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“Overall Good Experience but $21.95 for Spaghetti and Meatballs?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Portobello

Portobello
1650 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, Downtown Disney, Orlando, FL 32830
+1 407-934-8888
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Ranked #838 of 3,168 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The menu at Portobello was born in the bounty and harvest of the Italian countryside. Celebrating the simplest flavors of Italy; crusty breads, sun-ripened tomatoes, house-cured meats, freshly caught fish, fruity olive oils and sharp, pungent cheeses.
Cypress, Texas, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Overall Good Experience but $21.95 for Spaghetti and Meatballs?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went to Portobello on 3/13/13 and overall it was good. It is a busy place in Downtown Disney and you need to make a reservation without a doubt. The restaurant is nice inside and out and the service was very good. Ordered eggplant fries (OK, a little bland) and risotto cheese (pretty good) for apps. I had the black fettuccine with shrimp and it was very good (shrimp are real small though). A couple of my party ordered spaghetti and meatballs which were good but as the title states I thought it was a bit expensive. Yes, I know where the restaurant is, and I know it is the tourist of tourist areas but just sayin' seems a bit off the chart. Still it was a good meal and I would recommend but just be ready for the cost.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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“Dirty dishes!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

It's hard to rate the food when two glasses and the silverware were dirty. However, the waiter and management were apologetic, it was hard to relax and enjoy our dinner when the dishes it was served on was dirty!

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Orlando
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“Excellent Italian Choices - Great Prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Lots of great choices on the menu. The staff is very helpful in narrowing down selections. Quick service and great food. Right in the middle of Downtown Disney so it is convenient for evening entertainment and shopping. One of our favorites.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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“Best Dinner of our Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We ate here on a busy Friday night. I made reservations online through the Disney website hich was amazingly easy. We were seated quickly inside(thanks Princess) as it was a bit chilly outside,but had a great view of outside rom our table. Service was excellent(Alex,I think). I ordered the Black fettucine with shrimp which was excellent and hubby had the duck which was very good. I had room for dessert and ordered their Biramisu. Excellent-a combination of tiramisu, whipped cream, and rich fluff served in a beer glass. Would recommend you share this one..but try it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Eat outside and ask for Jay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Amazing food, great atmosphere, perfect location for people watching. Ask for Jay, an amazing young man who makes your evening special. Jay has a great appreciation for food and his knowledge makes your choices an easy part of the dinning experience. Portobello is a definite repeat on our next visit to Orlando.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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