Portofino

4.8
1675 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Portofino is located on a quiet side street in the heart of Buckhead and has been a neighborhood favorite for 18 years. The converted house features vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and bright, energetic artwork. The beautiful stone and brick patio offers the most enjoyable outdoor seating in town.

The cuisine at Portofino is inspired by the many culinary regions of Italy. The menu and wine list constantly change with the seasons.
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h
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here waitress was awesome the Wild bore dish was delicious.

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KM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food!!

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OT
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the menu. Something for everyone. Good food. Service lovely.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The trout was terrible. See all sent it back

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CS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Over all pretty good but I had asked for the grilled octopus to be made w only sauce (which an Italian restaurant obviously has on hand) and the waitress asked the chef and he said no.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding authentic Italian cuisine, great service and reasonable prices.

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B
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food-great way to end and start the year!

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Early New Year’s Eve dinner

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Portofino’s. We had a group of 9. Our two youngest asked for crayons and were promptly given a whole box plus extra blank paper to be creative. They also gave complementary champagne to the couple celebrating an anniversary. The food was fantastic as well....we had 6 vegetarians as well and everyone loved the food. Overall a wonderful experience and I will return the next one I am in town.

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BD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta!

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R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Buckhead! The food is delicious!! We did a birthday celebration and a mini gender reveal for a friend recently and the staff went above and beyond to make it special!

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SP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portofino is always great. Never disappointed here. I love the atmosphere, the food, the wine,... Definitely a favorite!!

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve dinner!!

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L
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for Christmas Eve dinner. Our server Channing was excellent. The food was good and had a wide variety for our group.

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SS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Portofino has been and continues to be one of our "go to" favorites in Buckhead.

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TD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. Not stuffy or pretentious. Our waiter, Alvin was fantastic. May have been my all time favorite waiter anywhere. We even had a one year old with us, and he had a ball. The staff was all very accommodating to him. Could not have been any nicer.

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PL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favorites! Always a delicious meal!

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w
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The squash soup and the trout were quite good. The room was so noisy that it was hard to talk to the people at our table. Because of the noise I would consider another restaurant.

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JF
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Worth the price. The eggplant appetizer was so good we ordered another. My pork ragu was wonderfully seasoned. Not a lot of salt. We were not rushed, we had a good amount of time between courses. Cocktails, wine list & menu are changed with the seasons. Had a beautiful glass of amarone.
Will definitely come back.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

We were celebrating my birthday and I had the Cacio e Pepe (and added chicken). It was so garlicky I had to send it back. Garlic and Italian food generally go together, but I’ve NEVER found it in Cacio e Pepe and certainly not to the extent it was in there. My sister and her boyfriend tried it and were horrified. I suffered all night from heart burn.

Unfortunately, everyone else at the table did not care for their food either - we ordered everything from Lamb Shank (soaked in butter), to pasta (weird under-cooked ingredients in the meat sauce; carrots) to filet (cold and under cooked).

The only positive was that our waitress was lovely, very friendly, and attentive. The wine was also great, but it’s hard to mess that up.

Overall, extremely disappointed in the food and will not be returning.

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HF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived early for a dinner with friends, so we chatted with the bartender during the wait. When he found out that we were attending an Atlanta History Center event, he regaled us with interesting nuggests of Atlanta history. He also recommended an Italian red wine that was wonderful. When our friends arrived, we were escorted to a table in the back room, where we enjoyed a lovely meal. I really enjoyed the salmon; my spouse enjoyed his bolognese. It was a lovely evening.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend received certification

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The recommended items were fabulous. Our server catered to our party of 3. The noise level was very low. It was a most enjoyable evening - our server made it so

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LD
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Delicious food, well prepared and perfectly seasoned. Very friendly. Great patio in season. Love this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and first rate food

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped into Portofino after closing on our first home! We were greeted by name by the hostess and whisked directly to a quiet, romantic table perfect for our occasion. Service was prompt, professional, and personable. Our server knew the menu and the wine list quite well and made some amazing recommendations that really wowed us! Both the Chef and Sous Chef each stopped by the table to welcome us in and bring us a selection from the menu which they described in detail. Overall it was an amazing experience and a memorable meal. Can’t wait to go back (for more brussels sprouts!) and enjoy all Portofino has to offer. Way to knock it out of the park Chef! Thanks for having us.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Quick service with great food.

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c
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Felt like Portofino was over rated. If I order a mid/r steak don’t put season salt on it and don’t ever cut it I half to show me the temperature. Wait staff was kind but unfriendly if customers haven’t been there before guide them to a meal they might enjoy get to know them. Dinning is not just about who your chef is if the customers don’t enjoy the over all experience they probably won’t come back even if the food is tasteful.

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V
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Service was excellent! Will be back!

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OT
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great apps
Solid pasta options
Came for a bday celebration and everyone enjoyed it

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VH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Good friends and Great Food. Your Friends from out of town would be impressed.

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A
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience!

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JO
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time eating here. Excellent food and service! We will be back next time we come to Atlanta!

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DB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was energetic, but not overwhelmingly loud where you couldn't carry a conversation naturally. The food, service, and wine was excellent and would dine there again without hesitation.

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VH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restuaurant! Would recommend to friends. The food was great the server was knowledgeable. Very tasty menu with lots of choices.

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AW
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely delicious food. Is that fifty characters?

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SE
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We hadn’t been here in awhile and had forgotten how much we love the food, the vibe, the extensive and reasonably priced wine list. Our server made my son’s birthday really special.

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AD
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level perfect but not sure how rating scale works?

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JB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, a great meal at Portofino. The kitchen produces the best and most original dishes and the service is superb. There are few Buckhead restaurants left with such wonderful food and great service.

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JL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mike and the crew at Porto Fino rarely disappoint. Consistently great food, good service, and interesting specials and selections. The wine list is very nice, and diverse as well. Romantic style restaurant, but appropriate for all sorts of gatherings. After so many years, this is still a gem in Buckhead

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