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Portofino's Italian Restaurant

3637 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056
(704) 824-2142
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English first
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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40 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Gastonia, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food is excellent, from their pizza to their take out lasagna for 4. The food is fresh, hot and delicious. The staff are always friendly and greet you with a smile.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've been visiting Portofino's for years and its still the best Italian restaurant in Gastonia. I love their pizza as well as the pasta. For some reason, I cannot find a restaurant that has spaghetti carbonara on the menu, and that is my all time favorite! I mentioned this to the manager on one of my visits and he offered... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Great service, great food. Convenient location. Definitely look into the pasta and the salad. Also good takeout items and specials

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We love their spaghetti with meatballs, which has always been delicious. Their Primavera is excellent as well. Always order the house salad dressing, it's the bomb!

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wide variety of Italian dishes. Dishes are not too fancy but portions are more than ample. Owners/managers are hard working guys from Naples. Pizza is very good too. In a shopping center but with nice Italian decor and background music. Service is always good.

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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

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