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“Great potential”

Al Porto Ristorante
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Ranked #79 of 3,914 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Gastown
Cross street: Cambie
Transit: Just steps away from the Waterfront station.
Description: Gastown's popular Water Street is alive with the taste of another era. Meander down the cobbled sidewalk and stumble across a true find, the uniquely situated Al Porto Ristorante. Spacious yet cozy, the room is as distinct as the cuisine that defines the rich flavour and culture of Italy. Candlelight and a warm welcome await you as you cross through the iron-gate.
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We chose this place while walking into Gastown so no expectations. The decor was impressive, the waiter seemed very helpful and knowledgable. I chose the veal saltimbocco. The meal was very tasty, but I found the meat to be dry or overcooked. My colleague enjoyed his meal. I had the crime brûlée for dessert - very good. Overall, very good but not outstanding.

Thank Riverdog1
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We ate here for my husbands birthday. The food was quite bland and tasteless. I had seafood risotto and expected it to be fabulous given that Vancouver is a coastal city. The seafood itself was beautifully cooked but the risotto was lacking in flavour.The service was lovely and attentive.

Thank Melody P
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We just picked this restaurant as we were walking down the street in Gastown. It was fabulous. The wine was delicious as was the food. The presentation was outstanding and the service superb. The only thing that could have been better was the wobbly table - the waiter tried to fix it but after a couple glasses of wine we got used to it. Will definitely go there on my next trip to Vancouver.

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Thank VacationPG
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Nice reception , great waiter. Alas the food was mediocre. Probably would not go back. I see reviews of this restaurant tend to disappear ? WTF. Not that highly rated on line.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Excellent service. Clean and comfortable dining room. Good food - very willing to accomodate more finicky palates.

Thank lassiesmom
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