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Portofino Waterfront Dining

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Italian, Seafood, Pub
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23241 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980-3210
+1 941-743-2800
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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North Port, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there midweek for dinner. Couldn't find hostess on outside patio so we went inside and waited 15min for someone to acknowledge us. We observed many, many tables of people sitting without any drinks or food and looking hopefully at the two servers running around. No-one looked happy. Live music was playing on the patio and the harbor view was... More 

Thank gayle r
Port Charlotte, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is called Sunset Grill now. I find this place great for drinks and the view afforded while drinking but "Just say NO", to the food.

Thank David E
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We were very disappointed to find this restaurant closed on a Saturday night. I don't know whether it's closed permanently or if it just happened to be that night. But it should be taken off the list.

Thank Kathy J
Winter Haven, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant and lounge has been renamed "Sunset Grill". It's a great place for drinks with friends. The view is awesome, overlooking the water on Charlotte Harbor. Sunsets are perfect from this place. The atmosphere is great inside and outside. I caution you to having a meal here, especially dinner. The food is poor and overpriced. I suggest having lunch... More 

Thank Saylynn
Port Charlotte, FL
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went over the weekend, and sat outside on the upper deck. We decided to order a couple of apps, one being "grouper cheeks". What a joke, not really sure what that was, it was sliced very thin, and only a few in the basket. We will not be going back anytime soon. There are only a few restaurants sitting... More 

Thank flgirl0220
Port Charlotte, Florida
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great view of the harbour but no boat traffic. For vies of boat traffic, Harpoon Harry's ' is much better.

1 Thank Rick S
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is right on Charlotte Harbor, so views are outstanding. The service is good and food is decent. There is a large bar area with tv's set up for sports activities. Parking is tight at the restaurant, but there is a large lot directly across the street.

Thank 614Dolphins
Tacoma, United States
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

bad service & pretty bad food. "We're out of broccoli so here's some rice" was the ultimate. Grouper drowning in some white wallpaper paste. There has to be a better place.

Thank Linda T
1 review
Reviewed 14 November 2016

very slow service, but in defence of the place, our waitress (which was the barmaid that day) told us that one of the waitresses got a migraine and had to go home.. as for the food, myself and my son each ordered hamburgers..they were cooked so long the cheese was actually as hard as a cracker..my daughters shrimp breading was... More 

Thank Bud Y
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Love the inside bar with Vince on piano and Robert the wonderful bartender, however the long wait for our meals was really unacceptable. Of the four meals ordered two were OK whilst the other two left something to be desired. Great atmosphere great setting on the harbour and friendly staff and clientele. Well worth a visit but there are imperfections.

Thank Timber238

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Italian, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23241 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 941-743-2800

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