Al Porto Ristorante

4.4
1359 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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What 1359 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
Ambience
4.0
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janisw
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Server was very inexperienced. We ordered wine with dinner, she never brought it but then told our table they were out of our request. At this time we were just about finished our dinner.

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Alberto
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating two birthdays and we started with a round of cocktails from the bar. We also tried the Carpaccio, Muscles and Bruschetta all fantastic choices. We continued with the salads and quickly moved into the mains. The Steak & Lobster combo was the choice of the night. Excellent quality and great taste. I highly recommend visiting Al Porto in Gastown, its perfect for any size gathering.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food !

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place! Would definitely go again!

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ReenaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

After being seated we were greeted by a lady. After that no one returned until we gestured that we haven’t been attended to and asked for assistance. The lady simply walked over and stated oh okay. Kind of felt out of place. It was our first time dining at Al Porto and weren’t really given too much information on the meals as to how big the portions are. So much of the food went to a waste as most of the items ordered were for sharing purposes. I have to admit the fellow serving the water was very attentive.

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SAnne
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

We found our meal expensive and not that good.
We will not return.

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Randy
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good value for your money. Great service by all. Paid three times that for half the quality at some high end restaurants when we were in Vancouver.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great location and feel.
Delicious pasta

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vipHollywoodHillsMom
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to celebrate my birthday!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a pleasant dining experience, relaxed environment, prompt service, no feeling rushed with the current dining restrictions. Already making plans to go back

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BELLASTE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Very noisy and hard to have a conversation at your own table but the food was good so 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Gigi
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance and service.
We highly recommend.

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ClaudeB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, the service was friendly, the decor is very warm and it was very quiet when we were there. Well, I like the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Flustered, slow service. I get they were busy but simple organization and better knowledge of the menu would have gone a long way.

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robertn
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was very good but I found the service frustrating. We waited quite a long while before our order was taken. This could be because the restaurant was understaffed due to the staffing shortages in the industry in which case the restaurant is really at fault.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and nice menu selection. Good ambiance!

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SuzanneS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a terrific place to enjoy great food, great service! We were staying at the Pan Pacific and the restuarant was within walking distance. The server, Craig, was super nice and we had a pleasant chat with him.
We loved it and will be recommending it to our friends and family!! And we will come there again next time we are in downtown Vancouver!
Bravo!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our waiter John

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SaeedM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Service: The waiter seemed to have had a bad day. Took them very long time to bring us the food even though we were the only customers. We were hoping to reflect that in the tip but the re was a fixed service fee so we didn’t have a chance to decide.
Food: Mediocre. The risotto was not cooked properly. Portions are small—my friend had ordered a salad and it was so ridiculously small that he was really disappointed after waiting so long.
Vibe: Interior is nice and well decorated with lots of space. The entrance though is in a not-very-nice alley.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service.
Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service!

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MyriahK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food and service is amazing. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Food was barely average and price was high

Tourist trap

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Habboy24
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cute place off the beat. Great service . I wish that the restaurant would have contacted me about the small menu because of covid. Food was good though.

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BrentG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Perfect place for a quiet date night. Older crowd. Food is very good. Service is outstanding. Probably a little pricy but still a great spot.

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silencenotgolden
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We all really enjoyed our dining experience. The only negative was we were kept waiting a while till we ordered food. The drinks came quickly and the food was delicious. The serving staff were super.

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Coach
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little restaurant with character. Food is good and customer service was exceptional. Well Done!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had my bday dinner @ Al Porto on Friday. Both service, food and wine selection were superb. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of me and my friends!

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AlexB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best restaurant meal we've had in quite awhile. A bit pricey though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, attentive services and wonderful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The linguine with sea food was beyond words. Some other dishes were okay but not as that one. The service was really friendly and good. There is no view if you are expecting a view but the ambiance is nice. Maybe because of the friendly service.

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Diana
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The evening was so enjoyable. One of the best features of Al Porto is that they have round tables. We had a party of 6, so a round table facilitated great conversations. The feature of halibut with prawns and saffron risotto was excellent. We enjoyed out serving team who were there when needed. This is a traditional Italian restaurant with excellent food and service.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food, service and wine. Was an enjoyable evening.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great. Very quiet due to pandemic but the food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service every time

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was always great ..good service by Carlos !

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Valhala
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The greeting was warm & friendly, service was very efficient & the food was excellent. We enjoyed the whole experience. Very few people there - I hope for their sakes that people go back to dining in now that the pandemic restrictions are easing.

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ClaudeB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there yesterday and we loved it. The food was really excellent, and really great service. We will certainly go back. A gem to be discovered !!

Martine and Claude

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous evening, amazing food and great service thanks to John!!!
He has served us before and is always very attentive!

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Laura
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was great, as always. They didn't have the full dessert menu so I tried the lemon curd for the first time and it was delicious! We were celebrating my friend's birthday so our server decorated the dessert plate with chocolate icing. We had a really nice evening.

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 1359 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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