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“Nice Place, Decent Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Porto

Il Porto
200 South Market Street, Frederick, MD
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Ranked #20 of 321 Restaurants in Frederick
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is a wonderful Italian restaurant. Mr. Cruz and his staff do a splendid job with food and service. I highly recommend it.
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice Place, Decent Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We met up at Il Porto for a casual mid-week dinner. There were very few guests on this evening. The place is authentic and I could tell because I struggled to understand the waiter through a very thick accent. Drink orders were taken and we enjoyed some wonderful warm bread with dipping oil. Dinners were solid, and although my meat ravioli was tasty, the portion size was pretty small (waiter had told me it was "lighter" that the lasagna....I will try that instead next time). We ended with the tiramisu and it was excellent..one of the best I have ever eaten. My only real complaint about the evening was that we felt rushed throughout, with my wife's plate getting cleared before she was even done. When the restaurant is so empty, why would you rush to get a table cleared? Beyond the un-even service, the food is quite good and I would recommend it as a good choice for Italian in Frederick.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Frederick, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“My Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is the best food I have ever eaten in my life. Period. If you like Italian, this is your place. It isn't a chain, so it is amazing! Cozy and charming!

Visited January 2013
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Middletown, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We went to Il Porto late Saturday evening, and though it was extremely busy, we were greeted and seated promptly. The table was presented nicely with a white tablecloth and napkin, and fresh flowers in a vase. Our waiter was very friendly and efficient, and our food was served timely. The cheese ravioli was delicious, and the marinara sauce was mildly seasoned. My husband ordered veal parmigiana which he thoroughly enjoyed. We ordered the fried zucchini as an appetizer, and while it was very good, it could benefit from some dipping sauce. The bread basket had a nice variety of ciabatta and crusty breads. Overall a great experience - we will continue to visit Il Porto for great Italian food.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

A wonderful atmosphere for an Italian dinner! The food is delicious! I would go there over other Italian restaurants every time.

Visited March 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Went as part of a large, confused group--many people, many ages, many preferences. The wait staff waited, suggested, assisted and served us well. Food was good with many dishes and various price points. Delicious sangria - fresh fruit and good flavor (not soggy, old fruit). I recommend this restaurant if you find yourself on that end of Frederick, a little bit off the beaten path. (Note - I lived in Italy and grew up with a huge group of Italian Americans so I know Italian food. I'm not giving out four stars willy-nilly. Food was really 3.5 stars, because the lettuces could've been more interesting, and tomato slices more lovely, but the sauces are worthy of four stars. We were treated really well by everyone in the place and our large group was accomodated perfectly.)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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