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Portofino Italian Restorante

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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205 1st St. E, Cochrane, Alberta T0L 0W1, Canada
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cochrane, Canada
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257 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I called in here for dinner and was very surprised to find it was almost empty at 6pm on a Friday evening. With that said, it did mean that we had no trouble getting a table. The restaurant is also bigger than I had previously expected, although having never been in there before it is difficult to... More 

Thank Hutch333id
Vernon, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I frequent Portofino's quite often and every time I go, it's a memorable experience. The food is incredible and so is the service. I love Italian food and this place is one of the best I have ever been to out of countless places in North America. Go check it out. You will be glad you did!

1 Thank jaycw7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

High quality ingredients combined to achieve a consistently first class dining experience. Reservations recommended.

1 Thank Harvey C
Northwest Territories, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Menu is mostly meat-based, but the chef is more than happy to accommodate (s/he made a meal for me that wasn't even on the menu). Excellent food. Very fresh.

1 Thank BuffaloFace
Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Dinner was good. I had a seafood linguini and my husband had the veal special. From start to finish we were there for 1.5 hours. I know it's not fast food and you're to enjoy the ambience but I wouldn't have minded if we were in and out a bit quicker since there were only 2 tables in there. Overall... More 

Thank Tips369
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Food was great but the trip advisor pricing was misleading,it was much more expensive than we expected.

Thank Ksenia T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Not that I have all that much experience with old world Italian restaurants but I think/imagine (maybe Billy Joel???) that this is it. At any rate, remembering this is Cochrane, Alberta, I think you are doing well to be here. The menu is varied enough but not overly expansive (or expensive), not so much for young children, prepared with care... More 

Thank Mark D
Rosetown, Canada
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I recommend going early or making a reservation as this is a busy restaurant on a Sat. night...as we were not from Cochrane, we didn't know that. We did not have a reservation ...arrived just after 5, and were lucky to get a table, but the restaurant filled up after we arrived. Restaurant is tastefully decorated, 2 rooms but not... More 

Thank green4eva
Cochrane, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

I took my mother to Portofino for a special day. The food was amazing and the service was professional. It was quiet and we didn't feel rushed. I find most restaurants in Cochrane to be quite loud, this was a nice surprise.

Thank SuzisMom
Casa Grande, Arizona
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260 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

You look at my reviews and u will not see many 5 stars, but Portofino's deserves it! We met some friends here who also have never dined here and thought it was wonderful. The ambiance and service was excellent, timely yet friendly. The seafood linguine was incredible! One of the best we have ever had. Treat yourself to Portofino's and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 1st St. E, Cochrane, Alberta T0L 0W1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Cochrane
  • Phone Number: 403-932-1777

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