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Portofino Waterfront Dining

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23241 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
+1 941-743-2800
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Tacoma, United States
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

bad service & pretty bad food. "We're out of broccoli so here's some rice" was the ultimate. Grouper drowning in some white wallpaper paste. There has to be a better place.

Thank Linda T
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very slow service, but in defence of the place, our waitress (which was the barmaid that day) told us that one of the waitresses got a migraine and had to go home.. as for the food, myself and my son each ordered hamburgers..they were cooked so long the cheese was actually as hard as a cracker..my daughters shrimp breading was... More 

Thank Bud Y
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the inside bar with Vince on piano and Robert the wonderful bartender, however the long wait for our meals was really unacceptable. Of the four meals ordered two were OK whilst the other two left something to be desired. Great atmosphere great setting on the harbour and friendly staff and clientele. Well worth a visit but there are imperfections.

Thank Timber238
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The view here is fabulous. The food is very good. The service is horrendous! After we were seated we waited 20 minutes for our waiter and then another 20 for our drinks, one of which was the wrong one. After another long wait we tried to order but we're told several of the menu items and specials were not available.... More 

Thank Joanne K
Punta Gorda, Florida
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I dine here frequently and always have a great meal. Its a cozy place on Saturday evenings inside when they have Vince playing and entertaining, like Frank Sinatra for dancing or listening. Soft & mellow tunes. Drinks are good and the bartender is very friendly.

Thank Sarah3580
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Was going there for dinner, but decided to go first to their outside bar for a few drinks..... Absolutely great view on the Peace River, and it is a shame no one waited on us for drinks !!! So we spent our money elsewhere for dinner.

1 Thank Raymond P
Punta Gorda, Florida
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Great food and decent service, but the slowest longest meal ever. It took so long, we could only go here with out of town company who wanted a 2 hour lunch. We would sit outside over the river and just hang out waiting 45 minutes for lunch food (sandwiches and salads). Most folks don't want our have that kind of... More 

1 Thank Winston S
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

On the patio for drinks with my son and very nice waitress was taking it order and the owner yelled across the deck to let her know she had another table.. In the middle of her taking our order... She was very polite and said yes sir... In the time waiting for our drinks at 8:30pm.. Two very small children... More 

Thank Laurie J
Port Charlotte, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Just visited twice in April. Kitchen is serving some great food off a revamped menu. Grouper sandwich was huge. Count on doggie bags. They have extended seating to the beach. Great place to chill and watch sundown.

Thank No1StorminNorman
Port Charlotte, Florida
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We got to experience not only great seafood but a beautiful sunset. This was a great place for the 10 of us. Food and service was really good. Very relaxing atmosphere!

2 Thank Shambrock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Italian, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23241 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 941-743-2800

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