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Portofino Restaurant

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555 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1104
718-885-1220
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Great for italian food not seafood

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2014
Celeste B
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New York
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Queens, New York
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A wow for real good Italian food! Dinner outdoors overlooking the bay with a gorgeous sunset. The Hot AntiPasto for 2 with Grilled Shrimp, Fried Calamari, Stuffed Mushrooms, Eggplant, Rollatini, & Baked Clams is to die for. Along with the exceptional and attentive service the portions of the veal cut parmigiana and surf & turf were very generous and well... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We needed a good meeting space between Long Island and rocklamd county .. Good spot . The view is nice but there is a police shooting range across the water and they were shooting throughout nearly the whole meal .. The food was good . Hubby had veal palm that he liked a lot . Tilapia oreganata was quite delicious... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I drove from long island to city island because we heard how nice it was. We paid tolls and sat in alot of trafic to get there. We chose portofin because they had alot of options. We walked in to find no hostess and when the manager saw us he sat us at a table with no... More 

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New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Portofinos was the best meal I've had out ever!!! The service was remarkable. The waiter was great, always making sure we had everything we needed. I had the double lobster tails stuffed with crab meat....had trimusu for desert and anti pasta dish for two for app!!! Oh yes and bottle of wine. And they make there own house made brandy... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Worst customer service experience ever! We purchased a Groupon certificate, made a reservation and after driving over two hours back and forth and paying $10 in tolls to get there, we were told by the rudest manager ever that he was not accepting it that day. We showed him that the certificate didn't mention not being able to use it... More 

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41 restaurant reviews
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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
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Bronx, New York
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186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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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153 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 555 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1104
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: 718-885-1220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?