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The Portage Italian Bistro

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Italian, Pizza, Canadian
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440 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P8, Canada
+1 705-327-0672
17:00 - 22:00
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Orillia, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The place is well planed out with lots of room between tables,and spotless. My wife had the ceasar salad and seafood pasta and loved both, I had the special tenderloin with pasta my choice rather then the vegies,,meat cooked rare to medium was tender and 8oz plus. good wine list prices were good for value. We will go back. Thanks

Thank 728reno
Newmarket, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are here for convenience before a show at Casino Rama. The waitress seemed confused about the food and didn't know much about it. The salad and bruscetta was good...thank goodness, because our main course was inedible. My husband had penne arribiata, which was essentially a can of diced tomatoes and a jar of roasted peppers over... More 

1 Thank Hmgranger
Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We are very picky with our Beef - Fabulous - ordered 3 med & 1 med rare perfect along with the best perfectly seasoned better than the Keg, never mind the fabulous beet salad, mixed greens and goat cheese. We are new to the area and will be back again and again for sure!

1 Thank Linda A
North Bay, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We just finished eating at the Portage Bistro, here at the Best Western Couchiching Inn. They have an extremely small menu tonight and no option to substitute anything. My husband and I both ordered the shrimp cocktail, we both only got 5 small plain shrimp. My husband ordered the "bacon wrapped fillet mignon" which had NO bacon. My husband LOVES... More 

1 Thank Tonya F
Lindsay, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

we stayed at the hotel and had supper before going to the casino .The meal was great and hot we were in and out to be able to catch the shuttle we also had breakfast in the same place

1 Thank red1444
Kincardine, Canada
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

The restaurant was busy, but the staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was very slow to come, and then wasn't very hot. I'd definitely make the effort to go out of the hotel and eat elsewhere next time I'm in Orillia.

Thank periwinkle29
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel. The atmosphere is nice but it's very small but it wasn't busy. My husband had the sausage penne and loved it. I had chicken parm and I also really enjoyed it. It wasn't the best I've ever had in terms of the chicken but it was still pretty good. Kids had pizza and I... More 

1 Thank nimfam
Orillia, Canada
Level Contributor
46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Had our dinner here, service was very slow, however, to be fair, there was a very large party that only 2 wait staff were trying to accommodate. Atmosphere was great, soft lighting and quiet music, although a group came to the bar and were very noisy. Overall, the food was good, but we did have to wait a long time,... More 

Thank Diane F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

This small restaurant was a pleasant surprise for us tonight. Highly recommend it. Friendly staff, good food, will definitely go again!

1 Thank Sandra K
Burlington, Canada
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Great late night dinner. Staff was outstanding handing food allergies and very attentive. Thank you to Amanda for making our evening so great! Food portions are huge, more than you can eat. Everyone loved their choices. The muscles were a big hit in particular.

2 Thank BlueEyedPrincess

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Orillia
  • Phone Number: +1 705-327-0672

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?