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245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
13015900735
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A pleasant surprise

We arrived a bit early and the restaurant was empty so we were not sure if we had the right place. A bit dark for my taste, and the music was before my generation and I am in my mid sixties. Now to the food. Loved the calamari and marina sauce. The osso bucco was cooked to perfection. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marc G
via mobile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We arrived a bit early and the restaurant was empty so we were not sure if we had the right place. A bit dark for my taste, and the music was before my generation and I am in my mid sixties. Now to the food. Loved the calamari and marina sauce. The osso bucco was cooked to perfection. My daughter's... More 

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Thank Marc G
Darnestown, Maryland
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

The absolute best Italian Restaurant in the area!! Great food, great service and a very nice ambience. I really love their Roast Veal!

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Thank Phil F
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service are excellent. The menu selections are plentiful. Warm bread served with butter or oil and cheese. Salad was crisp served with a delicious house dressing. We had spinach ravioli and shrimp Parmesan. The sauce is just delicious. The service is first class. Prices are very reasonable. Will return often.

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Thank zsrollins
Rockville, Maryland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I wanted to give Il Porto 3 and 1/2 stars but tripadvisor does not have 1/2 star. Anyway I am Italian and I spend part of the year in Italy and I mostly review Italian restaurants. Il Porto offered pretty good food in the Italian American Style. They serve butter and Marinara sauce at the beginning of the meal. The... More 

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Thank Paolo N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Alberto called the day before our party of 30+ arrived. He wanted to assure me that his staff was ready for us. Wow!!! About 15 families ordered under jersey numbers so we all can pay separately--no problems! Food came out hot and at the same time. Just absolutely the best service ever. Food was very good as well--even the fish.... More 

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Thank uthao
Gaithersburg, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This neighborhood Italian restaurant has never disappointed us. The entire experience from the very friendly owner (who usually greets each incoming guest) to the friendly, knowledgeable wait staff, and outstanding food makes for a wonderful meal. The restaurant has added three additional much needed eating areas over the last few years, as a result the wait time for a table... More 

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Thank Gaithersburg_Foodie
Central Maryland
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We have eaten here many times, both as a couple and with friends. The service is fast, the food is excellent, and the prices are very affordable. The seafood dishes are particularly good.

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Thank Exploratorius
Laytonsville, Maryland
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82 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Having been here a few times over the past year, our recent experience was typical. Its a reliably good place for family dinner. Menu has good variety and prices for regular pasta dishes are reasonable. Dinner for three with one shared appetizer (clams casino - good) and one bottle of wine ($30.00) was $98.00. Over the year, there have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We really enjoyed our meals at both locations. You get a nice portion that's always tasty and it satisfies my New Yorker husband who's very particular when it comes to white pizza and veal parmigiana. Fish with apricot is my favorite but I'd eat anything off the menu and be happy.

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Thank worrytoomuch
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

From the outside, it is fairly unassuming. It's a storefront in a strip mall. We went for dinner on a weekend and it was pretty crowded. The only negative is that the service was a bit shady. After we were seated, they put another table right next to ours. It was so close it was almost impossible to leave our... More 

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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: 13015900735

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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

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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?