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Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Italian, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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All reviews house salad pasta seafood special prosciutto osso bucco lobster fries dinner salad state street regular menu italian cuisine portions are generous have eaten here service was excellent food was great specials alphonse
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here so excited to experience New Haven Italian restaurant had been to Goodfellas recently and was so impressed by their service we decided to try Portofinos. Big mistake! Not even in the same playing field. Absolute horrible service from the time we walked in...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank nancy t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make reservations if you are going on the weekend! We ate at a high top table in the bar area because there were several parties going on. The food is very good. Italian bread served hot out of the oven with olive oil and grated...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank VitoDog18
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Visited Portofino Restaurant on 12/26/18 with family members whom reside in CT. but had not dinned at Portofino. The relatives had made dinner reservation for four adults and two school age children. Portofino is centrally located with easy parking, nice big windows to the street,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank glob-tratter
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Have tried a couple of times, but the food is never consistent. I enjoy sitting at the bar, as the service is always great. Good selection of wines. The pasta seems gummy and heavy-certainly not homemade and light. Tried the cavatelli recently with meatball, sausage...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Karyn M
Reviewed February 3, 2019

great small Italian restaurant in New Haven....easy access off highway...parking in back Scrod sicilian over escarole was the best I have ever had, generous portion of very fresh scrod. Filet mignon very good service was excellent At least 10 specials to choose from

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mark D
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Everything is exquisite from food, service and quality. Will definitely be back. Very engertic and nice crowd of people.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lisa9013
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

We came to New Haven CT to celebrate two birthdays and left our four hearts at Portofino restaurant. Reminiscent of unforgettable meals we enjoyed in Naples, Anacapri, Capri, and Siena, this Southern Italian cuisine shouts “Ciao! La dolce vita!” One enters into a lively neighborhood...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BobandBarryV
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

From time to time, I come to this restaurant. There is plenty of parking, and the portion sizes are large. There is a great variety of terrific foods and drinks here. I think that the prices are reasonable, and I find the staff to be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TennisStar602
Reviewed November 14, 2018

nice atmosphere. very attentive server. Knew the menu and the evening specials. she recommended the baby octopus and calamari steak app in fra diavolo sauce. it was delicious as was the black fish entree. will go back soon.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bob P
Reviewed August 18, 2018

In a city of Italian restaurants you have to work hard to stay competitive. We thought it would be great but were disappointed. The food was average and there were simply too many specials. You might think that wouldn't be a problem but the servers...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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no but they do have bottle beer
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