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Porto-bello Restaurant

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208 Thompson St, New York City, NY 10012-1372 (Bleecker Street)
A, C, D, E, F, & V trains to West 4th Street.
(212) 473-7794
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Why go to Italy?

Turn off busy Bleecker Street into Thompson St to find this quiet, nicely run authentic Italian restaurant. Friendly service, fairly fast. Food not haute cuisine, but well-prepared, genuine Italian fare - and reasonably priced. We were very happy customers and would recommend it. It sure beats the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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washington dc
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The location, especially on a warm Spring night, is excellent. A small street with nicely lined trees, the restaurant literally on the sidewalk with good strong lights over the tables. It is just too bad that they have not made a small additional effort to make the food as pleasant as the surroundings. That does not mean that the food... More 

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Turn off busy Bleecker Street into Thompson St to find this quiet, nicely run authentic Italian restaurant. Friendly service, fairly fast. Food not haute cuisine, but well-prepared, genuine Italian fare - and reasonably priced. We were very happy customers and would recommend it. It sure beats the noisy pub-style eateries on Bleecker. Try to get a table on the street... More 

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Queens, NY
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

went here after seeing a show at NYU. Quaint northern Italian restaurant with really nice ambience. Friendly staff.. All men... And were attentive to our needs. The food was good... But did not wow us. Prices were moderate. Probably would not return here for another meal.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This New York classic has been in the Village for over 30 years. Yet this was our first visit! Located very close to NYU's Skirball Center where we were attending a Sunday matinee. We ordered fettucini with meatballs and eggplant parmesan accompanied by a half bottle of the house chianti riserva. Outstanding food, service and reasonable prices.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Porto Bello is a charming little restaurant that serves good authentic Italian cuisine. We started our meal, with some delicious grilled calamari, cooked perfectly. Oh a tip, be sure to ask for their balsamic and oil to dip bread in. Oh so so good. For entrees we had two eggplant parmigiano, one gnocchi pesto and one pene. The eggplant was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Service was fantastic. Excellent wine - we ate outside on a beautiful fall night !! I had delish penne ala vodka. We had the clams oreganata as an appetizer. Portions are a little small - but delicious. We will definitely come back !!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Nice place, wine was good, food very weak : the owner suggested wonders, and presented a pale sauce with some savourless penne floating

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Aubrey, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Small place. Cozy. Views outside to a busy street but quiet and intimate inside. Staff wonderful and helpful. Price good. Food Outstanding! I couldn't decide what to get because every single thing on the menu sounded amazing. I finally settled on the Homemade Meat Ravioli with mushroom garlic butter cream sauce. I don't know if I could have been happier!... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service was implacable. Food outstanding. Restaurant felt very peaceful although located in a busy pedestrian traffic street. Staff eager to help me navigate thru their property since I use a cane to walk. Greatly appreciated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We absolutely loved this restaurant. One of the best Italian food restaurants we ever ate in. Everything was so delicious. We can't wait to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 Thompson St, New York City, NY 10012-1372
    (Bleecker Street)
  • Public Transportation: A, C, D, E, F, & V trains to West 4th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 473-7794

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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