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Washington, Grand Haven, MI 49417
616. 846.1221
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Loved it

Fantastic food. Had sirloin and pasta and loved both. Nice red sauce. Very nice young staff. Price was reasonable. Great drinks, top shelf bar. Wonderful atmosphere. Will return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
hplinka
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

First visit to the area, on vacation to celebrate my daughter's birthday. A busy Friday night on a holiday weekend. We requested outside dining and expected at least a 30 minute wait. Seated in less than 5 minutes. Friendly, prompt and attentive service. Food was delicious and the portions are very much a deal for the prices. Wonderful experience.

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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful sunny seating on the patio! We had a new, but very attentive waitress who did a fabulous job serving us delicious food and drinks.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Asked to sit on the patio - they said the table I pointed at was reserved. That's fine but there were more tables. Food was ok. Bathroom was filthy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Fantastic food. Had sirloin and pasta and loved both. Nice red sauce. Very nice young staff. Price was reasonable. Great drinks, top shelf bar. Wonderful atmosphere. Will return.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I went to Porto Bello expecting the worst since I read a bunch of negative reviews about it. However, this restaurant was nothing like what I read on the internet. The food was great and comes in HUGE portions (it's totally worth the price), the staff was very friendly and it was just a great atmosphere with the live music!

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Music City, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ate on the patio and it was wonderful. The service is good and the waiters are personable. Prices are reasonable and the portions were hearty. We would come back.

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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My sister and I both ordered something different and neither one of us was impressed. Too expensive for what you get.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Good location right downtown off the main boulevard and across the street from the start of the boardwalk. The service was good. The food was ok. The Sangria was actually quite good. The calamari was ok, the marinara sauce was good.

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Holland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice, varied menu. Two of us had the special, two had menu items. All was good, as were the drinks, and house wine. Nice environment, not one table on top of another. Good service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Good consistent food! The calamari appetizer is delicious! My ribeye was perfectly done and the fish was excellent! The J. Lohr chardonnay was a perfect compliment to our meal!

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Additional Information about Porto Bello

Address: Washington, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone Number: 616. 846.1221
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grand Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Washington, Grand Haven, MI 49417
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grand Haven
  • Phone Number: 616. 846.1221

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?