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Porto, Boston, MA
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Porto

4.6
4.6
1375 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Porto boasts a large and beautiful patio space 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


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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

  • 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 Elissa@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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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. J

    June

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  3. KD

    KateD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was overall a nice dining experience, the only thing was I asked for a bottle of champagne to be at the table for us, and that didn't happen unfortunately. Still a wonderful dinner!
  4. R

    Rkaitz

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Porto is an excellent spot with really good food and ambiance on the patio.
  5. N

    Neil

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers were very helpful and made great recommendations for various dishes. All dishes tasted wonderful. They were also happy to accommodate me breaking out my check into one for alcohol and one for food since my employer doesn’t reimburse alcohol, so that was helpful too
  6. DB

    DouglasB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, Excellent service. Hip atmosphere with indoor and out door dining.
  7. SS

    SamanthaS

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The service was absolutely abysmal. We waited a lifetime just to get tap water at the beginning. Another 30-40 minutes before our drink orders were taken. Another 30-45 minutes for dinner orders and then at least 45-60 minutes before any food arrived and when it did, it was the main entrees - we never even received the appetizers and salads! The food was good but not worth the absolute terrible service. The waiter then screwed up the bill at the end and we spent another 20 minutes sorting out the bill and payments.....it was a nightmare experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor table- food was excellent !
  9. NN

    NanN

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting on the Porto patio on a beautiful late Summer night with good friends, a glass of Albariño, and the smoky pulpo a la plancha felt like a little bit of heaven.
  10. EK

    EllenK

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The banquet seating out doors is too low and too cushy To sit at a table the service was off busy at first a quick note of recognition would have been appreciated upon being seated our marvelous scallop Crudo well before our drinks way too soon thereafter our entrees have arrived which I refused This is the first time this has ever happened at this restaurant and it certainly not a deal-breaker but it was rather surprising and not what I expect from Porto
  11. NS

    NSYM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Very little portions and the taste wasn’t even good
  12. MP

    MP43

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    great food. especially the scallops. had a wonderful dinner
  13. A

    A111

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service, excellent food! A perfect dinner!
  14. DR

    DeniseR

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pan seared scallops were fantastic!
  15. D

    David

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was good as usual, service was dreadful but it's bad everywhere these days.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great chopped salad and Brussels sprouts to start. Scallops for main entree - delicious! Will definitely come back,
  17. SM

    SeanM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined outside. Fabulous atmosphere, service and dining experience. The burrata appetizer, scallop entree dish and the halibut were exceptional. Loved Porto!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come here every time I’m in Boston. Friendly service and delicious food!
  19. JC

    JenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Porto was great. good service and easy to make a reservation for our 11 party group
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful night out on the town with my wife, enjoying outdoor dining in Boston - thank you for delicious seafood, and incredible bolognese!
  21. VB

    VeloBrook

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Pretty 'meh' experience and would not go back. Drinks were up to snuff...I do not think my 'very dirty' martini had any olive juice in it...clear as glass and my wife's mixed pina colada/daiquiri was bitter, not sweet. Tuna tartare was bland. Brussel sprouts were great though. I thought the scallops were just fair, again, the flavors in the accompanying vegetables just did not mesh with each other-sort of dissonant, Mushroom pasta was decent but very pricey for what it was. The cauliflower side was very good. Initial bread with olive oil was also quite good. Water glasses are tiny, no ice, and it's sort of self-serve for water, which was room temperature. As stated above, pretty 'meh' all things considered and a very poor value, at least as far as we are concerned. If you go, stick with the appetizers, especially the vegetables.
  22. F

    Fizzle

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent service, the bolognaise was one of the best I’ve ever eaten. I’d go back just to have that again. Followed by the delicious tiramisu
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was attentive, patio was gorgeous. Will def be back.
  24. NN

    NativeNewYorker

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Porto keeps getting better and better. We'll be back again very soon.
  25. DD

    DiningDuo

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a most delicious dinner. There were so many tempting choices we couldn't decide. The combination of ingredients was fantastic but not way out there. We can't wait to return!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, service was a bit on the slow side and very noisy inside: lovely outdoor dining - next time will aim to sit outside
  27. KD

    KatherineD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Frankie was charming and humorous and unforgettable
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outside patio and service! Great food as well.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really excellent food. A bit of confusion from the wait staff about the wine list but they were polite and accommodating. The dining rooms are not large so the noise level is quite high. But overall we had a really good experience.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and friendly service!
  31. SH

    SamH

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was amazing!!! The concierge of the Mandarin Oriental highly recommend this restaurant and the service was on point, very comfortable table and great time with friends thank to them.
  32. BB

    BackBayer

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all eat at chain restaurants in Boston and I'm no exception. But how wonderful to be able to enjoy the fantastic food -- in an incomparable patio location -- created by an amazing team of chef/owners. And because they're local and incredibly generous, the team is well-known for their support of non-profits that help our Massachusetts neighbors. An example of this is their participation in this weekend's Pan Mass Challenge that supports Dana Farber's Cancer Institute!
  33. T

    Tomato

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went there for early dinner. They have a great food, service and nice outsole seating. Definitely will go back!
  34. LS

    LeanneS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant, sophisticated, great for celebrating or after work drinks. Meals were a bit pricey, but they serve homemade free bread and homemade olive oil. Housemade cocktails were phenomenal. Great staff. Will definitely be back. Ate outside and for people into social media, great location to Instagram.
  35. KC

    KarenC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as was the service
  36. K

    Katey

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Porto was amazing- super accommodating to our group. Food great and staff great!
  37. AG

    AndreaG

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night with friends at Porto. Our server, Luce, was top notch.
  38. N

    Noankpearl

    New England

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A local favorite! Porto works on many levels: excellent food, lovely atmosphere, great for outdoor dining. Service is attentive though occasionally the rush to clear plates is puzzling. Overall, very dependable and the yummy appetizer menu and generous portions means that you don't have to spend a fortune. My friends thought their wine pours were a little short, but that is easily rectified!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing food and place. I’ve eaten there 5 times in the last week. My new number 1 restaurant!!!
  40. VP

    ValiPanzanese

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This sequence of events never happens in the US: One: you go to a restaurant and have a difficult time choosing what to have from the menu because everything looks so good! Two: everything you order is outstandingly delicious, so that the gaps between the individual ingredients described in print on the menu and the ingredients themselves are filled by a constellation of flavors that unify the dish and elbow their way into your palate memory! Well done chef and assistants; well done to the very professional waiter, the Denzel Washington look-alike who looked like he knew we half expected him to address us in Shakespearean English. He knew exactly when to be tableside and when to leave us alone. Elegant professionalism. Bravo!

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
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Porto is rated 4.6 stars by 1375 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


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

  • 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 Elissa@Porto-Boston.com for details

  • Private party contact

    Elissa Rae: (844) 646-0309

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