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175 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ 07436-2509
+1 201-337-8990
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

New Year's Eve 2016...I called a month ago to make a reservation and spoke with Amanda. I was very specific in asking if the menu was a limited NYE menu or if they were offering their full and very extensive everyday menu. I was assured it was their regular everyday menu. I called the week before NYE to confirm our... More 

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Grottoes, Virginia
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Every December 24th we make reservations at Portobello's. Reservations are a MUST! We had 5:00 seating time and were promptly seated when we arrived. We did witness a party wanting to be seated who DID NOT have a reservation. This place is so popular it is packed and making your reservation, even weeks before Christmas Eve, is the only way... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This place sucks. Had reservations for 6 pm for 8 people. They were still sitting people who had 5 pm reservations. Running around with no leadership. So UN professional. Don't eat here ever. Worst restaurant in the world.

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Luches are fantastic, portions are as big as dinners, the lobster risotto $10 was great, all entres included salad, the most expensive is about $14 that is a huge seafood platter, charbroiled burgers are good size $8, try ossobucco $10, ingredients fresh, good quality for the money. Place is also beautiful just like an Italian Village.

1 Thank Pretty W
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Portobello is a large and good restaurant. Several different eating areas as well as menu choices, the food is good enough, generous and moderately priced. I don't know how far we would travel for Portobello but it is 5 minutes from home so we go on occasion.

Thank Valerie H
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Horrible experience, 2.5 hours waiting for appitisers & drinks, the meals never came, food was quite mediocre at best. Waiters told us not to come on a Saturday night its a disaster. Waiters were fighting amongst themselves and blaming the kitchen staff. After handing us a bill for $300+ with no meals, the manager comped the whole thing. Never going... More 

Thank billcress
Leland, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here while in town visiting with family. We ate lunch on a Monday afternoon and it was so good!!!! I had the stuffed mushrooms($4) as an appetizer, house salad and vegetable lasagna ($8) as my main course. All three were delicious! They also brought out a selection of yummy bread to snack on while we waited for lunch to... More 

Thank Ecunurse2004
Enfield, Connecticut
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I must say the best sushi I ever had at an Italian restaurant! Service was impeccable.. fast curteous great atmosphere. Worth the trip!

Thank Ralph G
Woodbridge, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Before I began to express my sentiments out loud I was wondering why on a Friday evening on such a beautiful fall / Indian summer day this place wasn't packed to the rafters. The waiter was more than pleasant and attentive. We had the octopus appetizer at it was done perfectly and satisfied two of us when the portion was... More 

Thank stanpeders
Nokomis, Florida
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Recently participated in an event in the Banquet Facility. The facility is nicely laid out for small groups (75 or less). But on this evening the bar was poorly staffed (one individual who seemed like she wanted to be someplace else). When the Buffet was served you almost thought that much of the fare was dumped out of frozen bags... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ 07436-2509
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 201-337-8990

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