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Mario's Portofino

#46 of 712 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
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1505 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502-2807
+1 775-825-7779
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Fallon, Nevada
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I get hungry for good ravioli and meat balls with an excellent sauce, we come here to Mario's. We also enjoy the veal and chicken dishes too. Every thing on the menu is very good and there is a variety of dishes to choose from. For dessert the Tiramisu is the best around.

Thank sassytoo
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop in for a meal when we are in town. The food is always excellent and the service is fantastic. Even on a busy weekend with no reservation we feel welcome. Many of the pastas are handmade and the coconut cheesecake is decadent!

Thank Connie F
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere here feels Italian. On previous visits we loved the experience. We shared an appetizer of calamari which was excellent. Also had a Caesar salad, very disappointed. No croutons?? Really, never had one without croutons. My husband ordered a side of bolognese which was an up charge. It was lacking in any meat. They did take it off the... More 

Thank Connie O
Reno, Nevada
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351 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Very good Italian restaurant with great food and service. Server Annaleas was very helpful. We compared the chianti with the Classico chianti and found we liked the house chianti better, and it was less expensive. Triple chocolate cake was a good ending to a very enjoyable meal.

Thank RobReno
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Portifino's Italian restaurant for many years and it's still my favorite local restaurant in Reno. From the owners to Carlos the chef and the staff they always make me feel welcome.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reno, Nevada, United States
1 review
Reviewed 22 January 2017

every time we go everybody loves the drinks the food is so tasty the service is friendly and knowlegable the owner makes you feel like family

Thank William S
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Bottle of Ferrari Carano, pancetta wrapped shrimp to start and veal parmigiana. You won't find any better in Reno.

Thank davidrA5850CD
Sparks, Nevada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We recently had our sorority Founder's Day at Mario's and it was a great experience! We had a group of 18 and they served us promptly and efficiently! The menu selection was great and the food was delicious! Our servers were always making sure we all had what we needed. The room we used was spacious and private from the... More 

Thank Lorraine F
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Traditional setting for an Italian Restaurant. It is located in a strip mall but the food was very good and the service was acceptable. The gnocchi was soft and fluffy and the Carbonara was creamy and very tasty. We will return when visiting Reno again.

Thank Dennis C
Lake Placid, New York
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114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This inside reminds me of 50's Italian wiseguy. Very comfortable and plush with big round booths. Our wait person was lovely, she had a cute personality, she knew her menu and her wine list. Food was really excellent. Had a Cobb and it was delicious. I would definitely return and tell others.

Thank Kelly T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502-2807
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-825-7779

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