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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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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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97 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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45 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Belmont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

enjoyed their pizza for the first time. it sure beats store bought pizza and the chain pizza stores. will enjoy it again in the near future

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Strongsville, Ohio
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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Their chef needs to go to cooking school. Everything was terrible except the bread. I have never seen such awful lasagna, picatta was done with many mushrooms and no capers, saltimbocca had a slice of ham over the veal, primavera was watery not creamy. DO NOT EAT HERE until they get a new chef. Hve been to other Portofino's that... More 

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Additional Information about Portofino's Italian Restaurant

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

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  • 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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