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249 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1330 (Quality)
+1 859-253-9300
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Alpharetta. GA, United States
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had our daughter's college graduation dinner at Portofino's and it was a big success. I reserved a table for 26 and they put us in their sunroom area which was very private and beautiful. Our servers, Tonya and Elizabeth (hope I remembered the names right), provided excellent customer service and the food was fantastic! We had brushecetta and chicken... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Lexington, Kentucky
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seven of us had Mother's Day Brunch at Portofino this past Sunday. Besides the regular menu there were specials for Mother's Day. I ordered from the special menu....it was grilled Halibut with red rice and salsify(which I had never eaten). The entire meal was cooked perfectly and was delicious. It was a beautiful plate. Three of the group had pasta... More 

Thank mwardgamma1
Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to have a date night Friday, really difficult to get reservations but open table had a spot for 2 at 6:30 so we jumped on it...excellent choice! Great little table for 2, waitress was great, scallops and red snapper special outstanding...one of the largest bourbon lists I have ever seen!...will definitely be back!

Thank RotorDoc
Fort Lauderdale
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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I just flew into town, and we were looking for a nice place to dine. We had no reservations on a Friday night, so we were happy to get in somewhere. I must say, we love Italian food. We shared two main courses, and the sauces were excellent. Unfortunately, the chicken on one dish still had some... More 

Thank jjgasman
Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful dinner while spending a few days in Lexington Kentucky. Coming from NY I generally avoid Italian restaurant because they seldom do not live up. But I was very surprised as I had a cheese ravioli dish (made fresh each day) with a marvelous marinara sauce. Absolutely delicious. My wife had a slightly seared blackened Tuna. Both dishes... More 

Thank Ilat938
Corbin, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived a bit before our reservation time but was seated immediately. Service was excellent, food was excellent, atmosphere was excellent. Great place to go for that special occasion.

Thank bbrockjr
Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I recently dined here to give Portofino's a second go of it to see if the food would be any better. The first time that I dined with Portofino's was in September with some friends that treated me to a birthday dinner here. I was served rotting pork from the special of the day; that made me very sick. The... More 

Thank Donovan J
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138 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We love the quaintness of the location and the meal was great. I had the beef medallions and, while the flavor was great, wish I had gotten the fillet. The meat cut wasn't quite as good as the fillet looked. My wife had the salmon and loved it. The bruschetta was a splurge, but well worth it.

Thank Ron E
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Loved this restaurant, food was excellent. They had a special brussels sprouts side that was excellent. The Fettuccini Alfredo was excellent, very creamy.

Thank Tiffani H
Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My wife and I visited Portofino for the first time this past weekend to celebrate Valentine's Day. The first thing we loved about the restaurant was the parking adjacent to the building! We had a reservation and were seated immediately.The restaurant was beautifully decorated and felt very cozy as we were seated close to the fireplace. The wine selection was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1330
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-253-9300
Portofino features an inventive menu of Italian and American cuisine. Located in a beautifully renovated building on Main Street in downtown Lexington, KY, Portofino has an elegant interior design, a menu with the highest quality ingredients, and an extensive wine list.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?