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Al Porto Ristorante

#242 of 2,801 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada (Cambie)
Just steps away from the Waterfront station.
604-683-8376
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4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Gastown's popular Water Street is alive with the taste of another era...
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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    Very good
  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and service

Read the previous reviews after eating there, so can see that these are a bit mixed, but we found the food was really tasty - soup of the day was Gazpacho and it was beautifully flavoured. We ate early and had the early evening deal but even so thought the prices were fairly good for such a tourist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Alison W
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Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Read the previous reviews after eating there, so can see that these are a bit mixed, but we found the food was really tasty - soup of the day was Gazpacho and it was beautifully flavoured. We ate early and had the early evening deal but even so thought the prices were fairly good for such a tourist trap area.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you are there for an afternoon business lunch then this is not place, slow service and long waiting once you order your meal.

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Bexley
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Good food, good choice, quick and attentive service. Food well presented and hot. Couldn't fault our waiter Stewart. Only niggle is that it is quite a big restaurant and they squashed all diners into one area which is understood for service but nit everyone wants to overhear everyone else's conversations over dinner.

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Sydney, Australia
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167 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Food was not bad but there was no wow factor. Service was good but a little patronizing. It is a large restaurant but vibe was flat. Deserts were nice

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North Canton, Ohio
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I had the grilled salmon and it was wonderful! the wait staff went out of their way to be helpful and I would recommend this restuarant to anyone

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Warrington, Cheshire
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal but the evening was totally made by our server, Sheree. All the food was good and nicely presented. Reasonably priced. Sheree was very attentive and spoiled us with a pudding for our anniversary.

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Vancouver Island
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We were disappointed with the food, It was bland, we asked for salt but it never came, Staff friendly but very slow, I think this was more of a kitchen issue as lots of staff walking around. The place looks authentic but no atmosphere at all. I asked for lots of sauce on my Lemon Crab cannelloni it was beyond... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We ate here based on our concierge's recommendation and were disappointed. We had four adults and two children - every adult's plate had something wrong with it (two of us did not receive our sides, one of us had the wrong sauce on the pasta, and one of us received the wrong pizza) and our daughter got sick that evening... More 

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Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Food and service was very good. My veal was a perfect example of Italian cuisine, my companion did not enjoy the lobster as much as she enjoys Australian seafood. We would certainly go there again to sample more of the menu

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Some of the dishes were very good but others were a little heavy and hard to get through. Vegetables were undercooked - not just al dente. Not the best at this price point. Staff very friendly and attentive.

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Additional Information about Al Porto Ristorante

Address: 321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
Phone Number: 604-683-8376
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
    (Cambie)
  • Public Transportation: Just steps away from the Waterfront station.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 604-683-8376

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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