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Portofino Italian Ristorante

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5035 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4513
+1 727-864-2800
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Tampa, Florida
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157 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would need to try a couple of more times before giving it a "4" but close. Eggplant parmesan pretty good, nice portion. Chicken parmesan pretty good, nice portion. Has several red sauces, meat, tomato, marinara. Sauces really good, surely homemade. Didn't care for the oil and garlic sauce although wife liked it. Decent salad served with meals, vinaigrette pretty good.... More 

Thank William C
Hartford, Connecticut
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a lovely meal of Chicken Francese, very tasty and well prepared. Luckily I was warned by my dining companion that if you want the same sauce on your side of pasta, speak up. If you don't, they will automatically put red sauce on it. (And the sauce on the Francese was too good not to have more!)

Thank GalViolet
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are about 15 tables outside; which I would recommend; overlooking the harbor. Food was very good and fairly priced for today's better restaurants. My wife got the osso bucco which she liked and I got the bolognese, which was very good.

Thank Activation
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I had dinner here with 4 adults. Several of us had the chicken parmigiana. It comes with salad and a side of pasta (choose from several). The portions were large - enough for a full meal left over. Warm bread was served as well. It all tasted great and was reasonably priced. Our waiter was quick and accurate. They serve... More 

Thank Mike E
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

With so many good restaurants in and around St Pete Beach it's not usual that we leave the area but so glad we did. We both had an excellent veal dish and it was some of the best we've tried.

Thank BobT721
New York City, New York
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We found this restaurant on line, it had great reviews. We got there early on a Saturday night and had a 20 minute wait, (party of 5) which was well worth it. There were many customers addressed by name, so this is a well loved local. After telling the waitress we had an engagement, she served us quickly and the... More 

Thank chongo49
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Portofino is hands-down the best Italian restaurant in St Petersburg. The Pork Osso Buco is to die for, the best, maybe anywhere! Service is outstanding and prices are more than reasonable for great Italian food. Do your friends and family a favor and try Portofino, you wont regret it!

Thank Joizvet
washington dc
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Recommended by our real estate agent. My partners mussels were outstanding as was the soup. The garlic knots were great. The veal francese a good portion with spaghetti side and a salad. Excellent service. Good choice of deserts We will go back again.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It was a Friday evening and the place was heaving...we had to wait a few minutes for a table. Having got used to modern Italian cooking in the UK, this was a step back in time to a traditional menu. The food was well cooked, and there was plenty of it. Service was stressed....our server was clearly tired and a... More 

Thank Chorizogolf
Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying the waitress packed up our food and I watched her break the bread in half digging her thumb in the bread and shoving it in the box. Should I go on? Food was ok. Waitress was bossy and pushy. Nope not going back. I did enjoy no music and the sound of the ceiling fan.... More 

Thank Corey K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5035 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4513
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-864-2800

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