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“November dinners at Portofino”

Portofino Ristorante West
Ranked #30 of 204 Restaurants in Surprise
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed November 19, 2012

We liked the atmosphere, the caring staff, and above all the excellent food. On occasion the Head Waiter, who has an excellent voice will treat us with an aria. Just a great place!!!

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

The title of this review says it all. We are frequent diners during "the season" and find that the food is as genuine Italian as you are going to find in the area. All servers are attentive. You will feel like family on your second or third visit.

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2  Thank TomLuchetti
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Tucked into the corner of a nondescript plaza is one of the finest restaurants in the northwest valley, Portofino's Ristorante West is a wonderful blend of great food and service. We have tried a couple of the Italian restaurants further west into Surprise along the Bell Rd strip and would rather stay home and have a grilled cheese sandwich rather thaneat at them again. Portofino's, however, is our "go to" restaurant if we are taking our visitors out for a fine yet casual meal or for our weekly date night out. The restaurant takes the dining experience up a notch with linen table cloths and napkins. The wait and service staff are friendly, cordial, and attentive to the smallest details, all under the discreet guidance of the manager. But the food? In a word - outstanding! The same care that goes into the business side of the restaurant has obviously carried through to the kitchen. The menu offers a delicious blend of Italian favorites and some interesting specials. Every dish is meticulously prepared and plated and served as much to please the eye as the palate. Whatever the owners are doing, they're doing it right!

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2  Thank Russ P
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Nice little neighborhood gem. And you even get tablecloths. Not checkered, but white. Nice touch for a little Italian restaurant. We went with a group of six and had a nice corner table. All the food we had was very good. The complimentary toasted bruschetta was great and it just kept on coming. The portions were large with plenty to take home for a second meal. Liberty, our server, could not have been nicer or more efficient. If you live in the Surprise, Sun City West neighborhood you've got to try this place. If your passing through I am not sure of the hours but this area is mostly a retirement community and many places close around eight oclock. So call ahead if you plan later dining.

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Casual dress but comfortable setting: good food, good service. I thoroughly enjoy eating without the fast food environment. Particularly like the white table linen and burgandy napkins. Quiet atmosphere for conversation in comfortable setting with entertainment on weekend. Salads are especially nice with excellent Italian dressing. Coupons available in West Valley section of AZ Republic. Lovely Talapia on Friday's for half price. We live in Sun City and have celebrated our anniversary here and brought friends here.

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1  Thank Amadorwoman
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