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Portofino Restaurant

555 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1104
718-885-1220
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Ranked #223 of 1,091 Restaurants in Bronx
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was so looking forward to my girls 50th birthday BUT was let down. The valet parking is shared with another restaurant and the workers all seemed lazy and not interested in getting the cars situated. As I walked into the restaurant there was no hostess at the front. I then walked to the bar to find three employees chatting.... More 

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New York
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Visited this restaurant during the winter months with a friend. Upon our arrival it appeared that this restaurant was not the most popular on the island but the staff was friendly. The restaurant itself was pretty large with an outside deck that would be great to dine on in the warmer months. The food itself was pretty good but not... More 

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Yonkers, New York, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food was sub par. When I called for the reservation (noon on a rainy Sunday) they told me that I could come at 10:00pm. I negotiated to 5:30pm. When we got there the place was basically empty and it remained empty for the entire time. They don't have a crowd and that tells you something. The location is great... More 

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New York
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146 reviews 146 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We found this place through a Groupon... We found this to be a nice little gem of a restaurant.... When you order something and your waiter recommends maybe you should try something else listen to him... Not that there was a problem with our selection but he made us aware of the specials and he was absolutely right... They have... More 

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New York City, New York
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175 reviews 175 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Like a piece of New England in the Bron. WOnderful seafood, wonderful pasta, great Italian sauces, great deserts

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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We went to Portofino's for a girls night out dinner. The food had highs and not-so-highs!! Same could be said about the staff and service. The upshot is this: both the food and the service improved progressively during the evening. The staff did confess they were swamped near the time of our arrival (at 7:15pm); they had had two weddings,... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went there for a birthday dinner. We ordered the Surf and Turf: the steak was not great, and the lobster tail was adequate. The service left a lot to be desired, and my "bithday" desser did not get acknowledged despite the fact that my husband reqested a candle when making the reservation. The place is tired looking. Nothing was "terrible"... More 

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Bronx, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Went for late lunch/early dinner. The Menus were a bit tattered & need a bit of sprucing up Don't order anything that's fried if your into the fresh sort of thing. We started with the Calamari & it was like it was deep fried 10x & taste like it wasn't real, the Potato thing on my husband's plate look like... More 

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canberra
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120 reviews 120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Portofino Restaurant is on City Island, an offshoot of the Bronx. City Island was famous in the 1950s and 1960s for clam bars. People from the Bronx loaded on to the bus and went for day trips. It was not far from Orchard Beach, another short trip from City Island. City Island was always an Irish and Italian enclave, and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Was skeptical at first from reading other people reviews but as the saying goes don't judge until you try it yourself. I love the atmosphere soooooo romantic it was our anniversary so the place was a great match. Our waiter was wonderful recommending the Sauvignon Blanc which my boyfriend and I enjoy very much. The food was AWESOME and not... More 

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Additional Information about Portofino Restaurant

Address: 555 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1104
Phone Number: 718-885-1220
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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