Our Story

For almost 30 years, restaurateur, Vincenzo Bevilacqua (Enzo), and his devoted team have been serving delighted guests at Porto Bello, a charming, family-run restaurant located in the heart of historic Greenwich Village in New York City.


Porto Bello’s staying power is a testament to the restaurant’s devotion to the dining experience. Porto Bello brings simplicity back to Italian cuisine by focusing on the freshest ingredients to create flavorful northern Italian dishes in an inspired and wholesome way. Most members of the Porto Bello team have worked at the restaurant for over a decade and some for more than two decades. The Porto Bello team enhances the dining experience by providing friendly, knowledgeable service that is tailor made to satisfy your every need.

Porto Bello’s cozy and inviting atmosphere adds the perfect ambiance to the dining experience. The exposed brick walls filled with row after row of Italian wines provide a romantic and casual backdrop. Porto Bello’s jazz music collection is a throwback to the hay day of Greenwich Village. Jazz greats like Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Ben Webster and John Coltrane provide faint background music for your dining pleasure. Porto Bello’s inviting atmosphere is perfect for family gatherings, a romantic evening out, a casual or business lunch or dinner, or an important celebration such as a birthday, anniversary or other special event.

Porto Bello offers full lunch and dinner menus, but where it really shines is with its daily specials. The specials are written each day on two blackboards that hang on the exposed brick walls amidst dozens of wine bottles. Specials include favorites ranging from black linguine with fresh calamari and malfatti filled with lobster to fresh codfish al marechiaro or pork chop al gorgonzola. If you don’t see what you want on the menu or specials, just ask for it and chances are Porto Bello’s professional team will be able to accommodate you.


Please tour our website and enjoy a virtual Porto Bello experience. As you view the pictures in our gallery, imagine the wonderful fresh smells of Italian cooking as it should be. We hope you come to visit us soon.

Benvenutti e Buon Appetitto!