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“not the same anymore,Awful”

Portofino Italian Ristorante
Ranked #171 of 898 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“not the same anymore,Awful”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Pizza greasy,way over priced for a pizza and its not even good.Alfedo its so runny 1 day or to thick and dry.sitting at a table u and see the wait staff in their area and they have this bowl where they put the butter in that they just took off the table,how gross and the grems they are spreading to us,on their phones not giving us the attention we should get,roach crawling on table. won't ever go back.

  • Visited December 2011
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Just discovered the Portofino”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Found this small Italian restaurant in our local shopping plaza and were pleasantly surprised! Stopped in for dinner and found the menu interesting and not too expensive. Our waitress, Meagan, was a treat! She told us she was new there but obviously had all the expertise of a professional. Hope she sticks around as we intend going back. Try the Fetucine Alfredo - it's fantastic (with a little extra cheese!)

  • Visited June 2012
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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food Casual Atmosphere”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

Stopped here on the way back from Publix. Loved the food and the service. We will come again!

Visited October 2011
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1 Thank Susan L
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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237 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Quick and decent lunch”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

Stopped in here for lunch on a weekday. Empty at 12 o'clock, but people started coming in after that. Above average for a basic, modestly priced Italian menu. Had the $6 lunch special of pasta, meat sauce, side salad and warm bread. No problems with anything except lack of aspartame for my iced tea.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank HealthyGourmet
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Orlando, Florida
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“The Portofino is a treat!”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

My husband and I and two friends recently ate at the Portofino Italian Ristorante for the first time while visiting St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. We found the restaurant through a search on Restaurant.com and purchased a discount for the restaurant through the site. Our visit was on a Saturday evening at around 7:00 pm. We were greeted in a friendly manner upon our arrival and seated at a table next to the wall in the dining room.

Our server was pleasant, the food was very good, we had an enjoyable evening, and this is a restaurant that we plan to visit again in the future. We ordered a variety of entrees: Veal Parmesan, Eggplant Parmesan, Veal Pizziola, Linquini and white clam sauce. All of the entrees were excellent, with the exception of the Eggplant Parmesan, which the guest felt was way too salty. One guest ordered the Tortellini and Brodo soup, which was excellent - it had an amazingly rich broth, and all four guests tasted it. For dessert we had Spumoni, which was served in a wedge with chocolate sauce, and was delicious.

(Note to the owners: A small vase with even one flower on each table would do wonders for the ambiance. ) We are glad that we discovered this restaurant and will return again.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank DSullivan1964
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