Our History

Portofino Restaurant , located near the beginning of City Island Avenue, has been serving its many patrons for over two decades. We offer the finest in Italian cuisine, fresh seafood, prime steaks and chops – all prepared from top quality ingredients that are chef-selected daily. Our new scrumptious Lunch and Dinner Menus can be enjoyed either indoors in a cozy candlelit booth or on the open air deck with views of the harbor and New York City skyline.

Our knowledgeable and service oriented staff will make your evening a pleasant and memorable one. The combination of ambiance and the fine dishes served is what makes Portofino Restaurant a unique dining experience. The quiet atmosphere provides a perfect setting to have your business lunch or dinner.

Enjoy exceptional Italian cuisine and great wine – experience Portofino’s

Mario Rugova


Elegant Interior and Design

Portofino is an elegant place to hold your corporate dinner party, or spice up some romance with your partner as you wine and dine. Portofino makes you feel special, unique and we give you the respect and the service you deserve. Ask around the neighborhood and host all your events here. We guarantee you a good time if you Guarantee us you loyalty and your business

Seat up to 150 guests

Lets get the party Started 

High-Class Professional Service

Portofino Restaurant in city Island has dedicated itself for several decades to provide exceptional services to its clients. its not a joke when your place makes it to the Wall Street Journal. Just read below and if that doesn’t blow your mind than Stop by for dinner and you will know exactly what its all about

:Die-hard New Yorkers will be mad we have given away this secret spot. Portofino Restaurant is one of several waterfront restaurants on tiny City Island, a historic little town first settled in the 17th century that’s adjacent to the city’s Orchard Beach. Manhattanites make the quick drive across the City Island bridge to the sleepy hamlet to get a taste of a New England seaside village, and of seafood, without ever technically leaving the city”

-The Wall Street Journal


Excellent Italian Menu

The Menu at Portofino is one of the most eloquent Derivatives of the art of Food. We all know Italian food is good, there is no question about that at all. But at Portofino you will discover that Italian food is exceptional. This is not your Italian Pizza Shop-this is a piece of art that talks directly to your taste buds.

Our Chef

The Chef at Portofino is an artist and he proves it as soon as he enters the kitchen! Every served meal is a piece of art made with passion and love. Come and enjoy your exclusive masterpiece!