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“below average food, overpriced for quality” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Don Vino's Italian Restaurant

Don Vino's Italian Restaurant
247 North Main Street, Porterville, CA 93257
559 784 8466
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Ranked #41 of 99 Restaurants in Porterville
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Porterville, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“below average food, overpriced for quality”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

During our visit I asked if I could order one of the smaller steaks of the lunch menu and the waitress said yes. When I ordered, I again specified I wanted the smaller $20-10oz lunch menu steak. The steak I received was overdone and tough. Upon receiving the bill I was charged for the larger steak which was an extra $10. I brought it to the waitress attention and she agreed I had not ordered the larger steak and went took the ticket back to speak with someone. When she returned she said, oh I guess you can only order the smaller one at lunch...at which time I stated I asked you if I could order it, when I placed my order. The waitress's comment was sorry. The refused to remove any charges. My husband had the chicken parm, which the sauce tasted more like a ketchup than a marina and he ate about 4 bites. Needless to say that was our first visit in a couple years after a previous bad experience, never again will this place get our business......

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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  • English first
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English first
Porterville, California
Level Contributor
53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“well they tried”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

this is what passes for italian dining here in Porterville.
In my visits I have had very few "good" dishes and many "average" ones
though the place looks good

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank tim l
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Springville, California
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Exellent Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Very good Italian food, great service. Nice bar and patio. We go here occasionally on special occasions.

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Thank jeanettemtngirl
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Favorite..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Whenever I'm in Porterville I always go to Don Vino's. Nice bar, good food and friendly service.

Visited March 2012
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Porterville, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“was not good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I have tried a few different things on menu over the last few years. I am never happy with anything I have had.

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