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Portofino Italian Restaurant

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1203 W 2nd St, Roswell, NM 88201-2009
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Roswell, New Mexico
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Portofino is one of my favorite restaurants in Roswell, NM. Owners and chefs Lino and Augustine are truly successful American Dreamers who immigrated to the US and learned how to create Italian dishes from the ground up. They eventually settled in Roswell and decided to go into business together. Collectively they have over 60 years experience which speaks to the... More 

Thank CTAWilson
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely evening meal, a little taste of Italy in Roswell works 😉 Bread and oils on arrival at our table. I had tempura prawns to start. Rather too much batter for my liking. I had chicken with mozarella tomatoes peppers and spaghetti. It came in abundance and was quite delicious. My boyfriend had the tortellini which again lovely but... More 

Thank Grimsby247
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This place was close by my accommodation, and I was in the mood for Italian. At first I hesitated because the place is inside and old Pizza Hut building. The Interior was a little improved over a PH, but not by much. That said my waiter was prompt. I think he was a little new, because he had trouble with... More 

Thank Birddawg
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

This was a nice stop. Good food, and decent service. We had stopped in about an hour before they closed, so there were a few things we couldn't get. The soup was no longer hot so we couldn't order that. And we never received any bread, which is not that big of a deal. But the entrees we did order... More 

Thank DJRogan70
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I don't understand the negative reviews for this restaurant. The food was great. I had the Brooklyn pasta dish which was sausauge based and my wife had what she described as "one of the best salads I've had". It was tomato and mozzarella with grilled chicken. Alfred was our waiter and it was clear this guy was born to work... More 

Thank neilc277
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I sincerely hate giving bad reviews. I feel like a jerk. But, feel like the reviews here are fake OR it recently changed ownership. There is no way the food we just had comes close to these reviews. First off, it is a reclaimed pizza hut. No big deal, but it still looks like pizza hut. Very bright, dirty, freezing... More 

Thank Shi J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing. Alfredo was an excellent server, made good suggestions about other places to eat and see. Will definitely come back.

Thank MeLissa C
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

We arrived around 7:30 on a Friday and the server was busy cashing out customers and taking orders from new arrivals. He was a little overloaded and did the best he could. We ordered bruschetta as an appetizer (stick with the complementary bread). My friend's soup and my salad arrived first. The appetizer arrived with the entrees. My Chicken Marsala... More 

Thank Allen M
Van Buren, Arkansas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

I enjoyed eating here. The place is quiet. Although not of elegant décor, the quality of the food outclasses the physical environment. I highly recommend it.

Thank Abel C
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

I had to choose a restaurant for a quick stop in Roswell, and this was my mistake for the day. I hate to leave a negatve review, but I truly believe that the positive reviews here mislead me into thinking this would be good food. First of all, my salad actually had the remains of the core from the lettuce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1203 W 2nd St, Roswell, NM 88201-2009
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Roswell
  • Phone Number: 575-625-8410

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?