We tried Portobello yesterday. I was thrown for a loop when we walked in, because everything is pre-made, sits in a case and then heated. It turns out they make about 6 portions of each dish in advance, so everything is very fresh. If they run out of something, they make another 6 dishes of something else.
My wife had eggplant with pasta and I had flounder in a garlic sauce with fresh salad. The pasta, sauce, salad and fish were very good. The eggplant was also good but a little unevenly heated.
The food was beautifully presented and the service first rate. We talked at length with the owners and they are very nice, caring people.
We'll definitely go back. I'd also have them cater a party without a second thought. Since this is a byob, it would make a good spot for a wine dinner. I may try to put something together. The tab was $35 which included two entrees and a capaccino
Valerios is in Premiere health club, not far from Portobello on route 9a. It is open to the public. While the food is not as fine as Portobello, they have good food at reasonable prices. We especially like the thin crust, brick oven pizzas (try the roma), the cheeseburgers, and the specials. They also have a good kids menu and it is most definitely family friendly.