Located in Downtown Disney, Portobello is an Italian trattoria under the direction of chef Steven Richard, who started his career at the Wolfgang Puck Grand Café. The restaurant has a Mediterranean-inspired interior, with terracotta tiling, brick archways, white tablecloths, and an adjacent patio overlooking Lake Buena Vista Lagoon. Incorporating both local and imported ingredients, the menu includes wood-fired pizzas, pastas like the black linguini with Florida rock shrimp, and entrées such as the grilled pork chop with polenta and sweet peppers. The restaurant also serves an innovative take on traditional tiramisu, made with Orlando Brewing’s organic porter instead of espresso.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.