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Portofino Restaurant

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555 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1104
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    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
New York
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White Plains, New York
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420 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We went with friends on a Groupon. We had the hot appetizer which was the best part of the meal. 2 had lobster tails which were very small and tasteless. One had surf and turf and one just steak. After being told the steak was a great cut, we found it to be totally inedible. There were 4 of us... More 

Thank paul1009
New York City, New York
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

What a mistake! We got a Groupon and thought that we will give this place a try. Previously we used Groupon at a few places and were very pleased. It seemed to be a good method for good restaurants to get repeated customers. Wow, was that wrong in this instance! We felt that we were totally ignored. We also arrived... More 

2 Thank Bill T
Greenwich, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Conventional,but very good food. Great wine list. Very romantic. Service is excellent! Would recommend many items.

Thank P1234777
Queens, New York
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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 

Thank mikejayphoto
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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132 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Mom2morgan10
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Christine P
New York
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12 reviews
7 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 

Thank Gem1094
Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

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 

2 Thank elikaren
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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

2 Thank Latnldy1
New York
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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 

1 Thank Celeste B

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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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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?