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PortaBella Restaurant, Carmel, CA

PortaBella Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1569 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions
  • Neighbourhood gem
Our cuisine features beautiful specialties from France, Italy and Spain. The dishes are rich in color and flavor.
PortaBella is picturesque: awarded First Prize for Beautiful Flowerscaping from the Carmel Garden Club.

The ambience is stylish and romantic, the setting historic

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2 people

19:00


Booked 56 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 624-4395
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 1,569 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

1,569 Reviews
  1. StevenC

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming. That says it all. The restaurant, the staff, the service, and the overall ambience is delightfully charming. Occasionally a singer/guitarist strolls through and will sing a song so beautifully it will warm your experience and even make you tear up.

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  2. amyl

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food continues to be good but there is a very different experience sitting in the back vs the front Sat next to a swinging kitchen door- old dying plants all around crowded tables The front has a totally different and charming vibe We will not be placed in the back again nor closed to infants. This was our third trip in a row but will now go elsewhere

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the environment was just perfect for my birthday. I loved the mushroom soup! For mushroom lovers it definitely gives the perfect amount of mushroom taste. Also thank you so much for the birthday instrumental and serenading! It was the sweetest thing. I was initially opposed to the singing because I didn’t want it to be obnoxious, but I ended up loving every moment of it. It was very classy. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening!

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  4. SusanB

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service and food, even on July 4 weekend. Good job!

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  5. StocktonDiner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the delicious scallops with green pea risotto at the perfect table on the patio for me and my two little doggies. Would definitely return!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Italian food with cozy ambient. Strongly recommend Bolognese. Kids love it!

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  7. AndreC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a good place to dine in. Ambience is great, and the hostess was really generous in giving us a table without a reservation.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food didn’t prepare as described on the menu. Restaurant is cute. Service is okay considering there were a lot of empty tables.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    College kids home for my birthday, we all loved the menu. Menu was interesting and well designed and prepared. nice wine list as well and the service was superb. Can't believe we haven't been here before but we will be back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    What should have been an amazing dinner was spoiled by the worst server we’ve ever had. He literally didn’t speak to us except each time he said “you guys doing good?”. Never said his name, offered to answer questions about the menu or point out his favorite dishes. Had to call him over in order to place our dinner order otherwise I don’t think he would’ve asked. Table next to us was also clearly frustrated as one member of their party didn’t think he should be tipped. We also considered not tipping and writing a note (which we have NEVER done). So disappointing because it seemed like he was the only terrible server.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

PortaBella Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. PortaBella Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 624-4395.

PortaBella Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1569 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 56 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for PortaBella Restaurant

Ocean Ave and Monte Verde, Carmel, CA 93921

Additional information

  • Area
    Carmel
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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