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“Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!”

Portofino Family Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Oak Ridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 9 February 2014

My husband and I have been going to Portofino's for at least 13 years. The food is excellent; there's nothing we've ever had that didn't please us. The specials are for sure not run of the mill, and not necessarily something you'd expect from an Italian restaurant (such as baby lamb chops - fantastic!) The waitstaff (Nancy and Mary in particular) are wonderful and Mendi (the owner) is mostly around and greets you as old friends. He and his staff pay attention to your needs, and makes you feel at home; for sure the atmosphere and environment is one of the reasons we enjoy it so much. The prices are amazingly reasonable, and the BYOB policy keep costs down further. We have introduced Portofino's to several of our friends, who now enjoy it as much as we do. Portofino's is our favorite restaurant, and I can't imagine anyone giving it less than 4 stars.

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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Have attended multiple events there from work parties to my own sisters engagement party. My family has even had them cater our christmas eve dinners, everything is delicious and they take pride in preparing their food.

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Portofino's is a favorite restaurant of ours. Having been to Italy, the experience is very similar. We recently went there with a party of 14 and everyone enjoyed it very much. The service is perfectly timed and the staff is excellent and friendly, The food is always excellent, including the luscious desserts. Moreover, the owner makes you feel like family. He even walked some of our group out to the door and chatted with us. Since the restaurant is BYOB, this keeps the cost very reasonable. I highly recommend Portofino's. You won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Nothing MoreTo Say Great Food Great Serrvice Friendly Clean Great ValueE There Are No Negatives Just All Around Good

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1  Thank 894BillH
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

BYOB. Closed on Mondays. Love this place! Been going for years and never had a problem. Food cooked fresh to order. Dishes for all tastes. Different specials every day. Customers are always made to feel welcome, no rush no push service. Cozy atmosphere, real fire. Lunches and dinners are affordable with good portions. We have had date nights here, ladies luncheons here, parties here, and it's all been great. Everyone who we have taken here has also enjoyed it. There is nothing we don't like about it.

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