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Portofino

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10932 Ascan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-5353
+1 718-261-1239
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

A place where you might have eaten a decade or more ago and now decided to come back.... you order food, you eat, you pay and then come the regrets. This place makes all of its money on the unsuspecting or desperate people to have a party for the communion and baptisms after leaving Our Lady Queen of Martyrs church.... More 

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Thank Armen P
Richmond Hill
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Hadn't been here for a while. Used to be good food and reasonably priced. Surprised at the hike in prices but more disappointing was the lackluster buffet and very average ala carte offerings. Service amiable and attentive. Cannot recommend.

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Thank Barry A
East Northport, New York
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Nice layout inside. Food was average, pricing average for the location. Waiter could be better trained in not leaning over the table to give cheese on top of pasta and should explain specials better with the pricing. Valet parking very convenient where the restaurant is.

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Thank european101
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Portofino for years, it is my husband and I date night place. We can't get enough of their good food and service. We love the staff because they are very accommodating. They go out of their way to make sure we have a great time.

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Thank 912taniao
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food is delicious and the service is excellent. The waitstaff are more than accommodating and the prices are fair. My family and I have been there on many occasions and we not only enjoy the food but the atmosphere, especially on nights when either the pianist or accordionist are there. They have an excellent Sunday brunch too!

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Thank Ann-Margaret P
NYC
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523 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Had dinner with adult family. For appetizers we had the Caesar salad and house salad. For entrees we enjoyed veal parmigiana, veal scaloppini with shrimp, and ravioli with sauce. All were very good. Desserts were showcased on a tray brought by the waiter One had strawberry mouse. The service was good. The restaurant was very cold (it was 40 degrees... More 

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Thank DrKatieRN
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great service, very pleasant staff, place is clean and spacious. Great Brunch. A large variety of food. Price is fairs. We were a group of 10 women and did not feel squished. We loved it.

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1 Thank silvania T
New York City, New York
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Average in every way except maybe pricing, which is a little bit on the high side. Not bad, just average. If you go, stick to the standard dishes, linguini white clam, fried calamari, something parmagiano, etc.

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1 Thank jmelarkin
Forest Hills, New York
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Very popular neighborhood restaurant but the food is mediocre and uninspired. If you want to revisit the late 80s through restaurant interiors, this is the place to go. The people are very nice and the service is good.

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1 Thank 659arip
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We used to eat here fairly regularly, although the food was so-so. A long strand of hair buried in the pasta ended that. Then we discovered better Italian restaurants around Metropolitan Avenue. As far as Portofino, if you get the right dish, it isn't bad, although the pasta itself isn't authentic Italian. Their linguini with white clam sauce was usually... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10932 Ascan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-5353
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Forest Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 718-261-1239

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?