Welcome to Portofino’s Ristorante Italiano e Pizzeria.  With four Charlotte-area locations, we pride ourselves on creating menus inspired by a timeless passion for food.  The city of Portofino is on the coast of Northern Italy and it is where food, wine and la dolce vita (the sweet life) are a beloved way of living.  Our goal is to bring la dolce vita to you when you dine with us.

Each Portofino’s restaurant is staffed by friends and family, many of whom are originally from Italy.  We start with authentic Italian recipes and make them our own by working with what is fresh seasonally in our area, using local items when possible. The food has to be delicious, so we use only the finest ingredients in our cuisine. We have a passion for wine and for food, as well as an enjoyable experience in our restaurants.

Whether your passion is pasta or pizza, seafood or meats, cheeses or vegetables, we look forward to welcoming you to Portofino’s Ristorante Italiano e Pizzeria.