I took my husband to Portofino's last night for his Birthday. I wanted to try something new so I started to do research on Italian restaurants in Portland. I read all the reviews, looked at all the pictures, and read about each restaurant what the had to say about their establishments. After a couple of days of doing so I decided that Portofino's would be my choice. Well, I have to say that indeed I chose a winner here! The owner Seth was our server. He was fantastic. We ordered the steamer claims that came in a delicious tomato sauce, the little potato things (I cannot remember the name) and the caprese salad for appetizers. The caprese salad was served with balsamic vinaigrette that has aged for 20 years. I couldn't stop rubbing the delicious sour dough bread in it! We then had our main courses. My husband ordered what is not even on the menu: chicken Parmesan with spaghetti and meat sauce and I had their special the chanterelle pasta with pine nuts and bacon. Oh boy was the food so flavorful! Now onto the dessert! We ordered the sea salt and caramel gelato and the marionberry and peach cobbler with cinnamon gelato. The sea salt and caramel gelato about blew my roof off! Wow, I was instantly in love! . We topped the meal off with a bottle of Malbec. I have to say that we had no clue what to order.....well I didn't so I just ordered what Seth recommended! A+ and high five to this place! We will be returning soon:)
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