Blue, you are pretty. You are fancy. You make really good food. You are a perfect pre-show dining spot with your free valet parking. You are also pricey. Pricey, and maybe almost worth it. Almost. It seemed to me that the entrée prices were a little high by about $5-$7 each. The extensive wine list was priced about right for a fine dining establishment in uptown Charlotte. The Amaretto and Dark Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake could have been too rich, but the Ricotta cut it perfectly. The Beef Tenderloin a la Blue included some of the best risotto I can remember having, and the service was as attentive as one would expect in an upscale restaurant. Our server was knowledgeable and quick, and was cognizant of our time constraints due to our tickets to a show at Belk Theater, which is an easy walk through the Bank of America building. This is especially helpful on rainy evenings. It was good, but I’m not itching to go back. There are many other restaurants in uptown Charlotte that are just as good and well-located that are less expensive.
I LOVE IT awesome service!!! Everything is home made I ordered the BLT i love it i will def. come back, fast service everyone is sooo nice my server was really nice she made sure everything was ok and kept keeping an eye on us for drinks reasonable prices and $1 slices of pizza mon-friday and 2 slices and a drink for just 4.99 ! Something everyone would love my husband a calzon and my son lasagna they loved it! delicious!! even the big huge salads!! and thirsty thursdays $1 yengueling and house win and mon-thurs $1 off draft beer! Also their oven is made out of bricks!!!! They only thing I did not like was that one of the host was talking rude to another host but other than that everyone needs to try!! recommend 10000% will be back!!
Angela's food is GREAT...The only reason why I didn't give them 5 stars is I felt like the service was a little slow. I just moved to the area & was eating by myself & didn't get the attention I would have liked---I will def. go again as the food is great & it could have been an isolated incident as they did say hello & thanked me for choosing them.BTW-I had the Chicken Parm dinner----I had enough for another meal, the bread was fresh as well as the salad.If you want good Italian food this is your place.....
Expect fresh, unique and beautifully plated Italian food here. The appetizers are to die for, so be careful that you don't fill up on them. I had the Linguini Con Gamberi and it was a delicious blend of shrimp, fresh vegetables, Prosciutto with a pesto sauce and rich seasonings. I enjoyed personalized service even though I was in a large group. The only issue is the noise, especially if you sit near the kitchen. It was hard to have a conversation.
I can't say enough good things about this place! This is the type of "mom and pop" restaurant that makes it hard to pick a favorite item on the menu because everything is delish!Service is great,everyone is always helpful and friendly.The first time we went we thought it was going to be just a pizza joint. Boy were we wrong. Now it's one of our favorite Italian Restaurants in Charlotte.
The atmosphere is immediately noticeable. The decorum made for an intimate setting. The staff were friendly and inviting. Great customer service. The food arrived quickly and hot. Great choices of seafood dishes. Convenient location right next to the hotel and not far from the highway. This place is definately a "do-over."
While it may be a chain, it still serves excellent food and drink. I love their new program where you can buy a meal and then take home a meal for free. Sometimes I can get almost four meals out of the price of one. Their eggplant parmesan is the best around!
I just had my very first pizza from here and I have to say "best pizza ever". I eat a lot of pizzas and Portofino's is by far the best. Will eat there again.
I love this place it remained me of Bruno pizza in Irvington Nj I'm so happy I found this place and the owner and staff are very nice and friendly.
I would highly recommend checking Portofino's out! Really good food and a great atmosphere. Service was solid and I will definitely visit again.