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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a visit to this area goes by that I don't go here. The food here is always absolutely awesome, fresh, and tasty. Sunday brunch is the best.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021

Their website says that they close at 11 pm but they can close 2 hours early and there's no way to know because they don't pick up the phone. Then they're rude about it.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

Four of us stopped for lunch at Porta the other day. We ate in a very nice outside area under cover. Two of us shared a Bibb lettuce salad, which was ample and very good, and a Margarita Pizza, which was not so good. Crust...was not crisp and the sauce lacked much flavor. One had a cold cut sandwich on a hoagie roll and liked it. The other person ordered the salmon sandwich on pita bread. It took at least a half an hour to arrive. The rest of us were close to finishing our meal. When we commented to the server on how long it took, she said “it always takes a very long time.” It was a little late to tell us that. We have eaten at Porta a number of times and liked it very much. Let’s hope this is just a bump in the road.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 27 July 2021

Not only are the pizzas great but so are the other dishes. They even have a few vegan options that are also wonderful.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

Cool place for good pizza and pasta in Asbury Park. Been here a few times always very good. Casual place to come off the beach and grab a bite with a couple of drinks. Sit outside on picnic tables under the tent or inside warehouse...style with open garage doors. Lemon and caper pasta is one of my favorite.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 30 May 2021

My wife and I ate here on Mother's Day in May. We decided to do take out. The food is excellent. We shared a Margherita Pizza and ravioli.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021 via mobile

A great Italian restaurant with good food for everyone. The food is fresh, tasty and the staff are friendly.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 23 January 2021 via mobile

I have been going to Porta since it first opened. I am a lover of octopus have eaten it in many restaurants in the United States and Europe nobody can compare to porta they have a recipe thats second to none and it all starts...with where they get the octopus which most likely is Portugal it is always tender I have never been disappointed👍👍👍More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 23 January 2021 via mobile

We on a Tuesday afternoon, the restaurant wasn’t crowded and plenty of room for social distancing. We shared a fresh mozzarella and peppers sandwich and a margarita pizza. The food was good, the servicer was friendly. The downside is food is expensive., $14 for a...12 inch pie is expensive.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 8 November 2020 via mobile

Worse pizza ever, bad service and rude hostess. After waiting for 40 minutes they gave us the corner street table, when asked for a better table very rude were told that is all I have when I had just seen empty tablets inside. People walking...buy and standing close to the table. Pizza was cold and falling apart. NEVER AGAIN.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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28 July 2019|
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Response from soccerjock13 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you can order take-out. I saw people coming to the front desk and being directed to the bar for bags of food.
Alessandra F
13 July 2017|
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Response from kimlX7200FW | Reviewed this property |
2 unless you are really hungry!
12 March 2017|
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Response from NickFreeholdNJ | Reviewed this property |
yes, you can have them provide separate checks.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Porta

Yes, Porta offers takeaway services.

Porta is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4