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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: Dining & lounges

This page features information on and an extensive photo gallery of the dining and lounge venues at Portofino Bay Hotel, one of three premier on-site hotels at Universal Orlando.

Trattoria del Porto

The colorful festivals celebrated in the Italian countryside are the background for Trattoria del Porto, Portofino Bay’s three-meal-a-day restaurant. Enjoy diverse regional cuisine, delicious antipasti, and tempting desserts.

  • Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Character dining Friday nights from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (always verify schedule with concierge)
  • Kids Dining Room: featuring a children’s play area with a child-size table and chairs, beanbags, and a large-screen TV where kids can watch all their favorite cartoons
  • For reservations, call 407-503-DINE (3463) or book online

Here are our photo highlights (you can view the complete photo gallery at the bottom of the page):

Trattoria del Porto at Portofino Bay HotelTrattoria del Porto at Portofino Bay Hotel

Trattoria del Porto at Portofino Bay HotelTrattoria del Porto at Portofino Bay Hotel

Bice Ristorante

Bice has brought its family tradition to Portofino Bay Hotel. The restaurant rose from very humble beginnings back in 1926 as a neighborhood trattoria in Milan. The popularity of Beatrice “Bice” Ruggerri’s quaint little restaurant soon grew, and, today, Bice’s trendsetting clientele can choose to dine at any of its 16 international locations.

  • This is Portofino’s fine-dining restaurant
  • Open daily for dinner
  • Two separate private dining rooms are available for intimate gatherings
  • Reservations are strongly suggested. Call 407-503-1415 or book online

Here is our photo highlight (you can view the complete photo gallery at the bottom of the page):

Bice at Portofino Bay HotelBice at Portofino Bay Hotel

Mama Della’s Ristorante

When you dine at Mama Della’s Ristorante, it’s like being invited into her warm, welcoming home. Every room transports you to the Italian countryside, where you can enjoy rustic, Old World specialties like Insalata Caprese, Pollo Marsala, lasagna, and Frutti di Mare, accompanied by the finest wines and strolling musicians. While you feast on authentic dishes from the Tuscany, Naples, and Piemonte regions, Mama herself might be there to urge you to “Mange! Mange!”

  • Every night, strolling musicians delight diners at Mama Della’s Ristorante. Listen as they play Italian favorites like “That’s Amore,” “Arrivederci, Roma,” “Mamma,” or “Angelina.” Or you can request your very own table-side serenade
  • Opening daily for dinner
  • For reservations, call 407-503-DINE (3463) or book online

Here is our photo highlight (you can view the complete photo gallery at the bottom of the page):

Mama Della’s Ristorante at Portofino Bay HotelMama Della’s Ristorante at Portofino Bay Hotel

Sal’s Market Deli & Gelateria

Sal’s offers a sensational assortment of Italian meats, cheeses, antipasto, fresh fruit, fresh-baked pizzas, and salads in a pleasingly rustic establishment.

  • Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • No reservations needed; Sal’s is first come, first serve
  • Next door at the Gelateria, you’ll find homemade gelato, luscious pastries, and specialty coffee, espresso, and more

Here is our photo highlight (you can view the complete photo gallery at the bottom of the page):

Sal’s Market Deli at Portofino Bay HotelSal’s Market Deli at Portofino Bay Hotel

The Thirsty Fish

A harbor-side Italian wine bar, serving savory cicchetti (small plates of food).

  • Features live jazz music on select evenings
  • The outdoor seating area is the perfect place to enjoy Musica Della Notte

Here is our photo highlight (you can view the complete photo gallery at the bottom of the page):

The Thirsty Fish at Portofino Bay HotelThe Thirsty Fish at Portofino Bay Hotel

Bar American

This swank lobby lounge features classic-style martinis, European cocktails, and Italy’s treasured grappas, along with elegant hors d’oeuvres.

Here is our photo highlight (you can view the complete photo gallery at the bottom of the page):

Bar American at Portofino Bay HotelBar American at Portofino Bay Hotel

Trattoria del Porto – photo gallery

Bice Ristorante – photo gallery

Mama Della’s Ristorante – photo gallery

Sal’s Market Deli – photo gallery

The Thirsty Fish – photo gallery

Bar American – photo gallery

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: Jet away to the Italian Riviera