Portico at del Lago Resort and Casino

4.3
1719 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Welcome back to Portico by Fabio Viviani! del Lago Resort & Casino has begun to accept reservations for Portico by Fabio Viviani. Reservations are highly encouraged due to limited seating capacity.

Located inside del Lago Resort and Casino, GUESTS MUST BE 21 TO DINE IN PORTICO, due to regulations on the casino floor. Once inside bask in the warm glow & Casino, hospitality paired with exceptional cuisine. Premium steaks cooked to juicy perfection, the freshest, most succulent seafood and fresh pastas are the hallmarks of success at Portico by Fabio Viviani – where the ambiance rivals the exquisitely prepared signature dishes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1719 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.9
Value
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vipCNYTravels
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This is such a nice restaurant...the food is always good and the ambiance, away from the casino, is very nice. The service is always excellent!!

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Showed up 9 minutes to reservation and was told we had to wait outside the restaraunt, although tables were clearly available. No room for drinks at the bar either, as it was "all reserved"?
Food is almost always spot on and delicious. Steaks were a bit over-cooked this time, but still tender.
Disappointing that there was a smaller menu and a bump in prices, due to an "event night". I wish I had been notified before my reservation, I would have changed days (missed out on the swordfish).
Amber did an outstanding job taking care of us, her bubbly personality is infectious!
Still a good night, but have had better here.

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JimJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Twin lobster tails were just ok for $95. Wife's fettuccine with gigantic meatball was good but not great. Nothing was a "wow". We probably won't be back.

Service was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. Restaurant itself is gorgeous.

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Charlee
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and attentive wait staff

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MarkM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Restaurant was advised in advance of a gluten free diner and again at the restaurant. The short ribs definitely had gluten. My daughter was sick during the entire Paul Anka show which was a huge disappointment. We also had a filet mignon ordered medium rare that came with very little pink and vodka and soda water ordered, received vodka tonic. Other than the gluten free fiasco it might be semi acceptable if this was an inexpensive restaurant but it is not. Not worth the money in addition to making a patron very I’ll.

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vipTomC
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

we ve dined here 2-3 time s per year since del lago opened never had a bad experience always a 10, this time a 1 !!! For the first 30 minutes sitting at our table all we had was a glass of water, I was served my martini halfway through my salad, my wife didn't get her olives for her drink till her steak was served !!! Never got any bread for the table, my wife's med raw filet was well done & my bone in rib eye was lost & was served a strip steak - I m hoping last nights meal & service was a fluke & that s why i m still recommending portico to a friend on the next question in the survey.

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JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

We ordered beef filets and chicken. It took awhile for our food to come out (about 45 minutes), and when it finally did, none of the food was hot. My medium rare filet was cooked medium well. They did bring our another steak that was hot and cooked to medium rare, but neither steak had much flavor and was disappointingly dry. The sides were good and hot. The server did take three out of the four entrees off the bill, which was appropriate, but the server was also conspicuously absent from the dining room for approximately 25-30 minutes while we waited for our food. Not sure if the worker shortage is to blame here? This was not a good first impression for us at Portico. We may try it one more time, but if there isn't a dramatic difference, we'll pass on this option.

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JohnL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attended the Paul Anka show after dinner. This was part of our Christmas gift to each other.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious dining, missing some of the pre pandemic items still - chicken piccata, some pastas. A bit pricer than before but a nice treat.

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INGE
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Allways wonderful, never disappointed.
Service is exceptional.

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MRed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food - very courteous staff - comfortable and elegant.
Loved it!!

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BobM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food wasn’t great. Mussels appetizer was bland and poorly cooked. It smelled fishy. Wait staff was kind but inexperienced. Bolognese entree linguine noodles were doughy and the sauce was also bland.

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. My husband and I are still talking about how food our meals were. Our waitress was amazing too. Her name was Melissa. She was great. Wonderful evening. Thank you.

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cicerodeb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience5

While the staff was extremely pleasant and the atmosphere was very nice, it was most unfortunate that our food took a LONG time, easily 20 min longer than it should have. We had a show to attend and felt rushed once our food finally came ( and no, all the table were NOT full). Perhaps due to lack of kitchen staff, but even when food was served my oder of a medium filet mignon was totally well done, and the baby potatoes that the waitress recommended over the fries were not quite what she described, I couldn't even eat them...definately not to my liking. Expensive menu, I don't mind paying for a good meal..however, this was not a good meal...most likely won't go back. Very disappointing.

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PhillipN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was great and the food was great. The cocktails were average but everyone should give this place a chance. Possibly the best steak in either Rochester or Syracuse.

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GregoryD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service great food High cost
Our bartender was amazing she was right on top of our needs

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RoxanneS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Came 15 mins early for reservation. Left to stand around till reservation time. Once seated found half the tables open. Was not sure of the point of keeping us waiting. Also felt very rushed by waitress. It was our anniversary celebration and wanted to have a leisurely dinner. We were in and out in one hour.
Food was excellent!

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RaymondC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience5

Bartender waiter outstanding and energetic. Food quality not good, I asked for no drizzle on brussels sprouts served with drizzle. The brussels were so hard we could not eat or saw them with steak knife. Veal chops were tough and hard to eat. They used to be good. I asked for plain scallops and they were served with drizzle. Ordered the head lettuce with blue cheese dressing gave me ranch. My poor waiter who was excellent worked really hard with the kitchen- cold mashed potatoes asked to be reheated and they gave me a smaller order(charged for) and left the original larger order on table cold! I asked if instead of grains and cous cus could I have plan linguini ans was no. I would have to pay for a plate of pasta!
We have tried to eat here weekly but never get a great meal! We are bringing friends for dinner next week and going to the resturant by the hotel.

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CamN
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Service was great, ambiance was perfect. Food was simply not good. I ordered my filet medium and it came well done and flavorless. Everything else from the calamari to the fries to the broccolini tasted like it had been doused in salt. And I love salt. Truthfully I’m not that picky about food and I’ve never written a negative restaurant review. This was just bad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We are at the bar by choice. Service was very good .

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect! Such a wonder place food was fabulous!

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RonaldB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

Atmosphere was nice. The server was good. Food was way overpriced and honestly not that good. Plus we were served a spoiled dessert. Not going back again.

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AaronR
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff is so friendly. The food is excellent and the ambiance is perfect. Thank you to Jane, Danielle, Murad, and the rest of the staff for a great experience.

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AngeloP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Food was okay. Not worth the money in my opinion. Girlfriend ordered the 16oz ribeye, she liked it. I ordered the meatball and pasta. The meatball was way to big, it was like eating meatloaf with your pasta. Pasta and sauce were decent. Also had the Brussel sprouts (which were the best thing we had) and the potato casserole which was very bland. Overall for the price of the meal I was expecting a lot more especially from all the hype. Been to many places where a meal for two was well over $120 and this was by far the worse.

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vipPaulandSue
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. Would highly recommend and will be back!

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RonaldT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great along with the service. Fun place to be.

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vipchristine
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service in a fun atmosphere with delicious food! Can’t go wrong!

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food! Friendly staff! Great beer by Kelsey Grammer!

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Chicken was rubbery and 10 oz filet was relatively bland and was oddly cooked - almost like it was seared and the microwaved

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MicheleK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is amazing! Every time we go to casino we eat here. Food is outstanding, cocktails are great, staff excellent!

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RobS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

We had a 7:15pm appointment last Friday night, arrived promptly and were seated around the bar area. It was nice. I want to point out that our server was really great. The problems were in the kitchen. We started with appetizers which came out in normal time. The problem came when our entrees were very late. We asked our server what the hold up was and he checked on our meals. When they still didn't come out and many of the parties who had been seated after us, were served their food first, at 8:45pm we asked to speak with the manager. We had tickets to an 8pm show and asked for the food to be put into to go containers. It was pretty ridiculous especially for the money we paid for the 200$+meal. I doubt I'll go there again. Which is a shame.

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AaronR
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Staff very friendly and kind. Jovial. Food was excellent. Ambiance was perfect. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience5

Soup and salad were good. Filet was dry. My husband ordered rare and it was over done. My smashed potatoes were bone dry. I used the butter we has leftover from the bread service to try to fix this. Not a good meal. We were surprised because we have eaten there before and loved it. Our waitress was not good at all.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The large bone in rib-eye was very tender and tasty. The roasted garlic butter is very good. I am not a big fan of paying extra for the side vegetable and potato.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a small Birthday celebration. Dinner for two. Relaxed, well served, excellent meals

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thomasw
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

they still serve the best swordfish i've ever had i was disappointed that they charged a $50 corkage fee because i brought a magnum of a special wine to have with dinner-the effort is the same as a single bottle but i know there goal is to make you pay for not buying their wine which is quite overpriced

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LinRich74
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our food server was excellent, she is knowledgeable, pleasant and professional. Crew in the back of the house (kitchen) need some skill tweaking. There is a difference between medium rare and medium well, filet mignon, I had ordered medium rare. I sent it back, the staff was very accommodating and it then was prepared correctly. That also goes for swordfish steak, my wife ordered overcooked fish isn't all that great. On the bright side the octopus appetizer was exceptional.

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ElizabethW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience5

We will definitely come back and try again. I think it could have been better, service was good (but our waitress was on her last day and pregnant), she was tired and overworked. We also had one of the last reservations for the night…food was OK, main course came out before any side dishes. We enjoyed ourselves and will come back!

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KimC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Best Pear Martini ! They were absolutely delicious!

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DianeB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous experience dining at Portico for a girl’s Birthday celebration. Service was great. Food was wonderful. They really did a nice job helping us celebrate!

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Portico at del Lago Resort and Casino is rated 4.3 stars by 1719 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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