This fine eatery gives you the chance to dine on excellent Italian cuisine in pleasant trattoria surroundings or in the comfort of your own home. ... More
Portofino Italian Ristorante
This fine eatery gives you the chance to dine on excellent Italian cuisine in pleasant trattoria surroundings or in the comfort of your own home. Seafood, veal, chicken, steaks and pastas are prepared for eating in or taking out and the restaurant serves beer and wine. Located in a premier south St. Petersburg shopping center, the restaurant offers lunch special daily.
Rules for everything... would not give us a plastic cup for our 5 year old. The Chicken Parm was tough... tough chicken?? Who does that. Bread was hot and good... but a policy that requires gratuity to be included on parties of 4 or more is nuts.
The menu is riddles with rules like, soups cannot be bought without an entree purchase, 1.75 plate sharing fee, gratuity charges etc. What gives? Most places price their fare accordingly and let the customer be in charge---
A very sad experience. Lousy food, bad attitude by OWNER and high prices. Wait staff was fine.
Will not return.
It's a nice local family owned and operated restaurant with friendly staff and plentiful portions with reasonable prices. Don't go if you expect an extensive wine list, but do go if you're looking for a nice meal with large portions prepared and served by courteous people.And if you want a glass of wine or a cold beer you'll find that as well. My favorites on the menu are the steaming hot and delicious pizzas and whimsically stuffed eggplant!
Food critics rave for its sophisticated chef and award winning wines. Opened as a spritzier version of St. Petersburg favorite
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