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Portofino Italian Restorante

205 1st St. E, Cochrane, Alberta T0L 0W1, Canada
403-932-1777
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Ranked #4 of 48 Restaurants in Cochrane
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Cochrane, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I went there with my parents who where visiting from Europe. We just came by without a reservation so we had to wait for a bit which was to be expected on a weekend. We had a friendly waitress and the service was fast. The food was superb from the starter to the dessert. It is a bit pricy but... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Was given a gift certificate and was thrilled to try this popular restaurant. It was very good, but did feel a bit on the pricey side. I had a lunch sized steak and it was amazingly good. I found the pasta a little too heavy on the tomato sauce but you could tell it was housemade and very flavourful. My... More 

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Banff, Canada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

No words to describe how great this restaurant is. It is the best authentic Italian Restaurant we have been to in a while. It is even better than the now closed Giorgio's in Banff! We had their tortellini and gnocchi, and our friends both had veal parmiggiana. Nothing was left on our plates! Service was also courteous and speedy. Will... More 

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cochrane
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Wow, upon entering this establishment we were waiting for some time until we were seated. During this time the ambience really left an impression, as cosy as a train station comes to mind. Sadly 3 of us made the mistake to order the swordfish, and what a surprise. The dishes were made to order. The temperature of the dish suggested... More 

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Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great Italian food! WE have been there as a coulple, a Family and a Sports team windup and have never been disappointed!! Love the food, the atmophere and the service!! (and the wine)!

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Calgary
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were invited out to a business meeting in Cochrane and were suppose to go to Olive R Twist but they were closed for a week's rest and so our host chose another venue and it was luckily Portofino's. It's a little hard to find and I had to phone the restaurant and have them guide me in as it... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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195 reviews 195 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When we have a taste for some nice aitalian dood, but don't want to drive, this is the best local option - good food, okay service and an overall alright spot! Not great, but good! Better for couples.

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Cochrane, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you want good -authentic Italian Food-combined with great service-you won't be disappointed! Chef Pierre will give you individual attention and the Wine Pairing evenings are amazing!!

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Calgary, AB
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I admit to being a little skeptical when I arrived at this restaurant as it is so unobtrusive. The food was definitely a game changer though. I sampled one of the specials and was not disappointed. Absolute perfection in every bite, so full of flavor and the most tender chicken I have ever had plus their tiramisu is a must... More 

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Calgary
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a surprising little gem, tucked away from Calgary in Cochrane. We made the trip there for lunch recently and it was well worth it. The Lasagne and the Linguini Pescatore were excellent. The starter bruchetta was probably the best I have eaten in Canada.

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

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