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Portofino's Italian Restaurant

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3637 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056
(704) 824-2142
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Pizza after the movies

we visited after going to the movies, friendly family atmosphere with good pizza and pasta. the place is in a shopping area complex so fairly average basic Italian food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

They have great pizza, and we always get the bruschetta. It's about the only place we go for an Italian sit down dinner anymore.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is what real pizza is! The cheese that slides off... Yummy! The only other place I have had pizza like this was in NY! The real pizza experience. Excellent! We will be back again and again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

we visited after going to the movies, friendly family atmosphere with good pizza and pasta. the place is in a shopping area complex so fairly average basic Italian food.

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North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We really enjoy going to Portofino's Italian Restaurant. They have delicious made from scratch pizza and other Italian dishes. Our favorite dish is the puttanesca. We share the meal because it is a large dish. They offer split plate charge to help defray your cost. They are receptive to tailoring the meal to suit your needs. We like fresh sautéed... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Always a good pizza and generous salad. Service staff is attentive and nice to deal with. We always get a pizza and you wont be disappointed.

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Gastonia, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I frequent this restaurant simply because the food is fabulous. Love the pizza; the fish; the lasagna, but the chicken cacciatore is knock-your-socks-off fabulous! It comes with bread, salad, and pasta. Tasty is not a good enough word for that dish at Portifino's Restaurant. Well worth the money spent, and ...as far as I am concerned....the best Italian food in... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Portofino's used to be one of the best pizza parlors south of the Mason-Dixon. Being foodies, we have eaten in many restaurants and most, if not all of them, served a free appetizer appropriate to the cuisine, to take the edge off your hunger and have something to munch on while waiting for your food. In this case, we used... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

I can't believe the chef sent out old salami with browning color on the outer edges.It tasted rotten the first bite & sent back.Ten dollars for food that made me sick. I went to the toilet 4 times already and squirting like water. No, I will not go there and would not ever reccomend kaka food. I'm 61 years old... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is close to the movie theater in town so we stopped here to eat before going to the movie. The food was excellent! Our waiter was so attentive and on the ball. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, it was very good. It seemed to take a little longer to get our food than I would have suspected. Not sure... More 

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Kirkwood, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We walked in without reservations and told the wait staff that there would be 10_ 15 for lunch. They were very accommodating. We split 2 pizzas between the first 8 people and the stragglers ordered separately. The food was great and the staff attentive. I'll be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3637 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: (704) 824-2142

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

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