Your favorite riverfront restaurant, Pizzeria Portofino, is now offering weekend brunch! As the temperature drops, let your weekend brunch plans include a spot that transports you to the sunny Mediterranean coast. Here are a few of our favorite dishes from Pizzeria Portofino’s new brunch menu, available Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 3 PM.

cornettos portofinio

If you’re craving something sweet, try the cornetto (an Italian version of the croissant) that Pizzeria Portofino’s head baker, Stefano Tulipano, makes fresh and fills with your choice of lemon curd, vanilla custard or Nutella. Pro tip: Pair it with a La Colombe cappuccino or espresso.

cornetto plate at pizzeria portofino brunch

Yes, there’s pizza, brunch pizza that is! Try the Carbonara & Farm Egg with bucatini, pancetta and black pepper or order up the Smoked Salmon & Sesame with capers, tomato and red onion.

If eggs are more your speed, Pizzeria Portofino puts an Italian spin on them like the Eggs In Purgatory made with tomatoes, peppers, parmesan and Eggs Florentine with spinach, mushrooms, and pine nuts.

For us, brunch isn’t just a meal, it’s what every great weekend should be planned around! Hungry yet? Check out the full brunch menu here. 

iced coffee at pizzeria portofino brunch

Looking for more brunch ideas in Chicago? See all of our Lettuce restaurants that serve weekend brunch.