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Portofino Restaurant

555 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1104
718-885-1220
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Ranked #179 of 1,072 Restaurants in Bronx
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
108 reviews 108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
285 helpful votes 285 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
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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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