Cucina Italiana di Alberto e Florestano

Nestled away on trendy Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, Locanda Portofino is a romantic neighborhood hideaway serving the masterfully prepared cuisine of Florestano Caracciolo di Nicastro.

Founded in 1995 by Alberto Ferrari from Liguria and Florestano Caracciolo di Nicastro from Campania, Locanda Portofino offers a fusion of Northern and Southern Italian cuisine prepared in a truly authentic style.

From the traditional to the fabulously exotic, each dish is prepared with the dedication and passion that comes only from true devotion to culinary excellence.

All ingredients are of the highest quality. We use only locally grown, certified organic, fruits and vegetables. Our beef is the finest all natural vegetarian or grass-fed with no antibiotics and raised without growth hormones.  Our seafood is wild or premium farm raised, our pork is all natural and only cage-free veal and chicken are served.

With exquisite cuisine, romantic indoor or alfresco seating and over 400 different wines to choose from, Locanda Portofino provides for the perfect ambiance for a very special evening out.