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Il Porto

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$$ - $$$
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245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family had a function there for a rehearsal dinner. The manager and the wait staff were extremely friendly and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend this establishment.

Thank PaulW7179
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Needed to find a place for the family to eat after traveling from NJ via Harrisburg. Nice family run, I think, all the standard Italio-American dishes. We're spoiled in NJ and this food was fine, but average. A little less flavorful than we expect, built salt and the cheese on the table helped. The portions were a little on the... More 

Thank s w
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

If you are ever in a mood for steak or pork chops, try the grill veal chop at Il Porto in the Festival Shopping Center on Muddy Branch. I have been returning to this same location for its veal chop for the last 15 years and each time with excellent culinary experiences. While the food is superb, it is a... More 

Thank marcusmui
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

The deck seating is preferred- we got a table! Local vibrant crowd, very casual setting. We ordered calamari -good but nothing to shout about. Then my crispy flounder with apricot sauce came ...WOW!! Looked amazing, full of flavor, fresh taste, crispy fried skin and cooked perfectly firm inside. Not dry! A good size flounder, served along with a side of... More 

Thank 11tt
Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Went with a large group for dinner on a Sunday. I don't understand why this place is so crowded. Food is no better than frozen Italian dinners. No better or worse than previous visit. There are many better choices close by - Fontina Grill, Il Pizzico.

Thank Allen S
Washington DC
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner on saturday. My first visit here. Restaurant is huge and and it was almost full. Lots of tables to sit outside too. We had fried zucchini, spinach ravioli and chicken romano which comes with spaghetti on the side. Food was excellent, taste wise and by portion. Very big portions. Prices are very good compared to how much... More 

Thank Akshat G
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

I am a business traveler and it takes a very nice experience to make me get a taxi to a place away from walking distance of my hotel. Fortunately two Italians I was traveling with convinced me to join them at Il Porto. Very well worth it. Casual atmosphere but seriously good food. I've been back since as a solo... More 

Thank Dan-BeckyS
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

Linen tablecloths, candles, and flowers are what you see first at this out of way Italian restaurant. Once you're seated and served, you receive very good every day Italian food. My personal favorite is veal piccata with sautéed spinach and a glass of chianti. My wife and I have dined for many years. Give it a try. You won't be... More 

Thank art b
Columbia, South Carolina
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Spending several weeks in the area for a work assignment, I was ready to have relaxing, somewhat decadent meal and stumbled across Il Porto. Outside appearances were somewhat deceiving as this restaurant was larger and had a warmer atmosphere than expected. I had to wait a short while for my server, but after our first encoubter, he was perfectly attentive.... More 

Thank DPacileo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We visited this place because of all the great reviews but we're extremely disappointed. Food tasted like it was microwaved. Not good at all. No real authentic taste.

Thank Clelia D

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: 13015900735
Il Porto offers fresh and delicious Italian food at very reasonable prices along with impeccable service. You will not find a more friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We now offer OUTDOOR SEATING on our brand new patio. And, with our recent expansion to the property next door, we can now accommodate large groups!

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