Great Restaurants of Long Island

“A fine Italian restaurant with magnificent water views could go by no better name than Porto Bello. It translates to “beautiful port,” an ideal description of their location on sterling harbor overlooking the Southold Bay… The menu which is all Italian with English translations offers something for everyone- from salads to pasta to veal, chicken and of course seafood. A delicious appetizer which is named for the restaurant is Funghi Porto Bello, grilled Porto Bello mushrooms served with roasted red peppers in a balsamic vinaigrette.”


“Porto Bello has returned to the location that was its home 10 years ago. Owner Diana DiVello calls it “upscale nautical,” the menu mostly Italian dishes, featuring steaks and seafood as well.”

Suffolk Times

“The mother daughter owners started as novices and learned the business along the way… The chefs prepare a number of traditional pasta specials: Penne ala Vodka, Rigatoni Primovera and The Fresco, a light dish with grilled chicken, spinach, sundried tomatoes, garlic and oil… ‘When they come to Porto Bello, customers tell us its like coming home” according to owners.’ “We greet all of our regulars in the traditional Italian way, with a kiss on the cheek.”

Bon Appétit Magazine

“If you prefer Turf to Surf, try the Stuffed Veal Chop and Gorgonzola Salad of baby field greens, artichoke hearts, olives, roasted peppers and gorgonzola cheese tossed with house vinaigrette… The owner Diana DiVello is a gracious hostess. She loves her restaurant and works hard to please her customers and new guests alike…”