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“Delicious Food in a Lovely Setting”
Review of Porto Bello

Porto Bello
Ranked #34 of 1,016 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: tuesday to sunday from 2:00 to 11:00 pm
Foster City, California
2 reviews
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“Delicious Food in a Lovely Setting”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

I've been using tripadvisor for years helping me determine which restaurants to eat at and hotels to stay in. I've been negligent by not reviewing any of these restaurants/hotels. That being said, this is my 1st restaurant review.

My husband and I have eaten at Porto Bello many times in the past few years when visiting Puerto Vallarta. Last night was one of the best meals we've had there.

Myrna gave us a wonderful outdoor table overlooking the Marina. After seating us, she made it a point to say welcome back as if we were old friends and dine there all the time. Nice touch!!!

Jaime was our server. He was so accommodating and truly a nice person.

We started by splitting a caesar salad. It was very good, however, a bit overdressed. For our main courses, we wanted to split orders of the Fettuccine Funghi & Sarcicce and the Branzino alla Griglia. Jaime told us that the pasta dish was cream based. He said it would be no problem to change the sauce to a Pomodoro sauce or the pasta to fusilli instead of fettuccine. It was delicious!!! The branzino was cooked perfectly!!

Overall the service was excellent starting with Myna seating us to the busboy keeping our glasses and bread basket filled and to Jaime accommodating our every wish.

We had a great evening at Porto Bello and will definitely return again!



Visited November 2013
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Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
1 review
“one of the best meals in Puerto Vallarta”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

We have been coming to Porto Bello's for many years. We love it! The service is excellent and the food is awesome. see you soon! PS - it also has an awesome view of the Marina

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Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
1 review
“Amazing food and the staff was fantastic! Even the owner came by to say Hello.”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

Our server, Armondo was so amazing and we like the table in the bar area with air-conditioning. We still had a view of the yachts in the marine. What a fantastic meal and I so love Calamari and it did not disappoint me. I mixed lime with the hot chile's they brought for the table and with salt it was perfect. They serve a marinara sauce with it but you can't beat a spicy lime sauce with calamari. Everything was top notch and the flavors clear and so tasty. I will fly back to P.V. just to eat there. I am from Ajijic, Mexico.

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california
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26 reviews
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“Great Food, Great Service”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Visited Puerto Vallarta last week and after eating non stop Mexican food wanted a change. This restaurant came highly recommended so we gave it a try, twice, it was that good. Both times we had a pasta dish and the Bistro Salad which was heaven. The baby greens were tender, the dressing was so light and fresh, perfect. Everything is made fresh and you can taste it.
Both nights Juan was our waiter and he was great. Always had a big smile, and was very attentive and professional.
The wine list was also a plus. They had a good variety of wines from moderately priced to top notch wines.
The view is also great, right on the harbor overlooking the water and yachts.
This restaurant is a gem.

  • Visited November 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“Outstanding Italian”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely top notch Italian food in an elegant setting. Sit outside overlooking the marina or inside their contemporary dining room. We had a most enjoyable evening just a short ride from Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta.

Visited November 2013
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