Portobello

★★★☆☆
  • 175 Ramapo Valley Rd

    Oakland, NJ 07436

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  • 201-337-8990

About Portobello

Hours
Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm, Mon: 11:30am-10pm, Thu: 11:30am-10pm, Sun: 11am-9pm
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after making a online reservation on their website for 6 people at 7:30, we were told when we arrived that online reservations over constantly overlooked! we showed them our confirmation and the response was "next time call" after

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★★★★★

after making a online reservation on their website for 6 people at 7:30, we were told when we arrived that online reservations over constantly overlooked! we showed them our confirmation and the response was "next time call" after

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If you sit at the bar, be prepared to be made fun of by the bartenders. I went there last Saturday night and the bartenders did not stop ridiculing the customers sitting at the bar. They kept referring to customers as weirdos. They

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If you sit at the bar, be prepared to be made fun of by the bartenders. I went there last Saturday night and the bartenders did not stop ridiculing the customers sitting at the bar. They kept referring to customers as weirdos. They

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The first time I went to Portobello, the food was decent and the service was good. I went again last week with my parents to treat them to dinner. The waiter was courteous, but the food was awful awful awful. I got the gnocchi, can't really go wrong with that. 3 AWFUL things about that dinner:

White sauce: My parents ordered pasta but wanted white sauce instead of red. Pasta drenched in oil, butter and salt = NOT white sauce. Who the hell was in the kitchen that day? I was so shocked at the dish. We didn't say anything because we didn't want to spoil our good mood. I wish I took a picture because it was litereally oil and pasta and very salty.

Salad: the salad came with the dinner, but there were wilted leaves and it came drenched in the house sauce. It was soggy and looked like "used salad". I don't know how else to describe it.

Bread: The bread is normally good, but it tasted tough and stale that day.

Portobello, you guys better not serve those kinds of dishes again. We don't plan on going there anytime again soon. What a shame.

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★☆☆☆☆

The first time I went to Portobello, the food was decent and the service was good. I went again last week with my parents to treat them to dinner. The waiter was courteous, but the food was awful awful awful. I got the gnocchi, can't really go wrong with that. 3 AWFUL things about that dinner:

White sauce: My parents ordered pasta but wanted white sauce instead of red. Pasta drenched in oil, butter and salt = NOT white sauce. Who the hell was in the kitchen that day? I was so shocked at the dish. We didn't say anything because we didn't want to spoil our good mood. I wish I took a picture because it was litereally oil and pasta and very salty.

Salad: the salad came with the dinner, but there were wilted leaves and it came drenched in the house sauce. It was soggy and looked like "used salad". I don't know how else to describe it.

Bread: The bread is normally good, but it tasted tough and stale that day.

Portobello, you guys better not serve those kinds of dishes again. We don't plan on going there anytime again soon. What a shame.

Pros: Actually, the service (the 2 times I went)

Cons: Food--who the hell is the chef?

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Seriously overpriced. Slow, sloppy, service. One server in particular was extremely rude, arrogant and obnoxious. We had a table of 15 people and the bill was well over $1,000 and overall experience was horrible. Ate there several times now and always had negative issues, but this time was the worst. Service was so slow and the servers were arrogant (especially this one long, dark haired girl and the manager) Will NEVER eat there again.

You Have Been Warned!

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★☆☆☆☆

Seriously overpriced. Slow, sloppy, service. One server in particular was extremely rude, arrogant and obnoxious. We had a table of 15 people and the bill was well over $1,000 and overall experience was horrible. Ate there several times now and always had negative issues, but this time was the worst. Service was so slow and the servers were arrogant (especially this one long, dark haired girl and the manager) Will NEVER eat there again.

You Have Been Warned!

Pros: not many

Cons: service stinks, slow service, rude service, ok food

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This lame excuse of a restaurant totally screwed up my sister's wedding. We had made a reservation for 15 people and they put us upstairs in a room called the Library. It would have been nice if it wasn't 10 degrees Fahrenheit. They started with apologies that the heat was just turned on and it would take 10 minutes to kick in. This was the owner telling us which then the waiter came with a totally different story saying that the heat broke that morning and they were trying to fix it. A half an hour passed, and all of us had been sitting there munching on stale bread with our coats on, just waiting to see what was happening. We all complained that it was way too cold and we could not resist. After much bickering they changed us to the common dining room downstairs. Then the real mess began, they screwed up the orders. My sister who was the bride ended up getting no food because they forgot to write down her order. To top it off, the food was horrendous. Totally mediocre at best. I can say once thing with certainty, neither of us will be going back to this place. And be careful about talking to the owner, (Jimmy) he gives you this face of disgust like you are totally bothering him and wasting his time. Never again. These days it seems like there is an epidemic of bad service and rude servers in a lot of places but to go to a place like this and spend so much money to get nothing short of garbage and a total disappointment, it is just so much more upsetting.

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★☆☆☆☆

This lame excuse of a restaurant totally screwed up my sister's wedding. We had made a reservation for 15 people and they put us upstairs in a room called the Library. It would have been nice if it wasn't 10 degrees Fahrenheit. They started with apologies that the heat was just turned on and it would take 10 minutes to kick in. This was the owner telling us which then the waiter came with a totally different story saying that the heat broke that morning and they were trying to fix it. A half an hour passed, and all of us had been sitting there munching on stale bread with our coats on, just waiting to see what was happening. We all complained that it was way too cold and we could not resist. After much bickering they changed us to the common dining room downstairs. Then the real mess began, they screwed up the orders. My sister who was the bride ended up getting no food because they forgot to write down her order. To top it off, the food was horrendous. Totally mediocre at best. I can say once thing with certainty, neither of us will be going back to this place. And be careful about talking to the owner, (Jimmy) he gives you this face of disgust like you are totally bothering him and wasting his time. Never again. These days it seems like there is an epidemic of bad service and rude servers in a lot of places but to go to a place like this and spend so much money to get nothing short of garbage and a total disappointment, it is just so much more upsetting.

Pros: The place is beautiful

Cons: The total experience was garbage

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Good Food, good prices, friendly staff, a family favorite. Been to a party their that was very good and it was very clean. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice restaurant.

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★★★★☆

Good Food, good prices, friendly staff, a family favorite. Been to a party their that was very good and it was very clean. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice restaurant.

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Our group of retired teachers meets here several times a year. Over the years we have tried many different dishes and are always satisfied. The service is as good as the food. They need new chairs though.

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Our group of retired teachers meets here several times a year. Over the years we have tried many different dishes and are always satisfied. The service is as good as the food. They need new chairs though.

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I love the way the menu is broken down into different categories. The Spinach salad is so good! Sometimes they rush you a little too much though. We've there many times and the food has always been good. The decor is beautiful.

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★★★★☆

I love the way the menu is broken down into different categories. The Spinach salad is so good! Sometimes they rush you a little too much though. We've there many times and the food has always been good. The decor is beautiful.

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Portobello's is a very nice, casual Italian restaurant to go for lunch or dinner. You can't go wrong with their food and their service is pretty good. I've heard that they have a nice menu for parties as well. I would recommend Portobello's.

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Portobello's is a very nice, casual Italian restaurant to go for lunch or dinner. You can't go wrong with their food and their service is pretty good. I've heard that they have a nice menu for parties as well. I would recommend Portobello's.

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Potobello's is a wonderful place to go to dinner but it is also a great place to have a party. They have several large rooms upstairs where you can have private parties away from the rest of the restaurant. It is a very nice arrangement. They have plenty of parking too.

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★★★★☆

Potobello's is a wonderful place to go to dinner but it is also a great place to have a party. They have several large rooms upstairs where you can have private parties away from the rest of the restaurant. It is a very nice arrangement. They have plenty of parking too.

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This is a nice place to come for a holiday or special occasion. We don't dine here often since it's on the fancy side & it's a little too pricey for a "I don't feel like cooking tonight" type of night out.

The wait staff is pleasant & they have a nice food selection. Never been disappointed.

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This is a nice place to come for a holiday or special occasion. We don't dine here often since it's on the fancy side & it's a little too pricey for a "I don't feel like cooking tonight" type of night out.

The wait staff is pleasant & they have a nice food selection. Never been disappointed.

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I have been here twice. I don't remember what I had the first time. I just remember the bill. The second time was for a baby shower. The food was actually bad> The penne with vodka sauce was likened to a tv dinner. No one at the table finished their plate(small since it's a baby shower). The decor is over the top more like it belongs in Union City or Lodi than Oakland.

PROS: meat market bar
CONS: price,food,decor

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★★☆☆☆

I have been here twice. I don't remember what I had the first time. I just remember the bill. The second time was for a baby shower. The food was actually bad> The penne with vodka sauce was likened to a tv dinner. No one at the table finished their plate(small since it's a baby shower). The decor is over the top more like it belongs in Union City or Lodi than Oakland.

PROS: meat market bar
CONS: price,food,decor

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Portabello's is a fantastic place for lunch. The service is great and the prices are very reasonable for lunch. The food is delicious! The portions are huge! Just be careful not to fill up on the bread; it is So good! There are a lot of tables and they can do pretty decent size tables of people. There is also a nice bar there for the nighttime. Sometimes there can be a wait for lunch. They open at noon

PROS: fast services; great food & prices
CONS:

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★★★★☆

Portabello's is a fantastic place for lunch. The service is great and the prices are very reasonable for lunch. The food is delicious! The portions are huge! Just be careful not to fill up on the bread; it is So good! There are a lot of tables and they can do pretty decent size tables of people. There is also a nice bar there for the nighttime. Sometimes there can be a wait for lunch. They open at noon

PROS: fast services; great food & prices
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Average food with good value, but very noisy atmosphere. If these senion citizens can be calmed down it would definately let you enjoy some of the great dishes that they have.

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★★★☆☆

Average food with good value, but very noisy atmosphere. If these senion citizens can be calmed down it would definately let you enjoy some of the great dishes that they have.

Pros: Make your own dish, Value, Parking

Cons: Crowd, Noise

 

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