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The food and service were great! We will go again!
Carol Guerin via google.com - Sep 8, 2020
Had a wonderful experience. The sever and greater Matty was most delightful and friendly. Quick and responsive. Gave us some history. The FOOD was awesome. I have eaten at many Italian restuarants in the Boston area including the North end and this place is as good if not better than most of them. I say 5 stars to them and Thank yo ... read more
Dennis Dufresne via google.com - Aug 31, 2020
Outstanding food. And Matte our server was the best...so nice and attentive...would definitely come-back ... read more
Susan Dufresne via google.com - Aug 31, 2020
Amazing food and great staff!
Matt Gleason via google.com - Aug 29, 2020
Went here based off all the other positive review with the family on the way back from a trip to the White Mountains. And guess what.....it didn't disappoint. You'd never know this place was here, but we're super glad we found it. From the staff to the overall service and of course the food, it was just as good as going into the N ... read more
Lon Novak via google.com - Aug 24, 2020
Great Food and drinks ... read more
Richard Provost via google.com - Aug 24, 2020
We were on our way home from North ...
We were on our way home from North Conway and we're starving. With 4 kids in the car, they were begging for fast food because they wanted to eat right away. We pulled off here and as soon as we sat down, they brought homemade bread and oil over for the kids and took their drink orders. We also put in cheesy garlic bread. The drinks a ... read more
Katie N. via yelp.com - Aug 23, 2020
Food is always very good and plentiful ... read more
Irene Derosa-Parsons via google.com - Aug 22, 2020
WOW! What a great find. Just happened to be passing thru this area, stopped in for dinner, and BAM!!! EXCELLENT! Ordered a seafood dish, shrimp, clams, ect. FRESH! So fresh in fact, it was aroma heaven! PS: Our server was a lovely lady, owner, and wife of the Chef. Her friendliness, patience, and genuine interest in our satisfaction ... read more
Stephan Mariani via google.com - Aug 18, 2020
My husband and decided to go here for date night. After having lived in the area for a little over 5 years we wanted to try something new. We definitely were not disappointed. Our waitress was Julie, and she was very personable and accommodating. The food was amazing. We will definitely be going back.
Jacqueline Swiadas via google.com - Aug 12, 2020
Good red sauce place, and the cannoli are great!
Bill Cadogan via google.com - Aug 9, 2020
Best authentic Italian cuisine in NH and one of the best I've been to in New England, and that includes little Italy in Boston and NYC. Service was excellent, friendly employees and we may have actually had the owners' daughter serve us as she spoke with an Italian accent. The food was excellent!! I will definitely be going back ... read more
Eddie Montgomery via google.com - Aug 6, 2020
The best Italian food ever AND the best service! I have never seen such a friendly staff. Place is super clean and the menu has lots of choices. Don't leave without trying their Sangria!!
Damaris Lamontagne via google.com - Aug 2, 2020
I had seafood.they were good. The atmosphere is still a little eerie because of the distances.
Marpha Damon via google.com - Jul 23, 2020
First time going to this restaurant ...
First time going to this restaurant and they didn't disappoint! All the food was phenomenal and reminded us of the North End in Boston. Our waitress, Julie, was beyond amazing. We thought she was the owner or manager at first given her passion, professionalism, and being very personable.
Kaley A. via yelp.com - Jul 17, 2020
I went to Portofino tonight with my husband for dinner, it was our first time after it being suggested by a friend and it was amazing. The food was DELICIOUS (homemade, fresh and authentic). Our server, Julie, was exceptional and made the experience a great one - she was so personable and treated us like family. We will absolutely be ... read more
Debra Ricci via google.com - Jul 11, 2020
I went to Portofino tonight with ...
I went to Portofino tonight with my husband for dinner, it was our first time after it being suggested by a friend and it was amazing. The food was DELICIOUS (homemade, fresh and authentic). Our server, Julie, was exceptional and made the experience a great one - she was so personable and treated us like family. We will absolutely be ... read more
Debra R. via yelp.com - Jul 11, 2020
Oh yummy 😋! Definitely a repeat place to visit, friendly customer service ... read more
Letitia Dudley via google.com - May 24, 2020
So amazing! Our absolute favorite ...
So amazing! Our absolute favorite Italian food locally. Great service, awesome food - every time. Such a great family. We love going there. Great martinis too!
Heather N. via yelp.com - Apr 27, 2020
Had take out tonight. OMG what ...
Had take out tonight. OMG what a delicious delightful dinner delivered pippin hot right to our door with a bottle of wine. Thank you to Julianna for being so helpful.
Paula P. via yelp.com - Mar 19, 2020
What great service!! We were greeted right away and sat immediately. The inside is beautiful and I really enjoyed their lit wine cork wall with Italy displayed in the middle. Our server was so nice and interacted with all of us. She definitely has been in the industry for a while because she is one of the best servers I've met in a w ... read more
Christina Levitan via google.com - Mar 10, 2020
I LOVE THE CORK MAP OF ITALY AND THE FOOD
WHen I am craving really fine Italian dining I go here. The soups, the salads, the DESSERTS! Oh my! The atmosphere, the servers, the excellent pasta dishes. Oh MY! Chicken Piccata, OH MY!!! Cooked to order, served hot, lemony, lots of capers, saucy and buttery....More ... read more
Linda N via tripadvisor.com - Feb 29, 2020
We love Portofino’s. The food is great but the service is even better. Thank you JULIE for a 5 Star experience. You are the best in the business!
Katie Donelli via google.com - Feb 29, 2020
I went here a while back. They have excellent food at a reasonable place. The portions where more than enough to take some home.
James Brooks via google.com - Feb 28, 2020
Always consistently great!
Matthew Worster via google.com - Feb 26, 2020
Excellent food and quaint environment. The service staff are very personable.
Lucy Santos via google.com - Feb 22, 2020
Perfect Italian experience. World class Italian food. Fresh baked bread, and plenty of wine Staff very friendly and professional. Highly recommend for anyone looking for real italian food. Salute!!!!!!
RJ via google.com - Feb 22, 2020
The food was spectacular and a ...
The food was spectacular and a great place for a valentine's dinner. I had the chicken saltimbucca with the homemade papardelle and my date had the lemon chicken picatta.. Both were outstanding. We started with the bruschetta with pesto and it was tasty. We were too full for dessert, but I'm sure they would be great too.

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Bob A. via yelp.com - Feb 14, 2020
Excellent dinner! Glad we took a friend's recommendation to try this place. Will be bringing family and friends back.
Shayna Appleton via google.com - Feb 13, 2020
Exowners of PastAmore
Very good food ,atmosphere plain ,nice friendly staff. I’d suggest this place. Lunchtime is good also.
Explore236585 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 12, 2020
Great italian food ... read more
Ruthann Woodward via google.com - Feb 8, 2020
Food was great and staff friendly loved it ... read more
Kelley Gervais via google.com - Jan 26, 2020
Great Ambiance, Service, and Food
My husband and I have been coming to Portofino for a few years now. It is family-owned, and so friendly. The decor is lovely, and the food is terrific. First the food: The bread and dip that they always start you off with is home...More ... read more
mchicoinenh via tripadvisor.com - Jan 25, 2020
Really good food, wait staff was exceptional and atmosphere was good.
Stephen Finnemore via google.com - Jan 19, 2020
My husband and I moved to N.H.
My husband and I moved to N.H. from Boston last year. We were always in search of a good Italian restaurant in the area. Coming from Boston and being lucky to grow up with the North End a few miles away, I was skeptical we'd find a place...until we stumbled upon Portofino. It's in a strip mall in Merrimack next to a Domino's Pizza. T ... read more
Stacy F. via yelp.com - Jan 10, 2020
I am originally from New York, ...
I am originally from New York, and have spent a lot of time in Italy, so I am a difficult connoisseur of Italian restaurants. Spoiled, actually.

Any, I came here expecting a less than stellar approximation of Italian, but I was very pleasantly surprised, as my dish was very good.

Our server, was very pleasant, professio
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Paul K. via yelp.com - Dec 28, 2019
Best gluten free pasta.
Patricia DiLorenzo via google.com - Dec 24, 2019
Bolognese and Suppli were very good!
dana mahoney via google.com - Dec 21, 2019
Nice place and our second time here. The food is tasty and the service good. Portions are a fair size and the fresh bread with dipping oil is something we like very much. I like the layout of the restaurant. Not too crowded and nicely decorated for the holidays. We did have to wait a while for our server to notice us at first. Funny ... read more
Shelly Duggan (Parent) via google.com - Dec 20, 2019
5 stars isn't enough. You will never leave portofino disappointed.
John Mendes via google.com - Dec 19, 2019
It was great!!!
Bill via google.com - Dec 7, 2019
Love their Italian Margaritas!
Cathy Beauregard via google.com - Dec 7, 2019
Great food and great ownership.
kringles Paul via google.com - Nov 22, 2019
I love the food and staff. My favorite time to go is on Mother’s Day and New Years Eve ... read more
Tracy Lurvey via google.com - Nov 20, 2019
Literally the best scallops I’ve ever had! Delicious Caesar salad, delicious tortellini, delicious ravioli. Nice atmosphere, nice staff, enough lighting…quite enjoyable, highly recommend.
Loni Cerise via google.com - Nov 16, 2019
Delicious Food!!! 💖 Italian Food!!!
Bob Fischofer via google.com - Nov 15, 2019
Excellent food and GREAT service! Our waitress, Julie, was responsive, prompt and very personable.
Mary Fredette via google.com - Oct 25, 2019
Such a cute family run business. Accommodating for gluten-free and the pasta is so fresh! Very reasonably priced as well.
Lizzy DiLorenzo via google.com - Oct 22, 2019
Great Italian food and generous servings. The staff was wonderful, friendly and personable. Although an hour away, we definitely will return!
Martha Jalbert via google.com - Oct 20, 2019
We love coming here -- the food ...
We love coming here -- the food is great and the service is fabulous. Juliana, the bartender, is so lovely, kind and welcoming. The bread and the herb-infused olive oil that accompanies it is beyond delicious. And the chicken marsala is out of this world good.  Highly recommend!
Gail S. via yelp.com - Oct 14, 2019
The soup, the drinks the meals ...
The soup, the drinks the meals...oh my!

I LOVE this place. The coziness, the waitresses/waiters are delightful and sweet. The food is amazing!! I have enjoyed their fresh hot soups, the crusty breads and the Alfredo, is to die for. Finding great Italian food in New Hampshire, is not easy. The BEST! homemade Italian food I had
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Linda N. via yelp.com - Oct 7, 2019
Everything about Portofino is a pleasure. The staff is pleasant and professional. The atmosphere is welcoming. The food is wonderful. We ordered appetizers, entrees, and desserts and all were delicious.
sandra taylor via google.com - Oct 6, 2019
I WOULD GIVE IT A 10 IF I COULD
My wife and I went out on a date night to Portofino, our first visit. I have had Italian food in Italy, NY little Italy and Boston little Italy and this is the best we have ever had. The warm fresh bread and house salad...More ... read more
Hossenfeffer2 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 29, 2019
If you love the smell of garlic this place is heavenly! We had a lovely dinner. Delicious hot bread with a slightly spicy dipping oil (or butter, your choice), fried mozzarella with a nice tomato sauce to start. I got a caesar salad that was crisp, green, and fresh with the perfect amount of dressing, croutons, and cheese. Had a choc ... read more
Shelly Duggan via google.com - Sep 28, 2019
Above and beyond personalized attention in every avenue aspect of service and outstanding, delicious food...never disappointed!! Wonderful owners and their family...so friendly indeed.
Anita Kahle via google.com - Sep 27, 2019
We had a party of 6 who meet once a year and have a lot of catching up to do. Portofino let us move at our own pace and we’re very attentive. Then came the food, which was really just fantastic. Very fresh and great flavors. We were all very happy.
Steven Knight via google.com - Sep 23, 2019
Like home atmosphere, good food nd service.
Ronald Harrison via google.com - Sep 22, 2019
Everything was excellent! The server was very nice and personable. The food was classic italian. Everything was delicious and the servings were very generous. The cannolis were wonderful but they were out of chocolate moussee unfortunately. Maybe they'll jave it next time!
Carol Thomson via google.com - Sep 22, 2019
I recommend this to anyone who ...
I recommend this to anyone who loves Italian food! Prices are decent for such incredible food! Anything I get off the menu is amazing and delicious! We used to live closer but now we actually make a long trip just to come to dinner here on special occasions. Service is always so so good ... read more
Paige G. via yelp.com - Sep 21, 2019
So far, this has been our go-to ...
So far, this has been our go-to for Italian food! The customer service is exceptional, waitstaff is friendly and accommodating, and the food has been wonderful. We have been starting to make this my birthday spot with friends out of the area and they have all been very impressed with the food.
C M. via yelp.com - Sep 15, 2019
Great food, a little pricey for lunch.
Sue Corman via google.com - Sep 6, 2019
Birthday party for grandpa!
The owners were very kind, practical and helpful with our reservation, ordering ahead for our group, and basically making it a memorable evening. We could allow our guests to choose from a menu put together by the restaurant and I. Everyone left happy.
Footprints89733 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 3, 2019
Great food! Great service! We'll be back!
Christopher Broome via google.com - Sep 1, 2019
Good pasta and Seafood ... read more
Michael Hackett via google.com - Aug 31, 2019
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