March 29th, 2016
Since 1970, Portofino Restaurant has served Italian cuisine to Arlington area residents. It's still owned by the same family that it was when it first opened, which creates a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere that all visitors enjoy.
The dining room at Portofino Restaurant has a cozy, home-like feel, with a red brick fireplace, mullioned windows and colorful wainscoting on the walls. The menu features plenty of classic pasta dishes like fettucine alfredo with grilled shrimp and veal picatta drizzled with a lemon-butter sauce, while customer favorites include the crispy fried calamari appetizer and the kitchen's rich, deeply flavored lasagne bolognese. Dessert here is very popular as well, and you'll find all of the usual iconic Italian options: cannoli shells piped full of sweet ricotta and drizzled with chocolate, imported gelato topped with hazelnut liqueur, and chopped fresh fruit served with whipped cream. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just the beginning to the weekend, it's always enjoyable to dine at Portofino Restaurant.
526 23rd Street South
Arlington, VA 22202