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Al Porto Ristorante

#234 of 2,826 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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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
  • 27
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  • 24
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  • 9
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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
Lovely way to spend an afternoon

We dined here recently as a party of five, arriving mid afternoon. We received a warm welcome and soon settled down to a lovely meal. Our waiter was very friendly and very attentive. Some of us chose the very reasonably priced fixed price menu, while others went for the a la carte menu. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Doshi009
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Tucked down a little side street not too far from the convention center. The food was amazing and service was excellent. Make sure to get there before 6:30 to take advantage of the happy hour and dinner specials!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

The service here was impeccable. We really enjoyed our waiter who chose a wonderful bottle ofred wine for us. I had the osso bucco which was very good although the portion was a bit small. All and all the food was good but not too memorable.

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Buckinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Authentic Italian cuisine at sensible prices. Try the Veal Saltimbocca - it's great ! This restaurant is one of many in Gastown so the competition is fierce and Al Porto holds its own very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

A nice find after walking in the city great food knowledgeable waiters and a fair price would definitely recommend.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stumbled upon this place and were completely blown away by the food, service and ambiance. We were served by Cheri who was phenomenally present and professional. We lucked out by getting there in time for the early bird special so we were able to get a salad and an entree for $27. Amazing food! The lamb was off the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We dined here recently as a party of five, arriving mid afternoon. We received a warm welcome and soon settled down to a lovely meal. Our waiter was very friendly and very attentive. Some of us chose the very reasonably priced fixed price menu, while others went for the a la carte menu. The calamari was a big favourite with... More 

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Maple Ridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Always host our post meeting dinners here, private wine room is our second home while in Vancouver, see you in October

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We ate dinner here on the first night of our holiday in Vancouver from the UK. Both our meals were excellent and the price was reasonable for the quality and quantity of food we got. The service was quick and our waiter was pleasant and helpful.

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Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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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: Romantic, 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?