Portofino Ristorante & Bar – Longboat Key
From the minute you enter the gates of the Longboat Key Club property bayside and weave back to Portofino Ristorante & Bar, the lush tropical landscaping takes your breath away. Anticipation of delectable samplings await you as you gaze at the splendid architecture of a vine draped restaurant that reminds you of one similar sitting on Lago Maggiore in northern Italy. Boats fill the Longboat Key Club Moorings completing an enchanting picture as you enter the courtyard leading to the restaurant’s entrance.
The hostess, maitre de, and servers at Portofino Ristorante & Bar were polite, gracious and helpful. Sipping on a wonderful pino grigrio, our party nibbled at tomato and olive bruschetta served with “to die for” biscotti bread. Ordering dinner, we were quick to ask for the Australian lamb which was accompanied by white asparagus. Portofino serves fresh seafood, handmade pasta, wood-fire brick oven pizzas. An excellent selection of Italian wines are available. No room for dessert this trip, but there will be a next time at Portofino. Save room!
Location: 2600 Harbourside Dr Longboat Key, FL 34228
Phone: (941) 383-1900