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PORTOFINO'S RISTORANTE e PIZZERIA

BENVENUTI!

DON'T MISS US, YOU'LL MISS OUT.

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WHEN YOU DINE AT PORTOFINO'S

YOU ARE TRULY SITTING AT THE FAMILY'S TABLE

HURRY, WE FILL UP QUITE FAST.

MON-THURS
10:30AM - 9PM
FRI-SAT
10:30AM-10:30PM
SUN
11AM-9PM
TELEPHONE:
980-297-7090
EMAIL:
info@portofinocharlotte.com

OUR STORY

Portofino’s story is one of family, friends, and love of food. Our story starts with two young men, Giosue (Josh) and Luigi (Gino), who were childhood friends in Naples, Italy. They immigrated to the United States when they were very young – Josh to the north, and Gino to the south.

Josh went to New Jersey to work for his older brother, Valentino, who had opened a restaurant there. Gino went to Winston-Salem, NC, to work with his cousin. When Gino’s and Josh’s paths crossed again, they saw an opportunity to work together. This joint venture was the birth of Portofino’s Ristorante Italiano e Pizzeria as the two friends opened their flagship restaurant on Eastway Drive in Charlotte in July of 1996.

Josh’s little sister, Carmela, who followed in his footsteps via New Jersey, and Josh’s wife, Margherita, helped open the first Portofino’s and were there for the subsequent openings. Portofino’s on Park Road opened in 2001.

The call of family beckoned and big brother Valentino sold his restaurant in New Jersey, made his way south to Charlotte and the third Portofino’s opened on South Tryon Street at Ayrsley. Giovanni, a family friend, also became a manager during this time.

Most recently, Portofino’s at the Arboretum opened in the summer of 2012. Carmela got married in September 2008 and her husband Raffaele is the manager at the Arboretum restaurant.

So remember, when you dine at Portofino’s Ristorante Italiano e Pizzeria, you are truly sitting at the family’s table.


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Menu Sneak Preview

Classic Italian Home-style Entrees and Specialty Foods - More Items on the Full Menu - Smile Guaranteed :)

Pollo

  • Chicken Parmigiana
  • Chicken Portobella
  • Chicken Gorgonzola
  • Chuicken Cacciatore
  • Chicken Tarantino
  • Chicken Satinbocca Alla Romano
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Chicken Francese
  • Chicken Marsala

Vitello

  • Veal Parmigiana
  • Veal Marsala
  • Veal Pizzaiola
  • Veal Contadina
  • Veal Piccata
  • Veal Francese
  • Veal Alla Caprese
  • Veal Shitake
  • Veal Portofinos
  • Veal and Shrimp Milano

Pesce

  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Shrimp Parmigiana
  • Shrimp Fradiavolo
  • Salmon Mediterraneo
  • Gamberoni Leonardo
  • Frutti Di Mare
  • Gamberoni Bella Napoli
  • Shrimp Francese

BEHIND THE SCENES

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

  • Don't forget their bread, which is baked freshly... and a little tip: dip it in their house salad dressing! OMG... it's awesome! Peggy C.
  • We have been going here for years. It is a great, local Italian restaurant. The pizza is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS Katherine C.
  • It is so good. I will be back for sure. Stephanie T.
  • The pizza alone is one of the best Italian Pie's in Charlotte...good sauce, good dough and lots of toppings. No skimping here. Service is always spot on at this location as well. Jeff S.