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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 Dinner $15.75 - Lunch $11.25
  • Chicken Portobella Dinner $15.75 - Lunch $11.25
  • Chicken Gorgonzola Dinner $15.75 - Lunch $11.25
  • Chuicken Cacciatore Dinner $15.75 - Lunch $11.25
  • Chicken Tarantino Dinner $15.75 - Lunch $11.25
  • Chicken Satinbocca Alla Romano Dinner $15.75 - Lunch $11.25
  • Chicken Piccata Dinner $15.75 - Lunch $11.25
  • Chicken Francese Dinner $15.75 - Lunch $11.25
  • Chicken Marsala Dinner $15.75 - Lunch $11.25

Vitello

  • Veal Parmigiana Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $11.75
  • Veal Marsala Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $11.75
  • Veal Pizzaiola Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $11.75
  • Veal Contadina Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $11.75
  • Veal Piccata Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $11.75
  • Veal Francese Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $11.75
  • Veal Alla Caprese Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $11.75
  • Veal Shitake Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $11.75
  • Veal Portofinos Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $11.75
  • Veal and Shrimp Milano Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $11.75

Pesce

  • Shrimp Scampi Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $12.75
  • Shrimp Parmigiana Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $12.75
  • Shrimp Fradiavolo Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $12.75
  • Salmon Mediterraneo Dinner $16.25- Lunch $13.95
  • Gamberoni Leonardo Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $12.75
  • Frutti Di Mare Dinner $20.95 - Lunch $14.95
  • Gamberoni Bella Napoli Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $12.75
  • Shrimp Francese Dinner $16.25 - Lunch $12.75

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.