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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 - Jan 15, 2021
We are new to the area and so happy ...
We are new to the area and so happy to find this place. The food is wonderful! The service was like we were family. My husband had the veal, it was tender and flavorful. I had the Chicken Artichoke dish which was so good. We are going back for sure!
Carol G. via - Jan 12, 2021
I found this place from a video ...
I found this place from a video on social media and decided to try this with my boyfriend. We ordered the bruschetta, the homemade pasta in the aglio y olio, and the tortellini sorrentino. I have a dairy allergy and our waitress Gabriella even noted that in our receipt for the cooks. The food came out absolutely wonderful and our ser ... read more
Miranda P. via - Jan 2, 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 - Dec 31, 2020
We were looking for a different ...
We were looking for a different place for lunch on the 19th. We hadn't been there in a few years.
Service started slow but was perfect as we didn't feel rushed. They have a version of Arancini slightly different but very good, served with a good meat sauce.
We had 2 different chicken dishes and felt both were very good.
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James A. via - Dec 23, 2020
Best Italian food in NH ... read more
Carl C Spearing via - Nov 5, 2020
Had dinner outside Friday night! ...
Had dinner outside Friday night! Outstanding food and waitress was great!   Seafood manicotti!  Shrimp & scallops, out if bounds!
Thank you!
Brian M. via - Oct 26, 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 - 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 - Oct 7, 2020
I've never had a bad meal at Portofinos ...
I've never had a bad meal at Portofinos. The balognese sauce is yummy!!!! There homemade salad dressing is great too.
Michelle S. via - Sep 21, 2020
The food and service were great! We will go again!
Carol Guerin via - 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 - Aug 31, 2020
Outstanding food. And Matte our server was the nice and attentive...would definitely come-back ... read more
Susan Dufresne via - Aug 31, 2020
Amazing food and great staff!
Matt Gleason via - 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 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 - Aug 24, 2020
Great Food and drinks ... read more
Richard Provost via - 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 - Aug 23, 2020
Food is always very good and plentiful ... read more
Irene Derosa-Parsons via - 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 - 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 - Aug 12, 2020
Good red sauce place, and the cannoli are great!
Bill Cadogan via - 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 - 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 - Aug 2, 2020
I had seafood.they were good. The atmosphere is still a little eerie because of the distances.
Marpha Damon via - 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 - 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 - 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 - Jul 11, 2020
Oh yummy 😋! Definitely a repeat place to visit, friendly customer service ... read more
Letitia Dudley via - 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 - 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 - 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 - Mar 10, 2020
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 - 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 - 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 - Feb 28, 2020
Always consistently great!
Matthew Worster via - Feb 26, 2020
Excellent food and quaint environment. The service staff are very personable.
Lucy Santos via - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Feb 12, 2020
Great italian food ... read more
Ruthann Woodward via - Feb 8, 2020
Food was great and staff friendly loved it ... read more
Kelley Gervais via - 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 - Jan 25, 2020
Really good food, wait staff was exceptional and atmosphere was good.
Stephen Finnemore via - 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 - 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 - Dec 28, 2019
Best gluten free pasta.
Patricia DiLorenzo via - Dec 24, 2019
Bolognese and Suppli were very good!
dana mahoney via - 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 - Dec 20, 2019
5 stars isn't enough. You will never leave portofino disappointed.
John Mendes via - Dec 19, 2019
It was great!!!
Bill via - Dec 7, 2019
Love their Italian Margaritas!
Cathy Beauregard via - Dec 7, 2019
Great food and great ownership.
kringles Paul via - 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 - 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 - Nov 16, 2019
Delicious Food!!! 💖 Italian Food!!!
Bob Fischofer via - Nov 15, 2019
Excellent food and GREAT service! Our waitress, Julie, was responsive, prompt and very personable.
Mary Fredette via - 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 - 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 - 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 - Oct 14, 2019
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