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Portofino Ristorante & Wine Bar - CLOSED

9106 Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle, NC
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Cuisines: Italian
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Description: http://www.ncbeaches.com/CrystalCoast/EmeraldIsle/Restaurants/ItalianRestaurants/PortofinoRistoranteWineBar/

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English first
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Portofino's is no more... Replaced by Jackie's American Grill which opened April 2014. It is being run by the same family.

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Owners closed Portofino and are going to re-open as American pub/bistro/grill this spring. The family has a good reputation in Emerald Isle (they own Kathryn's bistro) so hopefully the new restaurant will be just as good!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had a large group and everyone left happy. Not the least expensive meal on the island, but the food was good, the service fair, and we found the dining room comfortable and very nice. They had run out of several things which was disappointing...but we did arrive late. Will return to this location.

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Louisville, KY
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92 reviews 92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

First, we have eaten here twice, and both times there was a strange sewage smell in the parking lot. This is relevant if you choose to eat on the patio. Otherwise, the food is good, standard Italian-American food. Nothing too adventurous, so this is good for the picky eater who is tired of seafood. Margherita pizza was satisfying, and my... More 

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North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have young kids so decided to get take out from Portofino instead of sitting down inside. We realized when we went to pick up the food that they do have a shaded outside patio area. If we had realized that before hand we probably would have opted to eat there outside instead. We had Broccoli chicken alfredo and the... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Was going to order Chicken Marsala, but was convinced by waiter to try the Grilled Grouper, which was one of the specials for the night. I'm so glad I changed my mind! It was absolutely delicious. We ate here our last night in Emerald Isle and have to say, it was one of our best meals the whole week.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I walked in and the guy running the place was so friendly. He was hustling around the whole place helping everyone out. I had the seafood in vodka sauce and it was unbelievable! This is one of our favorite Italian places and the wine prices are extremely fair. We will be back with the whole family.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Although the restaurant was able to accommodate our large family (24), and the waitstaff was friendly, that's about all that is good about this place. It's ala carte and the portions are average to on the smaller size. I truly hate when I have to pay $6 for a tiny side salad that should be included with my meal. Because... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Food was very good especially the lasagna. Restaurant was only a few minutes from where I stayed on Ocean drive in Deer Horn dunes. Would recommend to others.

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albany,ny
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Food was so so, portions a bit small for Italian and for the money. One big room for dining, no music made dining a bit awkward.

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Additional Information about Portofino Ristorante & Wine Bar

Address: 9106 Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
Cuisine: Italian

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