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) #70 of 727 Restaurants in Lexington $$$$ American, Italian,
249 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1330
+1 859-253-9300
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  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
249 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1330
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

I first visited this restaurant nearly four years ago. At the time it was sort of romantic and upscale. This spring my husband and I thought it would be a great place to bring my parents because they had just bought a second home in...More

3  Thank Belann
Reviewed 29 July 2015

A good friend took me to Portofino's for a belated birthday dinner. We didn't have reservations but it was a Wednesday so we figured we were okay. Actually, we started out for a different restaurant, but after driving around with no parking in sight, we...More

1  Thank Susan D
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

This is our second time to this restaurant and I would recommend sitting outside on patio in warm weather. The inside dining area is nice but nothing special. We ate brucetta which was very good, delicious goat cheese with apple salad, caprese salad.. All good....More

1  Thank Betsy C
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We liked everything about this restaurant...the friendly service, the charming decor and lighting, the delicious food. The bruschetta appetizer was ample to share and very tasty. The bread was grilled, which added the right amount of crunch. It was served with a delicious gorgonzola sauce...More

1  Thank MJSKentucky
Reviewed 23 July 2015

My fiancee and I recently visited Portofino for a celebratory meal while visiting Lexington from Louisville. The food was good, but not great in my opinion. The atmosphere is very nice - loved the outdoor area, and would have requested a table out there if...More

2  Thank Julia L
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Picture this fish special: pan seared mangrove snapper (caught by the chef's father in Florida two days earlier) served on top of a slice of grilled watermelon, topped with a stuffed squash blossom, with a blueberry reduction, country ham bits, baby potatoes and baby squash....More

1  Thank Heather K
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

What a fabulous surprise! Had the shrimp and scallops pasta with homemade noodles....amazing! It was the tastiest pasta that I have had in as long as I can remember, mixed with a cream based sauce that was perfect! Will definitely be back with my husband!...More

1  Thank lisab4498
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed Portofino's. Had been recommended by someone on our BlueGrass Tour so we decided to try it and definitely not disappointed. Had the Seafood Buccatini and the Lasagna. Buccatini was great!! Nice classy place,

Thank cms71
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Portofino's is a great restaurant that my wife and I frequent on special occasions. The food is consistently good, but a bit pricey. Their bruschetta appetizer is wonderful and we have never been disappointed with any of their dinner entrees.

Thank MarcLexingtonKY
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Portofino is probably my favorite restaurant in town. I go there frequently for business (once a month) and leisure. I went twice this past week; once with a party of 6 for dinner - food was very good; service was fine. The next day, two...More

Thank ajkl2c
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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