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249 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1330
+1 859-253-9300
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bruschetta” (24 reviews)
“scallops” (16 reviews)
“bolognese” (4 reviews)
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American, Italian
249 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1330
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I joined friends for dinner at Portofino. The service is great and I would recommend the lasagna.

Thank DPE10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for business - its pretty good - I walked away not blown away by anything - the cocktail was not that good, food was average - large portions - ambiance was OK as well - all in all a decent choice, but there...More

Thank AngusRodrigo
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We really enjoyed our food and the ambience is very nice! I ordered a salmon dish and it was very hot (temperature), which I really love, but not dried out. The service was very good. We also ordered the flan and tiramisu. Both were delicious!

Thank Me T
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Portofino. The summer special was an appetizer, entree and dessert for $30. The bruschetta, pasta with bolognese and cannoli were delicious. Service was helpful and friendly. The atmosphere was charming and quiet. A great find in...More

Thank TenesseeRedhead
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Had a group dinner with colleagues from UK in back private room. Food was phenomenal. Chicken bucatini in the pesto primavera was a healthy but not oversized portion. My wife had the risotto special and it was tasty. Nice wine list. Certainly worth a stop

Thank chrisdente
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, pretty much all around. My arugula salad was refreshing and the dressing was flavorful. We wiped clean the bruschetta and tasty sauce. My fish entree was cooked and seasoned perfectly, and others raved about the ravioli and lobsters dishes. Service was friendly &...More

Thank Liesl14
Reviewed March 5, 2018

The food is always good, and the service is excellent. The atmosphere is intriguing with at least three areas to choose from. The main dining area is perfect for a meal with a friend or significant other. When the weather is nice the patio is...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed February 4, 2018

This is a restaurant for special occasions or expense accounts. The speciality is Italian food. There is a full bar. The atmosphere is good with a fireplace for winter. The restrooms are outside the main eating area. The service is good.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Our visit had many negative aspects. First, the scallops didn’t have a sear, tasted bland, and wasn’t seasoned properly. It was also 35% overpriced compared to diver scallops in similar restaurants. The special of the night was risotto with sausage and shrimp. It was half...More

2  Thank Josh B
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Food was outstanding and the service was attentive and professional. A table in the back room near the fireplace topped off the perfect evening.

Thank GBU-RoadWarrior
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May 13, 2015|
Response from GoingToAll1000 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking on either side of the building and if that is full, it is possible to park on the street just behind the building.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1330
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-253-9300
  • E-mail
Portofino features an inventive menu of Italian and American cuisine. Located in a beautifully renovated building on Main Street in downtown Lexington, KY, Portofino has an elegant interior design, a menu with the highest quality ingredients, and an extensive wine list.
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