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Al Porto Ristorante

4.4
1131 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
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.



Please call the restaurant for parties of 7 or more. 604-683-8376
Private rooms and special menus for groups are available.


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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 683-8376
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Nimmie Balachandramoorthy
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Cambie
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Parking Details
The closest parking is the East Park at 160 Water St, which is less than a block away.
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Public Transit
Just steps away from the Waterfront station.
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Special Events & Promotions
Al Porto has 4 private booking options for special events. Our Wine Room is perfect for an intimate dinner of up to 36 guests. Our Terrace has beautiful archways and authentic Italian charm with seating of up to 45 guests. Our Loft features a superb view and seats up to 70 guests. Our Dining Room is great for larger functions of more then 160 guests. Come for a corporate meeting, or private party; Al Porto can accomodate a variety of private booking needs.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located in historic Gastown, Al Porto Ristorante is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Vancouver. Cozy yet spacious, our two floors can seat up to 250 guests. We offer a variety of rooms to accommodate all your private event needs.

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What 1131 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

It was a fun night out, great service

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

SPECTACULAR !!! Thank You for quality and kindness.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Tried Al Porto on a whim. Amazing food, impeccable service! It was very refreshing to have all staff greet you and acknowledge you when coming in and leaving. Highly recommend Al Porto.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

A friend of mine suggested this place and I am so happy that I listened to her advice. Food was delicious and it has a relaxing environment.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great place over and over. Kind enough to prepare my wife’s favorite, puttanesca sauce, even though it was not on the menu.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

It was an experience as always. The hospitality of the servers and the food quality was pretty good.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Buen servicio, la comida muy buena pero el lugar ya se ve viejo y con poco mantenimiento!! Considero que una buena manita de gato no le caería mal y mejoraría la apreciación de este.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We have been going to this restaurant for many years and have rarely been disappointed. We always have the same individual (John) helping us with our dinner and wine selection. If ever our food is unsatisfactory, John fixes it up.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We wen to Al Porto for a celebration dinner and it was awesome! The staff were super accommodating and helpful, and the food was great.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent service, Great atmosphere, Excellent food. I have been coming for 5 years and enjoyed it every time!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We enjoy Al Porto for the location, ambience, food and service. We enjoy the early bird special before a show or theatre.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

First time at the Al Porto, food was great and service was amazing! Thanks our server - Peter for your great service and the surprise dessert!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I took my good friends out for lunch to Al Porto Ristorante. They were very impressed with the food, service and ambience of the restaurant. Both myself and members of the law firm I work at love this gem of a restaurant. We have been going there for years. It has the feeling of Italy and the food and people are fantastic. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Wonderful :)

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

First class service very well prepared food
Lovely touches
Neighbourhood gem in Gastown

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was quite good, however the service was painfully slow getting started...it took over an hour to even get people's drink orders placed. We expected to be there for a couple of hours at most and the entire evening was almost a 4-hour production. We came to this restaurant because it was recommended for groups, however they seemed very ill-equipped to handle our party of 14. Unfortunately, it did detract from the evening's festivities.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Terrific happy hour /early bird dinner menu

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent location, food and service, no complaints at all!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Good food good service good value!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Had a great dinner at Al Porto! Their menu offers many choices for your guests. The scallops and prawns were delicious!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Al Porto is a Vancouver staple but it’s become dated. Underwhelming this time around and I used to love this restaurant!

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We were nearly overcome by the waitress' perfume which was a real turn off right from the beginning. Someone must have spoken to her because it was only faint the next time we encountered her.
We had the chicken piccata which we have had before, but this chicken did not taste as good as before (the sauce seemed a little different), but the chicken seemed underdone. The vegetables, potatoes and ice cream were enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I like the decor n feeling. Food was fine

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Loved our first visit to Al Porto. Delicious Italian cuisine accompanied by great wine & good service. We’ll definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Classic Italian dishes with very good service and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service. Fabulous early dinner special. Nice and quiet atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

excelkent food. john was attentive

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was very average and for some in my party it was poor but the overall service was good. What was most odd was that someone from the restaurant called a few hours before our reservation and told me that they would not be able to accommodate us because the restaurant was filled to capacity even though we had a confirmed Open Table time. This person had a very heavy accent and the conversation was most frustrating, he could not understand that I had a conformation from several days earlier. I decided to go to the restaurant anyway for our confirmed time and we were promptly seated at a table. The restaurant had many, many open tables so it is even more perplexing. between that odd call and the food quality, I would avoid this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Linguini needed more cook time, also it was pretty salty. Risotto from the aalmon dish could use a fewmore mins as well.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday- big group. Server was very patient.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

great service. good food.

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The environment and service was great !
Just that the steak was not. Tasted like they boiled it, then kind put it in the pan and put some grill marks on it. The steak tasted bland.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

I used to be a frequent lunch and dinner customer of Al Port but had not been there for a number of years because my job location changed. My guests suggested we go and it was as great as ever! So few things in life keep their high standards, but Al Porto did not disappoint.

Must make this a more frequent stop again.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Decided to check out this place for dine out Vancouver 2018. It is only worth it if you get the veal because then you are saving approx $8 off their dineout menu. I had the ceviche for an appie. It was fresh and refreshing. The veal was amazing. Mind you, this was my first time trying veal so I had nothing to compare it too. And the desserts were great (both the tiramisu and cheesecake). The seafood fettuccine my friend ordered was mediocre.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Just ab amazing experience! Definitely would love to come back.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Simple items, like a mushroom bisque, made extraordinary. Seafood linguini with plenty of seafood and sauced wonderfully.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Perfect place to have a romantic date! Excelent service and food

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food, and fantastic professional servers. Old school vibe and decor, which is I appreciate.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food . I am a very big consumer of linguini and clam sauce. The white clam sauce was quite possibly the best I have tasted.
My daughters loved the pizza and my wife really enjoyed her chicken cacciatore
Will be back!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was delicious and the service excellent!
The waiter was so friendly and attentive as were the other staff members.
We’ve tried many Italian restaurants and Al Porto is currently on the top of our list for quality and value.
Can’t wait to return and try some other delicious dishes on the menu.

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