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Portobello Restaurant

1429 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1H6, Canada
(604) 734-0697
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Ranked #648 of 2,809 Restaurants in Vancouver
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Granville
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Spaghetti Bolognese is my favourite dish and so far I have been disappointed in Vancouver. I will definitely come back here for the food. Service was very professional and attentive. Drinks menu could definitely be a bit more interesting but we were satisfied with the house red.

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised when we found this diamond in the rough. NEVER will I eat at another Italian eatery again. This quaint restaurant not only prepared a mouth watering meal but it couldn't have gotten any more authentic than eating straight from nonna's kitchen. Amazing. We didn't make reservations and the hostess was gracious enough to seat us with... More

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Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We dined at the Portobello last night. Ambience was attractive, clientele lively. Twenty minutes after we were seated our orders were taken. One hour later, our salads arrived. Forty minutes after that, our main course. in none of our cases was the meal well-prepared, and in my case, the vegetables were uncooked. Most definitely not a four star restaurant. Wine... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Well it's that time again for dine out Vancouver which I've found can be hit or miss. This time, it's right in the middle. First, made a reservation for 7. Got to the restaurant on time but had to wait a good 15 minutes for a table, which meant we were just standing there next to diners for that 15... More

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Parksville, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Situated near the intersection of Broadway and Granville this unassuming little restaurant is a lovely family owned restaurant. The service is prompt and attentive without being pushy or hurried. My family thoroughly enjoyed our evening in this little place. The food was great, the desserts divine. Can't help thinking what a wonderful place for a first date. Classy without being... More

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Bowen Island, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Our friends from Grand Forks, British Columbia come to Vancouver twice a year for a buying trip. It's been our tradition the the last 20 years to find a restaurant to have dinner and catch up on the past 6 months. Portobello has wonderful homemade Italian food, a warm and friendly atmosphere and excellent service. We all enjoyed our experience... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Great little family owned and operated Italian restaurant. The food here is excellent. Very fresh,local ingredients with good variety on the menu. The service is very good, and welcoming. Highly recommend!

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is a great Italian place. The food was delectable and the service was great. The desert was hand made and topped off a great meal. The place is slightly small but the ambience remains nice and cozy. The service manager was very helpful and had a nice sense of humor. We stumbled upon the place while looking for a... More

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I grew up eating Italian food and never enjoyed Italian food when dining out. Portobellos has amazing and unique Italian food, not just pasta. My husband had the homemade gnocchi and meat sauce. He enjoyed the gnocchi and raved about the flavorful meat sauce. I had the veal Marsala and it was prepared to perfection. We shared a pine nut... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

And a darn good one. Reasonable prices & good food cooked by the owner himself. Amazing to watch as the place is full & he never gets flustered. Always great service & his wife hand makes some delicious desserts. Well worth it!

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