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“How does this place survive....”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Portobello

Portobello
Ranked #462 of 3,763 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The menu at Portobello was born in the bounty and harvest of the Italian countryside. Celebrating the simplest flavors of Italy; crusty breads, sun-ripened tomatoes, house-cured meats, freshly caught fish, fruity olive oils and sharp, pungent cheeses.
London, United Kingdom
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“How does this place survive....”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2010

Well it started at 13:30 on a Saturday afternoon.......shown to a table straight away.....6 other diners there....alarm bells should have rung then....ordered the main of the Sicilian Tuscan Pizza......what can I say apart from.....AWFUL.....the cheese had all the taste of dairylea....no sorry dairylea has more flavour and as for the italian salami....they may as well not put anything on it for all the taste it had......complained tot he waitress and she then went off in a huff saying if you had told us at the begining we could have done something about it.......yeah we could have done if you had come back to us.........cannot believe that Downtown got rid of McDonalds and this place is still there....at least in McDonalds you had a tasty meal and service with a smile........if you do one thing during your holiday.....AVOID THIS LIKE THE PLAGUE.....

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Los Angeles, California
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“Terrible food, high prices”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2010

The service was slow. The food was terrible - the pizza was a kids size that just came out of the microwave; the minestrone soup was a sip of water...and the prices were high!!!! I'll never go back to that place.

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ri
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“Very disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2010

we went here one night after learning of the long wait at Fultons..... we should have waited! the food here was as italian as me.....and i'm french! it was so bland....my husband and didn't even care to take any of the leftovers with us..... and there were plenty since we didn't eat much..... i was expecting the same quality as most disney places but this was just horrible. it infuriates me to have to fork over so much money for a really bad meal..... live and learn i guess.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Wow - poor server”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2010

Last night we went out with couple of friends (4 of us)! We had such a bad experience included the service! By the way the server tried everything, but didn`t help. We were siting outside on the patio area. The server had another 3 tables... We were wating at least 30 minutes for our order taking, so we were already really hungry! Poor server was sweating like never before in his life... The hostesses and the managers were doing nothing at this time-period... (They have no clue what team-work is!!!) When the meal came out I almost got shock! The pizza looked like a piece of paper (12.95$ each) and probably enough for a 3 year-old kid. We ordered a buccatini for 24.95$, that was good, but the portion for that money is shameful! We told everything to the server and he was feeling a shame to work in this kind of place! Never ever go there again! Probably the most terrible dining experience ever!

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Houston, Texas
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“Pretty Good Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2010

I am surprised to read the other reviews of this restaurant because we had a very pleasant dinner there last week. I had never heard of Portobello's before and found it while wandering through Downtown Disney wondering where to eat. I'm always up for Italian.

We were seated within 10 minutes even without a reservation. We were served good bread with baked garlic as our "butter". (always a nice surprise) Service was prompt and the food was quite good. I had thrown caution to the wind and ordered the Black Linguini even after learning that it was colored with squid ink! It was wonderful!

Maybe it was just our night but there was nothing to complain about with Portobello. The food and the service left nothing to be desired. To me it is a hidden gem.

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