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Porto, Boston, MA
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Porto

4.7
4.7
1416 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Porto boasts a large and beautiful heated patio space with a retractable awning and sides in the middle of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. The menu is based on Mediterranean selections with a focus on Italy. Porto is located on Ring Road in Boston's Bay Bay, steps from the Prudential Center and Copley, next door to Saks Fifth Avenue.

Enjoy a lively meal in either of Porto's well appointed dining rooms, or indulge in a casual meal at the bar or kitchen counter seating, overlooking the oyster bar and open kitchen. Porto's one-of-a-kind outdoor patio and bar overlooks Ring Road with Boylston Street views, and serves as a Mediterranean oasis, right in the heart of Back Bay.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 536-1234

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Jody Adams

  • Private party facilities

    Porto’s private dining room exudes the aesthetics of a modern Mediterranean restaurant. Touches of netted crystal lighting over coffered concrete ceilings and mirrored accents beautifully contrast our brown leather banquettes and warm wooden toned tables. Please email Amelia@Porto-Boston.com for details

  • Private party contact

    Elissa Rae: (844) 646-0309

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Boylston Street & Huntington Avenue

  • Parking details

    Porto offers parking validation at a discounted rate of $18 after 5PM for the Prudential Parking Garage. The closest entrance to the Prudential Parking Garage from Porto is the North Entrance facing Ring Road.

  • Public transit

    Two blocks from Copley T Station (Green Line)<br />Three blocks from Bay Bay Station (Orange Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,416 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was delicious but extremely salty. I had the wild mushroom pasta and husband had lamb shanks. His comment was he was expecting more intense flavor. I thought the taste was delicious. Brussel sprouts out of this world but too salty. Focaccia was cake like, this was the one disappointment.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Delicious food, and nice service but noise level is too high
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very pleasant dinning experience. Excellent, friendly service, basic menu, well prepared food and deserts. Young, lively but not too noise clientele. Will go again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  6. A

    Anon

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, Juan at the bar was fantastic! The food was delicious, will absolutely be returning
  7. G

    sharonG

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Porto is a favorite restaurant of mine, and will remain so. Last night was surprisingly disappointing. We were seated in the bar area which is both noisy, and very chilly as the door to the outdoor patio kept opening and closing. The food as always is excellent and tasty. However, my lamb I ordered medium rare was medium well, even our wonderful waiter agreed. The service was excellent. I will definitely return but sit elsewhere.
  8. t

    terence

    New England

    48 reviews

    2.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    I asked to be seated in a quiet corner, Within minutes they seated a party of ten who yelled at each other from all areas of the table. We did ask to move and were seated in the lounge where the noise was lower but it was so painful we ordered a calamari and left.
  9. FL

    FoodinLA

    New England

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Solid and good food but nothing memorable or outstanding. Second time in the back room and it feels so blah back there. Not a special feeling and it’s very loud. So while we enjoyed lamp chops and mushroom pasta and chopped salad and cauliflower I don’t think we will return. Marjorie was a lovely waitress
  10. j

    jdmx

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and environment as always. One quick note: as of Nov 2022 there is impassable construction on Ring Road so if you want to walk there from Boylston you need to go through the Pru center; take the first left when you come up the stairs from Boylston.
  11. JF

    JenniferF

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The service and food are incredible! The staff is extremely knowledgeable about both the food and beverages. This restaurant is a little loud and might be challenging for those who are hard of hearing.
  12. G

    Gman

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Just wonderful food and great service in a convenient location
  13. m

    megan

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! Will definitely be back.
  14. I

    Irishkelley87

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and service was great! The only issue was that there was supposedly only a 5 minute grace period for the reservation. We called to say we might be running a couple of minutes late (e.g. 5-10) and they gave us a little bit of a hard time… turns out there were a few empty tables nearby for the entirety of our dinner. Felt very unnecessary. Otherwise it was great!
  15. SS

    SydneyS

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was very good but not the best place to go for a birthday as a young 20-something. It was quite expensive including drinks too.
  16. NN

    NativeNewYorker

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Porto again and it was great as usual. The food is always great, as is the service and vibe, and the sitting outside in the perfect weather was awesome.
  17. K

    Kate

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a nice dinner at Porto last night. They have a beautiful space in Back Bay. They also have a very attentive waitstaff. Since we had seven people, we split the seafood platter appetizer- which was perfect. For my main course, I had the lamb with polenta. It was pretty good, but honestly some of the pasta dishes that my friends got were more flavorful. We had the cookie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. All in all, the meal was pretty pricey but great service and solid dishes.
  18. NM

    NMehta

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was artery clogging rich. There was no colorful addition of the wonderful fresh seasonal harvest produce available now.
  19. g

    gloria

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our waiter Daniel was informative, helpful and so nice to chat with before the restaurant got crowded
  20. CB

    CourtenayB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience. All the dishes we tried were exceptional and the cocktails were also delicious. Would highly recommend it to others and look forward to returning one day.
  21. SS

    StuartS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food and attentive service but felt a bit rushed with appetizers and courses delivered on top of one another.
  22. B

    Becky

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. There for a business dinner - had enough privacy and noise level was low enough to hear ourselves talk!
  23. KK

    KatieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Juan was AMAZING and helped arrange a perfect table for my birthday celebration. The entire staff was lovely and the food was incredible, as always. Thank you for a perfect evening!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff was extremely accommodating to our desire to be seated in an unenclosed outdoor area, which they weren’t quite set up for in the cool weather.
  25. MB

    MichaelB

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a fantastic experience. Wine list was short but well curated. Appetizers tasty - loved the octopus and chopped salad. Entrees we’re all enjoyed / mushrooms and pasta dish, lamb chops and bolognese all excellent. We saved room for dessert. We tried them all. Can’t even pick a favorite. (Ok it was the warm cookie) Miguel was superb. Definitely on our list for the next visit.
  26. TB

    TroyB

    New England

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place for a Birthday!! The Concierge of the Mandarin Oriental told me this was one of his favorites and it did not disappoint. We came in with a party of 2 and they took great care of us like we were family.
  27. JS

    JulieS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant did well with our large party of seven. We enjoyed the drinks and we made a meal of mostly appetizers and it was paced well and it tasted good overall wonderful experience.
  28. RB

    RBrio

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with friends. My steak was cooked perfectly. Had a fantastic waiter Frankie!
  29. h

    hpic

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal at Porto. We sat on the patio and it was a beautiful night. Food was great and service excellent. One of our 4 meals came out late and they were quick to apologize and comp the meal! Amazing service recovery. Can’t wait to return as we learned the patio is covered in the winter snd there are heaters.
  30. BP

    BrunoP

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Especially Brussels sprouts and lamb chops Tiramisu was good but not firm enough (Eataly's are way better) Super nice server. Only flaw, they asked us lo leave while we had just started our dessert, because they had other reservations at 9pm. They apologized. Yet it was quite unpleasant.
  31. J

    Jeaniek

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, drinks amazing, service was great. The only negative was the access road for cars and walkers was closed so we had a hard time getting there. But the food and service more than made up for that inconvenience.
  32. M

    Metro

    New England

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Porto is always solid!!! Drinks are probably one of the best among similar places!!! We love Porto!!!
  33. AP

    AlexP

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food - excellent Service - we had one waiter who seemed average but when we moved tables we got a different waiter who was on his A game. We were seated outdoors next to the heater. It was so hot we took off our jackets and sweaters, and we still felt like we were about to catch on fire. We were given a weird table where we pressed into the bar counter. We asked to move tables and then it was much better. The only thing about sitting outside that could be improved would be cushions on the metal chairs. First, they’re uncomfortable after five minutes. Second, your butt and legs go numb and get cold from sitting on a very cold metal chair. I’ll definitely go back and still highly recommend Porto, but these two small details would really improve the experience.
  34. G

    elizabethG

    San Diego

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    First the staff was very attentive and helpful. In fact the food came out too fast. The food was average, if not totally tasteless. Also I got there early and asked to have a quiet table as this was a business meeting. They still sat us right next to the kitchen and it was high traffic/noisy. Sorry but I cannot recommend this restaurant.
  35. R

    Rich

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience with the Porto team. Really appreciated the friendly staff and the tasty dishes.
  36. EL

    ElaineL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We chose Porto simply because it was close to the Opera House, where we saw a show. We chose wisely! The food was delicious, the service was spot on, and the restaurant is very attractive. Because we were on foot, we don't know how difficult it would be to find parking nearby. However, if you are staying near the Pru, it would be easily accessible from many hotels.
  37. PB

    PamelaB

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    I was seated on the patio. The hostess said, "follow me," and lead me through a narrow path between tables. The heater was inadequate and broke during dinner. The chopped salad was flavorless and not very fresh. The wine, bread, and scallops were excellent. The staff were nice and professional.
  38. RN

    ReginaN

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Branzino I have ever had and super margarita!! Many thanks
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat in their outside section which had heaters and was totally sheltered with a roof and plastic walls. Very comfortable. Great service. Food was served quickly and well cooked and presented. Cocktails were superb.
  40. J

    June

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Luz, the server on the patio was phenomenal. Extremely helpful. We had an emergency situation and she went above and beyond. The food was excellent. Best octopus in the city. I’ve tried it everywhere.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Porto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 536-1234.

Porto is rated 4.7 stars by 1416 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Porto

Ring Road, Boston, MA 02199-7820

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Boylston Street & Huntington Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Porto offers parking validation at a discounted rate of $18 after 5PM for the Prudential Parking Garage. The closest entrance to the Prudential Parking Garage from Porto is the North Entrance facing Ring Road.

  • Public transit

    Two blocks from Copley T Station (Green Line)Three blocks from Bay Bay Station (Orange Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Jody Adams

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 536-1234

  • Private party facilities

    Porto’s private dining room exudes the aesthetics of a modern Mediterranean restaurant. Touches of netted crystal lighting over coffered concrete ceilings and mirrored accents beautifully contrast our brown leather banquettes and warm wooden toned tables. Please email Amelia@Porto-Boston.com for details

  • Private party contact

    Elissa Rae: (844) 646-0309

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