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Portobello Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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1429 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1H6, Canada (Granville)
(604) 734-0697
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Food was good, atmosphere was nice, staff were friendly. Giving this place 1 star because they screwed up our meal and handled it very poorly. We were brought the wrong food, we agreed to eat it out of convenience, waiter thanks us and says "I'll take care of it" multiple times. We finish and say we're not interested in dessert,... More 

Thank Ryan H
Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

My family and I just enjoyed a delicious meal at Portobello Ristorante in Vancouver. We wandered in because the ambiance looked inviting as did the menu. We all enjoyed our meals immensely. The service was warm, friendly and knowledgeable and the food was delicious. My Cioppino was served piping hot and was very filling as were the other meals ordered‎.... More 

Thank Gail423
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I came last Wednesday and we had a great experience. Food was delicious and service was fantastic! The European waiter helped us with the wine and food selection, they also told me that they have parking at the rear. Reasonable prices and great ambience. We will definitely be back soon. Thanks Mike

Thank mocanama
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

I had shrimp - an ample portion - and it was cooked to perfection - Romantic and classic surroundings. You can tell there are repeat customers.

Thank volgolgal
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We stopped at Portobello prior to a play at the Stanley. What a delightful surprise. We ordered 3 appetizers and one pasta dish along with a half litre of their great house red. More than enough food, with lots of delicious flavours. The meatballs were to die for. The service was friendly, attentive and speedy. Highly recommended. We will be... More 

Thank Douglas A
Langley, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

Like others, we were looking for a place to eat prior to seeing a play at the Stanley Theatre. This restaurant is just a few blocks from the theatre. My wife and I felt the service was attentive and friendly and also greatly enjoyed the food. Both of us had veal and we also had an cheese and tomato appetizer... More 

Thank ggstewart
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1,246 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

We went into this local eatery near the Stanley Theater. My wife had the Veal Picatta that was excellent according to her. I had the house made Agnolotti with garlicky tomato sauce, stuffed with cheese and spinach - excellente. we also shared a nicely portioned Caesar salad and we split it. Accompanied by the house red wine. Service was attentive,... More 

Thank Joel K
Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

Its been years since we dined at Portobello and I don't know why. While the restaurant is very small know the menu and the service are very big. Our meals were superb and cooked to perfection. Our waiter was extremely busy that night but was attentive and actually quite amusing. Will be back to our rediscovered new fav. neighbourhood go... More 

Thank TwiggysDad
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

We used to go here quite often. However, we recently went there and were disappointed. Service is still great and very friendly. However, the food has lost some of its flavor. The caesar salad was not good. The dressing tasted old, lettuce looked like it had been left out for a while, there was not parmesan on the salad. It... More 

Thank AAT154943
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

6 of us went for dinner on a Tuesday night with a reservation at 7 PM. Restaurant was full except for our table which we were seated at promptly and the service from that point on was first rate/friendly. The restaurant has a reasonable wine list and a house wine by the liter is very affordable and tasty. Both points... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1429 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1H6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Shaughnessy
  • Neighborhood: Shaughnessy
  • Phone Number: (604) 734-0697

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

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Neighborhood Profile
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.
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