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Portofino's Italian Restaurant

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3736 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-5210
+1 704-824-2142
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a late lunch today. The food was delicious, and the service was great. I had the clams and my daughter had the lasagna. Will come again.

Thank BuNNY876
Gastonia NC
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

You have to try their grilled chicken salad. I could hardly wait to make the trip back to Gastonia to have it again. It comes with healthy salad greens, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella cheese, the house dressing is fantastic and served with fresh baked bread for 9.95. I'm ready for another.. simply the best!!

Thank canarygirl3
Belmont, North Carolina
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I think they really have great pizza here. I usually get pepperoni or the supreme which has just about everything on it. As you sit down you are greeted with breads for dipping in oil and dark vinegar, delicious. Staff are always nice and quick to serve. Nice quiet place no loud music at all. Great date night or even... More 

Thank sdznstowe1111
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Always consistent deliciousness!! Their sauce has so much flavor in all their dishes and the portions are large. Be prepared to have something for your next day's lunch in a take-out!

Thank Dell48
Charlotte, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Dinner with parents. I was only one who did not like my meal at all. Ordered shrimp scampi and it was just awful. Others tasted it and agreed. Hubby ordered chicken Parmesan and he liked his dish. Both parents enjoyed their dishes. Seafood dish with linguini for dad and creamy penne pasta for mom.

Thank Cindy H
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

I've been wanting to try Portofino's for a while now and finally had a chance to take the family. My daughter and I ordered the spaghetti and my wife ordered a pizza. The spaghetti was swimming in water and the sauce was pretty bland. My daughter had the same problem. Not sure if the cook was in a hurry to... More 

Thank Greg B
Kings Mountain
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The best Italian food in town since Angie's burned. Very good pizza and pasta dishes with good salads. Our favorites include the lasagna and ziti. Don't let their bread ruin your appetite.

Thank Strowd1
Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Eat there almost every weekend. Best Italian restaurant in the area! It is always good! I have dined in and carryout most often. Forget the chains, this restaurant is run by an Italian.

Thank Kusmaul
Cherryville, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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!

Thank Tammy P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 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!

Thank AvidReader536

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3736 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-5210
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-824-2142

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