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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 36
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  • 67
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
FloridaWater front dining, view and food

This place has multible levels with incredible harbor views. Newly restored renovations, has that Floridian look we all want to visit: Italian food is very good, nice selection of craft beers. We enjoyed the visit, look forward to our return.. dfr and crr

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Rose R
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

the food and atmosphere is so very nice here. it is so relaxing to sit outside and listen to the music or sit inside and still see the beautiful charlotte harbor. the rates are reasonable and we enjoy going back as often as we can.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place has multible levels with incredible harbor views. Newly restored renovations, has that Floridian look we all want to visit: Italian food is very good, nice selection of craft beers. We enjoyed the visit, look forward to our return.. dfr and crr

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Not to worry, Portofin's has closed its doors. Hopefully someone with money and a Good knowledge of Running a restaurant will quickly move in, do a little rehab and bring this beauty back to life again.may I add put some docks in for boater, it can be done.

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London, Canada
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We arrived to watch a sunset, even told the person taking the reservation this. When we arrived, I knew right away no sunset view would be possible. Disappointing. The food was terrible and left my stomach upset. Spinach avocado dip was tasteless and the calamari was raw even though we had asked for it to be cooked longer for extra... More 

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London, Canada
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We visited Portofinis for appetizers and a glass of wine to enjoy a Florida sunset. The Pinot was was very watery tasting, the Spinach Artichoke Dip came in a bread bowl with nothing to dip and was tasteless. The Crispy Calamari was not crispy, it was raw and swimming in grease. The waitress took the price of the Calamari off... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were the only patrons (as usual) and they refused to even change the tv channel Flat out wouldn't. The manager Doug was too busy.......Good job Mismanager!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Had lunch here today outside under the gazebo-like structure. We enjoyed the muffuletta, French dip sandwich and microbrews. Great view of Charlotte Harbor, saw lots of sea life. Have been here many times, always good food and service.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Portafinos is world class in a beautiful setting ! A stilt restaurant hi above the river but the real story is the food!! If you like a quick sandwich or a great Italian meal, this is the place!!

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Lakeland, Florida
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited on a Saturday for lunch and the restaurant had only a few other customers. We were seated outdoors in a gazebo type area with a wonderful view of Charlotte Harbor and a perfect sea breeze. I had the Asiago Chicken Panini which was excellent. My son had the Gumbo Poopa which he loved. The service was very friendly.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The view is the only decent aspect of this place! The service is reflective of the arrogantly rude management! Food is substandard to say the least!! Don't bother...several other good places to eat in the area!

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Additional Information about Portofino Waterfront Dining

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

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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
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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