Come in and find out why readers of the San Mateo Times voted the Ristorante Portofino "BEST ROMANTIC DINNER" spot two years consecutively.
The menu selections created by our world-renown chef, Giovanni Galati can best be described as authentic Old World Northern and Southern Italian cuisine delicately prepared with a contemporary style and elegance.
Along with offering OVER 45 DIFFERNET TYPES OF HOMEMADE PASTA, such as Linguine alla Vodka e Caviale, Lobster Ravioli, Penne alla Silana and Gnocchi Fondenti, our visionary chef has imported from his travels some very authentic and intriguing dishes. His exquisite creation of a unique seafood cioppino combining crab legs, mussels, clams, and shrimp in his own "Red Bone Sauce" has caused quite a stir with our customers.
Other standouts on the menu include the Salmone con Gamberoni alla Crema, grilled salmon, sautÃ©ed in a special cream sauce with prawns and dried tomatoes, and Tonno Portofino - fresh tuna cooked to order with fresh tomatoes, green olives, capers and fresh herbs.
And his other very authentic creations include Filetto ai Funghi Porchini, a filet mignon cut with chopped Porcini mushrooms in a fine cream sauce, and Chicken Saltimbocca, a whole breast sautÃ©ed in white wine with aged prosciutto, sage and fresh mozzarella cheese.
If you're not in the mood for meat or seafood, our chef has conjured up some incredible vegetarian entrees, such as Involtini di Melanzane con Ricotta, a delicately prepared breaded slice of eggplant rolled in fresh ricotta cheese, baked in a rich ground tomato marinara sauce.