We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Portage Italian Bistro

$$ - $$$
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
440 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P8, Canada
+1 705-327-0672
Website
Today
17:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 64: English reviews
Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We are very picky with our Beef - Fabulous - ordered 3 med & 1 med rare perfect along with the best perfectly seasoned better than the Keg, never mind the fabulous beet salad, mixed greens and goat cheese. We are new to the area and will be back again and again for sure!

Helpful?
1 Thank Linda A
North Bay, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We just finished eating at the Portage Bistro, here at the Best Western Couchiching Inn. They have an extremely small menu tonight and no option to substitute anything. My husband and I both ordered the shrimp cocktail, we both only got 5 small plain shrimp. My husband ordered the "bacon wrapped fillet mignon" which had NO bacon. My husband LOVES... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Tonya F
Lindsay, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

we stayed at the hotel and had supper before going to the casino .The meal was great and hot we were in and out to be able to catch the shuttle we also had breakfast in the same place

Helpful?
1 Thank red1444
Kincardine, Canada
Level Contributor
47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

The restaurant was busy, but the staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was very slow to come, and then wasn't very hot. I'd definitely make the effort to go out of the hotel and eat elsewhere next time I'm in Orillia.

Helpful?
Thank periwinkle29
Ajax
Level Contributor
53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel. The atmosphere is nice but it's very small but it wasn't busy. My husband had the sausage penne and loved it. I had chicken parm and I also really enjoyed it. It wasn't the best I've ever had in terms of the chicken but it was still pretty good. Kids had pizza and I... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank nimfam
Orillia, Canada
Level Contributor
46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Had our dinner here, service was very slow, however, to be fair, there was a very large party that only 2 wait staff were trying to accommodate. Atmosphere was great, soft lighting and quiet music, although a group came to the bar and were very noisy. Overall, the food was good, but we did have to wait a long time,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Diane F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

This small restaurant was a pleasant surprise for us tonight. Highly recommend it. Friendly staff, good food, will definitely go again!

Helpful?
1 Thank Sandra K
Burlington, Canada
Level Contributor
35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Great late night dinner. Staff was outstanding handing food allergies and very attentive. Thank you to Amanda for making our evening so great! Food portions are huge, more than you can eat. Everyone loved their choices. The muscles were a big hit in particular.

Helpful?
2 Thank BlueEyedPrincess
Orillia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

We went as a group of approximately 25 people last week and had a delicious buffet Italian meal. The restaurant had changed ownership recently and the server and chef were very friendly and provided excellent service. This restaurant may go unnoticed because it is in the Best Western Hotel on Atherley Road by the Narrows in Orillia. The restaurant is... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank OrilliaAnnie
Lindsay, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

Last weekend we enjoyed an excellent dinner of rib steak and large shrimp. Service excellent. A very pleasant young lady looked after us very well. Came by with the standard " how is your meal? " however she really seemed to mean it. Nice evening, Will go back. Ron & Kathy G.

Helpful?
Thank Ron G

Travellers who viewed The Portage Italian Bistro also viewed

 

Been to The Portage Italian Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Orillia
  • Phone Number: +1 705-327-0672

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Portage Italian Bistro and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Mid-Ontario

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Portage Italian Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?