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Portofino Italian Restorante

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205 1st St. E, Cochrane, Alberta T0L 0W1, Canada
403-932-1777
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Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 43
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Italian Restaurant

Hey it's Cochrane, so maybe our expectations were not too high but we ate at Portofino earlier this week and it was excellent. My wife had a seafood pasta, and I had the spice penne with pancetta. Both were great and the service was top notch. I would recommend making a reservation because even on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stouffville
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Stouffville
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hey it's Cochrane, so maybe our expectations were not too high but we ate at Portofino earlier this week and it was excellent. My wife had a seafood pasta, and I had the spice penne with pancetta. Both were great and the service was top notch. I would recommend making a reservation because even on a Wednesday night it was... More 

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Thank Grod7w
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Loved it. Amazing little hole in the wall. Unbelievable pasta. Quaint romantic setting. It'll impress anyone on date night.

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2 Thank Mike F
Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Not highly expensive but certainly more than your average restaurant. Quality of food, ambience and service are all top notch though. Nice and quite dinner with great choices from the menu and superb taste. Nice wine choices as well.

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2 Thank DofMVHPhoto
Saskatchewan, Canada
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were in Cochrane and asked a local if there was a good Italian restaurant in town. She became very enthused about Portofino. After a frustrating run around thanks to Our GPS we finally found it hidden away in an unassuming strip mall. We were greeted by the owner who was very pleasant and knowledgable. Our server... More 

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Thank Doc4623
Cochrane, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at Portofino many times. The food is still good, but that's all that's good. The ambience is strip mall 90s, the noise level is ruinous to any kind of conversation, the prices are absurdly high, and the server was very unpolished and coarse - her hair was in the food and she seemed super... More 

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Thank GrittyMan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I love this restaurant.From food to service to decor everything was great. For sure it is one of the best restaurant in Cochrane. I always love dining here. I usually order different dishes every time I go and surprisingly every thing I tried I liked.

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Thank Susan S
Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

As I tell my husband, other restaurants are a place where you can order food but this restaurant is an experience that creates memories.

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1 Thank Joylyn2015
Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

It was a start to wonderful our Thanksgiving weekend! We had a 7:30 pm reservation and they had no trouble sitting us as they had our table waiting. Service was quick and friendly. The waitress was right at our table offering water and with a drink menu. This great start to our meal was just the sign of things to... More 

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2 Thank M M
Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The restaurant is always a safe bet. Probably the best tasting restaurant in Cochrane. I like entertaining and taking guests as well as intimate dinners with my wife. You cannot go wrong if you choose this restaurant. Service is excellent and so is the food and ambiance. Good selections of wines.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We are new to the Cochrane area and had been researching a 'higher end' dinner venue. It would be great to find a 'go to' restaurant as we regularly eat out and to entertain friends and visitors. As we had our wedding anniversary approaching, we thought it would be a good opportunity to try out this restaurant. Our welcome was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 1st St. E, Cochrane, Alberta T0L 0W1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Cochrane
  • Phone Number: 403-932-1777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?