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Al Porto Ristorante

321 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada (Downtown)
604-683-8376
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Ranked #269 of 2,845 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Kamloops, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We had the pleasure of randomly stopping here for lunch while visiting the city of Vancouver. This restaurant situated in gas town was very charming like stepping back Into a real authentic Italian eatery. With brick walls and white table cloths we felt a little under dressed however they were busy and the matre Di made us feel Welcome. We... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We dined here with some friends and really enjoyed our time here. This was our first time dining here and we loved it. The food was good as was the service. We all left very satisfied with our meals. The views of the harbour are nice. I recommend this restaurant and will be back.

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I normally avoid touristy areas. Al Porto has managed to cave up a little section of Gastown for this nice restaurant. The location is also great for hosting small events (upstairs) with beautiful views to the harbor. Servers are attentive.

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New Westminster
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We hadn't been to Al Portos' for a long while, so we had no expectations. The restaurant decor is nice and rustic with bling and sparkle everywhere. Caesar salad was delish and the veal lasagna was amazingly light and flavorful. The veal marsala was not the best, veal was tender but sauce was meh..... Service was excellent. We will definitely... More 

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Washington DC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The atmosphere was pleasant and the server was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was tasty. One of our better meals in Vancouver.

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Olympia, Washington
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157 reviews 157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Decided to try Italian. Great menu with a wide variety of interesting dishes-not just pasta. Which the had, and pizza if you wanted it. Extensive wine list and the waiter made great suggestions. Well worth a leisurely dinner with date, spouse, or friends. There were families there with younger children; the menu and restaurant appeared suitable for them, too.

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Be sure to have Peter as your waiter. The Veal Lasagna is rich, tasty, and full of delicious flavors. Soups & salads you can't miss with either. Enjoy the old world atmosphere and great service.

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Sunshine Coast BC
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This place is owned by a well known Italian restauranteur in Vancouver. We were out walking in Gastown and came upon it and decided to give it a try. It is a very very busy establishment and as we were early for dinner we got a table but I think this is a place you really need to reserve. It... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Many cruise ship travellers end up in Gastown when visiting Vancouver. It can seem a bit rough to the uninitiated but Al Porto Ristorante is a quiet enclave just off the "madding" path. Do consider giving it a try. The food is delicious and beautifully presented.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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114 reviews 114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I had the lunch special. About $15 US for appetizer, drink and entree. I thought the food was good. The sign outside said there was a harbor view, and the view was blocked by trains and other vessels when I was there. The service was just okay. My server was very nice, but the others were so-so. I was there... More 

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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

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