i hate to sound negative, but that was our experience. we were told, that yes, they have pier dining and made the reservation. it was also a hassle to put the bill on AMEX, take cash. we just did not get a good feeling about the place. when we called and made the reservation they were extremely nice on the phone. we are the same age! the food at CM's is also very good. i am sure others love portofino. some of the time you just hit an off night. we were on AC feb. 21-28.