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Porto Bello

Washington, Grand Haven, MI 49417
616. 846.1221
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Ranked #36 of 91 restaurants in Grand Haven
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I've eaten at Porto Bello several times, but the last few times, the food is just ok, nothing special. I got the seafood ravioli and it really just tasted like frozen ravioli with some vodka sauce. It was quite spicy which was not indicated on the menu or in my discussion with my waitress. My husband got the chicken marsala... More

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Brighton, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We had a party of 26 people and the food/service was great! The pizza was super good! The salad and breadsticks were gone very quickly because they were so tasty! Everyone had a great time!

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Shared pizza with a friend here and it was very good. Service was also very good and our meal was fairly priced. Just a short walk from our B&B.

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midland, mi
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stopped in with the wife and kids for a lunch. Had some pizza and a sub. All food was very good. What sets this place apart was the friendly staff and the outdoor seating area on the main drag.

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Whitehall, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Unfortunately, we will not be returning to Porto Bello. The food was over priced and unimpressive. I didn't even finish half of my meal, and neither did a few others in our party. When asking for our bill, as we were on a tight schedule.. it took forever for the server (who was inattentive to begin with) to bring it... More

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RestaurantManager13, Manager at Porto Bello, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Porto Bello here on Tripdavisor. We are sorry to hear that we didn't prepare your food to expectations, and the overall experience seemed to not exceed your expectations. Please know we will use your feedback to better train our staff and improve the quality and consistency of food in... More

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We came here for some pizza and were happy to hear that they had a special going. However, we waited 1 hour for two pizzas! One was just cheese....nothing special. The restrooms had broken stall doors and were about 50 yards from the eating area. I would not recommend this place!

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RestaurantManager13, Manager at Porto Bello, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Porto Bello here on Tripdavisor. We are sorry to hear that the overall experience seemed to not exceed your expectations. Please know we will use your feedback to better train our staff and improve in the future. We often hear of the many great things here at Porto Bello... More

Spring Lake, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Porto Bello used to be one of the best restaurants in the area. It was kind of pricy for pasta but the food was good and distinctive. Now it's just pricy with average food. The basic pasta dishes start at $13 and it's nothing special. Even the lasagna is ordinary. Our salad was just soaked in oil. The olive oil... More

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RestaurantManager13, Manager at Porto Bello, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Porto Bello here on Tripdavisor. We are sorry to hear that we didn't give you an overall experience that seemed to exceed your expectations. Please know we will use your feedback to better train our staff and improve the quality and consistency of food in the future. We often... More

pentwater, mi
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

All I can say is that this restaurant has gone down hill! We ordered calamari for an appetizer and it was so bad we had to send it back. It tasted and looked like it was freezer burned. Then we decided to try their artichoke dip only to find the pita chips tasted like they had been left out for... More

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RestaurantManager13, Manager at Porto Bello, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Porto Bello here on Tripdavisor. We are sorry to hear that we didn't prepare your food to expectations, and the overall experience seemed to not exceed your expectations. Please know we will use your feedback to better train our staff and improve the quality and consistency of food in... More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Drinks menu is broad. Good number of vegetarian choices. Pizza we ordered was good. So was salad and bread. There was live music too.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Though I love to visit Porto Bello, I always feel like I want to open some windows and redecorate! The food is usually good, the staff friendly. Sometimes the thought crosses my mind to call Restaurant Impossible!

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