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Il Porto

245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
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Ranked #20 of 271 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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86% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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115 reviews 115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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