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Al Porto Ristorante

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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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11:30 am - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 21
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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
Generally Quite Pleased!

We joined friends here when we were visiting Vancouver; staff at our hotel recommended Al Porto. All of us enjoyed the food a great deal: the pasta was well-prepared, the waiter was very friendly and helpful, and we indulged in gelato for dessert. What could be bad? (Our friend had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Grmpmbl
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Oak Park, IL
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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canada
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I am reviewing Al Porto again because i was here over two years ago and i want potential patrons to know it is still a great place to eat! The server was attentive and knowledgeable and the food was lovely! My husband loved his seafood chowder which came as a special with a main course (Thurs 4:30 - 6:30 special)... More 

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laguna beach, california
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

just enjoyed a wonderful meal at Al Porto in Gastown. The service and the food was exceptional and the happy hour drinks reminded us of many happy days spent at outdoor cafes in Italy sipping spritzers! The inside of the restaurant is spacious with tables nicely spaced apart for conversation and privacy. We hope that we will once again return... More 

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Yorkton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We ate here on a Saturday night in March as part of a group of 8 friends. The food was excellent, the wine list extensive and our server, John, was very good. We all enjoyed our meals. We usually stay at the Pan Pacific and liked that it is a short walk from the hotel.

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Vancouver, BC Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

On a Friday night, I dined at Al Porto with out of town friends who love Italian wine and food. They were returning to Al Porto partly because of its long Italian wine list that represents many regions in Italy. Three of us had lightly fried calamari followed by a truly delicious "cioppino"--a fish stew from Tuscany. It was very... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited the bustling Italian restaurant to use a Goupon. We were so impressed that a return visit is in the future. The staff are attentive, the food was amazing and the ambiance had a Italian feel that was warming.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I booked a 530 reservation at Vancouver’s Al Porto Ristorante on Jan 14 for a February 14 sitting at 530pm. I received a call at 430pm on Feb 6 to advise me that the Restaurant would be serving a set menu only at a cost of $54.00 per person. Although I understand the premise of set menus my wife and... More 

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Halfmoon Bay, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It's was a delightful lunchtime expeience celebrating a friend's birthday. The food was exceptional and the waiter really made the experience. He took the time to recommend choices that would suit our tastes. Two ended up with the lunch special of soup and salad while I had a ceasar salad and lasagne....an excellent combination. The ceasar was one of the... More 

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Oak Park, IL
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304 reviews 304 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We joined friends here when we were visiting Vancouver; staff at our hotel recommended Al Porto. All of us enjoyed the food a great deal: the pasta was well-prepared, the waiter was very friendly and helpful, and we indulged in gelato for dessert. What could be bad? (Our friend had lasagne--which he said was outstanding.) Although this area is known... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I ended up in Vancouver on business during dine out week, which is a program I love. The welcome was pleasant, and I had the good fortune to sit in Peter's area. Just the right level of warmth, happy to recommend tings from the menu (and not the cheapest ones, so I conclude he really does want you to enjoy... More 

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Vancouver
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My family went to the restaurant for the Dine Out Vancouver event. The whole table had to order from the Dine Out menu or the regular menu (no mixing). We decided to take the $28 Dine Out menu. There was a choice of three appetizers, four main courses and two desserts. We were served bread with Balsamic vinegar and olive... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?