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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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  • 34
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  • 2
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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
Wonderful waittress, great food and ambience

We had a great experience and recommend this restaurant. Food was genuine italian. Wonderful house red wine..had 2 glasses. Waittress was Danielle and we liked her. Friendly and attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
RalphCramdonCanada
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Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had a great experience and recommend this restaurant. Food was genuine italian. Wonderful house red wine..had 2 glasses. Waittress was Danielle and we liked her. Friendly and attentive.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Escargot appetizer was wonderful. I had an excellent salmon risotto. My husband had the chicken breast special. There was enough for him to take some home for lunch the next day. We finished the evening with a creme caramel and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The service is prompt and courteous. Our table was well attended but not overbearing. The server was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and the menu was everything and more that it represented. The quality of the food was very good and cooked when ordered none of the fast food tricks done here. A very good chef. Thanks for a wonderful... More 

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Cochrane AB
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We shared an appetizer and main and had a very good meal. The appetizer was the calamari and I have never had better. Slightly spicy sauce and tender, done just enough calamari. Accept the suggestions for the wine. Both were ideal to pair with we chose.

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Cochrane, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Italian food-love the veal dishes. Friendy service Nice ambience. Book ahead for weekends and prime times

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Cochrane, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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

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