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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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11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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Richmond Hill
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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514 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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1 Thank jade g
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We dined here on a Saturday night. The service was excellent, the teamwork amongst the staff was a pleasure to witness. The food was mediocre but the restaurant was very enjoyable to be in. You felt welcomed and taken care of. What the food lacked in flavor, the staff made up in finesse. Worth checking out.

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Thank Hailley B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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?