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Portalli's

8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
+1 410-505-9300
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Was excited to go back to Portalli's after the remodel. The prices are ridiculously high given the size serving you receive. Ordered the surf and turf penne. Barely any "surf and turf", it was mere appetizer size. Had to search for the filet, maybe three...More

Thank GSS652
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Haven't been for a few years and decided to stop in for some apps and wine. The wine choices were good; staff was friendly and attentive but it is true what they say-overpriced and very bland. Do better-want to see you succeed.

Thank zenmartha2
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Haven't been back here since the EC flood, but thought it'd be a spot for a casual Valentine's lunch. When we arrived for our noontime Open Table reservation - we were the only customers there. We were promptly seated at a table for 2 in...More

Thank meh911
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We hadn't been back to Portalli's since they re-opened in December 2017 after the horrific flood in July 2016. The décor was very comfortable done in neutrals and a large window was added so you had a view of the river. We chose to sit...More

Thank Shopper21043
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch Saturday. The crab and corn chowder was very good.the bookmaker salad was terrific! The crab ravioli was good but had way too much pimiento and I don't think it had the mushrooms as stated on the menu. The waiter, Patrick was...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 10 January 2018

My husband and I live close by and made reservations at Portalli's at the last minute on a frigid Saturday night. We had not been to Portalli's since it reopened in December 2017 after the July 2016 flood. The upstairs dining room was nearly empty,...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 2 January 2018

First visit (and last) to this local restaurant was on New Year's Eve. Expected poor service and high prices but friends made reservations. Got that and more. They seated us (a second time) in an aisle that was part of a frigid wind tunnel fueled...More

Thank animatornccf
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This was our first visit back since they reopened after extensive rebuilding following the flood in July 2016. The front is pretty much the same and the layout inside similar but brighter and cleaner than before. We were seated in the upstairs dining room which...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 25 December 2017

My wife and I went there for dinner on Christmas Eve. The restaurant and bar have been nicely remodeled since being devastated by the flood. The menu has changed and seems to be less pricey and upscale than before. The wine list is very short...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 23 December 2017

So, we went to help out with the re-opening. It looks nice and clean (it did not seem clean in years past), and brighter upstairs, It was busy, for sure. Service was slow. Salmon and shrimp is farmed, so not an option for me. Our...More

Thank MindyFreed
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Jerry D
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Response from PamGav | Reviewed this property |
Informal, however we also noticed couples out for a special evening and dressed quite nice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-505-9300
Description
This is a new Italian restaurant that opened in the former Jordan's Steakhouse. I believe it's been open since December or so. I dined there last night and it was wonderful. This is a fine-dining restaurant.
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