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Portofino

#195 of 1,870 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Madison Park
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5126 Park Rd Ste 1C, Charlotte, NC 28209-3747
(704) 527-0702
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been here several times, always had great service and food. We always eat too much and leave with leftovers.

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Thank dakotasouth
West Kilbride, Scotland
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152 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I asked for spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncini. They were out of peperoncini! Who has ever heard of an Italian restaurant without peperoncini? The other choices were satisfactory but the starter bruschetta was massive and would be ample for two people.

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Thank theneills
Mountain Home, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Italian food we have had since moving back to the states! Felt like we lived back in Italian and having dinner back in our village.

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Thank Rick R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Portofino's is a very popular Italian restaurant. Upwards of 80% of guests appear to be regulars, 10% return customers, and 10% first-timers. We downgraded from "regulars" to "return" patrons. The service is always good off peak. The food is good. The wine and cocktails are good. The ossobuco, when they offer it, is superb. (Call ahead and see if it's... More 

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Thank Richard S
North Carolina
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216 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Not NYC but definitely has the makings of hometown Greek-style Italian thin sliced pizza. Crust was just right and the sauce was very tasty. Still not enough cheese to cause that oily feeling on the fingers (never ate pizza with a knife and fork) but close enough.

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Thank MrPickwick
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to a business dinner there last week. Martin has been serving us for years. He is very personable and professional. We were four for dinner and we all ordered the Seafood Special which was their Zuppa di Pesce with a Lobster Tail. All of the entrees come with their house salad and your choice of... More 

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Thank Sandy R
Charlotte
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are back on track with a weekly date night. We weren't sure where to go and a friend of his suggested Portofino. Great choice! From the wine to the Chicken Gorgonzola which was a chicken breast sauteed with garlic and mushrooms in a gorgonzola cream sauce, everything was great. Staff was friendly and helpful!

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Thank StretchingOurWings
Arkansas
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

My party of 14 ate here for business on a Tuesday night. We called ahead to let the restaurant know we were coming and to make a reservation if needed. They were ready for us when we arrived and had a nice area on the wall for the party to sit together. The group purchased a variety of meals and... More 

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Thank Samuel M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is the best Italian food in Charlotte. We've been here several times and have always had amazing food! The linguini and clams, Sicilian pizza, calzone, shrimp scampi and short ribs if there ever in special - get them there to die for! Great authentic food and great for eat in or takeout. One of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte!

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Thank SweetT1021
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

When I am hungry for great Italian food .. This is the place I choose. Yesterday I was hungry for great manicotti .. It comes baked and was piping hot and perfect with warmed Italian bread. Before the manicotti they served me a beautiful salad and I ordered their blue cheese dressing. Perfect! I have taken family, friends and clients... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5126 Park Rd Ste 1C, Charlotte, NC 28209-3747
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Madison Park
  • Neighborhood: Madison Park
  • Phone Number: (704) 527-0702

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