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Don Vino's Italian Restaurant

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247 North Main Street, Porterville, CA 93257
+1 559-784-8466
11:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:30
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Medway, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Walked in and it was empty which was a questionable sign but it was only 5pm. By 6pm the place was crowding up even on a Tuesday. Good bar selection and Italian fare. Had the calamari and the Tuscan Ribeye. Very good.

Thank Michael C
Porterville, California
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

In my opinion, this is our best selection for lunch and dinner. Don Vino's has an Italian menu, although the building was originally build to hold a Mexican restaurant. The conversion has been excellent and the restaurant does not seem out of place. The menu is fairly comprehensive, without being overly long. The quality of meals is quite good and... More 

Thank rscearcy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Nice and friendly, fast service, excellent pizza and ravioli. Easy parking right in front. Clean atmosphere. Would go back again!

Thank Robert S
Morro Bay, California
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70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

My family recently held a luncheon for approximately 175 guests at Don Vino's after my Mother's funeral service. Ulysses and Mina were wonderful to work with and very accommodating during a difficult time for us. We were very happy with the food and service they provided for our family and friends. The whole staff was helpful and did not make... More 

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Exeter, California
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Good pizza. Friendly service. Has an outdoor patio with live music & dancing. Full bar inside. Typical Italian menu. Tastefully decorated. Good for families, couples, or solo.

Thank Mommarhonda
Porterville, California
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a nice quiet atmosphere (we sat outside). Everyone choose different items, so we were all able to sample each plate. (no double-dipping)

Thank texaskitten
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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

I watch Restaurant Impossible on the Food Network and Chef Robert Irvine needs to visit this place. All the food is frozen. None of the pasta is made fresh. This is not Italy. It's Ragu and it's horrible. The menu is not creative and the soup is out of a can. Yuck!!!!

Thank Laura D
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

The Desk clerk at our hotel recommended this restaurant on the quaint Main Street of Porterville. It was around 8:30 on a Saturday night and not many places were open past nine. We ate in the Bar area and received such excellent, friendly, service. The pizza and salad were just what we needed at that hour. It was delicious!

Thank KathrynG
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

and we still did ~ even though there were ice cream scoop size potatoes, some excellent and some ok dishes and no food on two plates at our table. the restaurant was out of a few italian staples including Limoncello. quick fix idea ~ go buy it quickly before Saturday. this could be a great place and I think they... More 

Thank GailGnJohnD
Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

We found the staff here to very courteous & helpful. itr was early in the week so the place was not that busy. We did return the desert after one bite as it was not as advertised in the menu. Apparently they did not did not make this particular desert in house. The staff willingly exchanged this with a desert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 North Main Street, Porterville, CA 93257
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Porterville
  • Phone Number: +1 559-784-8466

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