Permanently Closed - Porta Nova Restaurant

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Tasty New Portuguese Fare thats serves one of the best steak offerings in Toronto in addition to our signature dish, the Lil Frenchie.
Porta Nova restaurant can host large groups for a coursed dining experience or family-styled meals in addition to having a semi-private mezzanine that overlooks our dining room for your exclusive corporate, family or milestone celebrations.

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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We went for dinner to take advantage of the Summerlicious menu. Overall we had a good experience with the food, but the air conditioning was not working and the restaurant was extremely hot and stuffy.

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vipFoodie
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good Portuguese style restaurant. Excellent service. Shane Carruthers is the chef who has some very good ideas. Only issue is very limited parking available on the street which may change in time as the area is very much in transition.

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vipLisaV
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true hidden gem! The food was outstanding as was the service. Pork belly was to die for and wine list was on point! Definitely need to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We came here for summerlicious and the food and service was not good at all. The pork belly was very dry and the duck rice was very salty! I only took two bites of my rice and could not take it and they replaced another dish for us. The server never asked how our food was and we had to initiate the conversation ourselves. They need to improve on their summerlicious menu!

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silparadela
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was very good, but our server gave us a bit of attitude. Left us waiting for long periods and didn’t make us feel welcome. We might go back for the food, and hope for better service.

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vipsirdinealot
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn't know Portuguese food was so great. I'm coming back.

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JeanE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us from two generations had a very pleasant experience. The ambiance and comfort level we all found to be very good. Our food was well prepared and presented and all of us enjoyed our choices. The service was excellent! We all look forward to another visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience!

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vipsirdinealot
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really liked the food. Cod was excellent and the server was very friendly.

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vipsirdinealot
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

GREAT steak. Friendly service.

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viplivehere
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Despite being only people in restaurant, service was quite slow. Food very oil laden.

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vipsirdinealot
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place. Friendly service and the food was awesome.

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Telecaster
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service at a reasonable price. We will definitely be back to enjoy their food again.

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DavidC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have already recommended Porta Nova to several friends. The appetizers were flavourful and presented in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The four mains were all done to perfection, presented well, and extremely tasty. Desserts and coffee topped off another extremely enjoyable meal at Porta Nova.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Steak, chicken, salad and dessert were fantastic. Great value and great food and great ambience
Will definitely go back soon!

Porta Nova Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on April 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you liked our food and our service. Please, follow our Instagram account so you won't miss a thing @porta_nova_restaurant We are waiting for your next visit. See you soon!!

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ElliotG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go often as the food is excellent, the service is impeccable and the menu is priced fairly.
Coming from a restaurant background, I am more critical than most so when we (my family) find a restaurant such as this, we continually go back.
The menu is varied enough to satisfy all pallets, the staff is very attentive (we drink a lot of water) and if you should have room for dessert (rather hard to do), the chocolate mousse is beyond reproach.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone without concern.
Elliot

Porta Nova Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi Elliot, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We appreciate you. Next time try our fried ice cream for dessert! Looking forward to see you and your family at Porta Nova

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vipgml1
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Quite a long wait
Quite a long wait

Specifically asked for French fries instead of mashed potatoes but mashed potatoes arrived. Had to ask to change it. The mistake wasn’t really acknowledged.

Porta Nova Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on April 4, 2019

Dear client, I'm so sorry for your bad experience in our restaurant. Here, at Porta Nova we are known for our attention to detail. Our team wants to apologize to fail with you. Please, come again and give us the chance to make things right this time!

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Guillaume
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ended up in Porta Nova a bit by chance, but will definitely aim to go back. The great food, affordable wine list and friendly service really made for a good night. The only downside were the tv screens, might be better to turn them off at night.

Porta Nova Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi Guillaume. Thank you for your review and specially for your advice. Porta Nova team is thrilled to hear such a good feedback. Please join us soon. Make sure you follow our Instagram account ( porta_nova_restaurant ) so you don't miss a thing!

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Lawrence
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great menu as I will be back to work my way down...the service was amazing as well.

Porta Nova Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on April 5, 2019

Hi Lawrence. Glad you like our menu and our service. Did you know that Kids eat free on tuesdays? Join us and bring a friend.

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GinaJ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular and the service friendly, and the dinner recommendations were amazing. The portions were perfect and the atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. Will definitely be returning.

Porta Nova Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on April 5, 2019

Gina, what a good review. Thank you so much! It means a lot to us. We are excited to see you at Porta Nova.

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KhoaN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Quite like the service and the waiter & waitress ‘s attitude. The food is okay but the service was outstanding. We had a good night in general.

Porta Nova Restaurant - Permanently Closed
Responded on April 5, 2019

Hi Khoa!! Thank you so much for your review. Our team is glad that youd find our service outstanding. Here at Porta Nova we always do our best to make our clients feel at home 😊 Please, come see us soon

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Permanently Closed - Porta Nova Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.