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“Fun find in California” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portillo's

Portillo's
12840 Day St, Moreno Valley, CA 92553
951-653-1000
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Ranked #1 of 214 Restaurants in Moreno Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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86 restaurant reviews
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Fun find in California”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

How fun to find Portillo's in California--a surprise find outside the Chicago area where we try to hit it whenever we are traveling through. Nothing like their Italian beef and sausage to hit the spot! YUM! This is set up exactly like the Chicago restaurants, except no pasta, but their salads are yummy, too, as well as great desserts. Real Italian, real Chicago, real good!

Visited January 2013
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Denton, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Had a very plain Italian sausage sandwich (meat & roll, that's it), cheese fries were average with bland sauce. No drink bar even though its a walk up order counter so we didn't ask for refills. We ordered another sandwich with Italian beef and sausage but had to tell counter girl everything we wanted in it. Strange. I guess they don't like doing dishes here because everything was wrapped in paper even though we dined in. Probably won't be back. Too many other very good / great places nearby, including Costco.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great taste of Chicago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This is part of the Chicago-based chain. Kind of random that one of four or five outside of IL is in Moreno Valley, but I'll take it. Great Italian Beef sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, too. Food is consistent with the quality that one gets in the IL locations. Could be blasphemy, but the burgers are better than Inn & Out. Try the combo (beef and sausage) dipped, with hot peppers. Messy, but oh so good!

Visited October 2012
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Moreno Valley, California, United States
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“Good Italian Beef”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Very good Italian beef and sausage and fantastic full meal salads. Don't mind waiting in line to order and picking up our own food. Casual but clean and interesting Chicago gangster style décor.

Visited September 2012
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Temecula, California
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“A Taste of Chicago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

When I'm longing for a little taste of home I always find myself at Portillos in Moreno Valley. The food here is the real deal and tastes EXACTLY like back home. The italian beefs are amazing! Always cooked to perfection and served with just the right amount of gravy but if you want more you order it dipped and if you want less you aorder it dry, be sure to order it with sweet and hot peppers. The Fries and onion rings are fried to perfection and the hot dogs are kosher style with a nice little snap to them and served on steamed buns, the Chicago way. You also have to try the chocolate cake shake. This is a shake that can be shared with your meal or as a dessert. It's the perfect way to end this taste of Chicago. Try Portillos today and you'll find out the secret about the flavors that you can only normally find in Chicago. I almost forgot to tell you about the killer salads and the great varriety of other sandwiches too. All the food here is sure to please.

  • Visited December 2012
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