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“Magnifico! Now That's Italian!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portofino's Italian Restaurant

Portofino's Italian Restaurant
30 Orchard Park Dr, #22, Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 627-7706
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Ranked #143 of 761 Restaurants in Greenville
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
Cincinnati
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Magnifico! Now That's Italian!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I found this nifty restaurant, when I walked out of a so-so sports bar, a couple of weeks ago and have eaten here twice now. The pasta, veal parmigiana, lasagna, were off the charts good and they were big portions. Now, I'm not a salad eater, but the anti pasta salad, with home made Blue Cheese, was excellent. We ate to much fresh bread, too much food and the Peroni's were the perfect drink to wash it all down. You can't eat it all, so there will be left overs. The waitress both times gave us her full attention and if you like Italian, you won't go wrong here.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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anderson
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11 restaurant reviews
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“One of our favorites!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

The best! From the salad, with beets , mushrooms and garbanzo beans to the hot rolls dripping in garlic and butter....yummy! The lasagna, veal Parmesan and the angel hair with sundried tomatoes and shrimp are excellent. We love dining at the bar and have become great friends with the bartender, Russ. He's awesome and fixes our drinks as he sees us coming through the door. Don and his wife have done an excellent job!

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Woodruff, South Carolina, United States
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“Great place to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Best italian food in the upstate! The rolls are incredible! Those alone are totally worth the trip! Everything I've ever got here has been delicious!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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icepick43, Owner at Portofino's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
We certainly appreciate all the kind words about our business from you and the other four recent reviews. Its guests like yourselves that make operating a restaurant such a pleasure. Having done this now for 15 years we strive to be as consistent and accomodating as possible. We also know that everyone has opinions and pre-conceived notions about what a restaurant should be. That's why on any given corner you will find McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King. The basic food is the same, yet each one has its loyal following. We know we will never be able to make everyone love us, but we love everyone who has helped us keep our dreams alive. We also look forward to continuing to meet new friends and welcoming them as our guests.Again thank all of you for taking time to let us know what you think.
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“Great Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We visit Portofino's frequently. The salad and garlic rolls are to die for!! They are served before your meal and you can keep getting refills for as long as you like. The food is exceptional. It has a full bar and bar area seating as well as dining room seating. It has a very friendly atmosphere and a very attentive wait staff . Great place for meeting friends or romantic dinners!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“FAMILY FAVORITE!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

If my family has a reason to celebrate, Portoino's is where we have the celebration;-) Don & his family & staff always make us feel welcome and appreciated!! The food far exceeds our expectations and we have never been disappointed. From the unlimited salad and garlic rolls to the cappacino & Milky Way pie and everything in between...it's always amazing!!! Baked Ziti is my all time favorite, but our family has tried a little of everything in their menu and not one bad (or even ok) meal!!! IT'S ALL GOOD AT PORTOFINO'S!!!! Looking forward to our next celebration:-D

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