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“Fine italian dining in an unpretentious yet elegant atmosphere”

Porticello Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 28 Restaurants in South Easton
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Philadelphia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fine italian dining in an unpretentious yet elegant atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

Our first visit to Porticello was excellent from start to finish.....the moment we walked into the cozy living room atmosphere, we were hooked. The staff was professional and courteous, the wine list plentiful, and the food home-made yet elegantly served. Linen table cloths, fresh flowers, and candlelight grace the tabletops; and thus create a comfortable ambiance that is appropriate for any occasion--from a simple night out with family to a more formal celebratory event. We have since returned to Porticello--and have had the same lovely dining experience during each visit. In an area of Easton that is relatively devoid of finer dining venues, Porticello is a welcome respite!

  • Visited February 2011
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English first
Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“very dissapointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

I considered Porticellos " my favorite restaurant" for a while now. It is a place for us to celebrate special events like birthdays and such for about 10 years. We have not been there since last year, and when we returned yesterday we found lots of undesireable changes...first, the opening bread basket was not the usual mixed assortment that we were so used to; second, the wait service took forever, the waitress never introduced herself by name, our meal took very long to arrive, and when it did the quality of the filet that I ordered was tough, and very fatty. After our plates were cleared and she asked about dessert, it took 15 minutes for her to return. lastly, they stoped seving the after dinner mints with the checks that was always such a finishing touch.... :( very sad indeed)

Visited October 2011
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2 Thank Elise D
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Taunton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The definition of inconsistency !”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2010

Porticello is all over the map with its' service and food. My wife and I visit for dinner about once a month as it is literally three minutes from our house. We've been dinning here for about 8 months now. When it's good it's really good! And when it's bad.....it's really bad. There really is no consistency to the place. We usually average two really good visits and then get a bad one.

The food and drink selection is very good, as is the atmosphere. The portions are not huge, but you won't leave hungry either. All I can really say is that if you hit the place on a good night you'll really enjoy it. If you visit on one of their "off" nights you'll probably be asking to see the manager at the end of your meal and likely not go back.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Quiet, a little upscale, nice change”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2009

This place is right down the street from me, and we don't go too often because my husband has it in his head that it's only Italian. Even though we've been together a couple of times and I proven his wrong, I guess there are other choices he thinks of first. It's a real nice Italian restaurant but has other choices as well. It's not as loud as most restaurants, which to me, is a nice change. The prices are reasonable. Don't let the look of it outside scare you away. It looks a lot more expensive than it really is. Really good choice of restaurants. Check it out!

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boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Thumbs Down”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2009

We are frequent diners at Porticello Restaurant. On a recent visit a few weeks ago, we found the service and staff just awful. We sat in the lounge area and the bartender on duty could not handle our one table in the lounge along with a partially filled bar. The food order took forever, our bottle of opened wine sat on the bar for over 10 minutes before she brought it over. The owner delivered our food and we voiced our complaints on the unusual poor service. He was less than sympathetic and said what do you want me to do about it? Not a way to treat return customers. It was not a overly busy night that one person could not handle our table and a few bar patrons. Would not recommend this restaurant until these problems can be corrected. Very disappointed in the whole dining experience.

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