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Al Porto Ristorante

#195 of 2,779 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 22
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most enjoyable

I was taken here by a friend who has been to this restaurant a few times. I could have missed the laneway where it is situated easily. We ate early and the service was very attentive. I liked the white tablecloths, water without having to ask and our waiter was most pleasant and helpful. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
toronto-beeb
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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235 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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England
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We read about this restaurant in a magazine left in our hotel room at the Pan Pacific recommending places to eat. We gave it a try and wow we were not disappointed. Food was fantastic and lots of choices of wine if your not sure which to choose just ask, the staff are all very friendly and service is excellent... More 

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Toronto
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113 reviews 113 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was taken here by a friend who has been to this restaurant a few times. I could have missed the laneway where it is situated easily. We ate early and the service was very attentive. I liked the white tablecloths, water without having to ask and our waiter was most pleasant and helpful. We both had a veal dish,... More 

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Maple Ridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Consistently the best venue for my ceo's wind up dinners, special thanks to Francis and Shirley. See you in the October!

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Queensland, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We ate here after a recommendation. Restaurant was located down a laneway. Good friendly wait staff with good recommendations and knowledge of wine and meals. There were 4 of us, we were accommodated well and seated next to water side windows. We shared a good house red, and bruschetta for 4. I had the gnocchi, which was one of the... More 

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Ponoka, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were wandering down West Cordova looking for a place to eat and decided we wanted Italian. We had a bit of a challenge finding our way in from the street but it was worth the effort. They have a unique selection of beers and wine. I had a chicken dish and Caesar salad and my wife had calamari and... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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113 reviews 113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My wife and I visited Al Porto on 28.4.14 and had an excellent meal. We sat at a table for two by the window in the large restaurant downstairs and found the room light with the tables well spaced. Nice linen and glasses. We each ordered the halibut with polenta and spaghetti squash which was nicely cooked and well presented.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had a groupon otherwise would have never gone in because it was pretty pricey. Worth the visit though. For a fancier restaurant I expected the portions to be small but I brought home leftovers. The service was excellent and accommodating. I don't like seafood but decided to try the cannelloni with crab and it was excellent.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Food was very good. Enjoyed a beef tenderloin. Service was exceptional, informative and friendly. Would visit this restaurant again having been there several times without disappointment.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Starting with the young woman taking our reservation over the phone to the waiter serving us we felt very welcome and well cared for. The menu is extensive and very affordable for Vancouver. The quality of the food, taste and presentation excellent. The wine list is excellent and the choice of wines in all price ranges is great. Professional service... More 

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canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups

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