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Porto-bello Restaurant

) #2,303 of 9,275 Restaurants in New York City ££ - £££ Italian, Seafood
208 Thompson St, New York City, NY 10012-1372
+1 212-473-7794
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Seafood
££ - £££
208 Thompson St, New York City, NY 10012-1372
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Mmmmm, we had the mussels and the lasagna Bolognese, both wonderful. Enjoyed a late alfresco lunch on a gorgeous summer day. Several clocks on the walls, but not hurried. -Delicious desserts from a tray & worth the calories. -near NYU -reasonably priced -open air -good...More

Thank ILikedTheColor
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Amazing atmosphere and location, relatively inexpensive with well stocked bar with all the Italian goodies. I'm an Italian foodie, so I'm kind of hard to impress. I'd say the food here is solidly good, not ethereal, but quite good. What's magical here are the Italian...More

1  Thank JenniferAer
Reviewed 10 July 2013

July, I get back to New York and I got nice food at Porto bello restaurant in Thompson street. Excellent! It's not expensive place, at all!

Thank Antony C
Reviewed 28 May 2013

I cannot say enough about this restaurant. The atmosphere is very cozy and italian, this is not an italian "wanna be" restaurant, this is the real thing. My husband wasn't feeling well the first time we went and when I told the waiter, he had...More

Thank Canadian_in_Sardina
Reviewed 8 May 2013

My son and I stumbled upon this place after visiting NYU. The people were friendly, service was excellent, and the food was typical Italian, bur very nicely prepared. Price was reasonable (cheap for New York). I'd recommend it.

Thank alligator1
Reviewed 16 March 2013

For delcious and authentic Northern Italian cuisine and a casual-cozy Village atmosphere, you can't do better than Porto Bello. Staff is fantastic - owner Enzo and manager Albert have been around since they opened 20+ years ago (I've been eating there since year 1), and...More

1  Thank JBTribeca
Reviewed 11 March 2013

dropped in on this place after the restaurant we had in mind was booked. Great luck. The atmosphere was extremely comfortable and service was old school (excellent). Had our best dining experience of NY. Will be back.

Thank JamesJoy
Reviewed 4 January 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for an old school restaurant experiance this is one of the few left. Service is great. Food is okay. The restaurant itself needs some major work. Take a peek at the kitchen you will be a little horrified.

1  Thank theklingon
Reviewed 1 December 2012

Wow! What a great little spot. My husband wanted a true Italian place for dinner and we found it when we walked by the day before. This palce has the kind of pasta and sauced you'd think of when you think of great italian meals....More

Thank bonbot062
Reviewed 17 July 2012 via mobile

Have been there 2 in the last weeks in the afternoon. Nice friendly boss, good service and nice food. Surely back for the rest of the menue

Thank Blue566
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here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Thompson St, New York City, NY 10012-1372
    (Bleecker Street)
  • Public Transportation: A, C, D, E, F, & V trains to West 4th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-473-7794
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