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Lo Porto Ristorante Caffe

#23 of 170 Restaurants in Troy
Certificate of Excellence
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85 4th St, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-8546
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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Old school red sauce joint that does great traditional Italian.. I loved it. It reminded me of the neighborhood Italian place I grew up going to..

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Stephen B
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English first
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Old school red sauce joint that does great traditional Italian.. I loved it. It reminded me of the neighborhood Italian place I grew up going to..

Thank Stephen B
Troy, New York
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Yes, it looks like a dive from the outside. However, it's a very good Italian restaurant inside. Request seating in the balcony. We tend to visit several times a year. My favorite is Linguine Con Vongole -- just wonderful!

Thank Robert M
Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Although everyone in my party ordered a different dish, all arrived floating in a gravy. There was no way to distinguish veal piccata from veal saltimbocca from chicken cacciatore. They were all drenched in the same "gravy", Everything looked the same. If this is "authentic" Italian cuisine, something is amiss. Dreadful.

Thank bullklages
Troy, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Love this place! It has a NYC neighborhood feel to it! The food is solid and consistent.. never a bad meal! The service is AWESOME! Attentive and these professionals anticipate your needs. Love the chicken parm and the pasta dishes are wonderful!

Thank Amber M
Cohoes, New York
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Unfortunately, the food was overshadowed by the length of time required to complete our meal. It took more than 2 1/4 hours for dinner on a moderately steady evening. The worst times were the 15 minutes it took for the waiter to come to our table, and then it was 40 minutes between our salad until we received our main... More 

Thank Rrose411
Ballston Lake, New York
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We ordered take out from Lo Porto's this week and really enjoyed the meal. We have had dinner here in the past - some years ago, but decided for take out this time. The food was excellent. Ling with Alfredo sauce was perfectly cooked and had an appropriate amount of sauce, not smothered like other places. Also enjoyed the Broiled... More 

Thank TK345
Maysville, Kentucky
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great food. Great service. Authentic Italian. Four of us had the Lasagna (mmm.mmm.mmm.) and one had the spaghetti carbonara, also mmm.mmm.mmm. Inside and café dining outside. Wait staff was attentive.

Thank FrBob H
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Most likely, you will see Mr. LoPorto during your visit... Excellent food, large portions. Request a table near the windows or at least in the front section. The upstairs back section is not as enjoyable.

1 Thank lyndallou
Troy, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have eaten at LoPorto numerous times ..... Every meal was excellent ! Food , service, and atmosphere.... LoPorto has it all!

1 Thank Susu925
New York City, New York
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I am from New York. I traveled to Italy many times. I know my Italian food. This restaurant in Troy serves excellent Italian food. Attractive setting with nice bar. Kind of what you would you like for a neighborhood hung out. Attentive and efficient service. I had the veal Milanese. It came in a light olive oil/garlic sauce that was... More 

3 Thank Smertios

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 4th St, Troy, NY 12180
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: (518) 273-8546

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm

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