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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars 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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British Columbia, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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 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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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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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, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, 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?