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Al Porto Ristorante

321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #348 of 2,809 Restaurants in Vancouver
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Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Cambie
Transit: Just steps away from the Waterfront station.
Description: Gastown's popular Water Street is alive with the taste of another era. Meander down the cobbled sidewalk and stumble across a true find, the uniquely situated Al Porto Ristorante. Spacious yet cozy, the room is as distinct as the cuisine that defines the rich flavour and culture of Italy. Candlelight and a warm welcome await you as you cross through the iron-gate.
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

On our last day in vancouver we had tired of walking around killing time and decided on an early dinner before heading to the airport. We picked this restaurant on spec and were glad we did, The atmosphere on entering was cool and welcoming, the staff attentive and the food very good. The fact we had arrived during the early... More

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McPherson, Kansas, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were walking the Gaslight District, ventured down a side street/alley and spied the entrance to this superb restaurant. From the signage, we thought that it was probably a casual pizza restaurant. It turned out to be a full service, full menu Italian eatery. The decor is inviting, the food and presentation was absolutely fantastic, the service was excellent, and... More

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west yorkshire
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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We asked our tour manager for some suggestions for our last evening of our trip and she came up with the Al Porto Italian Restaurant in the Gas Town area of Vancouver. We hadn't made a reservation but were lucky enough to get a table after a ten minute wait and were shown to a large table in an area... More

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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a nice simple meal before heading home and stumbled on this place not far from the steam clock. The restaurant overlooks the harbour but you can't see much because of the railway line behind Water Street. The food was very tasty with the pizza authentic Italian (thin crust, wood oven and simple toppings). The service was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We came in with no expectation having been looking for a trattoria that looked ok. The downstairs of the restaurant was reserved for a party and when we went in the entrance off the main street it looked busy. The staff were very friendly though and greeted us in very welcoming way, got us a table by the window and... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We reserved a table - thankfully as the place was really buzzing. Service was efficient, and the king crab was delicious. Good wine selection and not overpriced for the quality. Recommended.

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Paris, France
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104 reviews 104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

In spite of a good location, a nice room with pleasant daylight at lunch time and competent service, this restaurant was a disappointment. The daily special first course, a mushroom soup was OK. However the main course was really bad. Bad pasta, On the menu, it looked quite interesting. Under the"fresh pasta" category: squid ink linguine with seafood and saffron... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We staggered in after a day on Grouse Mountain, bit tired, unkempt and still wit a daypack aboard. These guys treated us like royalty, we had beer on the table in under a minute and had very nice food, quickly, reasonably cheaply and the waiters were genuinely friendly and efficient. Perfect place to end our day.

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Mission, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and I came into town to see our daughter and husband. After a good visit she new of a nice italian restaurant to go to for dinner. My wife and I are big on italian food since we both or full blooded italians first generation here to canada. The place is nice decour and we had 7.00pm res.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We walked in with no reservation and no expectations. We had good, friendly and professional service and I loved the wood oven pizzas. Pasta was good too. It was reasonable priced and it was a cozy and busy restaurant under ground. I would definitely go back! This was real Italian food.

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