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The Portage Italian Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Italian
440 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P8, Canada
+1 705-327-0672
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Canadian, Italian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
440 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P8, Canada
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

We were happy to see that the Best Western had a dining room. It is also open to the public. I had the salmon while by boyfriend had the seafood pasta. The fish for both were a bit over cooked but the flavor was so...More

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Four of us ate at the Portage on a Saturday evening. Difficult to find anyone to make a reservation earlier in the week but finally connected. Staff seemed inexperienced but friendly and polite. Food was OK but not outstanding. Glad we went as it was...More

Thank Pete B
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

This restaurant is in the hotel and very convenient. The service the night I was there was excellent. The décor and atmosphere is basic. The tables are spread apart and give you lots of space. The calamari was quite good and worth trying. I had...More

Thank travel2531
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I bothered to write a nice review of this restaurant in 2014 but Tripadvisor wouldn't publish it as it might be seen as collusion, since we used to run a b&b up the street from their location. We went there last night with our final...More

1  Thank The_Bystander
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were staying at this hotel and it was the Last night of our holiday and decided to eat in. Amazing service and great food excellently prepared well done chef

1  Thank Derek C
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...More

Thank 728reno
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,...More

1  Thank Hmgranger
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...More

1  Thank Linda A
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....More

1  Thank Tonya F
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
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9 May 2015|
Response from OrilliaAnnie | Reviewed this property |
I would not go there in the evening, especially Mother's Day without a reservation. You might also like Era 67 on the main street (Mississauga St.) in Orillia. I understand they have recently changed their menu and it is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Canadian, Italian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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