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Portofino Cafe Italiano, Portland, OR
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Portofino Cafe Italiano

4.5
4.5
108 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Well being SE Portland's oldest Italian Dining establishment we have created a new Italian/Creole fusion menu with keeping the popular and bring in new recipes that will highlight the Italian heritage of the Creole cruisine

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 234-8259

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    You can pick off of our menu or design the meal between our chef and yourself.

  • Private party facilities

    We at Portofino’s are delighted to plan your event to be something unique and special. You can make choices off our menu or create a truly one of a kind experience with building your vision working alongside our talented executive chef. No matter what the event, from a family style gathering to a 6 course meal our staff will give your party the attention it deserves and create truly fond memories.

  • Area

    Southeast Portland

  • Cross Street

    SE Tacoma St.

  • Parking Details

    Our parking lot is located just behind the restaurant off of Tacoma Street(across from New Seasons Market).

  • Public Transit

    Several On 13th St.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. DH

    DavidH

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Well 1st off I set these reservations up and then all of a sudden the night of the reservation a guy calls me out of the blue and tells me oh well you should not have had these reservations in the 1st place doesn't apologize it's rude told me oh well I know about this yesterday but I forgot to call you and tell you it ruined my anniversary And I'm very disappointed
  2. L

    Laki

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    My steak was all fat and greasy. I could buy 3 fat steaks for $36.00. The lasagna taste awful. Too much breading. The service and atmosphere was good.
  3. JS

    JennyS

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have always enjoyed Portofino. But this was our first visit since they reopened. We were pleasantly surprised by the remodeled interior! It feels so good in there. Bravo! And the food was delicious, as always.
  4. WF

    WanderingFromTheUpperLeft

    Portland

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great dinner, overall. Perfectly done Brussels sprouts and gnocchi appetizers started the evening off well. Pasta entrees were also excellent. Kitchen struggled with a full house creating a 45-minute gap between starters and the main course. 75-degree dining room was a bit too warm for comfort.
  5. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have been coming to Porto Fino for several years. It’s always a nice night out, the food and service are very good.
  6. DL

    DebbieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here. Everything was wonderful! Great service Good Food
  7. j

    janek36

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Menu was changed from previous times and disappointing
  8. DT

    DaveT

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Overall experience was just ok. Service, food, and wine were all ok not great not bad.
  9. KC

    KellyC

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It's great to have Portofino back on the grid after their remodel. The new space is great, though it's going to take time for patrons and the staff to get into the groove with the new layout. Door confusion. No real hostess stand. But I trust that in time, it'll get there. The gf noodles have changed, and I'm not a fan of the new pasta, but again . . . I'm sure it'll get worked out in time.
  10. s

    shinyholly

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best homemade pasta I've had in a long time. The wine list is quality!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Overall experience was good.
  12. s

    sassy

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! If you have not been you should go!
  13. L

    karenL

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cesar salad was truly flavorful and balanced. Waiter knowledgeable about Italian wine. Homemade stuffed pasta delicious. Tables spaced well in honor of covid. It felt covid safe. Will recommend to friends
  14. SM

    SusanM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good, as usual and the wine selection nice!
  15. A

    Aussie

    Portland

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice cozy restaurant serving traditional Italian favorites. Excellent service. Quiet space for conversation in a nice neighborhood setting. I’ll be back.
  16. N

    Nanielle

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and cozy atmosphere!
  17. CL

    ChrisL

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Portofino! Most of the items are grown onsite in a garden behind the restaurant - and it is FRESH! The food is always delicious and the staff is always friendly, professional and attentive. I have no reservations with referring Portofino to anyone wanting a nice, romantic meal or just some really great Italian food
  18. MG

    MikeG

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good, wine selection great and the staff is fantastic. A locals favorite.
  19. s

    sassy

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    This is one of our favorite restaurants, but we had a bad time on Saturday. The service was supper slow and so was the food coming out. The waiter took care of us and felt bad. We have not been out much because of Covid, so this was a disappointing night.
  20. JS

    JohnS

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    They discarded my left overs, so I could not take them home.
  21. SQ

    SuzyQ

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner. Great food and service. Will be back.
  22. BE

    BobE

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We celebrated our anniversary here and were very pleased. The staff was slow to seat us, and they ran our of the Scampi Ravioli that we ordered, but otherwise good service and great food. I had veal and my wife had pesto seafood. Both were delicious.
  23. CA

    CarolynA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the meals and the wine. We all three had a different dish and were pleased with each of them. It was a birthday celebration for 3 sisters. We had a reservation for 5PM so we were the only ones in the restaurant for the first part of the meal.
  24. RS

    RichardS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have always enjoyed Portofino and the high quality food and drinks. When it closed during the pandemic we hoped it would weather the storm and reopen which fortunately it did! My date and I try to make it a weekly treat and the lasagna is out of this world as are the coffee nudges topped with REAL whipped cream!
  25. p

    pdxoriginal

    Portland

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Went here for the first time. Pleasantly surprised. We were able to sit inside, service was outstanding coupled with great food. We asked for an off menu item and were thrilled with it. Wine recommendation was also perfecto! We’ll definitely be back.
  26. CL

    ChrisL

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true gem in Portland - this is one of my top three restaurants to visit. The food is always fantastic - the specials are top-notch, the service is always spot-on. That is my best summation of this wonderful Italian restaurant that does everything right.
  27. J

    Jeff

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best in town!
  28. j

    jerryk

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    My food dish was not hot, had to be returned and come back fine. Other chicken dish was just not good as we expected. Yet the cost was at the high end as was the wine.
  29. KO

    KOCANCER

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    FOOD WAS POOR PREPARED, GREASY. ESCARGO WAS OK BUT MAIN DISH WAS FLOATING IN GREASE
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was wonderful!!! Especially loved the classy music and atmosphere. Will be back soon!
  31. SB

    SisterB

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. It is warm, inviting and charming. The wait staff is warm and attentive and they actually make you feel like they are genuinely happy to see you there and in our case back again. The food is comforting and the wine list exceptional. Believe it or not they have parking lot in Sellwood. I highly recommend.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old standard in Sellwood.; being updated in good ways. Unpretentious Italian fare. Cozy feel.
  33. D

    Deni

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portofino Cafe is our favorite Italian restaurant in the greater Portland area. Everything is A+ at this Sellwood neighborhood restaurant. We go to Portofino's as often as possible and have had many family celebrations there. We can't recommend this restaurant enough.
  34. ML

    MizLily

    Portland

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Although the food was delicious, we waited for our entrees (which were two specials and two off their regular menu) for an hour and 20 min. and the place was only half full. We had to ask the wait staff twice to check on our orders. Added to that, there were no apologies, no explanations, no comps. Very disappointed, not worth it when there are so many other excellent restaurants with great service in Portland.
  35. TU

    TomU

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have always found the food at this Italian restaurant to be outstanding. My only complaint was that my wife ordered a cup of soup that the waiter failed to bring. Other than that, the meal was great.
  36. A

    Audrey

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    As long time fans of Portofino, sadly, this time our dining experience fell short. Although the front of the house appeared to be fully staffed compared with past levels, the service at our table was barely attentive, despite their availability with many open tables. Whereas in past visits we looked forward to professional, well paced and friendly table service, this time service was uncoordinated, slow, negligent, and un-engaged. All of that might be overlooked if the food met the previous high bar, but sadly, a meal we had so looked forward to, paled in comparison to the past 12 years of dining here. What was a go-to special meals might only make the cut if we're feeling nostalgic for the location.
  37. CP

    CutiePie

    Portland

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the food and service. Lovely “date night” spot.
  38. T

    Terry

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Service started out well and then went down hill. Took an hour and a half from our order to get bn our meal. Food was like warm and not great. Waiter did not apologize for the late meal. Very disappointing as the reviews were very positive. I would not go back.
  39. JH

    JeanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meals immensely. The food was excellent, our waiter was very nice and helpful and the atmosphere was quiet and friendly.
  40. ML

    MaylanneeL

    Portland

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food, and friendly service. The price has gone up, but still worth it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Portofino Cafe Italiano does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Portofino Cafe Italiano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 234-8259.

Portofino Cafe Italiano is rated 4.5 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable booking network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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  • Logo image for Postmates

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    SE Tacoma St.

  • Area

    Southeast Portland

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Our parking lot is located just behind the restaurant off of Tacoma Street(across from New Seasons Market).

  • Public Transit

    Several On 13th St.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (503) 234-8259

  • Catering

    You can pick off of our menu or design the meal between our chef and yourself.

  • Private party facilities

    We at Portofino’s are delighted to plan your event to be something unique and special. You can make choices off our menu or create a truly one of a kind experience with building your vision working alongside our talented executive chef. No matter what the event, from a family style gathering to a 6 course meal our staff will give your party the attention it deserves and create truly fond memories.

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