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Al Porto Ristorante, Vancouver, BC
Al Porto Ristorante, Vancouver, BC
Al Porto Ristorante, Vancouver, BC
Al Porto Ristorante, Vancouver, BC
Al Porto Ristorante, Vancouver, BC

Al Porto Ristorante

4.4
4.4
1553 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
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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2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

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Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 683-8376
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Nimmie Balachandramoorthy
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Lauren Dobbin: (604) 683-8376
  • Neighbourhood
    Gastown
  • Cross Street
    Cambie
  • Parking Details
    The closest parking is the East Park at 160 Water St, which is less than a block away.<br />
  • Public Transit
    Just steps away from the Waterfront station.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,553 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,553 Reviews
  1. LisaD

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the early bird dinner meal it was very good value. Portions were generous. Monday night dining had a nice quiet atmosphere. Will return.

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  2. RalphR

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to the restaurant for 40 years but haven’t been there for a while but it is as good or better than ever. Went for my wife’s birthday and everything was top shelf.The food was amazing and Carlos was very attentive .Another great meal and experience!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and services as always and look forward to next time.

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  4. HeidiH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, great location! Bolognese was excellent

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  5. NicholeR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and our server was fabulous! Can't wait to come back.

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  6. Luke

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and the service from the waiter was exquisite.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greta spot in Gastown you’ll almost miss it as it’s on a side alley downstairs. The ambience and service were wonderful and the food co His great. House wine was lovely too.

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  8. PatriciaC

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They do great Italian food. It has an old school vibe, and was a great place to relax and dine with my husband after a long week. If you want to feel like you have escaped the world for a while, have a conversation where you can hear each other, and not sit too close to fellow diners, this is it.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All very good unless the tiramisu Nice menu anda pasta risotto

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  10. BarryK

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a pleasure eating at this fine restaurant

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    John provided us with a high end experience. His professional hospitality will make us come back. The food was also amazing!

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  12. Jact

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal at Al Porto. The restaurant has a cool atmosphere, the service was exceptional, the food was delicious. We came to test the food before booking an event in one of the private rooms and we're thrilled at our experience and are excited to host our event there.

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  13. Francine

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time going. We will be going again. Some of us did Dine out Vancouver. It did not disappoint. My only regret was not getting the steak as it was amazing. The servers were so friendly! Carlos was the best. Thank you for making my friends birthday amazing.

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  14. BruceA

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was awesome, great taste,good portion size. John the server was top notch

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  15. Doreen

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service, really enjoyed the $45 early dinner special.

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  16. PETERP

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited with a party of seven, including two kids, and made a reservation for weekday lunch. The restaurant efficiently seated us upon arrival, and the server/waitress was exceptionally kind. Opting for the lunch special, we were delighted with the fantastic offering that included a Caesar salad and soup and a choice of pasta/risotto or pizza. Every dish tasted amazing, and the entire family wanted to visit again. Worth the experience

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  17. DeniseJ

    Vancouver

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Dine Out dinner! Delicious food, excellent wine and good service.

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  18. MinsS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly been here a few times, it’s been good till this experience. The food was mediocre I order a $55 steak and the service told me it came with a veggie melody but, it was 1 massive steamed broccoli an carrot not even sliced, it was a whole frickin’ carrot not impressed, onlt good think was the pizza and our server. For what they’re charging honestly it’s questionable, maybe new management who knows but it’s sad to see this place spiral down like this. Hopefully they read this review and try it improve, but I won’t coming back to Al Portos

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  19. Kate

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sixto was wonderful - came in for a solo dinner and he had me laughing and feeling part of the restaurant. Food came fast, was delicious, and a great atmosphere. Will absolutely be returning.

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  20. SylvainG

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dinner, service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I will definitely go back.

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  21. SarbiA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter was confused about orders, defensive when corrected, forgot to serve our drinks before dinner, suggested house wine after appies, which was terrible wine

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  22. Parsley

    Vancouver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice for a birthday celebration. Once of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The pre-set food menu wasn’t good at all. We offered the 2 pasta’s and an appetizer and finished off with some McDonald’s. Our pasta had no flavour, and the appetizer was enough for half a toddler, spent $140. Would definitely not be returning. We have had dinner here on other occasions that was a little better but after this experience will never be returning again.

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  24. MaribelL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Italian restaurant, food, service and ambiance amazing. All the servers give the best attention. A restaurant where you can have a good conversation it is Not noisy with music.

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  25. MARs

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual. Friendly and attentive service. A great New Year's Eve menu. Great value, excellent food and great service. The family thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We will be back.

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  26. Donna

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten here several times. Would have appreciated web to have stated fixed menu on NYEve or reservation person to have told us when she phoned to confirm. Felt food, while good, was not that plentiful. Also not much to choose from re pasta dishes. This is a pricey restaurant. A nice place to eat with good service, just could use a little tweaking with price and quantity.

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  27. JKenpon

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant needs to be upfront about changes to their menu on their website. It's unfathomable that one would be presented with a completely different menu once in the restaurant from the one posted on the website when one is making the reservation. The restaurant had a set menu with very limited (largely seafood based) options for NYE. Nothing wrong with that, had they announced this on their website - so people with picky kids and people who don't care for seafood would know this and not go there. We were a large party which included children, and we made sure there was food everyone could eat by checking the posted menu (and specifically checking that there are no set menus) on the website. Little did we know that we would be given pretty much a 3-option menu upon arrival, with several people having to order the same only thing they could eat, and kids needing special accommodation from the kitchen to make them 'something outside the menu'. I appreciate that the restaurant did accommodate that, and what we had was good, but this was not the experience we were looking fot when we made that reservation, and that's not right.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The decor and style of the restaurant made me feel like I was in Italy! The food was delicious. This restaurant is a hidden gem :)

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  29. Doctordirt

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely meal that could be shared between two. Not too cheap though.

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  30. JoannaD

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was served fast, hot and generally tasty. We will definitely go back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    El servicio excelente pero la comida no tenía buen sabor.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El lugar muy ameno .. el Personal muy amable y la comida fue muy buena ..!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Essen war sehr gut gute Pizza und Fischgerichte . Toller netter Service

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  34. JoseeB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Beyond slow service. Thomas, our server was terrible! Took 20 mins just to take our drink order, then he took them to the wrong table. Ordered a Caesar salad to share, another 45 mins to get to us, which I had to ask him when it would arrive. Dinner arrived at least 40 mins after we finished the salad. We’d noticed another table got dinner before us when they arrived after we did. I mentioned it to Thomas as we’d been waiting a long time for a pizza & one other dish. His pathetic reply was “well, it depends what you order”. I said “that’s the best you got?” My pizza finally came first then 5 mins later my husband’s meal arrived. Dirty dishes & glasses were not picked up promptly, one water glass had visible lipstick still on the rim. Food was okay, but overall experience was horrible & we’ll never go back! Oh & Thomas needs to sharpen his skills or move on.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. JoannaM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loving the food. Spent our Christmas eve here. Great service and staff!

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  36. WandaW

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a wonderful dinner with a group of 10. Food was fabulous. Service was good as well, but could have been more attentive, though it was a very busy holiday night.

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  37. PuneetG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated my mom's 80th Birthday & it was a great place. We could hear eachother talk & the food was great!

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  38. cecilial

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    quickly passing the bill to us & there was no waiting customer

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  39. WayneL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Strange seating configuration, given the layout of the building they occupy which is like an old warehouse. Service was good but appetizer was somehow missed which was disappointing.

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  40. ElvioP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and staff all compliment this great little hidden gem, a must if you want a true taste of Italy.

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FAQs

Al Porto Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Al Porto Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 683-8376.

Al Porto Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 1553 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Al Porto Ristorante

321 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B8

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Cambie
  • Neighbourhood
    Gastown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    The closest parking is the East Park at 160 Water St, which is less than a block away.<br />
  • Public Transit
    Just steps away from the Waterfront station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nimmie Balachandramoorthy
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 683-8376
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Lauren Dobbin: (604) 683-8376
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