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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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An impromptu visit to Portofino was a choice that we will make more often. As much as the decor is dated, and the servers over worked, the food was incredible. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

An impromptu visit to Portofino was a choice that we will make more often. As much as the decor is dated, and the servers over worked, the food was incredible. Well worth a visit.

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Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Well, just about the ONLY Italian in Cochrane and thankfully it is delicious! First time I went I was not that much of a fan but went again a short time ago and it was great!! Definitely worth a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had a family meal at Portifino last night and it was excellent in every respect. The service and atmosphere was first class. All seven of us had different starter and main dishes and there were no complaints whatsoever. We ranged in age from 7 to 67 and all felt these were some of the best meals we had tasted.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My mom and I went out to Cochrane for lunch on a sunny day. We happened to look on trip advisor and see that Portofino was close by. We were amazed by the quality of the food, the cleanliness, the atmosphere and the host, Pierre. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. We will be back to this little gem... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant several times and on each occasion we have had great experiences. My husband and I took our guests to dine on Wednesday 15th July, we had the specials to start which were fantastic (mushrooms stuffed with Lobster)and then picked from the general menu for our main course. Service was nicely paced and the staff... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I've eaten at Portofino several times and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food is excellent, the service top notch. They have gluten free and dairy free options and accommodate any dietary needs. I've been very impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure of the owners name but he makes this place one of the most special Italian restrauants I have ever experienced. I did tour around Italy a couple years ago and I'm serious that what he makes is better than anything I had there! Highly recommend!!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I went to Portofino for a quiet and relaxing dinner!! My husband is vegetarian and enjoyed a pasta prima vera that the chef had prepared. I think there could have been a greater selection of vegetables, broccoli , cauliflower which would have made the dish more enjoyable. It was a pasta dish that was not on their... More 

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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
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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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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

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