Restaurants, Italian The Bronx
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Though curiously ignorant of where the town of Portofino is, the waiters here preside adroitly over the airy dining room and the relaxed outdoor patio overlooking the marina. The appetizers are terrific—the fresh carpaccio di manzo enhanced by truffle oil and the spiedini Romana (fried mozzarella sticks) exceptionally chewy. The standout entrée is the ravioli di Aragosta, dressed in a light grappa sauce and stuffed with fresh lobster meat. Shaming the packaged lobster ravioli so prevalent in the city, it’s eminently worthy of the Ligurian seaside town for which the restaurant is named.


Venue name: Portofino
Address: 555 City Island Ave
Cross street: at Cross St
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am–10:30pm
Transport: Subway: Travel: 6 to Pelham Park; BX 29 to City Island Ave and Cross St
Price: AmEx, MC, V
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Peakarran r

Old and it shows. Can't understand the good reviews. Looks like the 1970's was the last makeover. Table was splintered and caught my shirt. Food was lousy and there was flies all over the place. Not worth it at even 80% off.


David W

Great food, great service, great everything.

Douglas and Dita made us feel like family, the kind you like and want to see.

Went with a groupon and cant wait to go back.



TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!!!! I had better food from my dinner down the block. 1) appetizers - I ordered the Fried Calamari - it was frozed overcooked rubber, My wife ordered the fresh Mozzarella - they had no Basil so they gave spinach 2) Entrees - we where to get either a steamed or stuffed Maine lobster tail and a prime filet mignon. They gave us a Overcooked warm water Not maine tail, no offer to stuff it, They gave a a strip steak not filet mignon. My steak was raw and my wife was rare. They had NO flavor or seasoning. Save your money and have a better meal at McDonalds.


Everything was just amazing! Food, service, atmosphere is deff worth a 5 out of 5 stars!