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Portofino's Italian Restaurant

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3736 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056
17048242142
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Cherryville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoy visiting this restaurant on date night or before going to the movies. Service is always great and the food is good and there is a lot of it!

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Thank Tammy P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house salad dressing is what makes this little place so unique. I prefer to dip my bread in it, the flavor is so unique. The pizza is also good (and large) but the bolognese sauce is fabulous! If you're a true southerner, skip the sweet tea...it's awful!

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Thank AvidReader536
North Carolina
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Pizza taste great, but they tell you 20 mins for carryout, you show up after 30 mins and they tell you 10 more mins and act like why did you show up early?

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Thank doctor16
Gastonia, North Carolina
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Ever since we moved to Gastonia six years ago, we always ordered pizza from Portofinos, but I never took my time to voice my opinion. The dough is as authentic as it can be and the topping, regardless of the combination, is always perfectly balanced. We appreciate the consistency, no matter what day or time we order pizza. We'll continue... More 

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Thank Les K
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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Small dining area. Very loud ( especially if a screaming child is present). Pizzas are large and ok with you like thin crust. Large food selection. Manicotti and lasagne is good. It is pricey but good.

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Thank Blacjac443
Honeoye, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We ordered three large pizzas for a birthday party we were having a a hotel as we were traveling. I ordered and paid for them in the morning and requested to pick them up at 6. I was a little worried that the order would be forgotten so I called before I left to pick them up. They were hot... More 

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Thank Beth4741
Mount Holly, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Love coming here with my family. Starts with a good salad and bread. Many different types of pastas and all the great Italian favorites! Recommend the Sorrento and the Chicken Portobello! Very friendly staff too, quite attentive!

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Thank jalenox
Gastonia, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Wonderful little place. Best pizza in town, great for take-out. They also have wonderful entrees, and always good service.

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Thank Lisa H
Gastonia, North Carolina
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I used to LOVE to eat at Portofinos. They always had pasta that tasted fresh and homemade and delicious!!! But I have been diagnosed with celiac disease and have to eat completely gluten free. I really wish I could find a restaurant this good that served gluten free pasta!

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Thank colibirk
outside charlotte, nc
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

good food...LOVE the pasta primavera!!! the best!! but the other day when i was there a couple left because they never said hello, or hey sorry for the wait someone will be with you soon...nothing!! so the couple left a real shame cause they probably wont back and they will tell their friends about what happened! welcoming the customer is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3736 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: 17048242142

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