We found Portobello to be a very popular choice in Jupiter, particularly among families, and seniors, celebrating special occasions.
As some reviews have mentioned, the restaurant is very noisy - for some reason the decibel level of nothing more than multiple conversations is distracting and intrusive.
The food was good. Chicken Picatta was generous with two large fillets seasoned delicately. Osso Bucco ($36.95) was tender served over excellent risotto. Veal Sinatra was smothered in too much fontina, but good. A bottle of Sonoma Meritage ($48) was a bit steep in price but delicious.
Where the place misses is in the service which is indifferent and unskilled, but presented as fine dining (read: snobbish). A request for more small plates for sharing the appetizer was answered by plopping the plates in a stack on the table for us to distribute. When the entrees were brought out, we had diner flashbacks when the server asked which person ordered which dinner.
Later, the bartender sealed the icy service with a brusque response to change request (there's valet parking, bring loose dollars).
For food that was good but not exceptional, and service that was below par, I'll give it an average.
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