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“Delicious food and good service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portobello

Portobello
Downtown Disney, 650 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830 (Central Business District)
+1 407-934-8888
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Ranked #702 of 3,095 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
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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.
Fairfax, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Delicious food and good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Three of my friends and I ate here for a late lunch/early dinner. We were lucky enough to be seated before 4 and were offered the lunch menu. The dishes are mostly the same, but are significantly lower in price. One person in my party has a gluten allergy. Our server was very knowledgable about her options (and there were many). Before our food arrived, we were brought a selection of delicious breads with a roasted bulb of garlic and olive oil. Spectacular! I had a mushroom pizza which was crisp and delicious. The others I was with enjoyed their meals as well. Our service was well up to Disney standards - quick, friendly, and very competent.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leicester
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Very good except for the long wait for a table”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Went on a busy weekend without a reservation. We were a party of seven from children to OAPs. Told there would be a 30min wait but after an hour we were told nearly ready but after waiting another 40mins in the bar area got a bit annoyed and were eventually seated. By this time we were all a bit hungry and raggy. Service was excellent and food selection and quality good. Dealt well with one of our party who has a dairy allergy.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Our server Joel was awesome.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Joel was crazy busy when we were sat in his section. He was very attentive and helpful. Our daughter is allergic to peanuts so she was not able to eat the bread he brought her some cheese instead which made her feel extra special. He was also helpful in te same way with her dessert. He knows his wine as well the one he suggested for me was heavenly. Thank you very much Joel, for an awesome dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coral Gables, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very bad very bad food and attention!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

For the past seven years on each visit to orlando we have to go to dinner at this restaurant with my husband. The past two years going from bad to worse, we have not had a good EXPERIENCE and why we continue to trying to give a new opportunity.
The food always comes to the table cold, very poor quality of products, pasta is super ugly and the gravy incredibly strong and the worst is the attention, no tables or passes atiente to ask if everything is fine the waiters are rude ! Total horror.
We went back to visit them in another ocaccion (we went in September and then in November 2012) and was even worse experience, rude waiter, we got a table in the back on the patio which was full of spiders, we asked to change table and said that there was no more tables, dinner a shame, ordered pasta as always, super-ugly thick lasagna cold unfilled horror, now in two days we will go to orlando back with family and test for the last time, one last chance for you guys!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious food, wonderful service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I came to Orlando to celebrate our 26th anniversary. We happened upon Portobello and thought it sounded good. All in all, the wait was less than expected, our server (at our request) offered suggestions, which were delicious!! Luke (our server) was attentive, personable and professional! We had great food, great service (from Luke and the bar tending staff too) and a lovely anniversary! We look forward to bringing our teenagers back with us in August, they love good food as much as we do!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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