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Portofino

3199 Paces Ferry Pl. (W. Paces Ferry Rd.) Send to Phone
404-231-1136 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Romantic and business dining are well staged at Portofino.

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Open
Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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Portofino, Atlanta, GA

Portofino Restaurant Review

: Rustic, seasonal and regional Italian fare stars at this Buckhead restaurant. The setting is comfortable with a respectable noise level, flattering but not too dim lighting and well-spaced tables. The menu keeps the faith with a classic meal-starter: soup. In summer, it might be basil corn bisque or a vegetable minestrone, while white bean may visit in winter. Moving into autumn, the butternut squash version is a hit, especially with a glass of Gavi. "Made in house" is the kitchen’s mantra, and that goes for the burrata that adorns the salumi antipasto plate. Eggplant lasagnette is among the heftier antipasti that could serve as light entrées. Pasta makes a good main, especially the lamb bolognese on rigatoni. Otherwise, selections include fish, and also a tender veal scaloppine on Parmesan polenta. Desserts range from panna cotta accented with fruit to gelati and sorbetti. The wine list gathers notable Italian labels, but additional wine-producing regions are represented as well and a good number are offered by the glass.



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