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“Good as ever!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portofino

Portofino
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Ranked #21 of 188 Restaurants in Forest Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pennington, New Jersey
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good as ever!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Last time I was at this restaurant was 7 years ago and is as good as I remember it. Our waiter Alex was excellent. The food was very good from the linguini/white clam sauce to dessert and drinks.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank worldtravel29
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English first
Forest Hills, New York
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162 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Better when it's not crowded”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Portofino is a long-time fixture of the neighborhood. Carmine, the owner, is usually on hand. The food is good. The Tuesday night buffet is very popular. On busy days, however, the service really lags. It takes a long time and once the food arrives, the waiters can forget about you.

They really don't do well with large groups.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gingerbreadjoe
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Forest Hills, New York
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

The manager Carmine is always gracious to his customers as if they are friends visiting his home. The service is attentive & the food is good. Tuesday night is a buffet which is a great value. Mangia!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fisherlady57
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New York City, New York
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220 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Italy in Forest Hills”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Great location, atmosphere and decent service, food is tasty, though it is of the American Italian variety, even though the servers speak with thick and cute Italian accents. Price is a bit on the high side, but that does not seem to deter people. Place is always full.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Zhiv
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Forest Hills, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Portofino is The Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

My family and I have dined at Portofino for more years than I can remember. We celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, my retirement, my daughter's graduation with her Master's Degree, etc. We had the buffet brunch on Sunday for that celebration. The food is always very good and the service is wonderful. The owner always greets us with a hug whenever we are present. I recommend Portofino very highly.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ruth F
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