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Portofino Italian Restorante

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205 1st St. E, Cochrane, Alberta T0L 0W1, Canada
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
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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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Casa Grande, Arizona
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank 46JimH46
British Columbia, Canada
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104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you're looking for the Best in Italian Dining, then you simply must treat yourself to Portofino’s in downtown Cochrane. Ideally located in the heart of the city, this restaurant has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike for years now. The interior is beautifully decorated, yet still offers a casual style restaurant for the whole family to enjoy.... More 

Thank Robert T
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We have been trying a few different Italian places in Calgary and have yet to find one that stands up to this restaurant. I will stop experimenting and just come here. Staff is very professional, informative and friendly in a non intrusive kind of way. The atmosphere is relaxed but not too casual so its still a special night out.... More 

Thank MontyCalgary
Cochrane, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The best pasta! We always have the pasta carbonara and it is consistently cooked to perfection. A little odd that we were told to order our appetizer with our meal to avoid confusion in the kitchen, but the bruschetta was perfect as well.

Thank Rob B
Cochrane, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

The atmosphere may be dated, or it may be authentic? The food is amazing. The service is great. We've been with a group and everyone was happy.

Thank karenjsimonot
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

There no signs on the main street and it is not easy to find the place. The ambiance is very pleasant and the waiter (owner) is very friendly and attentive to detail. The menu offers a variety of dishes and drinks. We were a party of 6 and we had some drinks, the Spanish beer and Malbec red wine were... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We are creatures of habit so normally we order the calamari, followed by the grilled tenderloin with finishing up with their spumoni ice cream. We have never been disappointed with this combination. On our last visit we changed things up a bit and we still started with the calamari but selected the Linguini Pescatore (seafood) in white wine sauce. For... More 

Thank 1970HappyTravelers
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

We went for a Friday night dinner with my husband and niece before a movie. We found the atmosphere to be nice. Subtle cozy decor, Music not too loud, just the right amount to enjoy conversation. It was busy, so the service was a bit slow but the food was worth the wait and our server was attentive and genuine!... More 

Thank Heather T
Cochrane, Alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

This restaurant is classy and yet casual at the same time. It serves upscale dishes, including pasta, veal, chicken and a surprisingly good steak as well. It is equally appropriate for a business lunch as well as a special occasion dinner. Friendly service, great food, reasonable prices.

Thank shyfoodiebrian
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Hey it's Cochrane, so maybe our expectations were not too high but we ate at Portofino earlier this week and it was excellent. My wife had a seafood pasta, and I had the spice penne with pancetta. Both were great and the service was top notch. I would recommend making a reservation because even on a Wednesday night it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
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?