Al Porto Ristorante

4.4
1363 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 1363 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
Ambience
4.1
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Cameron
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambience, great food and the service was superb. Just a great evening.
Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We were here for a birthday. The food was great and the staff were friendly. Pretty background for pictures.

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TerryP
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good food and service, portions were just right

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BarryM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party of 4 had a great evening at Al Porto. Everyone loved their dishes. My veal marsala was exceptionally tasty and the vegetable sides were cooked perfectly. The tiramisu was light and flavourful. We had a fantastic bottle of Brunello with dinner (one of 6 on the wine list) The service was fantastic. Al Porto lived up to its billing as a fine dining experience and we will all be happy to return again, hopefully in the near future.

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GregH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time excellent food love the restaurant will be back many times more.

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Wessel
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Took Sam the waiter 35 minutes to take our order. We waited 30 minutes after our main meal for him to serve the desert---. No wonder the top Italian restaurants in Vancouver were all fully booked for the weekend but easy to get a table at this restaurant-that should have been a red flag !!!

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DavidA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Once we found the place, we had a very nice dinner. The seafood antipasto was excellent! Good entrees and the service was good as well. We'll definitely be back.

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vipSoniaD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience3

Been here a few years ago and today was not what we expected. Food was bland, no flavour, pizza had no salt, meat was tasteless. I switched my meal for gluten free and my sauce was changed as well with no additional information. Was looking forward to the meal for a birthday but unfortunately won’t come again. Only plus side was the service was on point and very good.

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Claudia90gzzr
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I totally recommend this place.

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vipMariefellinloveX4orsooooo
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

I think we were forgotten!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
52 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific! Excellent service and food

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KYOUNGGU
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent! Wonderful food and vibe for date night!

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Rocky
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The catch of the day, fresh halibut steak with saffron risotto and vegetables, was excellent. The sever was very personable. This was an awesome choice for our anniversary dinner this year. Al Porto never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Haven’t been to Al Porto in many years and forgot what a gem it is. I had the seafood risotto which was outstanding. Service was excellent and I felt I’d been transported out of the city for a bit. Prices have gone up considerably, but it’s still worth it. Given how impacted the service industry has been, it’s to be expected. I’ll be back.

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GraceS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went for a lovely dinner. The food was excellent, as was the service. We would definitely return.

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MichI
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was good but not exceptional. Service was excellent and the spacing and covid protocols were great.

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janisw
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
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 on October 15, 2021
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
53 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food !

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
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
8 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
7 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
San Francisco
2 reviews
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.

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 1363 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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