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“On the cusp of "fine dining"”

Portobello Cucina Italiana
Ranked #22 of 218 Restaurants in Jupiter
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 29, 2012

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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Reviewed September 26, 2012

great food and drinks...but the bus-woman was rolling her eyes at us and tossing plates, like we were the illegal aliens, can't go back there due to this woman and it happened both times we went, too bad, but you cant treat folks like that and get away with it. go to vulcanos in jupiter

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

The food is overpriced and average, at best. You can tell these people are cheap. It shows in their food, and the way they run the restaurant. Plenty of better options.....

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

My wife and I grew up in New York and are used to great Italian food. This is our favorite restaurant in the Jupiter area. Great food and Great service. The one restaurant where we can say, it's just like home.

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1  Thank James S
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

The food was great and priced around the same as most of the other restaurants in the city. The decor was outdated, but the food more than made up for it.

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