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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
Another wonderful meal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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Canada
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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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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
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Portofino Italian Restorante

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

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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

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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