About Porticello Restaurant
At Porticello Restaurant located in South Easton, MA, the quality of our service is only surpassed by the excellence of our food. We have been serving the most exquisite Italian cuisine and we think it's time that you experience it for yourself. As you enter Porticello Restaurant let yourself be whisked away by sights, sounds, and aromas… but that is just the beginning. Specializing in all the finest Italian entrees from savory pasta to fresh salads we guarantee one visit will keep you coming again and again. Stop by and see for yourself what makes us unique!
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
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Porticello Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This used to be our favorite spot to din ...
This used to be our favorite spot to dine for special occasions. The last few times that we've been there, it just hasn't been the same. The first time our waitress was swamped. She never stopped back at the table to even check on our meal. Maybe they were short staffed that evening - I'm not really sure. This last time, we went a little earlier thinking it wouldn't be as crowded. It wasn't - same amount of waitstaff on, but because it was earlier, it wasn't a problem. Unfortunately, the food was not up to par. It's too bad - it used to be a top notch place where we always left in good spirits. Now, the prices have gone up and you definitely get less bang for your buck.
There were 4 of us for dinner and we all ...
There were 4 of us for dinner and we all were very happy with the food. The waitress was very friendly and helpful with the menu. We hadn't realized that Sunday thru Thursday the restaurant offers two entrees with a free bottle of wine for a very reasonable price. There must have been at least 20 entree selections one could make for this offer. My husband and I do not live very close to this restaurant, but the friends we met do. It was well worth the ride.
We had Polyann who was fantastic. She h ...
We had Polyann who was fantastic. She had a large party and four tables including us. We did not suffer and she constantly checked on us. She is out going and makes our dinning pleasure extraordinary. Love the new look.
Went here for a get together with work f ...
Went here for a get together with work friends. Huge selection of Italian entrees, had the linguine and clam sauce which was excellent. Service was a little slow but filled up very quickly on a Friday night so understandable. Wait staff and bartenders were friendly.
Food was excellent, and the service was ...
Food was excellent, and the service was outstanding. Very much an open restaurant so no real private nooks to be with that someone special. We were there on a Saturday night at 8PM and it was really quite. Not even at half capacity. Strange.
Porticello is one of the very best Itali ...
Porticello is one of the very best Italian restaurants in the area. I haven't had a meal this good in 1 year (and I have been to plenty in the N. End and Rhode Island). Superb food. The only caveat was the waitress- she was a little slow in moving to get our drinks and bread and we had to remind her. Other than that, the ambiance, food, all over well-being of Porticello's was to die for~ Bravo Mario (owner and from Italy)-- Bravo!!!
We were seated immediately in a corner & ...
We were seated immediately in a corner & had no problem hearing each other. There was a good selection on the menu. Appetizers were plentiful. Everyone enjoyed our meals. We were celebrating a birthday & the waitress overheard us & brought a complementary dessert .
Overall I would recommend this restaurant
Porticellos is doing renovations to the ...
Porticellos is doing renovations to the restaurant. They look amazing so far and we cannot wait to see the final product. Food and service was great. We had Polyanne, only reason we go. She is friendly, funny and makes the experience worth it. Keep up the great job Porticellos.
Fathers Day- food was very good as usual ...
Fathers Day- food was very good as usual. Our waitress was overwhelmed I think, she lost our orders, brought the wrong soup to one of our group. Forgot an order to go. Could have used another waitress on the floor for Fathers Day. There were large groups of diners. Long wait for check also. We opted for dessert at Hilliards ( ice cream). Delish 🤗
There was potential but every course fel ...
There was potential but every course fell short of good. We started with the blue point oysters. 5 for $12. 4 of them were tasty. Last one looked not right. My wife tried it before smelling it. That was a mistake. When I smelled the shell after you could tell it was a low tide oyster. Anyone shucking should have noticed this. But ok we figured that was our fault for not doing a smell test first.
I asked about the PEI mussels. How they were size wise and our server said they were BIG. Very disappointing because I'm a mussel fan. Eat the best mussels at Red Stripe and those are BIG. These were the tiniest I've ever seen. Broth was good for dipping bread though.
We both got the Chilean Sea Bass special. I love this fish. But there is a way to cook it so its firm yet buttery. This was soggy half way through. I couldn't figure out if it was sitting in the sauce to long before coming to the table or the cook didn't sear it properly. Either way I've had much better and at $29 a dish I expected more.
Unfortunately this was not the hidden gem we were hoping for.
We made a reservation because we weren't sure how busy they would be around 7pm.
We went there specifically because I wanted Baked Stuffed Shrimp for my Birthday dinner. It was large jumbo shrimp with stuffing, and of course melted butter served with roasted potato, and green beans. It was delicious. My son had desert which was apple crisp. Good size portions.
Very pleased with our selection.
The service & atmosphere was as great a ...
The service & atmosphere was as great as the meals that we had. I found this place just by searching for someplace different to dine with friends for our anniversary and both of their birthdays. Everyone commented on how great of a find it was. We will definitely be taking the 45 minute drive again.
The ambience is very relaxing and low ke ...
The ambience is very relaxing and low key. The veal saltimboca is amazing and the fresh warm bread with oil is a dream come true when u go there famished. Service was great too very attentive waiter, and food came out in a very reasonable amount of time.
We have been recently dining in Boston's ...
We have been recently dining in Boston's North End for family occasions but due an early flight the next morning we decided to dine locally last Saturday. On the recommendation of colleagues we tried Porticello and we were not disappointed. The service and the food equalled what we have gotten in the city but for half the price. We will be returning soon.
Food and service was outstanding! We had Polyann for our waitress she was awesome. We had Troy as the bus boy who was very tentative to our needs. Food came out timely and everything tasted and looked great. Very happy and will be back, absolutely love the chicken dinner.
Great Dining Choice
We were not familiar with the area so I searched local restaurants and found this restaurant. The exterior looked a bit outdated but the food was amazing. Very polite and friendly staff. The parking lot is small and the restaurant was very crowded. I would definitely recommend reservations. I would go back again if I was in the neighborhood.
Welcoming and delicious!
Comfortable atmosphere, excellent attentive wait staff, nice variety of specials as well as extensive menu choices. We both had a delicious strip and scallops over linguine in a delicate white wine sauce. It was a special that night. The rooms filled up quickly after opening at 5 pm and yet the noise level was quiet/moderate. I had requested a quiet and warm seating as I was bringing as elderly guest. They met all our expectations. Will return.
This was such a great find. Staff are pleasant, helpful and efficient. Food is great, decent wine selection and thier Chicken Parmesan is the best I've had in a long time! Like this place so much I took my best friends there to celebrate - it's now one of thier favorites. You'll need a reservation on weekends.
Wont' Be Going Back
I've dined at Porticello's many times over the years. This last time was the absolute worst. As we rarely get out to fine dine, it was very disappointing. The service was poor . . . waiting 20 minutes for bread, waiting 30 minutes to order our food, and almost 1-1/2 hours for our food to arrive, and our meals were mediocre at best. Given that there are quite a few new restaurants opening in the area, I would have expected the service and quality to be at a higher level. The food and service were definitely not worth the cost. Sorry to say we will not be going back.
Being Valentines, this place was hopping ...
Being Valentines, this place was hopping. We had reservations so there was no wait. Great service,great food made for a very nice evening. I had the rack of lamb, not exactly a rack, 2 double chops. Tender cooked to my order, medium rare. Accompanied by so- so string beans and summer squash and roasted potatoes. My other half had the strip steak, cooked perfect and very tender, he enjoyed every bite. His accompaniment was the same as mine.
We started the meal with a special appetizer, prosciutto wrapped scallops with a raspberry coulee, on a bed of leeks. Very tasty, albeit a little to salty. Dessert was warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream, nothing special. Nothing crispy about it, rather soggy.
A nice place for a enjoyable dinner any evening. We have been many times and never disappointed. The regular menu has many offerings. Wait staff are pleasant, efficient and accommodating.
Not very good at all
The inside of this place is lovely. That's really all I can say. The service was not great and the food was flat out bad. The waitress , who was very pleasant, didn't know what beers they had, when my husband asked she said "too many to list" they didn't have Sam Seasonal and he ended up having to go to the bar to see if he could find out the beers while she waited at the table....Really? Then of course he couldn't even see the beers so ordered a bud light, the waitress laughed at him saying "oh you just wanted a bud light?" Um, he didn't want a bud light....you just wouldn't tell us what you had. Our food came quickly, I really couldn't even eat mine, the salmon was so dry, the potatoes tasted like they had been sitting for a while, cold and hard. My husband liked his piece of salmon but I will say that his was twice as thick as mine so they probably cooked them the same amount of time. Mine was pretty much inedible. The wine was good....
The bus boy took my plate without asking me if I wanted it boxed (I only at about 1/4 of it), I didn't but they should always ask I think.
We then sat with empty drinks for about a 1/2 hour when instead of bringing the check, the waitress filled our water glasses? Really? We've been done forever...Just weird...I do think I would go back and sit at the bar, the wine list was good and it seemed like fun over there. Also, the bread was excellent.
What an awesome experience
I received a gift card to Porticellos a year ago and have been back 6 times since. We absolutely love Polyanne she is such an asset to the restaurant. She makes you feel welcome and comfortable. The combination of great food, the waterboy/busy boys have a lot of energy and always have the water bucket in hand before we even have to ask. Keep up the great job and we will continue to come back.
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