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Portesi's Fine Food

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4110 8th St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-7826
+1 715-423-6120
16:30 - 22:00
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Portesi Restaurant welcomes families and large groups with smiles. The pizza is quite good but you have to wait for it. Service can take awhile, so make sure you aren't in a hurry.

Thank Susan Leslie E
Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love it. Been eating there for over 25 years. Traveled the world and haven't found a better pizza!!!

Thank grhartsough
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never disappoints! Fantastic pizza and service! Will return time and time again! Must be prepared to wait, but well worth it in my opinion.

Thank Lori B
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Expect to pay $2.00 per ice with soda (3/4 ice!) . For diet only the choice of Diet Sprite and Diet Coke. 1 women's stall bathroom and 1 for mens had to wait. Slow service as mentioned in other reviews despite 3-4 waitresses and lack of customers. One waitress watched the dining room like a creepy hawk and my drink... More 

Thank WIpaintchip
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Portesi's has very good thin crust pizza as well as gluten free pizza. We enjoyed both on two recent visits. My only criticism is the service was VERY slow in spite of there being few other customers.

Thank KnitterBarb
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Best calamari we've ever had, and the pasta was amazing! Service was great too, although the place was empty.

Thank Roy B
Ripon, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you are in the Wisconsin Rapids area and are looking for something to eat, you have to stop at Portesi's and have their pizza. Specialty or build your own, you won't go wrong. Great toppings, great crust and an overall great pizza.

Thank aaronk346
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Has some really good pizza and Italian dishes. Sometimes the service is a little slow...but worth the wait.The decor is the same as when I went there in the 60's.

Thank bigbuzz2016
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Portesi's pizza was very disappointing - especially since we have always enjoyed the exact same pizza from their "sister" restaurant Silvio's (but decided to order from Portesi's since it is closer to our house). Portesi's pizza was cold (so crust was like cardboard), salty, lacked flavor and had little sausage. So disappointed.

2 Thank Meanderingsoul
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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166 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This structure has been a mainstay in our town since maybe the 50's. This is NOT handicapped accessible so it was very difficult for me to get in. Pizza is great but it is totally lacking atmosphere. Looks like nothing had been changed since it was built except light bulbs!!

Thank kathyandjack1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4110 8th St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-7826
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 715-423-6120

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