotte. Please understand that we thought we knew exactly what to expect since we'd been there before. But I couldn't believe this place could have... More

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