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Porto Bello

Washington, Grand Haven, MI 49417
616. 846.1221
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Ranked #42 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
Flushing, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place looked neat so we decided to give it a try. Kinda disappointed. My husband and I had salads which were pretty good. Our son had Mac and cheese that was so dry that he only took a few bites. They weren't even busy and it took us asking a few times to have our water refilled. Such great... More

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Aurora, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Service was slow as it was a weekday and not many customers. Had the Caesar salad with grilled chicken which was good. My wife had the tuna steak which had decent flavor but was overdone. All in all, decent for lunch and reasonably priced.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

So sad that a place with such a good location has such terrible food. They may as well rename if Gordon Foods from a can. So dissapointed both with the restaurant and the catering venue above. I guess they feel they don't have to have quality because they are in a tourist town. Thankfully there are many other good choices.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Last night we ate at Porto Bello, the atmosphere is nice, both inside and out. There was a guitar player/ singer inside providing live entertainment & he sounded pretty good; but we opted for dining outside so couldn't hear him once out there. There is a nice large outdoor seating area. Our server, Brooke, was great. The salad that comes... More

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Spencer, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were seated right away, casual fun atmosphere. Our server was great, all the staff was friendly and actually seemed to enjoy their jobs. Pizza was very good, loved the ambience of this restaurant. Would definitely go back!

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Belmont, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

9 of us there last Wednesday. Three ordered the cannoli. The pastry was like cardboard, had to use a knife to cut it. The filling was bah, but the whipped cream was wonderful. When someone mentioned this to the waitress she wanted details so she could share info with chefs. This was the first time I've a waitress interested in... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Pricey, bland, and subpar service. I ordered the chicken marsala and it was very expensive for what it was. They bring salad with the dinner, but it was enough to serve 1 person (not the 3 of us at the table). We asked for more salad and it seemed to be a big inconvenience. I requested sweetener with my tea... More

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South Haven
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a special place! The restaurant is gorgeous inside and everything smells wonderful. The split plate meal allows you to share an entree (which are huge) and both get salads and bread for around 20 dollars. The live music set the mood for a relaxing meal. The food was delicious!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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