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Portofino Italian Ristorante

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5035 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4513
+1 727-864-2800
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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washington dc
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recommended by our real estate agent. My partners mussels were outstanding as was the soup. The garlic knots were great. The veal francese a good portion with spaghetti side and a salad. Excellent service. Good choice of deserts We will go back again.

Thank theprofessor1
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a Friday evening and the place was heaving...we had to wait a few minutes for a table. Having got used to modern Italian cooking in the UK, this was a step back in time to a traditional menu. The food was well cooked, and there was plenty of it. Service was stressed....our server was clearly tired and a... More 

Thank Chorizogolf
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start by saying the waitress packed up our food and I watched her break the bread in half digging her thumb in the bread and shoving it in the box. Should I go on? Food was ok. Waitress was bossy and pushy. Nope not going back. I did enjoy no music and the sound of the ceiling fan.... More 

Thank Corey K
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good family place to dine. Food is great and reasonably priced service is good. Wine available if you like.

1 Thank Paul M
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stop by after smelling the food while going to grocery store. Restaurant is in small shopping center. Will ho back to dine in. Atmosphere is romantic. Ordered Mussels Portofino with white sauce. Delicious I got Chicken Bolognese, wife got Manicotti Alla Siciliana. Both were delicious, my wife being Italian knows sauce and theirs tastes like homemade. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Jim G
Leominster, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a great place to eat! The food is always good and the service is as well. I visit Florida 5-8 times a year and this is a spot we always make sure to visit! Even for take out!

1 Thank AlwaysaBeachBUM2012
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

So let me start by saying my wife and I have been long time repeat customers, mostly for take out pizza, which is good and reasonably priced. We also have dined in the restaurant many times, with no complaints....until this week. We arrived on a slow Tuesday night, about 7PM, there was no more than 8-10 customers in the dining... More 

Thank rgaryr
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Having spent most of our lives in the New Jersey/New York area, our family is used to going to some the best Italian restaurants in the country. So we are usually surprised and elated whenever we find a place with GREAT Italian food. Don't be put off by the strip mall location ( which is undergoing a major renovation as... More 

1 Thank Joizvet
fort worth
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Simple dishes to please everyone. Pizza is great, thin crust nice texture. Pastas are 1st rate. Cooked al dente, cavatelli with marinara reminds me of Sunday dinners. Ana is authentic italiana as they come. Clams are fresh and served with crusty warm bread for soaking up a delicious broth, read or whit it doesn't matter. I could go on but... More 

1 Thank ernieg
Somerset, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hidden away in shopping plaza, a great find for authentic Italian. The best palce to eat in the new Skyway Marina district. Went for lunch and had great service from Julie. Gnocchi with garlic butter sauce incredible! Also tried the Manicotti Siciliano where the past was substituted with eggplant rolled around the ricotta filling. Will definitely go again.

1 Thank Topolli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5035 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4513
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-864-2800

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