Al Porto Ristorante
Please call the restaurant for parties of 7 or more. 604-683-8376
Private rooms and special menus for groups are available.
grilled beef tenderloin medallions, shaved parmesan
veal scaloppine, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, sweet Marsala sauce
Gnocchi Quattro Formaggi
ricotta, gorgonzola, grana padano, fior de latte, herb cream
Great service, good home style Italian food, nice rustic ambiance
Expensive for what it is. I make better bolognaise at home
Good food.. excellent service.. I can’t wait to go back again !!
Excellent! Would definitely eat here again.
Wonderful meal as always!
Estuvimos de vacaciones en Vancouver, y para celebrar nuestro aniversario de boda visitamos el restaurante Al Porto, mi esposa que le encanta la comida italiana quedo encantada con el seafood risotto, el ambiente del restaurante es muy agradable y romántico, el server muy atento al final nos regalo un postre por nuestro aniversario. Lovely 👍
Better option for vegetarian. 👌Food and service was good 👍can’t wait to come out again.🤗
Perfectly prepared food in the restaurant with warm ambiance and professional waiters with excellent suggestions.. we will be back!!!
I had made a Reservation for 9:15 on Valentine’s Day. Showed up on time and the lady at the front kept moving us around to different tables. After finally being seated, 30 minutes had gone by and the server did not come by to serve us our drinks let alone take our order. Once he finally came back to take our order we waited another 45 minutes just for the server to come back again and ask us what our order was... I believe he may have misplaced our order or forgot to ring it in completely. It took them an hour to give us a glass of wine ... it does not take an hour to pour wine in a cup.Another 40 minutes had gone by and people around us had already ate and left and people who arrived after us had also been served their main courses meanwhile we still waited for ours. Every time our server came around our table, he would look at us and just turn away. We had to ask another server what was going on with our food and why our server wasn’t coming to us. This lady went to the kitchen and told us our food will be ready in 5min. We finally got our food after sitting there for 2 HOURS. The food was not worth the wait at all. The risotto tasted like water and the fettuccini was powdery. After eating our food it was almost 12am and the server had the audacity to ask us if we wanted desert..... we did not want to risk sitting there for another 2 hours for a piece of flavourless cake so we left disappointed and still hungry. I understand it was a busy night however the restaurant should’ve been prepared and our server should’ve been more accommodating. We saw many couples leave early without eating and we regret not doing the same.
I have not had such a horrible experience in a very long time. Food was decent but when you have to wait over an hour and a half for your appetizer... Don't even get me started about the entre, just embarrassing to reach the 3rd hour sitting there to not even finish my meal and leave.
Quite good. Better option for set Valentines Menu. Also, would have been nice to be told that this would be the only option for this day, as it was not communicated. Food was good!!!
We spent 2.5 hours at this restaurant and half of the time was spent just waiting for food. Several tables around us left before the food even came (they waited 1 hour). Would not come back here again.
We wait for the food almost 45 min the food was good but very slow
The wait time was crazy!! We spent 3 hrs in the restaurant for a 3 course dinner. Its valentines, u know its going to be busy so you guys need to be prepared! We could have done something else instead of waiting for our food.
The ambiance gave a warm welcome. The menu extensive and the service attentive. But the evening was affected by the poor state of the Washroom facilities.
Our server was fantastic! Food was great as always.
We chose the Dine Out menu and were extremely pleased with the appetizers (antipasto and ceviche). The entrees were nicely presented - salmon roll stuffed with scallop and prawn on risotto; veal chop with port wine reduction - and perfectly cooked. But the sides were simply steamed vegetables that didn’t compliment or enhance in any way. The truffle mashed potato served with the veal was boring - I had expected more flavour out of that but would still have preferred a roasted potato or just none at all.
Tiramisu was good. Nothing wrong with it but not stellar either.
Service was very good but there was some odd confusion after paying the bill where apparently they wanted to cancel the payment because they gave me the wrong veal chop and so wanted to change the bill. Weird. Five minutes later they said everything was okay.
The big downfall was the restaurant itself. Tables are nicely set with tablecloths but the floor looks dirty, there were cobwebs in the corners and it just gave the impression of needing a good cleaning and a fresh coat of paint.
Negatives aside, I would return on a different occasion just to try the regular menu.
We used to frequent Al Porto all the time but something has changed... our Caesar salads were not fresh, lettuce was wilted and turning brown and the mushroom bisque soup was tasteless. My chicken piccata was delicious but the seafood risotto and seafood pasta was mediocre. Our waiter was great and they did comp us our dessert. We’ll probably look for another restaurant when we get together next time.
Amazing food great service cant wait to come back and try other dishes .
I ordered the ceviche, calamari, caprese salad, seafood risotto, and tiramisu. The starters were amazing! The flavours were fresh and perfectly blended. The salad was 7/10 because it was fresh but not anything special. The seafood with the risotto was cooked perfectly and made the dish worth it. But the risotto alone was meh--lacked flavour. The tiramisu was the best I've ever had. On top of the food, the service was great! Will be back!
Good food, knowledgeable waiter, casual atmosphere.
Our waiter was simply amazing even though it was New year's Eve and he was run off his feet. We had a wonderful romantic dinner and some great cocktails. The only downside was the giant private birthday party which seemed to take precedence over New year's Eve. Nonetheless we will be back.
Had the most wonderful and romantic experience here on NYE. We had the Osso Buco and the Lamb. Just perfection. Paired with lovely drinks. We enjoyed delicious salads as appetizers and had Tiramisu for dessert. Unbelievable meal with fantastic service. Our first time going to this famous restaurant and now we know why.
Customer service was poor everything else great
We took our family here for dinner on Christmas Eve, the ambiance is excellent, it looks like you stepped into Italy as you walk down the stairs into the dining area. The food was great for the most part, 3 out of 5 dishes were excellent. I thought the cannelloni was the best, I had the spicy chorizo pasta which was average.
The bathrooms were not very clean however.
Overall I thought it was a beautiful restaurant with a nice atmosphere and decent food, not too expensive.
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice but our waiter was impatient, inefficient and unfriendly.
We enjoyed our meals on Christmas Eve. Our food was overall good - we preferred the pasta dishes over the fish. Our server was nice and did a good job considering the restaurant was packed and appeared to be understaffed. We'll definitely come back!
The server was friendly and nice, but everything else was unsatisfied (hostess and foods). Ruined our Christmas Eve dinner and won’t come back to this place.
Open table app wouldn’t let me modify the number of guests, and al Porto didn’t answer the phone all afternoon And evening. But they did accommodate us very nicely in the lower dining room, not the tables upstairs with view as requested. There was a private party takeover. Great restaurant, but communications could have been better
The lunch special is a great value. The wine recommendation was very good and reasonably priced. We enjoyed our visit
I was able to book a table for 11 which I needed. Service was wonderful and the food very tasty.
Perfectly prepared food in a restaurant with warm ambiance and a professional Waiter With excellent suggestions. Would
Happily return again and again if I lived in Vancouver
We love the early bird specials! Good value at the price - extremely good portion size. Attentive and friendly waiting staff. Our friends and family like it too. We're glad you're on Open Table.
We were asked where we wanted to sit & had no wait which was good.
Service upstairs wasn’t very good, slow service, long wait for drinks & food. A number of times were told didn’t have items we ordered, forgot bread, had to ask for utensils. Very loud, however it was music not patrons.
However the food was very good.
Scallops and shrimp were very good
Very professional services and food was great !!
This restaurant use for big party to business meeting as well
Our server, Fabio, was excellent! Friendly and attentive, he made it a very special evening.
Good service and yummy authentic Italian food! Great selection of Italian wines. Will come back
Good food, nice ambience. Dinner specials are a great deal!
Great food. With amazing service. One of the few places in Vancouver I could say has good service
Al Porto Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 683-8376.
Al Porto Ristorante is rated 4.2 stars by 1326 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.