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Il Porto

245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
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Ranked #13 of 265 restaurants in Gaithersburg
Price range: $11 - $25
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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88% Recommend
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English first
Derwood, MD
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Il Porto is a really nice place for a high quality relaxing dinner. Sure, it is not an elegant high end restaurant, but it also has reasonable prices for very good food that is well prepared and with excellent friendly service. One time there the fish I had was not very good. And when I spoke with the manager he... More

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Washington DC, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We were there on a Saturday night, a group of 4. The main menu, an inserted sheet with all of the featured appetizers, entres, salads, etc did not show a single price. And there were many things on the list, and we were interested in ordering from this list. So each one in our party had to keep catching the... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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185 reviews 185 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
446 helpful votes 446 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We had a reservation for an "it" restaurant but cancelled and decided to go to a smaller restaurant closer to home one infinitely cold evening - my birthday. The TA reviews for Il Porto were uniformly good, so we decided to try them. Il Porta is located in an unassuming strip mall off Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg. Having lived... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Wonderful Italian place with neighborly service. Went for lunch. I loved the Penne rigoletto. My Mom liked the spaghetti carbonara but said she'd probably order the penne next time! The house Chianti is good and reasonably priced. The bread was wonderful. I will absolutely be back.

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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I went to this restaurant yesterday for the first time. We had reservations for 9 with a baby. We arrived with 4 and were seated at three tables pushed together. The couple with the baby couldn't come because of the baby. The others came and were seated. So there were 7 adults seated. We notified the host who berated us... More

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