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“Wine was the best part!”
Review of PortoVino

PortoVino
Ranked #7 of 92 Restaurants in Dorval
Price range: US$20 - US$51
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wine was the best part!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Im not one to write reviews ,but this restaurant was absolutely horrible.The best part was the Wine That my husbad and I brought.We were a part of 20 people 50th birthday for one of our friends.The food was very standard and the service was very slow,i waited 1/2 hour to get a pellegrino water.The chocholate cake was the worst cake i have had in my LIFE!!

I thought the coffee at the end would let me forget the meal,it was cold and muddy.
Never again,people say this Portovino is the best of all the other one's....well i would not even attempt the other ones let alone go back to this one.

Like I said that 50.00 botle of wine was a blessing that we brought ,cause the meal
was mot up to par.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank KTRAVELCA
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  • English first
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English first
ottawa
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

It's off the beaten track and most unlikely looking, but go! We were taken there to dinner by a cordon Bleu Chef and once the food arrived we knew why! The food is sensational.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank gerryottawa
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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Elegant fast food”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We were there for a staff party and it was ok. The quality of the food is good but this is not a restaurant where the chef is creative nor is he a risk taker. These places serve a large number of people in a nice setting giving an illusion of fine dining. The menu features very popular italian food as well as other choices.. I had the salmon which was bland and over cooked with frozen sautéed vegetables. The staff party was there both in December and June.. So no excuse for fresh vegetables being expensive in June .the restaurant is was it is. Nothing special but pleasant.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank chefantoine
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GM G, Owner at PortoVino, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thank you “Chef Antoine” for your comments.
At Porotvino we pride ourselves on the following… Only fresh vegetables of 1st quality, Only scratch made sauces including chicken stock and Demi-Glass(taking 24hrs to make), Only use of fresh herbs and the use of fresh fish including pole caught substainable tuna. Baking and creating all of our pastrys and cakes in our bakery on our premisses. Only using pure extra virgin olive oil of first quality from my familys personal olive harvest. Using only fresh Certified Angus Beef with licencesing to prove it .We only use milk fed veal from Quebec as well as live Quebec lobsters. We also use exclusive artisinal coffee which our barrisats using free hand latte art.
We would never tarnish our image and chef reputation by using frozen vegetables or powdered basses or anything of infurier quality. We are a high volume B.Y.O.B restaurant with 6 location that takes pride in not serving typical chain fare. We would love to have you in our restaurants and give you the full tour of our kitchen facility “Chef Antoine”
Yours Truly
Jim Karayannopoulos
Exceutive Chef/Owner/Franchisor
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Ottawa, Canada
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Choices galore and delicious!”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We celebrate birthdays and family gatherings with a brunch at Portovino's. The extensive selection allows everyone to choose their favorites...lunch, breakfast, combination. There is a salad bar, cheeses, roast beef, desserts, etc.! From bagels and lox to waffles to roast beef, everything was delicious.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Rhonablxxx
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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good but overpriced”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I went there for the first time for dinner with friends on a Saturday night in April 2014. First, I was impressed by this huge, classy & very crowded busy lively restaurant where you can bring your own wine but the menu somehow has impressed me as well ...but negatively...: it's expensive but did not meet my high expectations and this was shared among us 4 peaople. This being said, service was very good until we received our 2 bills- one for each couple- very dissapointing because there were several mistakes overcharging 20 % more ON BOTH BILLS which was of corse immediatly corrected ....so...overall, we spent a nice entertaining evening but won't return.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Loulaudrey
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