43-18 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11105
204-8766, Fax 204-8759
HOURS: 11am until 11pm Mon. thu Sat., Sun 12 noon until 10pm
PARKING: In shopping center
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
CREDIT CARDS: Yes
SPECIAL SERVICES: Catering, Sidewalk seating (summer), Delivery
Located conveniently in a shopping center, this 2 and a half year-old busy
spot is both a pizzeria and a restaurant with comfortable seating and table service to the
As you enter, check the display counter with many interesting
appetizers/snacks. One of the Porto Bello originals is Panino ($3.75) made with chicken,
eggplant or prosciutto with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and roasted peppers on panino bread
with an excellent crisp crust. (Note: All breads are made on the premises.) Served hot
Pinwheels of ham and pepperoni or chicken and broccoli or spinach and broccoli ($1.50) are
also excellent choices.
The huge Rice Ball made with mozzarella, rice, meat sauce and fresh peas
($1.50) could be a meal in itself. For eggplant lovers, try the hot, freshly prepared
eggplant sticks ($4.50) served with tomato sauce for dipping on the side- enough for two.
The pastas are offered in seven different shapes from Capellini to Ziti.
Pricing is set by the sauce you select from simple Pomodoro (tomato) at $6.75 to Clam
Sauce at $9.75. Or, try one of the special pastas such as Penne Palermo ($10.95) served
with broccoli and sausage in a roasted garlic cream sauce. Another popular Porto Bello
creation is Rigatoni Fiorentina- fresh chicken, spinach and mozzarella cheese topped with
a creamy pink sauce ($10.75).
Steak and seafood dishes as well as assorted veal and poultry entrees,
wine, beer and sodas are all available.
The house specialty is brick oven pizza ranging from the classic
Margherita ($6.25) to the Fisherman Pie ($9.25) to traditional (thick crust) and
Grandmas (thin crust) Sicilian pizza ($12.95) cut into 8 portions.
Desserts include a lush Boston Cream Cheesecake- dark chocolate icing on a
layer of mocha cream on top of a moist cheesecake. Or, try the large triangle of creamy
Tira Mi Su.
The manager, Chris, and his staff are always at your service swiftly and