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245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
301-590-0735
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A surprisingly good restaurant in Gaithersburg

My wife and I had dinner at Il Porto before going to the theater at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn and greatly enjoyed the experience. The menu is quite similar to the menu at one of our favorite restaurants in Bethesda -- Pines of Rome -- which is understandable since the owner once worked there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Poppysan
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Bethesda, MD
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Bethesda, MD
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had dinner at Il Porto before going to the theater at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn and greatly enjoyed the experience. The menu is quite similar to the menu at one of our favorite restaurants in Bethesda -- Pines of Rome -- which is understandable since the owner once worked there. The indoor part of the restaurant... More 

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have had the eggplant parmigiana and the cheese ravioli. Both are delicious and it is easy to tell they are homemade. This is my favorite Italian place.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to Il Porto on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. A big plus is that the food is moderately priced, resulting in a terrific value. I ordered the chicken marsala which is always delicious. However, this time I went with my family and my son-in-law ordered the veal chop. He is a very discerning eater so... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We held our engagement dinner here with about 12 people. We ordered dishes family style. We liked all of our dishes and had to order more because they were so popular around the table. They served us complimentary champagne and kept a server for our table most of the night. The restaurant was so accomodating and welcoming. We originally chose... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We heard a lot about Il Porto and decided to have dinner with friends Its located in a shopping strip mall. Inside it looks like it has expanded twice into adjoining former business space- each space having its own décor. There seems to be a strong following of customers that frequent Il Porto noted by the owner greeting people by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We've been enjoying Il Porto for years - it's a fav. Lunch and dinner menus are moderately priced and Blue pack coupons can be used Sun-Thurs.

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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221 reviews 221 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Best bets are the spaghetti carbonara, the sausage with peppers & spaghetti, chicken Romano, chicken Parmigiana (14.50) and the salmon fillet (about 18.50). Three low priced but exceptional values by the glass wines are the red Montepulciano (6.50) and the white bubbly Prosecco Zonin Split (8.00) enough for two small flutes, and the Chianti Classico Gabiano (8.50). A regular sized... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: 301-590-0735

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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

Questions & Answers

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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?