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“Pleasantly surprising Italian in small town South Carolina” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Portofinos on the Wharf - CLOSED

Portofinos on the Wharf
815 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3575
843-485-4210
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Beaufort, South Carolina
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133 reviews 133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprising Italian in small town South Carolina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I've visited Georgetown a few times over the years and with each visit, the quality of restaurants in town seem to increase. This is certainly the case with Portofino, which is a tremendous asset to downtown Georgetown and the Harbor Walk.

My fiancee and I had dinner at Portofino recently. She had an eggplant parmesan dish cooked to near perfection and I had a delicious linguini with meatballs dish. We also ordered an interesting take on bruschetta for antipasti and were pleasantly surprised with that as well.

Our server was new and inexperienced, but was still pleasant and didn't royally screw up. The ambiance was really nice and we had a nice window view of the river. The prices were reasonable and in-line for a decent Italian dinner.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Okay, Nice setting could do better for the money.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Had dinner. The setting on the wharf is very nice. Wait staff seemed to know to the food and options well enough. Would have made a Great or Excellent rating except for the food. The food was just about like decent fast food on a nice plate. If it had been a lot cheaper I would have probably been more satisfied with the experience.

Visited June 2012
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Midwest USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Try the mahi mahi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

We had a great lunch here. We recommend the seafood, and the tables outside where you can hear the fish slapping around the piers. Prices are very reasonable, considering the quality of the food.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Best in Georgetown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The atmosphere, service and food are all wonderful. The pasta specials during the week are delish!! On a nice evening you can eat outside on the water. Or, after dinner take a stroll along the boardwalk. You will not be sorry if you dine at Portofinos.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“This restaurant has it all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We had the good fortune to have lunch in this fine restaurant yesterday-in a word YUM! Our waiter was very helpful and did not steer us wrong in his suggestions for our lunch. We dined outside enjoying every morsel from the Ceasar salads to the chocolate torte. Perfection!

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