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Portofino's Italian Restaurant

3637 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056
(704) 824-2142
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Ranked #69 of 195 restaurants in Gastonia
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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English first
nc
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We've always liked the food here, especially the pizza. 10% off for church groups on Sundays. Located in Gastonia's Franklin Square III across from Movie Theaters, easy to find off I-85, exit 23.

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Gastonia, Carolina del Nord
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I went to Portofinos Italian restaurant last Friday, I didnt eat there since a long time because we moved in west Virginia for a little bit, and me and my family missed that real and authentic Italian food a lot.We were so sad because its not easy to find a nice, quiete atmosphere like that.we usually order seafood, pizza and... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The ambience isnt the greatest BUT the veal parmesan is soo delicious. Hand breaded, not frozen patties, a great salad and bread. The sauce is a little sweet and its thick. They have a pasta dish with seafood--shrimp, mussels, and calamari that is very good also.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I went to Portofino's as a reference from one of my dates' close friends. I must say we were a little put of about it being in a store front. He was worried about the amount of seating available or if there was any at all. The restaurant has a bar in the front and plenty of seating, possibly enough... More

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Wappingers Falls, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was a great Italian restaurant. I loved the pasta and their fresh baked bread. I also had a cannoli and it was fabulous. Really hit the sweet spot.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on our way down 85 towards Atlanta because we wanted something besides fast food. We were a little unsure about an Italian restaurant in a strip mall, but were very pleased. The portions are huge, so my husband and I split the veal special. They do have a $5 split charge, but it was very reasonable considering... More

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167 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Stopped by here on the way through Gastonia. It was very good. I tried the Spaghetti with Bolognese sauce. Wife had noodles with butter, Garlic and broccoli , Food was good. Was disappointed with the Garlic bread. Was a toasted bun with a slice of cheese and garlic. I want garlic rolls or knots. i would go back - just... More

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Belmont, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I ordered mussels with white sauce, a favorite dish of mine... in most cases... When I took a bite of a mussel, I found that it had a horrible taste. The mussels that were served to me were rancid and partially decomposed. When I could finally get the waitresses attention, she was not apologetic at all. I expected the manager... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Great food, one of the best Italian restaurants. I always check my take out orders, there for a while, something was missing from the order. The staff in Gastonia at the register are moody.

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Blacksburg, South Carolina, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I am from New England, so I know a good Italian restaurant from a bad one and this one used to be great, but not anymore. My husband and I finally got a night out alone and we made the 30 minute ride just to go to this restaurant. We got the fried calamari and I had to add salt... More

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