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Portofino

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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: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Great Valentine's Day dinner

We dined with close friends and were not disappointed. The owner came to our table to welcome our return and we were seated on time at a very comfortable table. The wine list was superb and the bar was well stocked for any taste. We dined on goat cheese salad, tuna appetizers, and bruschetta. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
David I
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Corinth, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Corinth, Kentucky
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We dined with close friends and were not disappointed. The owner came to our table to welcome our return and we were seated on time at a very comfortable table. The wine list was superb and the bar was well stocked for any taste. We dined on goat cheese salad, tuna appetizers, and bruschetta. We delighted on lamb shank, porschetta,... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We met as a group of about 35. The restaurant has individual rooms for groups and they are separated enough that you have the feel of being totally private and tended to. The wait staff were very friendly and offered suggestions. I took up the suggestion of salmon, and asked to have blackened which was not on the menu. The... More 

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Midway, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My sweetie and I enjoyed a romantic New Year's Eve dinner with delicious food, friendly service, and a lovely atmosphere.

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Waller, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I waited a long while for my appetizer and then waited more for my chicken dish. If you are not in a hurry, feel free. It was a Wednesday and it was packed and noisy. I sat at the bar and 1 bartender. Not sure if they were just over extended. The brushetta was amazing! Highly recommend it. The chicken... More 

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Lexington,Ky
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner on 10-18. We were seated by what turned out to be a server's station, so there was constantly someone walking by or standing by out table. My husband had mentioned when he made reservations that it was our anniversary, so it would have been nice to be seated somewhere more... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Four of us had dinner here and we all ordered different meals and ended up sharing all 4 meals. A great menu at a reasonable price for the quality of food and atmosphere you experience. We couldn't believe the quantity of bottles the bar displayed and I believe they could mix any drink imaginable and do it well. The salads... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a nice restaurant. However with a reservation made well in advance, we were disappointed to sit in the bar for a nice dinner.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I enjoyed a lovely lunch with a client on Portofino's outdoor terrace. The weather was perfect, and the service was very good. We had a lot to discuss, and the server was good about checking on us without interrupting our conversation. We both had the quiche, fruit salad and shrimp bisque. Everything was tasty, and the portions were just right... More 

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Pratt, KS
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We ate here with a large group so we had a set price for our meal and only three entrees to choose from. We all enjoyed our meals, though and appreciated them accommodating our large group. The service was excellent and the wine was amazing!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband and I tried Portofino for a Friday evening dinner, and we agreed that it was a great meal. I especially enjoyed the risotto special topped with steak (not a light meal!). The ambiance of the restaurant was nice. Although we enjoyed the area of the restaurant that we sat in (the back room), I noticed a few tables... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, 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?