Sitting with Carmen Polito in his beautiful Portofino Ristorante one gets a sense of his genuine warmth. Carmen tells us heís been lucky enough to love what he does and heís been doing it since opening the restaurant over forty years ago. Polito declares he loves people and making someone smile brings himself immense joy. Carmen and staff, many of whom have been employed at the restaurant for over two decades, take great pride in providing a few hours of peace and relaxation to diners. Seeing a smile on each customer’s is the true mission of Portofino.Why not start your meal with an appetizer of delicious Crab Cakes or the spectacular Tuna Tartar? All the pastas are house made with cornflower, creating very light airy texture. Couple the pasta with seafood and you have a great meal. The Frutti Di Mare Alla Marinara with shrimp, mussels, clams and a light Red Sauce over a bed of Linguini is a menu favourite. The Risotto Primavera with fresh vegetables is awesome. Carmen also recommends any of the veal dishes and the Osso Bucco in particular. Be sure to save a little room for a decadent dessert.Portofino Ristorante features a full bar and an extensive wine list to satisfy any palate. They feature exquisite private parties, an impressive VIP Brunch Buffet and Tuesday Italian Festival Night Buffet with live music. Check out their website, www.portofinoforesthills.com for more information and online take out ordering.
109-32 Ascan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375