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Portofino Italian Restaurant

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1203 W 2nd St, Roswell, NM 88201-2009
+1 575-625-8410
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Driving thru Roswell and decided to stop for dinner. Read reviews and thought it was a good choice. Wrong. We were seated almost immediately. Then waited almost 20 minutes for a waiter to acknowledge us. Brought us water and menus. Then did not see him again for about 15 minutes. Did not get promised bread until he came to take... More 

Thank cat2009Texas
Bandon, Oregon
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

A friend took us to dinner here and we had an excellent meal. We all ordered the spaghetti with meat sauce and thought it was very good. We would go again when in Roswell and would recommend it.

Thank ORbeachdawg
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely to come to whether it's couples or family. We arrived for an early evening dinner and it was busy. The waiter Alfred was so lovely and looked after us so well. He was charming. My daughter had Carbonara made specially for her. Nothing was too much trouble. Between us we had veal, chicken Florentine and and... More 

Thank Grimsby247
Roswell, New Mexico
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Portofino is one of my favorite restaurants in Roswell, NM. Owners and chefs Lino and Augustine are truly successful American Dreamers who immigrated to the US and learned how to create Italian dishes from the ground up. They eventually settled in Roswell and decided to go into business together. Collectively they have over 60 years experience which speaks to the... More 

Thank CTAWilson
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely evening meal, a little taste of Italy in Roswell works 😉 Bread and oils on arrival at our table. I had tempura prawns to start. Rather too much batter for my liking. I had chicken with mozarella tomatoes peppers and spaghetti. It came in abundance and was quite delicious. My boyfriend had the tortellini which again lovely but... More 

Thank Grimsby247
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This place was close by my accommodation, and I was in the mood for Italian. At first I hesitated because the place is inside and old Pizza Hut building. The Interior was a little improved over a PH, but not by much. That said my waiter was prompt. I think he was a little new, because he had trouble with... More 

Thank Birddawg
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This was a nice stop. Good food, and decent service. We had stopped in about an hour before they closed, so there were a few things we couldn't get. The soup was no longer hot so we couldn't order that. And we never received any bread, which is not that big of a deal. But the entrees we did order... More 

Thank DJRogan70
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I don't understand the negative reviews for this restaurant. The food was great. I had the Brooklyn pasta dish which was sausauge based and my wife had what she described as "one of the best salads I've had". It was tomato and mozzarella with grilled chicken. Alfred was our waiter and it was clear this guy was born to work... More 

Thank neilc277
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I sincerely hate giving bad reviews. I feel like a jerk. But, feel like the reviews here are fake OR it recently changed ownership. There is no way the food we just had comes close to these reviews. First off, it is a reclaimed pizza hut. No big deal, but it still looks like pizza hut. Very bright, dirty, freezing... More 

Thank Shi J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing. Alfredo was an excellent server, made good suggestions about other places to eat and see. Will definitely come back.

Thank MeLissa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1203 W 2nd St, Roswell, NM 88201-2009
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Roswell
  • Phone Number: +1 575-625-8410

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?