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Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort

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2600 Harbourside Dr, No. 3, Ens. Julieta, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4115
+1 941-383-1900
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

As we were staying at the LBKC we were anxious to give this restaurant a try. It looks fabulous from the outside, nice decor internally, and the staff are very friendly and efficient. So why not a 5 star review - the food, whilst perfectly acceptable, does not have any 'wow' factor, nothing really stood out and it is fairly... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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2,172 reviews
1,186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 656 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Friends Dick & Ruthie Cushing were lifelong residents, and I visited often staying at the Holiday Inn. The marina is such a nice setting for the Portfino, I just love the club and the resort. I enjoyed a glass of red in remembrance of my friends. I had a chicken special with pasta.

Thank 387indy
Waldwick, New Jersey
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The place is in an absolutely beautiful marina, so all you need to do is serve quality food with a good service and you are in business. Not the case for us. I ordered pizza and I regret doing so! This was the worse pizza I have ever had. It actually tasted like it was frozen and just thrown into... More 

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Visited as part of our week's vacation on Longboat Quay. We were very happy with all aspects of this restaurant. Food, setting, service and cost. We ate quite early so the place was quiet and our waiter had plenty time to make us feel welcome.

Thank David S
Katherine-Slingsby, General Manager at Portfino Restaurant and Grill at Longboat Key Club & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am very pleased to hear about your experience and hope you come back to visit on your next vacation. More 

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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Longboat Key Club Resort and this restaurant came highly recommended. It was our last night before hitting Orlando and so we got the hotel to book us a table. First of all entering the restaurant it was extremely noisy and we couldn't hear each other talk!! We ordered starters and these were passable but when we... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We went there twice for dinner during last week. My wife ordered scallops with linguine on both occasions. I ordered the seafood stew earlier this week. On Sat night, I ordered a veal chop special with Marsala sauce. We had the tiramisu for deserts. The cooking is excellent. Country club setting with view of the Longboat Marina. Good service. Food... More 

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Dade City, Florida
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174 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

My wife and I were staying at the marina for the fourth of July holiday weekend. We went to the Portofino Restaurant after a long day of being on the water watching the boat races. We didn't have reservations but were able to get seats at the bar which was fine with us. We both had salads and pizza for... More 

Thank Ben H
Longboat Key, Florida
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is available only to members and guests of the Longboat Key Club. It is OK Italian food. Very noisy when full. Service is fair - the Club understaffs.

Thank kneel126
North Palm Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to dinner with my mom and we just wanted to sit at the bar to eat. Jordan was a fantastic host. A great bartender and fun conversationalist. They were very busy that evening, so Manager Katie Slingsby had to take over the pizza oven for a bit; preparing pizzas right before our eyes and popping... More 

Thank kevinfalvey
Sanford, Florida
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We didn't have a reservation (I don't recommend that) it is longboat keys most popular restaurant and for good reason. We sat at a high top by bar. Bartender Jordan was amazing. He handled the entire restaurant drink orders and served the high top tables. His recommendations were spot on, one of the best restaurants we have ever eating at!... More 

Thank sandra608

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2600 Harbourside Dr, No. 3, Ens. Julieta, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4115
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-1900

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?