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249 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1330 (Quality)
859-253-9300
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, a bit pricey

Portofino's is a great restaurant that my wife and I frequent on special occasions. The food is consistently good, but a bit pricey. Their bruschetta appetizer is wonderful and we have never been disappointed with any of their dinner entrees.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
MarcLexingtonKY
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Lexington, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Portofino's is a great restaurant that my wife and I frequent on special occasions. The food is consistently good, but a bit pricey. Their bruschetta appetizer is wonderful and we have never been disappointed with any of their dinner entrees.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Portofino is probably my favorite restaurant in town. I go there frequently for business (once a month) and leisure. I went twice this past week; once with a party of 6 for dinner - food was very good; service was fine. The next day, two of us went for lunch. The troubles started at the door: the hostess was on... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The food was excellent.We had our daughters graduation dinner there and the staff and management went above and beyond to meet our request to make this a very special occasion for our daughters graduation. Truly suggest to try this restaurant while in Lexington Kentucky.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I met a friend of mine for lunch. She ordered a salad and I ordered ravioli. I am a small women; I frequently take half of my entree home to have leftovers the next day. Not at Portifino's! The portion was so small I left hungry after eating everything on my plate. For a $14 lunch I was expecting to... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Ours was a group with a limited menu to choose from, but it was all very good and served in a timely manner. I had the salmon, which was cooked perfectly.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was a dinner for a group of about 40 and the service was fast, efficient and very pleasant. Despite the size of the group, the food was excellent. I had the tenderloin and it was perfectly cooked, tender and delicious.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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298 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I hosted a business dinner last night at Portofino and had a great experience from beginning to end. Our server was engaged with us and made the meal special. I had the special, the halibut, which was spectacular, as well as the key lime pie, which was the perfect topping to the evening.

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Addison, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My kids and I went here for a late lunch, early dinner before hitting the road back to Chicago. We were the only 3 in the restaurant at the time. The atmosphere was great. Our server greeted us and answered our questions. We had Cesar salad, a mixed salad, penne pasta with Alfredo sauce with added grilled shrimp, and a... More 

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Alabama
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We are in Lexington on a tour of bourbon distilleries in the area and found this wonderful Italian restaurant. Everything was perfect. I loved the atmosphere, the staff and the soft '60's rock in the background. I had the duck and my wife the ravioli. Both were presented colorfully and were delicious. We enjoyed creme brûlée for desert. Wayne Masterman,... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It had been a while since I had dined at Portofino's. As always ... a nice contemporary decor with seating spaced appropriately. They have a good selection of wine & bourbon to choose from. There is a selection of different items from the menu that should satisfy most with some original items created by the chef. Although the season wasn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 249 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1330
    (Quality)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-253-9300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?