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Porto-bello Restaurant

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208 Thompson St, New York City, NY 10012-1372 (Bleecker Street)
(212) 473-7794
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleased with the ambience, friendly staff, and very tasty food. My husband says it was one of the smoothest red wines ever. The salmon was broiled, tasty and healthy. We would go back to Porto Bello. Very welcoming staff.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Looking for al fresco in the Village, we strolled down Thompson Street from Washington Square Park and literally stumbled across Porto Bella. Two tables on the sidewalk, a two-top and a three-top beckoned. Quickly greeted and seated, we opted on this hot evening for a very cold glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at $8.00. All the wines are reasonably... More 

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New York City, New York
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434 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is a quite simple, no pretenses, not trendy, sort of old fashioned Italian restaurant. The service is friendly and efficient. My guess is that the same people have been running the place for a long time, and I believe that it was the owner who served us. I had mussels marinara, which were fairly standard but quite good, and... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We needed a place for a post-graduation luncheon with a constantly adjusting number of people in our party. The management reassured us after we told them that we would be late, etc. We arrived and had an enourmous selection of items on both a special menu and regular luncheon menu. The waiter patiently visited the table multiple times and made... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We spent the holidays in New York from Italy and for Christmas Night we had dinner in Portobello. For us it was like beeing at home. The Quality of the food was so Good. I suggest the mushrooms and the lasagna, but also the ravioli were really Good.

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Thank Taimur A
Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This small neighborhood restaurant provides great food and superb service. The veal parm and the meat ravioli in a shiitake mushroom cream sauce were both excellent. Even when crowded you never feel rushed. The staff is very friendly. Can't wait for my next visit.

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Thank Snickydog
New York
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I've been going to Porto-Bello for about 40 years. The staff is always welcoming, the food is always tasty, it's a great place to just fall by for a good meal. The pastas are fresh, the sauces are exactly how I've always liked them, and the porto bello mushrooms are absolutely delicious. I'll keep going back.

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Thank Peter K
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here, salmon in garlic sauce was really nice. Good prices. They fixed Fettachini Alfredo for the 12 yr old. Not really Italian food! They have been here forever. Love to support local businesses, enjoy what the locals know. Nice service too.

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Thank Sharon H
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

I'm visiting NY with my husband and 16 year old son. We've had burger and pizza and wanted something more relaxed Italian American and Porto-bello fitted the bill. Good service good food at reasonable prices..!

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washington dc
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The location, especially on a warm Spring night, is excellent. A small street with nicely lined trees, the restaurant literally on the sidewalk with good strong lights over the tables. It is just too bad that they have not made a small additional effort to make the food as pleasant as the surroundings. That does not mean that the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Thompson St, New York City, NY 10012-1372
    (Bleecker Street)
  • Public Transportation: A, C, D, E, F, & V trains to West 4th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 473-7794

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