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Il Porto

245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
301-590-0735
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Ranked #27 of 273 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Price range: $11 - $25
Hours:
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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germantown, md
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90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Il Porto has such a lovely array of food and it is pleasant. Everything our table of six had was excellent and it was a pleasure eating there, The service was very good w/o being hovered over and the variety of food was so nice. We all enjoyed.

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Northport, Alabama
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I dined at this restaurant twice in the month of June, both times by myself. First, service is very attentive and they really do try to do their best to have you enjoy your experience there. However, the food is just not up to the level of the service. They bring out freshly baked bread and grated cheese so I... More

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