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245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
301-590-0735
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Il Porto offers fresh and delicious Italian food at very reasonable prices...
Il Porto offers fresh and delicious Italian food at very reasonable prices along with impeccable service. You will not find a more friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We now offer OUTDOOR SEATING on our brand new patio. And, with our recent expansion to the property next door, we can now accommodate large groups!
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Good for:
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Basic Italian

We heard a lot about Il Porto and decided to have dinner with friends Its located in a shopping strip mall. Inside it looks like it has expanded twice into adjoining former business space- each space having its own décor. There seems to be a strong following of customers that frequent Il Porto... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
MKJourneys
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We heard a lot about Il Porto and decided to have dinner with friends Its located in a shopping strip mall. Inside it looks like it has expanded twice into adjoining former business space- each space having its own décor. There seems to be a strong following of customers that frequent Il Porto noted by the owner greeting people by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We've been enjoying Il Porto for years - it's a fav. Lunch and dinner menus are moderately priced and Blue pack coupons can be used Sun-Thurs.

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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202 reviews 202 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Best bets are the spaghetti carbonara, the sausage with peppers & spaghetti, chicken Romano, chicken Parmigiana (14.50) and the salmon fillet (about 18.50). Three low priced but exceptional values by the glass wines are the red Montepulciano (6.50) and the white bubbly Prosecco Zonin Split (8.00) enough for two small flutes, and the Chianti Classico Gabiano (8.50). A regular sized... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoy this restaurant. Great food and comfortable atmosphere. I've been dining here for many years and have always had a great meal. Fresh bread, great chicken and veal dishes, fresh pasta. Never made it to dessert. Reasonably priced.

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Rockville, Maryland, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This past Saturday we were given a surprise party at Il Porto in Gaithersburg.. A private party room which was just opened...special menu selected for the event. Appetizers were delicious and warm when served. Dinner choices were varied enough to make everyone happy....service was good and the room was warm and comfortable... No complaints at all. Can't wait to get... More 

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germantown, md
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110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Maybe it was an off night. Il Porto has been a staple for years; good food, good service, good prices. But this last experience was disappointing. We visited on a weekday and they weren't all that busy, so that wasn't an excuse. But the service was slow and indifferent, and - most importantly - the food lacked the special sparkle... More 

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Hartsdale, NY
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Believe it or not we ate at Il Porto with a soccer team and parents every night for an entire week. The boys were able to carbo-load and the parents, like me, often chose to work our way through the fish specials, all of which were good. The broiled Rockfish was a hit, also loved the crabcakes. The Parmesan-crusted Rockfish... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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129 reviews 129 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We chose Il Porto as Trip Advisor rated it the best Italian restaurant in Gaithersburg. It was located in a shopping mall (found it thanks to my GPS) and had a local Italian atmosphere. There was outside seating but it was far to cold to use it. My wife and I had quite different experiences with the food. She had... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Il Porto is tucked away in a nondescript shopping center on Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg . I would have never known about it until taken there by my sister , who is a regular ! Many pastas, well prepared - my favorite is spaghetti with sautéed calamari . Also all of the Italian favorites on the huge menu .... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Wow! Great food, incredible service, & for a fair price. The special pasta selections were fabulous. Do not miss the Lemoncello dessert. Early or late insures a short wait, as the restaurant is small with many tables. We called so they would save us a large table as we were 6 people. The owner & wait staff are very accommodating.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: 301-590-0735

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating

Description

Il Porto offers fresh and delicious Italian food at very reasonable prices along with impeccable service. You will not find a more friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We now offer OUTDOOR SEATING on our brand new patio. And, with our recent expansion to the property next door, we can now accommodate large groups!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?