Porto Fino Express specializes in Italian, Greek and Pizza. Looking to bring in Fish&Chips very soon.
This little mall takeout/resturant is under new ownership [as of Aug 2012]and Mike is trying to get a noon time trade going. Noon hours opening is 11:30 AM ,but had to knock on the windows at 11:35 and Mike opened up. The restaurant was V cold and we hoped to see some heat on.We had some second thoughts of staying and we were pleased to give him a chance.We ordered to regular sized ,2 diff pasta dishes and they were ready in about 25 mins.We were the only people in until a single came looked at the wall menu and finding no one to assist,walked out . Another came in for fish and chips and the owner had trouble getting the fryer going .
Overall the portion was very generous , flavours of the 2 different pastas was nice BUT were identical.
We will give it another chance ,But customer service is important to us and found it some what lacking. Mike is a very nice guy.
Washrooms clean but not floors had some paper debris from previous opening ?
I think the owner may have changed. I used to order here all the time but the last few times we have had to wait over an hour one time the next one and a half hours for our food. I asked them what time we ordered our food and they actually lied to me about what time it was ordered. When the food 2 med pizza and a couple pops got to my house 1:35 mins later- we only live 5 mins away it was cold overcooked. Will not order here again. I knew what time I ordered I just wanted them to admit that this was not the 45 mins or less as they stated.
Being new to Dine Here I was surprised to see only one review for our favourite restaurant. Indeed the take out lasagna is a monthly occurrence, but the rest of the menu is phenomenal as well. My wife's staple is baked tortellini while mine is the roast lamb. I find it hard to finish the huge portions, so generally back off and have a take home for next day. The ambiance is strip mall small, but even there it could be described as cosy. Being a small operation there is one waitress and over the ten years we've been going there has always been a delightful young lady who has changed in person but not in attitude. A thoroughly delightful experience every time.
Porto Fino Express offers great value, great food and great service! Definitely one of the best take-out venues on the peninsula. The Porto Fino lasagna special has become a weekly meal in our home! Try it, you won't be disapointed!
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