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“Great family gathering”
Review of Portofino's

Portofino's
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Kensington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We made arrangements for 30 with a preset buffet. We couldn't have asked for anything better. The food was fresh and quite delicious from the bread, salad with house dressing, pasta, potatoes and stuffed mushrooms. Did I say stuffed mushrooms You Bet they were out of this world. The place is clean and the service was excellent with someone always there to provide more coffee, water or soft drinks. We will definitely return again for a dinner.

Highly recommended

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Thank JohnBCt
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

So many wonderful menu choices and all are superb; not just pasta but high end choices. Salad with their house dressing is tops! Service is remarkable. They also serve out of this world pizza but not in the restaurant on Saturday nights to keep things open for fine dining. Atmosphere is pleasing and welcoming. Great place for small parties or receptions, too!

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Thank pegport
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The food was only average. Service was good except when the waitress kept bumping into me to get by. I would probably go back but I can make better food at home.

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Thank dbkusa
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We've been to this restaurant quite a few times and they never seem to disappoint.
Food is always fresh, very tasty and a very good bargain. The atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming. Even on holidays (we went here for Easter dinner) they managed to present a fairly large choice of food and were not overwhelmed by large crowds. Staff is very knowledgeable on specials and is attentive

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1  Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

The last time we visited this restaurant was in March and it was very good unfortunately this time it was not as good. Let me first talk about the positives. The service was fine and the scarpariello and Marsala sauces were excellent and the portions were huge. The water tasted terrible, not their fault, it was their city water so we ordered a bottle of better tasting water at a price of $7.50.

Both my wife and I had chicken and it had not been beaten down, was tough, probably over cooked and had not been trimmed so the fat and grizzle had to be cut out. I noticed that our salad had no tomatoes in it but they were present in the salad of others. A small issue since the green salad was very tasty. As on our last visit the sauce on the pasta tasted canned we improved upon this by moving the pasta to our dishes with the great sauce.

One of the reasons we came to Portofino's was because we had a "Taste Book" discount card. The bill came to over $40 but they did not accept the $10 discount because the waiter said the discount was based only on the food and did not include the bottled water. When we came home we discovered that the only item not included was alcohol. I would have argued the point but did not have the information at the time.

The restaurant was very crowded with patrons celebrating several different event so they will not miss us if we don't return. If we do than we will not order chicken again.

3  Thank Rohrshack
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