If you weren't specifically looking for it, you could almost miss the Italian eatery at the Mirage. But Portofino is a culinary gem -- a true delight to dine at.
A Rococo-themed bar with white Italian marble, exposed brick and yellow Murano glass chandeliers makes the bar area airy, bright and comfortable. Past the bar is the main dining room -- a deceivingly large area with natural wood elements and modern designs.
The staff makes sure you have a good dining experience. A friendly hostess greets you at the door. Your server takes the time to explain the dishes. The bartender jokes with you while you're enjoying your cocktail.
While décor and friendly staff are always helpful, the food is what sets Portofino apart. Delicious Italian favorites come from the kitchen. A few highlights include crab cake arancini, hand-rolled meatballs made with fried squash blossoms, goat cheese and San Marzano tomatoes, burrata agnolotti and traditional tiramisu for dessert.