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Al Porto Vecchio

Italian, Australian, Pizza, Gluten Free
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175 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
(03) 9399 9105
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from NSW place looked inviting with good prices but was badly disappointed with the meal I ordered being Barramundi fillets which was not up to scratch and would not recommend anybody choosing to dine here

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The fact that I fed a family of five for $102.50 including drinks (soft drinks, no alcohol) meant I was incredibly impressed. The menu was extensive and the specials menu was also full of options, making it hard for me to go past lamb shank for $12. The steak which my son had was also good value and everyone was... More 

Thank Rogre
Christchurch, New Zealand
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch on a very hot day. The place was lovely and cool inside. The meals were quite a long time coming and extremely large, although tasty. There wasn't a lot of GF food available. The staff were helpful and friendly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We were looking for dinner as work finished late and we were near Williamstown, there are a lot of great looking restaurants there so we decided to have a look. We walked past all of them, comparing the food offered, the prices and most importantly of all, what our fussy kids would eat! In the end Al Porto Vecchio was... More 

Thank Deadorcmap
Melbourne, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Spent an extremely pleasant afternoon relaxing here over the long weekend. Strolled the street to find somewhere nice outside to enjoy the day. Couldn't walk past the amazing specials board and so pleased we stopped. Had a wonderful lamb shank on a bed of superb mash my friend had the fish n chips and neither of us was disappointed and... More 

Thank KCKaycee
Melbourne, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Spent a lovely Sunday afternoon in the sun here last week and was not disappointed. It was the first time I had properly visited Williamstown, and the amount of restaurants on the main street can be a little overwhelming so lucked out choosing this restaurant. I had a delicious vegetarian 'Titanic' risotto, and my dad had a steak which he... More 

Thank crunchierach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Great service and meals. Both hubby and I had a veal dish. We were greeted by very friendly staff and the meals were delivered timely. I would recommend eating here.

Thank Kasey T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Had been here a while ago & food was ok not sure if it a new chef or they just had a bad day my wife ordered Chicken Pama (👍); my son ordered shanks (👍); but my daughters pasta was like soup way too much sauce looked like soup & my Scotch steak was in evenly cooked medium to well... More 

Thank Brendan C
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

I use to really like this place. But i think it's under new management. Service was pretty bad, no problem seating you but then they seem to forget your there. Pasta was drowning in sause that wasn't reduced. Found no love in the cooking!

Thank anthonye119
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Huge menu but obviously not able to cater for it. I grabbed the chicken risotto. ..it tastes like ketchup mixed with rice.....my stomach is churning as I literally just finished it . Thought it was vital to prevent warn. My boyfriend got the scotch fillet.....just fatty ...

Thank Michellekel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Italian, Australian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: (03) 9399 9105

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