Porto Bella Italian Restaurant (Boynton Beach)
***** Porto Bella Italian Restaurant, 9770 South Military Trail, Boynton Beach, Florida 33436 (561) 738-5600.
If you can handle it, I got a real good–casual–reasonably priced-red sauce Italian joint for you…in Boynton Beach. Typical “mom & pop” decor inside…huge outdoor patio seating area. When you check Porto’s website www.portobellaitalian.com for menu/prices– also take a look at the “tons” of photos that are there—that outdoor patio is something a little different than your neighborhood pizza-joint..but don’t-you worry– your shorts and tee shirts are gonna work just fine.
Porto has a real nice menu loaded with appetizers, salads, pastas, subs, pizzas, meat-seafood-chicken entrees. Just so you know, with those entrees, you get a soup/or salad-pasta side-garlic rolls…
At this point of the discussion let me tell you, I really enjoyed Porto. This is basically a neighborhood joint, yet it is REALLY DONE WELL. Good food. Good service. Good Prices. Good–“ambiance.”
The other night I “did” chicken cacciatore (on the bone $18), shrimp scampi ($22), zuppa di clams red sauce linguine ($19), veal parmigiana ($18), eggplant parmigiana ($14), chicken marsala ($19). Like I said before, real-good food.
You know and I know “all about” the red sauce joints that dot the South Florida landscape…seemingly, every strip center has one of these restaurants, come to think of it, sometimes even two or three of them- (you do know that most landlords down here, don’t believe in giving tenant’s “exclusives”…don’t you?) Anyway…Porto Bella is like a breath of fresh air—on a nice Florida night, that outdoor patio is dynamite… throw in the good food, etc. and you got a winner.
Porto Bella is open Monday-Thursday 11:30am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-10pm and Sunday 4pm-9pm.
Too humid to eat outside.
Food, veal parm, chicken cacciatore, minestron soup, house salad, penne in marinara sauce, garlic rolls. Food is good, the marinara sauce is a bit too tart for my taste.
Ok, but nothing to get crazy over.
jeff, we live in boca. based on you we ate at porto the other night. the food is good and the patio a nice change but in all honesty Nino’s, Augy’s and Dominic’s II in boca are much better. one thing that this restuarant has going for it is, that dog owners have a nice place to eat outside with their pet.
ok if you oive in the area
one of the better red sauce places around. lovely family run business,
ok, but nothing great.
good food and good prices. love the old lady who runs the joint.
good solid red sauce joint.