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Al Porto Vecchio

175 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
(03) 9399 9105
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Ranked #45 of 72 Restaurants in Williamstown
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Havent been here for 15 years wont be back for another 15. Food indescribably bad. Had entree and main. Dips ok. Bruschetta was not bread but pita with tomatoes dumped in the middle of it. Table not cleared when mains came out and the useless waiters still crowded mains on to table. Mains chucked on plate no presentation. Salt shaker... More

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Melbourne Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We go guite often and we love the $12 Shanks for Lunch. It was a bitterley cold Melbourne day, so sitting by the fireplace was lovely. We also enjoy the Big Breakfast on weekends. Usually go Mothers Day or Fathers Day. The service is good and the food is good. Honest meals, My father is 87 and he enjoys this... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This restaurant is just ok. The parmigiana is ok, as is the fish and chips, steer clear of the Caesar salad, it has tomatoes and olives in it.. not a traditional Caesar at all . They have a standard special menu for $12.00 and they are BYO, so it is good for a cheap meal, but beware, the corkage is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I took my client here for lunch. Service was lovely and quiet helpful. Open fireplace on and was lovely. My clients meal was lovely. I ordered a Greek salad made from iceberg lettuce shredded and too much balsamic vinegar. I was disappointed in my meal😞

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Was keen for some traditional Italian Pizza but this wasn't it. Heavy, thick base. Very uninspiring. And the diet coke wasn't diet coke. Quite disappointing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very disappointed. I have tried Al Porto Vecchio on several occasions and they have never seemed to have improved. Food was very plain, just warm when it arrives on your table and service was terrible. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The service was so slow ... The food was OK but not brilliant... Such a shame as the setting was gorgeous

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Warrnambool, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

The food wasn't bad . But when we ordered coffee's we cancelled half hour later. They must of lost the order . The order was so mixed up. Thought the bill was expensive , no wonder we paid for someone else's meals along with our own. Not good. Very wary, not sure if l would recommend , they must have... More

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Sale Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We visited Williamstown on a sunny afternoon last week and walked along looking at all the places to eat. We decided on Al Porto Vecchio as we could sit in the lovely warm sun. The fellow who took our order was new, as he told us, so we took that into account on not fully knowing the menu and the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

witnessed first account, Waiter sat us down and said he would be back to take our order in 2 minutes, we had already waited at the front for 10 minutes, while seating a couple shouted across to the waiter, can you take our order, he said soon I will,soon, they replied "we have been waiting for half and hour now"... More

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