Serving Italian classics for nearly 30 years, Portofino's still going strong despite pandemic

Published on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 10:18
Written by Catherine Shen


NEW BRITAIN – Serving classic Italian cuisine for nearly 30 years, Portofino’s is still going strong despite the ongoing pandemic.

Located at 246 New Britain Rd. in Kensington, the family-owned restaurant continues to offer indoor dining and takeout. When the weather was warmer, they had an outside patio set up and in the parking lot, which attracted customers during the summer.

Owner Mike Cecunjanin said previously that safety is a priority for Portofino’s and all employees are required to wear masks, and tables and chairs are sanitized after each guest. Tables are distanced at least six feet apart, many are even further apart.

Voted as one of the New Britain Herald’s Reader’s Poll Best of 2020, the restaurant continues to serve up familiar favorites, specializing in Southern and Northern Italian cuisines. The menu includes a variety of pasta dishes, appetizers, soups, salads, grilled plates, seafood, as well as an extensive dessert menu and a wine and martini list.

They also have a separate take-out menu available and customers can also order on-line at .

According to Portofino’s, everything is prepared using only the freshest ingredients and is made from original recipes.

“Our menu includes many traditional as well as a variety of unique dishes,” the restaurant said. “We also offer daily specials for lunch and dinner.”

The restaurant hours are Monday from 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Tuesday–Thursday from 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday–Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call 860-826-6374 or visit:

Posted in New Britain Herald, , New Britain on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 10:18. Updated: Tuesday, 9 February 2021 10:20.