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Portalli's

8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
+1 410-720-2330
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible6%
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“lemon tart” (2 reviews)
“salads” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As of mid-August 2017, Portalli's is scheduled to reopen early September 2017 after July 2016 flood damage.

Thank EC_Resident
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Have not been since the horrific flood July 2016. Anxiously await their reopening! Hope they remain just as good as before. Fine dining in quiet atmosphere. Knowledgeable, friendly waitstaff. Food was excellent. Looking forward to trying it again!

Thank meke2017
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Have experienced very good meals here as well as mediocre, overcooked meals. When it is good, it is very good, but have had a time or two when meatballs were dry and overocoked.

Thank Carole H
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Due to recent flooding last year Portalli's not opened up yet but plans to this spring. One of our favorite places in EC

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Our server, Sam, led us through a maze and long stairway to the back terrace, as the inside dining room was very busy. We ordered 3 entrees, appetizers, and drinks. Unfortunately, although our server was doing his best to keep up with the 4-5 tables...More

Thank rmesoo
Reviewed 6 July 2016

My wife & I have been here several times, different dishes & servers each time. Without exception the food has been excellent and the service great.

Thank F21208
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We stopped here for dinner while visiting main street. This was our third choice after ruling out surrounding restaurants on main street. From the outside, the restaurant looks upscale with a valet parking attendant and an distinguished black awning. We could also see tables set...More

Thank YearlyVacationer1
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I was at Portalli's with a group of 12 for an annual get-together. The restaurant was reasonably attractive, though not special. The waitress was a bit flurried, though she did get the orders straight. The crab chowder was okay, but the sherry had either turned...More

1  Thank cadbar
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Hard to park. No railing on entrance stairs. General appearance shows need for some repairs. Dim lighting. Things look worn. Salad was tired, but not cold from out of the fridge. Gnocchi was over cooked and just warm. Chicken marsala was also overcooked and chicken...More

Thank leon l
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Portalli's is located in a historic building along the Main Street in Ellicott City...there is a piece of an old bridge for example that at one time was used by the people in the community...the food has been good in all of my visits...seating on...More

Thank EDDIE A
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Jerry D
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Response from PamGav | Reviewed this property |
Informal, however we also noticed couples out for a special evening and dressed quite nice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-720-2330
Description
This is a new Italian restaurant that opened in the former Jordan's Steakhouse. I believe it's been open since December or so. I dined there last night and it was wonderful. This is a fine-dining restaurant.
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