The Restaurant

Portofino Restaurant , located near the beginning of City Island Avenue, has been serving its many patrons for over two decades.  We offer the finest in Italian cuisine, fresh seafood, prime steaks and chops - all prepared from top quality ingredients that are chef-selected daily.  Our new scrumptious Lunch and Dinner Menus can be enjoyed either indoors in a cozy candlelit booth or on the open air deck with views of the harbor and New York City skyline.   

Our knowledgeable and service oriented staff will make your evening a pleasant and memorable one.  The combination of ambiance and the fine dishes served is what makes Portofino Restaurant a unique dining experience.  The quiet atmosphere provides a perfect setting to have your business lunch or dinner.  

Enjoy exceptional Italian cuisine and great wine - experience Portofino's.

Portofino - Italy

From the Wall Street Journal (2001)

Diehard New Yorkers will be mad we have given away this secret spot. Portofino Restaurant is one of several waterfront restaurants on tiny City Island, a historic little town first settled in the 17th century that’s adjacent to the city’s Orchard Beach. Manhattanites make the quick drive across the City Island bridge to the sleepy hamlet to get a taste of a New England seaside village, and of seafood, without ever technically leaving the city. Portofino's dinner entrees range from $14.95 to $45.95. Open daily for lunch and dinner.


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