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Portofino Waterfront Dining

££ - £££
American, Bar, Italian, Seafood, Pub
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23241 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980-3210
+1 941-743-2800
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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892 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 540 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

We must have passed this place many times on our way to Fisherman's Village where we often view sunsets from Harpoon Harry's. Over the years I've gotten a bit jaded with the place and so decided to try Portofino's for a change. We sat outside on the patio area and the welcome breeze kept us cool. The server was attentive... More 

1 Thank nnmercman
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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222 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

My husband had eaten here before and said the Buffet set up for a business meeting was good. Off the 3 of us went for dinner tonight. Not overly busy with inside and outside seating. Decor leaves a lot to be desired. Menus were brought and the waiter tells what is not available that evening. We selected the "Steam Pot".... More 

2 Thank Sissy N
Port Charlotte, FL
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

I am not going to down another place here in Port Charlotte, Buuuut.... I am getting very tired of these people who chef'd at some high falootin' northern restaurant, and simply thinks we are a bunch of hicks. We are not. The wait staff probably wanted to be elsewhere, and the menu, while looking decent on paper, well.. the paper,... More 

3 Thank atomicfrog
Halifax, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Not worth too many words to describe our dining experience tonight. Food was barley OK. Service was not friendly and welcoming. Find another place to dine out because although the location looks promising it's not worth it.

2 Thank Codkicker
Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2013

The setting for this waterfront restaurant is beautiful! We have been here several times. The food is below average and tastes processed. The calamari is terrible and the mozzarella has a foul taste. We decided after so many negative food experiences not to come here for food but for drinks overlooking the beautiful harbor view. Today, we had a bloody... More 

2 Thank Sirant8791
punta gorda
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We eat here one lunchtime in the outside eating area. The restaurant was completely empty but there were 4 or 5 tables outside taken. The service was very slow.........but the food and drinks when they came were good. However we were very surprised to find a 20% tip had been added (there were only 4 of us) the service wasn't... More 

1 Thank badders10
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013 via mobile

We had lunch on the deck on a hot afternoon. Great views, wonderful breezes, terrific muffuletta sandwich, awesome eggplant parm sandwich (and we are from Italian family). In fact all food coming out to other tables looked delicious and were large portions. The staff isn't perfect but they did their jobs. We never stepped foot inside so can't comment on... More 

1 Thank DanNlisa
Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013 via mobile

Our aunt booked room for 7 on the outside deck- what a nice view! Food was great. Service was excellent. I would recommend this place.

1 Thank Rosadiva
Marysville, Ohio
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

At noon, on a Friday, my wife and I were the only customers in this restaurant. That should have been a red flag, but the beautiful view across the Peace River caused us to stay. It is a beautiful view, if you can see it through the terribly dirty windows. The out of date decor is very dark, and not... More 

1 Thank dcoder3
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172 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

A group of 6 of us went to this restaurant for Sunday breakfast brunch a week ago. Called to check the time and was advised we should get there by 10AM, as there was a car club and boating club coming at 1030. So we came down from Venice, and walked in at 10. The lady at the desk was... More 

2 Thank BeverlyMA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Italian, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23241 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 941-743-2800

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