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Al Porto Vecchio

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175 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
(03) 9399 9105
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has a huge menu so it's great when dining in a large group. The specials board hasn't changed in a year but the pumpkin risotto was yum. The service can be slow, so I suggest you get a drink order in as soon as you sit down. Desserts can be shared. My table ordered a slice of sticky... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has nothing Italian but the name. I am Italian (been in Aussie for 2 years) and I wouldn't recommend to eat here. Even the menu wasnt spelled properly. Disgusting and shocking. The pizza was pure yeast with cheap ingredients on top, at least the staff was lovely and the food was cheap.

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Thank Federica C
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are lots of lunch options for a daytripper to Williamstown, and we were very happy we chose this one. Great menu and the food was delicious and very reasonable priced. The staff were also fantastic.

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Melbourne
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33 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch. I had the Barramundi which was very dry and burnt in places. It was obviously imported and had been frozen. It came with rice and a side salad which was 2 pieces of tomato 3 olives and a lot of shredded lettuce with balsamic. My husband the Scallopini Veal which was overcooked and very dry, the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 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

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Brisbane
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115 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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 

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Thank Rogre
Christchurch, New Zealand
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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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27 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Australian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?