Immersed in the heart of authentic Italian flavors, this hidden gem captivated our taste buds. We had the pesto gnocchi bathed in a creamy indulgence and the penne vodka danced with rich flavors, creating a symphony on our palates. The ambiance exuded genuine Italian charm, and Silvie's impeccable service elevated the dining experience to new heights. A true haven for connoisseurs seeking a culinary journey. Complementing the culinary mastery, we sipped on fine Italian wines adding another layer to the already delightful atmosphere. And, oh, the chocolate torte – an unrivaled masterpiece that redefined my expectations. Hands down, bar none, the best we’ve ever had. Could not recommend this place highly enough and trust your knowledgeable waiters/waitresses. 10/10 💫
Beautiful food. Beautiful staff. Always a warm welcome. No trip home to Santa Monica is ever truly complete without a dinner or two at Locanda Portifino.
We had an alumni gathering for 10 there for lunch. Setup/service: impeccable. The items on the expansive menu were universally praised by our guests. The bucata, meatballs and mushroom chicken, my dishes, were exceptionally well prepared. While small, the space is well laid-out and comfortable for groups of various sizes. There is plentiful street parking nearby and five free of charge spots directly in front of the restaurant.
Excellent italian food and good service. The wine list is also good. They have both an indoor and outdoor eating area. Parking can be a bit difficult during busy times.
The best Italian Food in Santa Monica! We are locals and we frequent them all... including the one in the canyon and the one surrounded by hotels. If you want the absolute best Italian Food in Santa Monica, Portofino is just IT!!
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