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“Perfect combination of price and product :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Portabella

Portabella
Ranked #2 of 71 Restaurants in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $23
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: portabella is a CASUAL restaurant in Picton. portabella offers everything from burgers to pickerel and pasta, portabella is not a fine dining restaurant but somewhere to get a good lunch or dinner at a reasonable price.
Toronto
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1,037 reviews
698 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
“Perfect combination of price and product :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

We got here early, and felt lucky to get in. It's a busy place that does take reservations. Fabiulous meal.Everything was prepared with care and fresh ingredients. Good wine list. Fab desserts, Excellent service. A must-do in Picton!

  • Visited August 2012
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Prince Edward County, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great and not so great..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

Granted,-this IS the busiest time of the year in our little town, and we dined on a Fri. night. First mistake..
Reservation was for 7pm, we arrived 10 mins. early and were seated promptly. We ordered within 5 mins of seating, the place was packed and many were turned away with profuse apologies by the very sweet and professional owner. My dining partner ordered the steak sandwich and I ordered their signature dish, a portabella pasta. Then came a 35 minute wait .......with no communication from the staff except the owner who popped by after 30 mins to say our food was on its way. At 735 our food was served. My pasta was outstanding,- piping hot, perfect and delicious in every way,- a 5/5. The steak sandwich looked dryish, the frites were nicely done, overall a 3/5. I raved about my pasta to our waitress. When the bill I arrived I said something about it being very busy and it had been kind of a long wait. She replied in a very churlish fashion that if we wanted fast food there were other places in town, then went on to say that we were in a "better" restaurant and that was how better restaurants operated- as if we had just stepped off the hay wagon. We kept our mouth shut. What was that all about? We had been nothing but patient and pleasant and that was a rude and presumptuous reply. Just because we live in the county doesn't mean we don't understand what a restaurant is. Maybe she was having a bad day but all she needed to say was "ya, sorry we were busy- please come back anyway". Oh well.

  • Visited August 2012
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Ontario
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Succulent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

Every year we come to Sandbanks and eat at Portabella, the food is delicious and is well presented. To me Portabella is a higher class restaurant in a small town. I will keep coming back for more!

Visited July 2012
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Inland Empire
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

We ate here based on other reviews, and were not disappointed. The owner waited on us, and was very helpful in directing us to some local sights to see. We had the salmon and pecan chicken for lunch, which were both very good. Also, the panna cotta was extremely good. This was a great place to stop while driving through town.

  • Visited July 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best meal I've had in months!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

The special (shrimp and scallops with penne pasta in a rosee sauce) was to die for. As was the pannecotta for dessert. The restaurant decor was cute and comfortable. The service was professional, courteous, efficient, fast, and friendly.

They know what they're doing there and they do it well! Make sure you make a reservation though. We were fortunate enough to make one and saw many people being turned away (on a Sat. night).

Visited July 2012
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