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“Mediocre at best.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portofino's Italian Restaurant

Portofino's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 229 Restaurants in Gastonia
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
SC
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Mediocre at best.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We had heard good reviews of this restaurant, so we decided to try it. Being from NY we were excited to hear that Potafino's had a thin crust pizza. We ordered a pepperoni pizza and Shrimp fra diavolo for "take out." The pizza was very greasy and the sauce was very bland. They made a mistake and put a butter sauce instead of a marinara sauce on the fra diavolo. When my husband called to inquire about the lack sauce they offered to provide him with a new meal, however we live 20 minutes away and it was not worth it to him to drive all the way back. I do not think we will revisit this restaurant any time soon.

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English first
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Ok but nothing to brag about”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Went and have not been back.. waiter got order all Wrong and never apologized or anything... the bread was good but thats bout it.. so if you go there eat just bread

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Cramerton, North Carolina
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food, average atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

This a great place for good Italian. The atmosphere is weak, however if you are looking for a quiet sit down, semi private atmosphere. Nonetheless, the food is very good and worth your time to eat here.

Visited January 2013
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pizza is some what good!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

We had a small pizza and it was ok taste. The crust was crunchy which I like. The bread was cold. I would go back for their calzones and Stromboli because they load it with cheese. If you are a cheese person just ask for light cheese

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Italian in Gastonia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Difficult to get great Italian in Gastonia... hey I grew up in NY where the Italian food is a basic part of the lifestyle... it's very good for the south and we are always pleased when we eat here.

Visited December 2012
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