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Portofino Italian Ristorante

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5035 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4513
+1 727-864-2800
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Plain and simple review for my plain and simple meal. I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs added the extra plate fee to share with my wife. Food came out fast, very fast, and was good. Not sure ill be coming back as the atmosphere was dull and cliche for my taste, however, I wanted a quick and easy meal and... More 

Thank Fl R
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72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A diverse, but very traditional Italian menu, done well. My husband had the veal cacciatore, which was subtly herby and smoky, rather than the one-note, heavy-on-tomato, version commonly served. I had the chicken valdostona, chicken cutlets with ham slice, Italian fontanella, wine sauce and mushrooms. Both were delightful, and highly recommended. When ordering, know a basic side salad and small... More 

Thank Leslie S
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt the best Italian restaurant in the Saint Petersburg area! Great food, great service, great casual atmosphere. A must try.

Thank Carmine V
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is real Italian food, very high quality. I had the chicken marsala with a side of alfredo pasta. The place was packed with Italians and that's the real test. The owner was sweet and the head chef! She comes from the same neighborhood in Brooklyn my Dad is from. Our waiter was 5 star and had a great attitude.... More 

1 Thank Terri A
Tampa, Florida
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167 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Would need to try a couple of more times before giving it a "4" but close. Eggplant parmesan pretty good, nice portion. Chicken parmesan pretty good, nice portion. Has several red sauces, meat, tomato, marinara. Sauces really good, surely homemade. Didn't care for the oil and garlic sauce although wife liked it. Decent salad served with meals, vinaigrette pretty good.... More 

1 Thank William C
Hartford, Connecticut
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I had a lovely meal of Chicken Francese, very tasty and well prepared. Luckily I was warned by my dining companion that if you want the same sauce on your side of pasta, speak up. If you don't, they will automatically put red sauce on it. (And the sauce on the Francese was too good not to have more!)

Thank GalViolet
Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

There are about 15 tables outside; which I would recommend; overlooking the harbor. Food was very good and fairly priced for today's better restaurants. My wife got the osso bucco which she liked and I got the bolognese, which was very good.

Thank Activation
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I had dinner here with 4 adults. Several of us had the chicken parmigiana. It comes with salad and a side of pasta (choose from several). The portions were large - enough for a full meal left over. Warm bread was served as well. It all tasted great and was reasonably priced. Our waiter was quick and accurate. They serve... More 

Thank Mike E
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

With so many good restaurants in and around St Pete Beach it's not usual that we leave the area but so glad we did. We both had an excellent veal dish and it was some of the best we've tried.

Thank BobT721
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We found this restaurant on line, it had great reviews. We got there early on a Saturday night and had a 20 minute wait, (party of 5) which was well worth it. There were many customers addressed by name, so this is a well loved local. After telling the waitress we had an engagement, she served us quickly and the... More 

1 Thank chongo49

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5035 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4513
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-864-2800

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