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Portafino's Restaurant

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3233 N State Road 39, LaPorte, IN 46350-8605
(219) 325-854
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food

Very good service! Food was presented very well, and was above average in quality! The atmosphere is very nice in this establishment! I would recommend to friends and family!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Steve T
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Indiana
via mobile
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East Chicago, Indiana
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Place caters to much older crowd. Interior is clean and cozy but needs update on colors and tacky umbrellas inside. They added another section which is more up to date, but it seems like a separate restaurant. Food is good. Menu hasn't changed in years. Meats aren't fresh (it appears they get a great deal from Sysco, and that's too... More 

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Thank DonnaPerdue
Indiana
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service! Food was presented very well, and was above average in quality! The atmosphere is very nice in this establishment! I would recommend to friends and family!

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Thank Steve T
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

The dining room was nice. I especially liked that there was ample room between tables. They have a good selection of food and wine but not much along the beer lines. The dinner entrees range in price from $18-$26. I had chicken marsala for the second time in my life and have concluded that i just dont like it. The... More 

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Thank Paula Patterson H
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent place to eat & drink at. Mary the bartender was AWESOME!!! She was very nice & knowledgeable about the food & drinks. If your having a bad day go in there & see Mary her awesome personality will put you in a better mood...guaranteed!!! Plus she mixes up some rather tasty drinks. The food was delicious... More 

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Thank Samantha T
Hobart, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Food was very good service was excellent and on the supper menu is their Prime Rib it is to die for. I haven't had a bad meal there..Oh and the chicken Marsala is very good also. You can host a party there and your selection of food they serve is reasonably priced and all very good.

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1 Thank 461valeriak
Salt Lake City
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This was recommended by the folks at the nearby Hampton Inn, and confirmed by glowing Tripadvisor reviews. Nate provided great service, and the menu was varied and reasonably priced. Everything was nicely prepared and presented, with fresh and quality ingredients. The breads included a raisin rye bread that was a real delight. Salads were just right. The entrees were delicious.... More 

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Thank UTtraveler84121
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We were pleaseantly surprsed by this restauratnt. The food was a great combination of flavors, very attentive service, and great scenery around the golf course. The price is a bit high for what you receive which is why I gave it 4 stars.

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1 Thank greenbean94
Illinois
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219 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We didn't have reservations on a Friday night and they found a table for the three of us. Thank you very much! The staff was wonderful, the food excellent and the selection on the menu outstanding! I ordered the chicken crepes. They were juicy, creamy and wonderful! My husband had the NY strip steak. It was cook to perfection. My... More 

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Thank GloriasTravels
Chicago, Illinois
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301 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We ate here based on trip advisor reviews; wanted something light for lunch, so we both a salad and a glass of wine. We decided to eat at a table on the deck overlooking the golf course, which turned out to be very peaceful & serene. Would come back again.

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Thank coolbreeze2
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is like the clubhouse to the golf course. Waitresses were attentive and friendly. Our food was brought in a timely fashion- well presented - good flavor- good value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3233 N State Road 39, LaPorte, IN 46350-8605
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  LaPorte
  • Phone Number: (219) 325-854

Price and Cuisine

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?