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  • First Review
    June 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 2, 2014
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'The owners of The Diamondback Tavern have partnered with new investors in a separate venture called 'Portalli's' which will be located in historic Ellicott City where Jordan's Steakhouse used to be. Portalli's will be an Italian restaurant with a good mix of unique cutting edge preparations as well as classic Italian favorites. The name 'Portalli' comes from the maternal family of Evan Brown, one of the owners who will also serve as Director of Operations. Local chef Keith Holsey will be running the kitchen, and while the menu is still being developed, we plan on incorporating everything we love about Italian cuisine from all areas of Italy including several traditional Portalli family dishes. The goal is to create an Italian dining destination that will have enough originality and creativity for foodies, but will also be approachable for the casual diner or families looking for a fun night out.'- Lee Biars (owner of Ellicott City's Diamondback Tavern)
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great Lunch Spot
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Dined on 5/30/2014
 2011
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"Portalli's is a great spot for lunch with a friend. I've been there when it's not crowded, and the wait staff manages to be attentive without being pushy. It's pleasant to linger over the meal and a glass of wine and be able to have a conversation without shouting over the noise level or loud "background" music. The gnocchi is very light -- a bellwether in my book for a good Italian restaurant."
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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