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The Portage Italian Bistro

$$ - $$$
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
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440 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P8, Canada
+1 705-327-0672
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was ok, but the special valentines menu was not explained to us....we understood that it was a 3 course meal for a set price....at the bottom of the menu, if you ordered the platter for two item, (same meals) you would save $10....N-O-T....we were charged for the appetizer separately (and would have been charged for dessert, but the... More 

Thank carol r
Pembroke, Canada
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I have eaten both breakfast and dinner here on two separate occasions. No complaints at all. The food was as good as the service.

Thank Maggie J
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

A nice small restaurant, the chef and wait staff very helpful and accommodating. Worth a visit for a good meal. I had the chicken and mushroom linguine, which was done to perfection and my had the steak and mash potatoes also cooked perfectly.

1 Thank Almojen
Burlington, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We were happy to see that the Best Western had a dining room. It is also open to the public. I had the salmon while by boyfriend had the seafood pasta. The fish for both were a bit over cooked but the flavor was so so good! If we loved in Orillia we would go to this place more often.

Thank Suzanne B
Orillia, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Four of us ate at the Portage on a Saturday evening. Difficult to find anyone to make a reservation earlier in the week but finally connected. Staff seemed inexperienced but friendly and polite. Food was OK but not outstanding. Glad we went as it was our first time but don't think we'll be back.

Thank Pete B
Kitchener, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This restaurant is in the hotel and very convenient. The service the night I was there was excellent. The décor and atmosphere is basic. The tables are spread apart and give you lots of space. The calamari was quite good and worth trying. I had the sea food pasta. It was quite plain and had little flavor. I found the... More 

Thank travel2531
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I bothered to write a nice review of this restaurant in 2014 but Tripadvisor wouldn't publish it as it might be seen as collusion, since we used to run a b&b up the street from their location. We went there last night with our final b&b guests, our vegetarian son had mushroom soup and salad, Betty and Tony shared the... More 

1 Thank The_Bystander
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were staying at this hotel and it was the Last night of our holiday and decided to eat in. Amazing service and great food excellently prepared well done chef

1 Thank Derek C
Orillia, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The place is well planed out with lots of room between tables,and spotless. My wife had the ceasar salad and seafood pasta and loved both, I had the special tenderloin with pasta my choice rather then the vegies,,meat cooked rare to medium was tender and 8oz plus. good wine list prices were good for value. We will go back. Thanks

Thank 728reno
Newmarket, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are here for convenience before a show at Casino Rama. The waitress seemed confused about the food and didn't know much about it. The salad and bruscetta was good...thank goodness, because our main course was inedible. My husband had penne arribiata, which was essentially a can of diced tomatoes and a jar of roasted peppers over... More 

1 Thank Hmgranger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Orillia
  • Phone Number: +1 705-327-0672

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