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249 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1330
+1 859-253-9300
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
249 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1330
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a very nice and quiet dinner out on the patio on Sunday evening. I had the chicken marsala and my husband had the field me all marsala. Very flavorful! We had a version of Manhattan's to drink and they were...More

Thank acino1
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner here on our last night in Kentucky. The ravioli was delicious, as well as the fettuccini alfredo and veal meatballs over pasta. We all shared a really good cheesecake for dessert.

Thank BJRaz
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great place for fancy Italian food. Patio in warm weather is fantastic. Servers have all been there for years and are very knowledgeable.

Thank mhgoff0
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The food is always great at Portofino and this time of year, dining on the patio is the thing to do.

1  Thank FunTravelsfor2
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and delicious food. The scallop and rock shrimp pasta was amazing as was the calamari and rock shrimp appetizer. The group of friends we at with had the ravioli and the daily special and said that both were really good.

Thank dpace40701
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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...More

Thank mwardgamma1
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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...More

Thank RotorDoc
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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...More

Thank jjgasman
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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...More

Thank Ilat938
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14 May 2015|
Response from GoingToAll1000 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking on either side of the building and if that is full, it is possible to park on the street just behind the building.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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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