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8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
+1 410-720-2330
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, American
$$ - $$$
8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

This was our 5th trip for Sunday brunch at Portalli's over the last 2-3 years and again proved to be an enjoyable morning.It has that elegant yet causal atmosphere that we like. One thing we do is get reservations between 10 and 10:30 because it...More

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We received a gift certificate for the restaurant. We were coming back from Baltimore and decided to stop in. It was after lunch so it was almost empty. However we were made welcome with a friendly smile and wonderful service. Jessica was our server and...More

Thank ewhite610
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Our neighbors had a gift certificate, so wanted to go for dinner. 3 couples went last night (fri) we had a 7 pm reservation for the 6 of us. We were seated at a large round table in the corner on the first floor. Drink...More

3  Thank atrin
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

$100 for a family of four isn't something we do lightly, so we expect something worthwhile for that price. This was not it. No complaint with the service, but the restaurant had that smell--too much cleaning product mixed with old walls and old food smells,...More

Thank krisluke
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Good range of dishes, yummy options for all customers. Great place to go with a date or friends. Prices are a bit mid-range and service is excellant.

Thank M J
Reviewed 20 March 2016

I had the cioppino and it was very good. What made it so good were the seared scallops. Honestly, my first cioppino at Carrabba's was even better! My Uncle ordered the grilled rockfish which he said was small with very little flavor and was on...More

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Portallis is so well located, and has such a nice ambiance. The service is pretty good. However, the details are still lacking here. I dined with 2 friends. My entree, a seafood and pasta combination was pretty average, not great. And I asked that they...More

1  Thank kaysandler
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Good midway point for us to meet friends from Baltimore. Able to find street parking nearby, so didnt have to go to larger public lots. Very nice decor and friendly service. No rushing, so able to talk. Salads were very good. The mains were good,...More

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Based on location, pricing, and the seemingly fanciness of the restaurant we thought the food would be excellent - we were very wrong. We ordered 4 appetizers - the eggplant, arancini, calamari, and croquettes in addition to asking for bread - we could immediately taste...More

Thank Bella_Isveva
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Exploring Ellicott City after moving here from Atlanta, we happened upon Portalli's. Unfortunately, we won't return. Though the server was very nice and comped part of our meal without our asking (seeing the disappointment), the meal was lackluster at best. We ordered the gnocchi poutine,...More

Thank Hughesatl
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Jerry D
7 December 2015|
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Response from PamGav | Reviewed this property |
Informal, however we also noticed couples out for a special evening and dressed quite nice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-720-2330
This is a new Italian restaurant that opened in the former Jordan's Steakhouse. I believe it's been open since December or so. I dined there last night and it was wonderful. This is a fine-dining restaurant.
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