Portofino's is the essence of neighborhood dining. Everyone is treated like family, portions are generous, and everything on the menu is worth ... More
Portofino's Italian Restaurant
Portofino's is the essence of neighborhood dining. Everyone is treated like family, portions are generous, and everything on the menu is worth ordering. Meals begin with a salad that features a signature dressing whose recipe is a tightly held family secret (the wait staff doesn't even have a clue). The pizzas are made to order, with casually chopped rather than machine-sliced toppings. Feeling decadent? Enjoy an appetizer of clams casino followed by a veal entree. Italian chicken and beef dishes round out the fare, along with seafood selections as well.
After all day in the drs. office I was starved. We stopped here. Glad we did. Mom & I ordered; she plain cheese pizza but she loved it because of the sauce. It was not loaded, drippy, spicey, just nice and mild like she likes it. Usually I order w/o meat that day was a different day. I ordered the Stromboli. OMG!!! It was so good. Thought I was going to have to take half of it home but finished it all. I couldn't stop myself. And our waiter, sorry I can't remember his name but he was the nicest, I think he knew I want to finish it so gave us our time. Glad for it but sad to because I wanted more of it the next day. I can see it now all cheesey and golden. Oh man do I want another one. I don't eat a lot of those meats since they give me headaches but I had one anyway that day and didn't think twice about getting it. Glad I did too. THE BEST!!! We will be back! WONDERFUL.!!! Starving for one now and guess what I have a headache so it will be okay to go ahead and get another one maybe two, you know one for the next day. LOL ;)
Go on in and try it. You'll enjoy!!!
Portifino's has the greatest NY style pizza (out of New York) that I have ever tasted. I have been around the country and have never experienced such true authenticity in the taste of any other pizza in the United States claiming to have NY style pizza! Even the size of the slices is NY. I am originally a New Yorker and it is simply the BEST pizza in the Carolina's!!!!
When I first moved here to Charlotte I craved a NY STYLE pizza since I am from NY these ppl have grrrrreat pizza!!! The folk are always nice and the pizza is soooo good. And it's a HUGE pie for a little bit of money. I love it here!!!