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“Never our first choice” 3 of 5 stars
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Portofino's Italian Restaurant
3637 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056
(704) 824-2142
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Ranked #69 of 197 restaurants in Gastonia
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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78 restaurant reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Never our first choice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Decent Italian food if the alternative restaurants are full. Nothing special. Not remarkable in any way. Usually no wait, open Sundays.

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English first
Gastonia, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Favorite Italian overall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Excellent pizzas. Very large portions + reasonable prices = great value, if you eat leftovers. Consistent service, but also great for takeout.

Visited November 2012
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Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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“Use to work there...would never eat there”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I use to work there and the cook always seemed to be slow getting food out and when they did it wouldn't what I put in the computer. I felt terrible when someone's special events was ruined because of how slow the food was and that it would have to be taken back. Which would be be another 30 minutes to an hour. Also the owner would smoke in the kitchen which is just nasty. No one washes their hands or anything. I wold not go there to eat!!!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Gastonia, North Carolina
1 review
“Should have listened to the reviews...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Will never dine there again. Tried to give the benefit of the doubt after reading reviews about food and service. Service was almost non-existent. If you want good Italian in Gastonia, go to Olive Garden. Wife's food was sent back, they didn't charge for it. Good thing.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Always out of everything! Poor service!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Poor service, out of 3 things that we went to order. :-( would Not recommend foe any reason. Go to Olive Garden.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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