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With native Italian chefs at the helm, Portofino’s extensive dinner menu sates stomachs with authentic Italian dishes and an extensive wine list. Like chili popsicles and videos of grizzly-bear ballerinas, Italian food is enjoyed around the world due to its versatility and heartiness. Appetizers, such as cozze marinara—mussels simmered in a marinara sauce ($7.95), pave the way for entrees such as fettucini portobello topped with goat cheese, mushrooms, zucchini, and tomato ($14.95). Or sample pizzas such as the margherita ($9.95) or the quattro stagione with salami, artichokes, mushrooms, and bell peppers ($14.95). The steak Portofino, which weighs in at 14 ounces and maintains a strict pre-fight ritual of mingling with portobello mushrooms and a red-wine sauce ($23.95), pairs well with a glass of Straccali chianti ($7) or the house select pinot noir ($6). Tiramisu layers coffee-soaked ladyfingers and cream ($6) for a decadent finish to any meal alongside a glass of Voga pinot grigio ($8).