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Great Italian restaurant. We were in town for the day and dinner at Portofino was a nice way to top it off. We had the Eggplant Parmigiano and Shrimp Fra Diavolo with homemade pappardelle pasta.
Rob Gibson via google.com - May 14, 2022
Food was excellent and great service. We highly reccomend them.
Ron Vincent via google.com - May 10, 2022
The best πŸ‘Œ original Italian food service πŸ˜‹ hire on Porto fino ... read more
jose rivasgonzalez via google.com - May 6, 2022
I love it here!!! Such good food. Italian foods my favorite & they have the best egg plant parm 😜πŸ₯° ... read more
Laura Gesualdi via google.com - Mar 15, 2022
You guys are the best πŸ’— ... read more
Monna Howe via google.com - Mar 11, 2022
Never disappointed!
We love to eat at Portafino, food is always delicious and we always request Julie our waitress because she remembers what we like and is always attentive and makes the dinner more pleasurable.
kareneQ3643CA via tripadvisor.com - Feb 13, 2022
I have shared before on Portofino, and happy to do so again. EXCELLENT food! Waitstaff is always cheerful and pacing the meal very well. They do take reservations, which is a welcome change for most restaurants!
Al Fredette via google.com - Jan 7, 2022
Food and service was excellent as usual.The staff is cheerful and attentive. This is one of my favorite True Italian restaurants for a nice experience.
Tom Warguska via google.com - Dec 16, 2021
There was no wait on a Friday evening for a party of 6. The waitress was very attentive. Everyone ordered something different from each other and we all enjoyed our meals. I found the coffee a bit weak but next time I'll order cappuccino :-) ... read more
Natalie Farias via google.com - Dec 8, 2021
Very good. Marinara was exceptional ... read more
Johann Lee via google.com - Dec 2, 2021
One of the best overall dining experience we have ever experienced hands down. The food was incredible, which happened to match the service, which was so far above and beyond anything we are used to. I cannot wait to return and try more of what they have to offer.
Weekend Outdoors via google.com - Nov 25, 2021
The summer squash ravioli was amazing and had a delicious light sauce.
Kathy Mackey via google.com - Oct 24, 2021
Authentic Food & Great Service
We visited on a weekday afternoon and this place was quiet. Perfect for social distancing in these Covid-19 times. We opted to sit outside as it was a glorious 75-degree day. The service was excellent and so was the food. We had an order of fried calamari (big rings, no tentacles, $11.50). The calamari were perfectly fried, and the m ... read more
denisee07 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 20, 2021
Excellent food great. Julie is a fantastic server and an awesome promoter of the restaurant.
David Alicea via google.com - Oct 14, 2021
Great food from the appetizer all the way to dessert. Will be back hopefully soon!
Luke Avery via google.com - Oct 1, 2021
Amazing fresh pasta. My first time going, was told everything made in house even the bread. I will go again and will get meatballs, thats my favorite so I cannot wait to go bzck. Little pricey especially when you order drinks, but really worth it. Everyone is so nice as well. I do not mind waiting a bit for fresh hot food.
Mary McKenna via google.com - Sep 13, 2021
Great hidden gem homemade pasta and bread steak was great and egg plant was amazing ... read more
Tuff Luck Tom via google.com - Sep 11, 2021
Food and service was excellent. Watch out they make very good drinks.
Joseph Mercuri via google.com - Sep 4, 2021
Great food and waitstaff with personality. Good cocktails too!
Joanne King via google.com - Aug 24, 2021
Came here with my family after a day of shopping the service was nice and the food was great highly recommended ... read more
Kevin's pop via google.com - Aug 21, 2021
Delicious food!
Ben M via google.com - Aug 20, 2021
Awesome food, wide variety choose from staff is very friendly and courteous. You will enjoy eating here ... read more
Paul Harling via google.com - Aug 20, 2021
Can't make it to the North End? Swing by for some fresh pasta and other classic Italian fare. Bolognese with homemade pappardelle was great.
John F via google.com - Aug 17, 2021
Was delicious food great service beautiful staff I go again tatamisu was so great I needrecipe thanks Tom n Rick 33 anniversary was made extra special ... read more
Thomas Delaney via google.com - Aug 15, 2021
Amazing food all fresh made ... read more
George Cramer via google.com - Aug 7, 2021
I've been here a few times over the years. About five years ago I had the eggplant parmesan and it was amazing. I had it more recently and it was good but not quite as good as before. The service is good and the desserts are really tasty. This was my first time trying tartufo classico. Highly recommend.
Nathan Widtfeldt via google.com - Jul 29, 2021
Good food nice waitress out door dining. Very nice we really injoyed it ... read more
Donna McNeil via google.com - Jul 24, 2021
Excellence beyond compare! FRESH, TASTY, and Good size PORTIONS. I could tell how great the food was just by how delicious the bread looked. Soft and airy in the middle with a nice crunchy crust. We had the crab, spinach and artichoke dip. So good! I got the chicken, broccoli Alfredo. Creamy perfection! My daughter got the scallop d ... read more
jean jenny santiago via google.com - Jul 20, 2021
Outside seating at one of my favorite Italian restaurants! I love the lasagna here and my husband says the veal parmesan is very tasty. My oldest like the fettuccine alfredo and my youngest usually goes with the steak tips πŸ˜‹! We tried the eggplant appetizer tonight and it was delightful! I plan on working my way through the whole men ... read more
Shelly Duggan via google.com - Jul 20, 2021
Amazing restaurant with a nice Italian vibe. Food was amazing, service was even better. Highly recommended!
Brandon Turner via google.com - Jul 19, 2021
Staff are very accommodating.
Elizabeth Buxton via google.com - Jul 19, 2021
Very good food, relaxing atmosphere, excellent service. Give this place a try.
Douglas Dowell via google.com - Jul 17, 2021
Food was great service was excellent ... read more
Brenda Driscoll via google.com - Jul 16, 2021
My husband and I have been going to Portofino's for over 3 years. We've brought both family and frie
My husband and I have been going to Portofino's for over 3 years. We've brought both family and friends many times. We have never been disappointed!! Food, drinks and service are amazing! This is the best family operated restaurant we have ever been to...kudos to Maria, Guiliana, Gabriella and Guiliano!
Make04 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 16, 2021
Everything I've ever had here has been delicious. The veal parm was amazing, and their red sauce is one of the best I've ever had. As an added bonus Emily makes a fantastic drink, if she is tending bar your in for a treat.
Thomas Hannafin via google.com - Jul 8, 2021
This place has been nothing but amazing every time my girlfriend and I go. We always ask for Julie as she is the best server we have ever had. The food is all made to your order, and the drinks are exceptional. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a new place to eat in Merrimack!
Adam Wasiewski via google.com - Jul 6, 2021
Great family italian restaurant. So excited to go back!
Stephen Sylvester via google.com - Jun 22, 2021
Great food ... read more
Joe Melanson via google.com - Jun 14, 2021
This place was excellent! Great service and food. Our waitress was awesome as well. I believe her name was Julie. I’m bad with names. I will definitely be returning when I come back to the area.
Lisa Cannon via google.com - May 22, 2021
Oh dear lord, where do I begin? I forgot to take pictures because I was enjoying the food so much. Unassuming outside, but inside is a family owned business, and they cook and prepare everything. We started with bread and calamari. The bread came with a homemade dipping sauce that had a perfect flavor balance. The fried calamari tas ... read more
The Doctor via google.com - May 19, 2021
Food is good, location could be better. They need to work on maintenance a bit. Bench seat upholstery was torn.
David Vargas Lowy via google.com - May 17, 2021
Best Italian in Merrimack Nh possibly all Southern Nh.Im a North End of Boston fan; this food the closest to yhat.
David Craig via google.com - May 13, 2021
Omg, this place is amazing. Family owned and very friendly team. It felt more like going to eat at aunties place instead of placing an order and waiting. Waitress/host checked in on us and made small talk. Always good to feel a connection to the people making your food. We were on the road so we plan on visiting again if we head that ... read more
Ricardo Ricot Charles via google.com - May 8, 2021
We have been there dozens of times in the past. Tonight there was 8 of us for dinner. The food was o
We have been there dozens of times in the past. Tonight there was 8 of us for dinner. The food was outstanding as always. We were fortunate enough to get Julie again. She is a great waitress and has a pleasant personality. Between appetizers, main course, deserts and drinks she never skipped a beat. Best Italian restaurant around. Da ... read more
Trek575147 via tripadvisor.com - May 8, 2021
I simply loved their dishes. I always get good customer service there. The place is clean and the cashiers are always welcoming. Will come back again.
Francis McElroy via google.com - May 7, 2021
Great atmosphere, amazing food great service ... read more
Brian via google.com - May 5, 2021
Delicious food & Martinis! Gluten free choice for pasta.
Tracy via google.com - May 1, 2021
My boyfriend and I came here for our second time for my birthday and we had such a wonderful experience. Our waitress, Julie, was phenomenal. She was so kind and let us know that everything was made to order which made us so happy because I can’t eat dairy. We love this place and have recommended it to our friends.
Miranda Piper via google.com - Apr 28, 2021
It was amazing!!! The food is wonderful, such flavor. We love this place!!!
Denise Shipman via google.com - Apr 18, 2021
Great service! They bring bread to the table before the meal. I ordered the pesto gnocchi which I thought could have used a bit more flavor. My boyfriend got spinach ravioli, which he loved.
Kara Bogasky via google.com - Apr 8, 2021
My wife and I were on a search for an authentic Italian restaurant...we found Portofino ....this is it folks...authentic as it gets...great food...great prices..and a very friendly staff...I would give it 20 stars if I could...keep up the great work !!!
Michael Baltoumas via google.com - Mar 28, 2021
Best meal around!!! The owner was very welcoming and pleasant. Food was fantastic!! Service was great. Can't wait to go back!!
Melissa Gikas via google.com - Mar 27, 2021
First timer this past weekend. We were presently surprised by the service and food. The waitress was extremely attentive to my wife and I and she had a lot of tables to manage since the restaurant was so busy. Drinks, dinner and deserts were incredible. So sad it took me so many years to find this place when I am only 20+ minutes awa ... read more
John Caito via google.com - Mar 22, 2021
Very nice meal and excellent service ... read more
Bob Poirier via google.com - Mar 6, 2021
Best Italian restaurant I've eaten at in NH.
Christopher Fasulo via google.com - Feb 28, 2021
Delicious food in a pleasant environment. Italian food at it's finest!!;;; ... read more
Bob Fischofer via google.com - Feb 20, 2021
Fantastic service and food. Great selection of Italian foods in a beautiful and quaint setting.
Kimberly Taliadouros via google.com - Feb 18, 2021
The food and service were ahead of our expectations. We surely loved the ambience of this place. Awesome spot to take my family out for dinner.
Gregory Moody via google.com - Feb 15, 2021
The food was great, service was great and very timely. The prices were a bit much for the quality, however it was made up in for volume. Definitely give this place a try if your looking to try something new!
Beau Fairbrother via google.com - Feb 6, 2021
Food was excellent will definitely be going back ... read more
Chris Hill via google.com - Feb 3, 2021
We went here for my daughter's birthday. The location is great right off Daniel Webster Hwy in Merrimack. There was plenty of parking. It was surprisingly not busy for a Friday. We found the food to be good but not great. My wife mentioned that she had shared appetizers with friends on previous visits and they had always been de ... read more
Dave Campbell via google.com - Jan 31, 2021
Service was top notch and food and drinks were delicious with excellent presentation. I highly recommend.
Jimmy via google.com - Jan 31, 2021
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