Portofino Pizza & Deli

★★★☆☆

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They moved! Northslice is now located there.

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★★★★★

They moved! Northslice is now located there.

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Sounds to me like some sabotage is going on here...I've been to Portofino several times and the food is great! The people are nice too, but I've only gone during the day, when the owners are there...nice people. Sometimes they do seem

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★★★★★

Sounds to me like some sabotage is going on here...I've been to Portofino several times and the food is great! The people are nice too, but I've only gone during the day, when the owners are there...nice people. Sometimes they do seem

Pros: great food, fresh

Cons: can take time to make, gets busy at lunch time

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OMG...how is this crap-shack still open? same old crap every time - crappy service, lousy food and bad attitude. I honestly believe it's possible to cook negativity into food, and this guy EXCELS at it. GO AWAY! PLEASE! I wish to god this guy would go out of business, so someone with a clue could move in there and do something cool that fits in the neighborhood. Northside is too awesome for these people.

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★☆☆☆☆

OMG...how is this crap-shack still open? same old crap every time - crappy service, lousy food and bad attitude. I honestly believe it's possible to cook negativity into food, and this guy EXCELS at it. GO AWAY! PLEASE! I wish to god this guy would go out of business, so someone with a clue could move in there and do something cool that fits in the neighborhood. Northside is too awesome for these people.

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Portofino's is a decidely interesting place offering good food, but with somewhat poor customer service unless you are regular. It's hard to start a conversation with the owners that has any meaning, and when I did start a conversation with the male owner it was after mentioning my belief that Adriatico's calzones are larger - to which he declared that his were the largest. I can easily sit down and annihilate a Portofino calzone, not so much an Adriatico calzone. And Adriatico's pizza is unreal but they don't offer the greek food that I love that I believe Portofinos does best in the city: Falafels, Gyros, Greek Salads, etc. NYPD is good in Northside as well but it lacks the arrangement of flavors that Portofinos has WITHOUT the grease.

All in all, the food is good (some selections like the falafel are Great!), the customer service is ok (given that you are white and also a regular - I have a hard time with this as I am not a regular but I really love the food), but the environment is lame. It certainly is a bit eccentric as someone has mentioned already.

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★★★★☆

Portofino's is a decidely interesting place offering good food, but with somewhat poor customer service unless you are regular. It's hard to start a conversation with the owners that has any meaning, and when I did start a conversation with the male owner it was after mentioning my belief that Adriatico's calzones are larger - to which he declared that his were the largest. I can easily sit down and annihilate a Portofino calzone, not so much an Adriatico calzone. And Adriatico's pizza is unreal but they don't offer the greek food that I love that I believe Portofinos does best in the city: Falafels, Gyros, Greek Salads, etc. NYPD is good in Northside as well but it lacks the arrangement of flavors that Portofinos has WITHOUT the grease.

All in all, the food is good (some selections like the falafel are Great!), the customer service is ok (given that you are white and also a regular - I have a hard time with this as I am not a regular but I really love the food), but the environment is lame. It certainly is a bit eccentric as someone has mentioned already.

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I am an educated, well-spoken African-American man who was treated like absolute scum the last time I was in there. I will never "darken" their door again.

The owner and his wife came at me with this fakey - niceness which was a thin veil for their "let's hurry up and get this darkie out of here before he decides to pull out a gun and robs us" attitude.

The food is okay, but not worth suffering the indignity these people dish up.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am an educated, well-spoken African-American man who was treated like absolute scum the last time I was in there. I will never "darken" their door again.

The owner and his wife came at me with this fakey - niceness which was a thin veil for their "let's hurry up and get this darkie out of here before he decides to pull out a gun and robs us" attitude.

The food is okay, but not worth suffering the indignity these people dish up.

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I completely agree with the previous statements about the owners of this place. I hadn't been there in a while and thought I'd give them one more chance, but no, they won't get penny one from me ever again. That guy is such an obstinate ass. And he is definitely a homophobic racist, and his presence there is against the grain of everything the neighborhood is about.

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★☆☆☆☆

I completely agree with the previous statements about the owners of this place. I hadn't been there in a while and thought I'd give them one more chance, but no, they won't get penny one from me ever again. That guy is such an obstinate ass. And he is definitely a homophobic racist, and his presence there is against the grain of everything the neighborhood is about.

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The owner is a jerk. No matter how good the food is poor customer service will kill it every time. Treatment of the customers is bad and treatment of the staff is worse. Not recommended

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★☆☆☆☆

The owner is a jerk. No matter how good the food is poor customer service will kill it every time. Treatment of the customers is bad and treatment of the staff is worse. Not recommended

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The owner is not a nice man. the food is not bad but poor customer service will ruin it every time. He was just extremely rude

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★★★★★

The owner is not a nice man. the food is not bad but poor customer service will ruin it every time. He was just extremely rude

Pros: Ok Food

Cons: Extremely Poor Customer Service

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I had a terrible experience. Food was completely meh at best. The calzone had a disgusting amount of cheese and not much else and besides a bland crust. Owner was unpleasant.
Music and atmosphere: intolerable.
I won't be back. Ever. Ever.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a terrible experience. Food was completely meh at best. The calzone had a disgusting amount of cheese and not much else and besides a bland crust. Owner was unpleasant.
Music and atmosphere: intolerable.
I won't be back. Ever. Ever.

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I went in there the other day to get a gyro, and the owner was an absolute douchebag to me. I tried to start a casual conversation with him about the neighborhood and he went off on a racist and homophobic rant that so offended me that I left without my food. they will never get another nickel out of me. I really don't understand why this guy moved into our neighborhood, but it is not beneficial to the commuity aspect of Northside. Maybe they should sell it to someone who wants to be a part of the community, or just close it and go back to Finneytown or wherever he came from

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I went in there the other day to get a gyro, and the owner was an absolute douchebag to me. I tried to start a casual conversation with him about the neighborhood and he went off on a racist and homophobic rant that so offended me that I left without my food. they will never get another nickel out of me. I really don't understand why this guy moved into our neighborhood, but it is not beneficial to the commuity aspect of Northside. Maybe they should sell it to someone who wants to be a part of the community, or just close it and go back to Finneytown or wherever he came from

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I Love this place it's a little getaway from the troubles of life or just from northside at all...I tell ppl about this place in hopes that they go there one day. Maybe someone besides me can then explain how homemade and fresh their pizza is compared to greasy ole N.Y.P.D they should stick to selling everything but pizza L.O.L !

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★★★★★

I Love this place it's a little getaway from the troubles of life or just from northside at all...I tell ppl about this place in hopes that they go there one day. Maybe someone besides me can then explain how homemade and fresh their pizza is compared to greasy ole N.Y.P.D they should stick to selling everything but pizza L.O.L !

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I love this place. It's by far my favorite pizza. I love the spicy sauce, always preferred it this way. The atmosphere is eccentric. It's always worth the wait. Call ahead if in a hurry.

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★★★★☆

I love this place. It's by far my favorite pizza. I love the spicy sauce, always preferred it this way. The atmosphere is eccentric. It's always worth the wait. Call ahead if in a hurry.

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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The atmosphere is bland, the owner and the lady whom i assume is his wife aren't very friendly and they seem out of place, perhaps even frightened in their surroundings. my wife and I had lunch there recently and waited about 25-30 minutes to get a small pizza and a calzone. my calzone was ok, but the cheese inside wasn't melted all the way, and they only give you a little tiny cup of sauce to dip it in, and then want 50 cents for an extra one. Wife said the pizza was "ok", but the sauce was a little too spicy for her.

Perhaps the most annoying part of the whole experience was the Christian rock, or whatever that crap was they were blaring i the dining room. Not really what we expected when coming to eat in Northside. Next time, I think we'll stick with Melt or the Blue Jay.

Oh, and the bathroom (which you have to ask for a key to) was DISGUSTING !!! and there were no towels in the dispenser.

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★★☆☆☆

The atmosphere is bland, the owner and the lady whom i assume is his wife aren't very friendly and they seem out of place, perhaps even frightened in their surroundings. my wife and I had lunch there recently and waited about 25-30 minutes to get a small pizza and a calzone. my calzone was ok, but the cheese inside wasn't melted all the way, and they only give you a little tiny cup of sauce to dip it in, and then want 50 cents for an extra one. Wife said the pizza was "ok", but the sauce was a little too spicy for her.

Perhaps the most annoying part of the whole experience was the Christian rock, or whatever that crap was they were blaring i the dining room. Not really what we expected when coming to eat in Northside. Next time, I think we'll stick with Melt or the Blue Jay.

Oh, and the bathroom (which you have to ask for a key to) was DISGUSTING !!! and there were no towels in the dispenser.

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Portofino Pizza is one of my favorite places. They have delicious pizza! My mouth is watering just thinking about it as I write! They also have other very yummy menu items. Their pizza is home-made, fresh, and never greasy, which I love! They have great gyros and falafels too. And I like that their Greek salad is made with Romaine instead of Iceberg! It's also extremely affordable - I feel bad that they charge so little, but hey, I'm not going to complain. I love this little place!

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★★★★★

Portofino Pizza is one of my favorite places. They have delicious pizza! My mouth is watering just thinking about it as I write! They also have other very yummy menu items. Their pizza is home-made, fresh, and never greasy, which I love! They have great gyros and falafels too. And I like that their Greek salad is made with Romaine instead of Iceberg! It's also extremely affordable - I feel bad that they charge so little, but hey, I'm not going to complain. I love this little place!

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The first reviewer failed to realize that Portofino Pizza moved to Northside in 2007. The new location is very quaint and nestled into bustling Northside. The gyros are fabulous and the pizzas are great! If you like Adriatico's definately check out Portofino!

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The first reviewer failed to realize that Portofino Pizza moved to Northside in 2007. The new location is very quaint and nestled into bustling Northside. The gyros are fabulous and the pizzas are great! If you like Adriatico's definately check out Portofino!

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If you like pizza and happen to be visiting the 'Nati, go to Portofinos pizza on Chase Ave. It takes a while to be made, but has fresh ingredients and is the best pizza ever.

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★★★★★

If you like pizza and happen to be visiting the 'Nati, go to Portofinos pizza on Chase Ave. It takes a while to be made, but has fresh ingredients and is the best pizza ever.

Pros: Good. Has more than just pizza

Cons: Ok Service. Hard to find parking

 

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