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“Great food and Dog Friendly!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Portabella

Portabella
Ocean Ave, Monte Verde St, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-4395
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Ranked #6 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: In Italian, PortaBella means beautiful door.In Carmel, it's a threshold well worth crossing.During the day, passerby on Ocean Avenue are lured in by the sight of diners happily engaged in food and conversation on the picturesque flagstone patio. At night, heady aromas and laughter waft innocuously out the famed front door each time it is opened.Once inside, you're instantly transported to the sun countries of the Mediterranean with "La Cuisine du Soleil."Inspired by regional dishes, the menu takes you on a gustatory tour of Italy, Southern France and Spain, complemented by a wine list offering an excellent selection of California wines.
Vallejo, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Great food and Dog Friendly!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2005

We had dinner with a dog in tow and could not have been happier. The restaurant has a lovely heated atrium for pet people. It was great to have a full dinner with cocktails and have our pup catered to as well. The food was fantastic. Original and fresh, with lots of variety. From the vegetarian portobello napolean to rack of lamb and sand dabs, there is something for everyone. The service was outstanding. I would eat there again even without the dog.

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Redwood City, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2005

My hushand and I ordered an appetizer (tapas plate), 2 soup and 2 entrees: rack of lamb and ahi tuna. The appetizer was fine. We both love our main dishes expecially the ahi tuna. I wish I had another stomach to try their desserts. They provided good service and good food. We'll definitely go back again.

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San Diego, California
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2004

My wife and I stopped here for lunch on a Sunday. Fantastic! The food was great and offered some very interesting, unique dishes. Nice atmosphere (kind of country Italian) and the service was super. You will want to save room for dessert too. Not outrageously priced like I would have expected either. A nice diversion from shopping or siteseeing.

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