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Portobello Cafe

4221 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10308-3310
718-356-2233
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Ranked #82 of 698 restaurants in Staten Island
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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- Jun 29, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Estero, Florida
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258 reviews 258 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Adam the chef and owner knows his stuff. Menu incorporates different mushrooms in a extensive menu. Mushrooms are flown in once a week. Calamari , chicken francaise, great bread, tilapia...nice patio outback for evening summertime dining. Does major catering for Churches, block parties, food to go as well

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Staten Island, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The special "Two for One" menu available Mondays through Thursdays is very popular among Staten Islanders. Meals begin with a family style salad accompanied by Italian bread which can be slathered with roasted garlic or butter. The special menu includes excellent veal parmigiana and what they call "Da Best" chicken parm. Both are huge and are accompanied by your choice... More

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Florence, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Went here with my sister and mom because of a really great deal we found on groupon, and were pleasantly surprised! The service was attentive yet not overbearing, and the waiter was able to recommend items & joke around with us, which I likes. Atmosphere was ok, seems like they need a little updating. Beautiful ceiling, but I didn't care... More

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Staten Island, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We've never been disappointed with the food. From the appetizers to desserts it has always been very good. During the week they have a 2 for 1 special (cash only). On weekends they have a price fix menu along with their regular menu. For $75.00 you get an appetizer, entree, dessert with coffee and a bottle of wine for two.... More

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New York City, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We always enjoy this place. Food and service are terrific. Very good value for the money. Highly recommended.

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nyc
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49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We live about 5 minutes from this restaurant and had never been there..heard someone talking about the menu and decided to give it a try since there are very few good restaurants on S.I. My husband is always looking for decent meatballs (moms Sunday dinner)so he was very happy to find them. I'm not crazy about meatballs but must say... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This was the first time we ate here and will the the last. The staff wasn't trained very well. We were with 4 other couples and when the waiter started to bring the food he didn't know which dishes belonged to whom. He was actually calling out the dishes to ask us who ordered the dish. Very poor service. The... More

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Staten Island, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We have eaten at Portobello's many times. Tonight the local diner would have been better. It's empty on a Saturday night and it still took an hour to get our food after ordering. The quality of the food was mediocre and the staff was rushed. We wasted our hard earned money but at least we know we won't be going... More

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Portobello Cafe stands to be one of my favorite Staten Island restaurants and most certainly the best spot in the Eltingville area. This place has been around for years and I bypassed it for the longest time up until about eight years ago when I went on a weekday to try the two for one entree special. While I had... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

My last visit, a few years ago, was uneventful with the usual red-sauce fare. Nothing inventive or special. My recent visit was very disappointing. It must have been easier to just serve the "two-for-one" type food that is barely edible than to get a real chef. The fish was frozen then deep fried. My chicken came in a bowl but... More

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MissMarielle, Owner at Portobello Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jim Im Adam Lener Owner/Executive Chef of Portobello Cafe I would to take this opportunity to introduce myself and to thank you for your feedback and apologize for the unpleasant dining experience you had at my restaurant. It’s my goal as well as my staff’s goal to create a memorable dining experience for each and every one of our... More

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