Portofino Features an Inventive Menu of Italian and American Cuisine

Our menu offers fresh food from local producers as well as the best ingredients from around the world.

Portofino has earned the Wine Spectator Award since 2003 and is proud to offer such a rich and varied selection.


Located in an artfully renovated building on Main Street which 100 year ago housed a dry goods store, Portofino is one of the jewels of downtown Lexington.  Old wood floors and original brick capture the original essence of the building while modern art work from regional artists lend an upscale and modern ambiance.

There are many rooms to choose from depending on the season and purpose.  We are available for meetings, weddings, private parties and of course romantic dinners, two of the rooms have fireplaces.  We have a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list as well as 150 Bourbons and a wide variety of other distilled spirits.

In the Spring and Summer our chefs walk out the kitchen door to an herb garden grown to their specifications which enhance our Italian and American cuisine.  We offer specialties daily including fresh fish, homemade pasta, a decadent list of desserts and after dinner libations.


Our staff is committed to providing our guests with the best dining experience possible.