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Old 06-18-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Portofino at DTD

I tried to get a reservation for Portofino about 150 days out from our trip but was told that it was all booked up. I found that strange as twice we were able to book a meal there last Nov at the last minute. Any thoughts on this? BTW, we had a great meal with great service.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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I tried to get a reservation for Portofino about 150 days out from our trip but was told that it was all booked up. I found that strange as twice we were able to book a meal there last Nov at the last minute. Any thoughts on this? BTW, we had a great meal with great service.
Restaurants at DTD are not owned by Disney, but by third parties. Disney will hold a couple of tables because they take the DDP, but not a great deal. If you call directly, there will be plenty of availability. You most likely got lucky last time when someone cancelled.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:44 PM   #3
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Both are true. It gets booked very early as it is very good and very popular. Yet people will cancel reservations, and often at the last possible minute.

If you really want to go, continue calling every once in a while and especially as you get closer to the date. If it doesn't open up until then, call the same day!
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I tried to get a reservation for Portofino about 150 days out from our trip but was told that it was all booked up. I found that strange as twice we were able to book a meal there last Nov at the last minute. Any thoughts on this? BTW, we had a great meal with great service.
There is no Portofino restaurant at DTD. You're either confusing it with the Portobello Yacht Club restaurant at DTD or Portofino Bay at Universal.
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Moving to the Restaurants board..
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There is no Portofino restaurant at DTD. . .

Could be why there are no ressies available ?!?!?



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Old 06-19-2013, 05:21 PM   #7
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Portobello is at DTD. You will see it listed under the restaurants on this site. Heck, three of us even ate there in Dec 2012. I didn't realize that Disney was only able to book a few tables in advance. I will keep checking. Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:55 PM   #8
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Portobello is at DTD. You will see it listed under the restaurants on this site. Heck, three of us even ate there in Dec 2012. I didn't realize that Disney was only able to book a few tables in advance. I will keep checking. Thanks.
You might want to just call the restaurant directly. Their number is 407-934-8888.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:29 AM   #9
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This restaurant has gotten much more popular once they started taking the ddp. Beware they recently changed their menu to better accommodate the ddp users and they took off several of our favorites. You may to check this out in case you were hoping for a particular dish.
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