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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Nice place for lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great selection of lunch time snacks. Buffalo chicken wrap was superb. Club sandwich looked great too. Service was excellent both polite and timely. Unlimited refills on soda. A must if you are in the area. Oh and if you gave some spare time have a round of golf on the adjoining course. Fairways and greens look great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Everything about it was excellent. I have nothing to complain about. I would highly recommend this resturant to my friends.

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Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Sitting on the golf course you would think Portafinos would have a modern country club feel, no. This place screams 1980. The food is good not great and the service is always a problem. Knowing that give it a try if you must, there aren't a lot of options in the area.

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LaPorte, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is my favorite place for perch. Browned in butter, not battered and fried. My husband loves the filet. French onion soup is delicious. We have been going here for years.

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Whitehall, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Whether or not you are a golfer, and despite the fact it is mid December I highly recommend an evening outing to this unpretentious country club setting at the Briar Leaf golf course just outside of LaPorte. It is by far the best restaurant in the area. This region is known for outstanding prime rib. This is definitely the creme... More 

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By the lake in Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I felt bad for our waitress - she normally doesn't work weekend evenings and was bartending too so she did the best she could. Same problem which is the same reason we quit going years ago....drop the food and don't come back and check and make sure things are ok. YOU REALLY NEED TO DO THAT!! The soup was good,... More 

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Tassie tourers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Service, food, atmosphere.. All faultless. If you go it is best to book and ask for a booth, but we didn't and it was lovely. Amazing to find such a great place in Hamilton

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nice dining room overlooking the golf course. The waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was outstanding. Very reasonably priced for the quality of the food and atmosphere.

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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: 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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