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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!
South Easton, MA 02375
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
I have been here for several business dinners over the past 7 years, and for that reason, very rarely for personal dinners with spouse or friends. The quality of the food has been consistent, and we were there on a more or less an off night (Wed), so it was quiet, relaxing and we did not feel rushed. It was very relaxing...
This is the second tine in a few month's time that we were there on a Saturday night, with a reservation. The first time we waited over an hour!! This time we waited a half hour for our table. I will NEVER go again on a Saturday night, they are so disorganized and have no clue how to properly handle reservations and unhappy guests. All we got were excuses. Not impressed with the management. Don't need this aggravation, plenty of other good restaurants which know how to properly handle a dinner crowd. We will not be returning!
We have gone to this restaurant many times for special occasions and have always been pleased. Our former pet peeve was limited parking which has been addressed with additional parking next door.
We went there Saturday evening for a mother's day celebration. We made the reservation more than a week in advance with no problem or so we thought. When we went to get seated we had to wait 10-15 minutes because there were no menus available which I have never experienced before. When they finally had enough menus we were taken to our table. We passed many open round tables which I am sure were reserved as well. We were taken to the back room where there 2 large parties (12 or more people) and were given a table that was crammed between the 2 large tables. When I say crammed, I mean the staff had trouble servicing the tables because we were in the way. I assume this table was a temporary table trying to maximize revenue for the busy evening.
We had trouble all evening conversing because of the noise level. If I wanted loud, I would have chosen a sports bar. My wife was very disappointed. Luckily I seated our 2 children next to her so she was somewhat able to talk to them. I am not sure if we will ever go back.
First experience here, but it wont be the last! Food was fantastic (Scallops with Butternut Squash Risotto). First date situation, and the volume level was great for chatting. Server was great! Very attentive, cordial, and genuinely happy to service! Any negatives are very minor, barely worth mentioning: parking is a little congested - leave the full sized SUV at home. Background music - I don't recall hearing any, but I was there for the great food and conversation anyhow. This is a great spot for any fine dining situation!
My husband and I were with my friend and her fiancé. We were seated in the room in the back where you could have a function. Once the party of over 20 were seated the noise level went way up and we couldn't hear each other. Also the waitress was attending to all of the in the party while taking care of us at the same time. This is why I didn't give them 5 stars. The food was good. The guys ordered the special prime rib and liked it. My friend and I got the scrod and baked stuffed shrimp. We were happy with ours. My only negative was that you couldn't choose your vegetables. You had to take what they had for everyone, roasted potatoes and mixed vegetables. Also side salads were a la carte and a little pricey. We were too full to have dessert. We would go again but would request not to be seated in the back room.
We usually have Polyanne but she was out sick. We had Marianne she was outstanding, our second favorite staff. We also dealt with Connor and he was amazing. He never let our bread or water disappear. It was an extremely busy night but they both made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant. As always thank you Porticello for an amazing night.
We had a 7:45 reservation and didn't get seated till close to 9pm the food came out around 10 and it wasn't at all good. The portions were skimpy. I think they want people to stay at the bar than rather to seat them to eat? I wouldn't go back horrible experience
Had a 7:30 reservation. From the point we walked in you could tell the Host Staff being lead by a manager was overwhelmed. At check in we were told that there were two tables ahead of us. At 7:35 I asked how long they thought it would be so my wife and I could decide if we were going to try and deal with the busy bar. I was first met with "it's only been 5 minutes." By the manager. I told him I was not upset just trying to understand. He informed me that he had many tables about to leave and it would only be about five minutes. 20 minutes later 5 tables had been sat and the foyer had not emptied out at all. We finally left with no end of our wait in sight more than 30 minutes after our reservation. Mind you 30 minutes is not long. It is the fact that we felt they were hiding the length of time. Do not tell someone 5 minutes and only 2 tables are ahead of you when clearly it was not the case.
We had reservations for 7:15 and we arrived at 7 and were told they were running late. We were not seated until approximately 7:50. We were given an inattentive waitress. She made us wait for drinks and appetizers. I pointedly asked about the bolognese whether it was too creamy. The waitress said it wasn't. And I asked no cheese on top. I was given a plate of very creamy bolognese with a mound of added cheese in top. She proceeded to try to scrape off the cheese at my table. I looked at her and handed her the plate and told her I would take the veal. It came to the table pretty quickly. When she asked about dessert I said I did want it but she never brought the menu nor did she ask if we wanted coffee. She presented us with the bill and walked away. I was very dissatisfied with the service and doubt I will return.
Held my husband's surprise birthday dinner for 22 guests at Porticello's and it went off without a hitch! Mario made sure all my plans went smoothly. Pollyanna & Meghan were AMAZING servers. They were so helpful setting up the room, making sure all our friends were taken care of and service went at a perfect pace. They couldn't have been sweeter.
Food was delicious, everyone complimented how great their dinner was.
Mike & Fred were awesome bartenders as usual. Fred makes my favorite Kettle One Pomegranate Cosmo! Everyone had an excellent time & literally every detail went exactly as I planned it. Couldn't be happier.
The food here is absolutely fantastic! No need to go to the North End of Boston; it's just as good here. There's a $49.95 dinner for 2 special (M-Th w/ bottle of wine) that doesn't appear on their website; the server told us about it. We went on Valentine's Day; made reservations and were seated immediately.
horrible Valentine's date night. Checked in at 7:30 was told 10 minutes, 30 min later I had to ask and was told 10 more? Our waitress was an airhead and extremely slow. My husband ordered the BEST PRIME RIB AROUND???? Omg all fat and severely over cooked. I ordered the surf and turf. My filet was to be medium it was served to me RARE. took back and again RARE, then idiot waitress offered to bring it back to be recooked for the 3rd time?? Who recooks a filet 3 times, wtf??? Common sense u don't offer that. Kicker I did not get my filet only a very small seafood portion so the plate was $36 they credited me for the filet only stating I did try the GROSS COLD SEAFOOD WHATEVER YOU CALL IT. Disgusting. You put a value on 1/2 assed dinner and this was done by the useless owner who was more obsessed with snoozing his friends yet letting his staff go south providing horrible service and horrible food. The owner needs to help his staff while they are sinking yet like the titanic the boat went down with WHO??? This night and $120 was a BUST AND RUINED MY VALENTINES DINNER. For what a lazy owner and overwhelmed staff. And trust me we were not the only party with concerns and disappointments A couple also booked a 7:30 table for 2 through this site, not a positive word?????? Sad it had potential just get the owner to realize just bc u own a place doesn't mean u just sit there???
I made a last minute reservation here because it was available on Open Table last minute on a Friday. But I've always heard good things and was glad it was available. Upon arrival we waited a few minutes which was understandable for a busy Friday night. Overall, the service left me feeling slightly dismissed and ignored. Once sat, we waited 10+ minutes for someone to come by, but we had not been given any wine/drink menus. We asked for them, and the waitress got the drink menu only. We really wanted wine, so the we asked for the wine menu. Then we got it with a reply "is anyone doing their job around here?". Ten minutes later, "so did you make any decisions?" We ordered a bottle of wine, which took her by surprise, I think. Then, we ordered our meals. The wait for food was reasonable, and everything was delicious, but I noticed from then on, compared to the people around us, we were ignored. No one offered pepper or cheese or anything else, and no one checked in until the bill came. I only noticed this because each table around us was getting checked in with fairly often. It was more odd than anything else, and I figured a nice restaurant like this would take pride in their service. As you can tell, what stuck with me was the service, not the food.
We have always loved Porticello's. It is a step above the pubby atmosphere of many other restaurants in the area. We had shied away from going there many times because of the lack of and tightness of their parking, but now that we could park next door we will frequent this eating establishment more!
Made reservations, made to wait while 2 other tables were seated ahead of us (arrived after us). Manager/Owner was rude. He stopped by most other tables to check on things and never came by. Food was very good, although service quite slow. Offered more bread that never came. Will not return, plenty of other good places in the area.
Food was very good, but wait was horrendous despite having made a reservation using OpenTable. - We arrived 15 minutes early for a 7:15 reservation and were finally seated around 8:00. - Hostess staff seemed very stressed. It was obvious the restaurant was over-booked. Staff indicated it was due to a snafu with OpenTable that was allowing unlimited reservations. I (partially) confirmed this by checking OpenTable while we were waiting and found that it was continuing to accept reservations for every 15 minute interval through closing.
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