Pizzeria Portofino is now open at 317 N. Clark Street, overlooking the Chicago River. From the team behind RPM Restaurants, it’s the first to open of the three-phase project that includes RPM Events On The Water and RPM On The Water opening later this year.
With its hand-stretched pizzas, coastal wines, expansive patio and breezy decor, Pizzeria Portofino instantly transports you to the Italian Riviera.
Pizzeria Portofino is open daily for lunch and dinner. The all-day menu showcases imported ingredients from the Mediterranean as well as local Chicago artisans in vegetable antipasti, hand-stretched pizzas, artisanal pastas and charcoal-grilled seafood. The imported Burrata & Green Olives from Puglia is served with Castlevetrano olives, Iliada extra-virgin olive oil from Greece and housemade sesame semolina bread. The Pesto Genovese is made with trofie pasta imported from Sapori del Vallo in Liguria and finished with pine nuts and parmesan.
You’ve got to try the hand-stretched pizzas made with stone-ground Midwestern grains – from the Margherita with crushed Campania tomatoes, imported bufula fior di latte and fresh basil leaves to the Piccante Verde with Cerignola olives, pepperoncini and pesto with pecorino and mozzarella. One of the stars – the Focaccia di Stefano – is the team’s take on traditional focaccia di recco, a regional specialty of Liguria where paper-thin sheets of focaccia are stuffed with stracchino cheese and baked until crispy. Charcoal grilled seafood rounds out the menu in options including Dorade & Artichoke or the Seafood Mista with prawns, mussels, clams, octopus and swordfish.
Sip on coastal Italian wines as well as a handful of large-format bottles, classic spritzes and Italian-inspired cocktails – perfect for outdoor dining all summer long. Check out the beverage menu.
Boating & The Marina Menu
Pizzeria Portofino provides boat docking daily from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM in partnership with Downtown Docks. The restaurant offers a Marina Menu designed for guests to pull up their boats and carry out signature menu items for their day on Lake Michigan.
Located on the river level, Pizzeria Portofino is accessible via the Clark Street Bridge stairs. Hours are Monday – Friday 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM and Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM (or later). The restaurant is cashless and accepts all major credit cards. For more information on Pizzeria Portofino, visit pizzeriaportofino.com and follow us at @pizzeria.portofino and Facebook.