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8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
+1 410-720-2330
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

This place has the best italiam food in Ellicott City. It was a bit pricy but was destroyed by the flood. It is being restored and a worker said it would be open by Nov 20th. They had a good brunch, but I do not...More

Thank akdave
Reviewed August 16, 2017

As of mid-August 2017, Portalli's is scheduled to reopen early September 2017 after July 2016 flood damage.

Thank EC_Resident
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Have not been since the horrific flood July 2016. Anxiously await their reopening! Hope they remain just as good as before. Fine dining in quiet atmosphere. Knowledgeable, friendly waitstaff. Food was excellent. Looking forward to trying it again!

Thank meke2017
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Have experienced very good meals here as well as mediocre, overcooked meals. When it is good, it is very good, but have had a time or two when meatballs were dry and overocoked.

Thank Carole H
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Due to recent flooding last year Portalli's not opened up yet but plans to this spring. One of our favorite places in EC

Thank Robert S
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Our server, Sam, led us through a maze and long stairway to the back terrace, as the inside dining room was very busy. We ordered 3 entrees, appetizers, and drinks. Unfortunately, although our server was doing his best to keep up with the 4-5 tables...More

Thank rmesoo
Reviewed July 5, 2016

My wife & I have been here several times, different dishes & servers each time. Without exception the food has been excellent and the service great.

Thank F21208
Reviewed July 4, 2016

We stopped here for dinner while visiting main street. This was our third choice after ruling out surrounding restaurants on main street. From the outside, the restaurant looks upscale with a valet parking attendant and an distinguished black awning. We could also see tables set...More

Thank YearlyVacationer1
Reviewed June 19, 2016

I was at Portalli's with a group of 12 for an annual get-together. The restaurant was reasonably attractive, though not special. The waitress was a bit flurried, though she did get the orders straight. The crab chowder was okay, but the sherry had either turned...More

1  Thank cadbar
Reviewed May 15, 2016

Hard to park. No railing on entrance stairs. General appearance shows need for some repairs. Dim lighting. Things look worn. Salad was tired, but not cold from out of the fridge. Gnocchi was over cooked and just warm. Chicken marsala was also overcooked and chicken...More

Thank leon l
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Jerry D
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Response from PamGav | Reviewed this property |
Informal, however we also noticed couples out for a special evening and dressed quite nice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-720-2330
This is a new Italian restaurant that opened in the former Jordan's Steakhouse. I believe it's been open since December or so. I dined there last night and it was wonderful. This is a fine-dining restaurant.
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