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Lo Porto Ristorante Caffe

#14 of 189 Restaurants in Troy
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85 4th St, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-8546
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb Italian food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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New York City, New York
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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 

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Melrose, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

LoPorto's is a hidden gem in Troy. The outside is unassuming, a small dark door on 4th street. Inside is an intimate bistro and bar of the old-school Italian style. Michael LoPorto himself is often there and always ready with a welcoming word (in either English or Italian). The food, in the best Sicilian tradition is superb - hot and... More 

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Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside but once you walk through the door it brings you back in time to what an authentic, old-style Italian restaurant looked like. The wooden bar is large and gorgeous. The wait staff is friendly and accommodating. The owner, Mike, spends his time cooking the food and occasionally comes out to greet... More 

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Batavia, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The food was excellent. The location is quaint. The atmosphere is definitely Italian. But again the food was excellent. Service was also very good. Enjoyed!

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Visited an old high school buddy who told me to meet him at here. I drove by it at first since it has an unassuming fascia in a sleepy neighborhood. When I entered it was quite different than I expected. This linen tablecloth and napkin restaurant has a lovely dinning room d comfortable tables for bar dining as well. The... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It certainly was not the first time that we dined at Lo Porto and found it an absolutely satisfying experience. Their pasta sauce is second to none, their veal dishes super and seafood combinations fresh and generous, Their mega portions mean that your taste buds are in for another treat a day or two later. My husband and I went... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

There was a lot of food. The pasta that came with my meal (to my surprise) was very ordinary, linguini with a tomato sauce. The picata sauce on the chicken was unusual and very tasty, but the mashed potatoes and mixed veg were standard. Good for filling up an RPI student!

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Troy, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We enjoyed our meals but found the seating similar to a cafe where coffee and pastries are all thats on the table. However, in spite of watching the perimeter of our table so as not spill anything, the staff were menu knowledgable, professional, and the atmosphere is pleasantly decorated giving an old Italy feel.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is my go to place when the family is together for that special meal. Family owned and operated, the owner has always been present (and available to chat) each time that I have dined in this establishment. Almost everything is prepared fresh and this is evident both in the presentation and taste. Their veal dishes are outstanding and they... More 

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very good food however plan on staying a while and the servers for the most part I think have been there too long. Our server wasn't that great but again food awesome

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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
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?