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Portofino Ristorante West

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12851 W Bell Rd Ste 15, Surprise, AZ 85378-9602
+1 623-583-1931
Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Surprise, Arizona
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to this restaurant for so many years and never disappointed. The atmosphere is great, wonderful food and service. Generally you can get a coupon for a discount on the meal in the local papers. I hope they continue to operate the same way for many years. This place is a real gem in the desert area... More 

Thank Jan_Nelson_Surprise
Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

.the menu is varied and reasonably priced with many Italian specialties, like osso bucco, several veal choices, outstanding Italian dressing and a crisp salad , and a great wine selection. Our favorite restaurant....

Thank Andy H
Surprise, Arizona
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I ate at this restaurant several years ago and it was simply terrible. I was looking on Tripadvisor for a nearby restaurant to try when I saw the glowing rating of this place and decided to try it again. Big mistake. Pasta was cooked properly but the sauces were awful. Watery and tasteless. Any number of Italian chain restaurants would... More 

Thank Ronald H
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72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

hen you first walk in you get that FAMILY feel and that is important to a mom and pop Italian ristorante! White table cloths, full service bar, great wine list and daily specials make this a must stop for a night out or quite dinner. Food, Food, Food… Let’s start with the Eggplant Rollatini (AWESOME)! Roasted eggplant rolled with cheese... More 

2 Thank Greg R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Food,service and menu choices were all top notch. A memorable experience for a family reunion. Ages from11 to 85, all had a great dining experience.

2 Thank Jodie S
Sun City West, Arizona
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273 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

My husband and I especially enjoyed the vocalist with guitar playing music appropriate for a bunch of retired customers who want to hold a conversation during the meal. The performer we heard was very good, and was the highlight of our visit. The restaurant has live music Friday and Saturday nights. I liked the white tablecloths and somewhat upscale ambiance.... More 

2 Thank LynnCactusWren
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Went to celebrate wedding anniversary, excellent meals, wife had salmon very good, I had Veal Francisca - excellent. Service was great. We will return

1 Thank David W T
Surprise, Arizona
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Almost hidden away in a shopping center is a family-owned gem serving "Authentic Italian Cuisine". A veteran of the restaurant business, this long-established place maintains a well-deserved reputation. A white table cloth setting with service to match.

1 Thank Terry M
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Whenever my wife and I are hungry for Italian Portofino is on the short list of places to go for us. We have never had a bad experience and always enjoyed the food. The service is excellent, the atmosphere warm and welcome making it a little difficult to leave some days. Definitely recommend to anyone that has the time.

2 Thank Ken G
Sun City West, Arizona
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505 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We had our usual gang with two new folks when we went to Portofino's. Their salads are just about the best I've ever eaten. I thoroughly enjoyed the Shrimp Scampi over Angel hair pasta. Absolutely terrific. The service was great and everyone loved the Portofino experience. On my scale of 1 - 10 they are good enough to get a... More 

1 Thank HOODSY1292

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12851 W Bell Rd Ste 15, Surprise, AZ 85378-9602
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Surprise
  • Phone Number: +1 623-583-1931

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?