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“Excellent Meal” 5 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 #819 of 3,000 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Encinitas, CA
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Loved the antipasto appetizer and the handmade pizza was great. Had a relatively inexpensive bottle of wine with our meal - all very well served. I would definitely go back if I'm in Orlando.

Visited March 2014
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Pasadena, Maryland
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A bit on steep side, but it's Disney!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

It was pretty good, I was surprised as how good it was! The service was fantastic!!! Brittany was stellar!!! All of the staff is good and the manager were truly caring!!
I would recommend to friends!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atwater, CA
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“A Tasty Choice...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My son and I stayed in the Orlando area during part of Speedweeks in Daytona Beach. There was one day when we did not go to the track, but rather did some sightseeing. Our day ended at Downtown Disney and we decided on Portobello for dinner. We were both very pleased with our dinner selections and the service was excellent. We are both from clear across the country, but it is place where I would return..

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not worth a second trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Unfortunately, Downtown Disney missed the mark here. The restaurant provides the look and feel of a higher quality restaurant, but the food falls short of providing anything more than a mediocre meal. It seemed as if bread, butter, and roasted garlic are provided before the dinner entrees, but our table seemed to have been overlooked. Our bolognese pasta dish was very dry and our chocolate cake dessert tasted as if it were shipped in a box. Our server was very kind but obviously very busy dealing with the overwhelming evening of guests. The manager seemed to be having a dispute with another guest and very little attention to detail was given. As a Disney fan, this was a disappointing experience.

Visited March 2014
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Vienna, Virginia, USA
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“Italian Food in Downtown Disney”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Portobelo is in Downtown Disney and thus is very crowded. Strongly recommend getting reservations a month or more in advance. Otherwise, expect a long wait to be seated. It serves good Italian food with good service (Disney). Expect it to be noisy with kids.

Visited March 2014
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