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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 😋! 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
Outstanding service along friendly staff and a great atmosphere equal a perfect night out with friends or family ! The drinks were above expectations and the food tasted as good as it looked . Will most certainly dine here again.
michael yates via google.com - Jan 28, 2021
Inviting atmosphere, delicious food, staff is amazing! Best Italian food in the area dine in or takeout. 🥖 🍝 🍸 ... read more
Alisha Jussaume via google.com - Jan 28, 2021
This is a very good restaurant with really high-quality food. They are very accommodating and friendly. There is a quiet and cosy atmosphere that you would expect from me good quality run family restaurant. There are a couple other things that I could say about the place but in this day and age it wouldn’t be politically correct to d ... read more
Cam MacMaster via google.com - Jan 15, 2021
Heard about this place and I love italian food so I wanted to try it. It's so good! I got the bruschetta and they are very generous on the portions. I will be going back sometime !
Ruby Jones via google.com - Dec 31, 2020
Best Italian food in NH ... read more
Carl C Spearing via google.com - Nov 5, 2020
We go there regularly. Everyone is super nice and the service is extremely fast. Food is good with large portions and is definitely fresh.
Ben Angel via google.com - Oct 22, 2020
Great little nook in the town of Merrimack! Friendly service, amazing food and reasonably priced. They do call ahead. I had the lasagne, hubs had the chicken parm. Servings very generous as we both had meals for the next day. Delish and recommend!
kt 03054 via google.com - Oct 7, 2020
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
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
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
Oh yummy 😋! Definitely a repeat place to visit, friendly customer service ... read more
Letitia Dudley via google.com - May 24, 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
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