Al Porto Ristorante

4.1
1354 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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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.8
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wife’s birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Al Porto. The food was amazing and our Server John W was very knowledgeable and super helpful with assisting us with the menu as this was our very first time ! We will be back again!

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mama
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience1

Service was the only good thing about this dinner. Sad because it was my Sons Birthday. The food was off. Had Salmon and Prawns from the Dine Out Vancouver menu and was sooooo fishy and stinky that it may be a while that I will be able to stomach seafood again! We ended up getting a Pizza instead. They still charged us for the Ceaser Salad from the Dine out menu ...OMG Never would I go back!

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BarbaraR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Menu looks great. Unfortunately my halibut was over cooked and dry. Veggies tasted a bit fishy...My son says his salmon meal was good. Restaurant apologized and made dessert gratis. Great space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Our server was awesome and very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

We were really disappointed in the set menu. We came to an Italian restaurant to order some Italian food and were given a set menu of only seafood. If you don’t like seafood or are allergic to it there was only one option without it (some sort of chicken pasta). My husband and I hardly ever go out to enjoy ourselves without our 4 year old and newborn and were very much looking forward to spending Valentine’s dinner together over good Italian food. Unfortunately instead we had this seafood set menu and ended up getting fast food on our way home. Definitely not coming here for any more special occasions and definitely disappointed in the experience.

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BrendaW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Valentines

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There for Dine out Vancouver
A good dine out menu - tasty good value and good service. It’s worth trying if you have not been

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints....we are regulars to this place and the food is just so good. Linguine pescatore is to die for!!! And the pizzas out of this world....highly recommended and prized reasonably too for such fine dining experience....

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Jenn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our family came here for Christmas Eve dinner - Great food, great service, great ambience!

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Claudnificent
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for business lunch. Food is first class, service was exceptional, I highly recommend them.

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KimL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot, service is always outstanding! They are following covid protocols as well! I’ll definitely be back!

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TylerK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was very good. Restaurant was not busy at all. Bit of an older interior decor. Great food. The pizza crust was amazing but needed more sauce to go with the abundance of meat.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

The seafood linguine tasted amazing!!! But lacked the seafood that was listed on the menu (I.e. no salmon and only one scallop) Servers were a bit awkward, never checked in to ask us how the food was. Ambiance was lovely!

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DonM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It has been a number of years since I visited Al Porto. I was not disappointed. Great food and service.

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vipMelissaT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience4

I booked a table for 7 and did not know the maximum allowed at one given table is 6. I specified this was for my birthday, I confirmed on Open Table and I still received a phone call from the restaurant to confirm my rezo.
At no point I was told we’d be sat at 2 tables, apart from each other. The only reason why I booked this restaurant was because they seemingly allowed 7 people reservations. It is absolutely not ok to sit people at two tables without giving a headsup by phone, ESPECIALLY for a birthday. I understand this is not the restaurant’s fault for the covid regulations but it’s absolutely not professional not to give a headsup.

Also food is grossly overpriced and underwhelming. Will never come back.

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NathalieT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. We will go back on our next visit to Vancouver

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Server was older gentleman, seemed like he didn't want to be there. Food was cold and there was a flies in one dish. When telling the server it seemed it didn't bother him nor did he attempt to do anything other than ask if we wanted anything else. Tourist attraction so the service and food are not that great.

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HarryT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to this restaurant.
Was pleasantly surprised.
The menu was great and service was excellent.
You pay for what you get.
Will be back again

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David
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very pleasant dining experience. Waiter was attentive and food was very good.
Will certainly visit again.

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JonathanF
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always glad to be back at Al Porto Ristorante, great food, great place, amazing service!

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FrankH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

Went here to try the Dine Out Vancouver lunch special. Staff were not aware of Dine Out special menu and suggested I try the regular lunch special which was more expensive than Dine Out online promotion and did not include dessert. The restaurant was dead, with no ambiance and was a disappointing experience. I would not go back.

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vipchampagne
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved being back here. Service was also great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was spectacularly good!!! Beautiful restaurant. Such friendly knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend this place to everyone

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vipMarilou52
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday celebration

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acw89
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

All around wonderful experience every time I go! Delicious food and ambience is lovely. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! Must try.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, food quality and taste were amazing, everything was perfect, would 100% recommend and go back again.

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Ktykt
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, good home style Italian food, nice rustic ambiance

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LesW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Expensive for what it is. I make better bolognaise at home

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food.. excellent service.. I can’t wait to go back again !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent! Would definitely eat here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Better option for vegetarian. 👌Food and service was good 👍can’t wait to come out again.🤗

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Perfectly prepared food in the restaurant with warm ambiance and professional waiters with excellent suggestions.. we will be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

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.

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MashaelM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

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.

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SergioE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience1

We wait for the food almost 45 min the food was good but very slow

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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 4.1 stars by 1354 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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