Rad site! But one comment from an "Italian-American" how could
you NOT have Portobello's on the restaurant directory, they are
one of the BEST restaurants in Rochester!
writes: We had a really nice meal here about a year before we
started doing this Italian roundup. The place was busy and full
of healthy looking people. I remember that. It seemed like they
were all in the know. Portabello's Yellow Pages' ad reads, "Contemporary
Italian Cuisine as found in the Italy of Today".
made reservations for a Friday night on the weekend of our anniversary.
Portobello Ristorante is located on Mount Hope Avenue in the middle
of what what is about the only residential stretch left. It is
not so far out that you are in the dreaded Henrietta. It may actually
be in Brighton. This place used to be painted white but it is
now green. I liked the white better. And before the white it was
a Scandinavian smorgasbord restaurant called "Wunders".
is a Porsche and Mercedes parked out front. It wasn't all that
crowded inside. Our waitress recommended a bottle of Coppola 2002
Claret that was very nice. Their ad said Chef Luis Vasquez was
back but Tomas from Chile was in the kitchen the night we were
there. Our waitress told us that Tony and Paula Vitale who used
to own this place had split up. Tony was now running the new Italian
restaurant in the old Water Street Grill. And Paula runs this
place. Her paintings are on the wall.
started wit Insalata Trecolore and aan Insalata Arugata. I took
a phot of them because they were presented so nicely. As entrees
we ordered Tilapia and Shrimp San Remo pan seared with basilwith
green imported olives and garlic sauce. My wife ordered Linguini
Shrimp with Sun
Dried Tomatoes and Onions. The shrimp was suteed
in garlic white wine sauce and topped with goat cheese. The food
took this shot out the bathroom window because it seemed so odd
that a restaurant would have such a great big suburban back yard.