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245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
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Ranked #15 of 284 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Price range: $11 - $25
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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!
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English first
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
92 helpful votes 92 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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 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
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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Derwood, MD
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We are a group of 6 couples who meet for dinner every few months. We try to find a place that will not only accept 6 separate checks, but offer a quiet area for our group. We contacted Albert who was very open to our request. Our waiter, Wilbur, was outstanding. All the orders were accurate and delivered in a... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Just checking in. We have never been disappointed here. And tonight keeps the streak alive... The white pizza is still the best around !

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Scarsdale, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I've said it before here on TripAdvisor. I live in the New York City area where good to great Italian dining is available in just about every community. This place was OK. I had the sausage and peppers. I was hoping for sweet sausage but they only prepare it with a hot sausage which wasn't very. My companion had the... More 

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Additional Information about Il Porto

Address: 245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
Phone Number: 301-590-0735
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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