It was excelent food. The chocolate cake was a bit too sweet. It's a bit too small but the ambiance is great. Thanks so much, our valentine's dinner couldn't be better.
We shared a salad, pasta and main of chicken sautéed in oil and fresh vegetables. House sauvignon blanc wine was very good. Service was good and attentive.
Excellent service, great food and good value, would go again!! :-)
Portobello is always good. We have had items from the regular menu as well as specials over the half dozen times we have been there. We are now starting to bring others with us!
Amazing food and wonderful staff that always makes us feel welcome and special. So lucky to have this family restaurant in the neighborhood.
Think because of dine out it did feel a bit rushed near the end of our meal. Overall good food, service and ambience. Tables not too close.
We had pasta meal plus one dessert between two of us. We headed to the theatre at 7:00pm so we didn’t want too much food to hold us down. Service was very good and the dessert, a chocolate volcano, was delicious. Plus we received 2 small chocolate meringues to finish off our coffee.
Predictably delicious food, welcoming owners and servers and an extremely warm and comfortable atmosphere. A great bonus if free parking out back.
We had such an amazing time dining at Portobello. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the restaurant is beautifully decorated and cozy. The service from the time we entered the door to when we left was consistent and friendly - we really liked our server (wish we got his name, he was great!!). The food was the best part, everything from the starter bread to the dessert was fresh fresh fresh! Everything was delicious. Great restaurant! Hope to be visiting again soon with friends and family :)
Nice cocktails, reasonable wine list. We ordered off the dine out Vancouver menu and everything was delicious. Hot food on warm plates. Very reasonable prices on the regular menu with lots of choices.
The food and service were amazing. Will definitely be back soon. Menu selection is great, real good Italian cooking and atmosphere.
Great location, very good food, not too noisy and excellent service.
Awesome as always, food and service fabulous
This was our first time eating at your Restaurant and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Very nice to see the meals being prepared and knowing that it was all from scratch. The flavours were delicious. Our server was also great. No pressure to eat and leave. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening.
We went there for dinner for my daughter’s birthday and before a show at the Stanley Theater. The food was AWESOME! Service was friendly. We had a special night and I would love to go back again in the future.
Great food and service but noticeably understaffed. Had to wait almost 15 minutes for our reservation for two but they comped us a glass of wine each so that helped to ease the pain. Nice place but the elevator music could use upgrading.
Always the place to go for good food, excellent atmosphere and a lovely experience.
we have been going to Portobello since it was on 4th ave
still fabulous food
Food and service are always good
A lovely meal, but the calamari was so hot that I couldn’t eat it. Even after my friend finished her appetizer, it was too hot to eat! I had to get it packed to go. Otherwise a great meal and super service.
Always enjoy the cozy ambience and friendly service along with a yummy meal!
Delicious!!!! My husband is an excellent cook so when we go out the food has to live up to his standard LOL. My mother and I ate there after the theatre. Everything was outstanding, from the bread to the dessertI can’t wait to return with my husband to try more of the amazing meals.
Really delicious food, I would not hesitate one second suggesting this restaurant to a friend.
Was disappointed with the overall experience. Food was mediocre and service was slow despite the restaurant being about half full. Pricing would have been alright if the quality was elevated.
Service was very good. Food was good, not outstanding, but good. It was very quiet with the place about 3/4 full.
Risotto and gnocchi always strike me as difficult to do well. These guys hit it out of the park. We took our twin 9 year olds and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. I would eat there again in a heartbeat
Craving italian and gave it a try
My husband and I are foodies and he himself is an amazing cook. The downside to that is that we're both very picky and almost every restaurant we go to is "just ok". But, our experience at Portobello was absolutely outstanding in every way. We had the Caesar salad, chicken with artichokes, spaghetti Bolognese with meatballs, Chianti, and tiramisu for dessert-all exceptional. The fact that the owners do the cooking/baking and the menu is simple and all authentic is so special and hard to find nowadays. I've already recommended this restaurant to several people and we will definitely be back! Congratulations on running such an authentic and wonderful restaurant!!
This restaurant is beyond amazing. It is clearly family owned and operated and the care that goes behind the food and service is outstanding. Every course of this meal is beyond expectations and make sure you don’t skip the sweets at the end. Thank you for the amazing experience. We will be back!
Been a customer off and on for many years. Food was fantastic and I'm sorry I havent been in a while. Will definitely go again soon.
I ordered the linguine alle vongole, which is something I often order at restaurants, but I thought Portobello's is one of the best I have had. Nice portion size as well. One of our friends ordered the pasta with mussels and said it was very good. It was busy in the restaurant, but service was good, and the ambiance is nice, lively, but not so loud that we couldn't talk.
Excellent , just excellent and always my family’s favourite
It was my second time great service and parking is available in the back
It's a small family restaurant with excellent food and great service. Randy, our waiter even helped me with parking in the back. He even came out back to check on me and showed me in. It was my wife's birthday and we were visiting from Hawaii but the "aloha spirit" was there. The owners came over and we even had a nice talk about Sicily.
Service has always been excellent and always forget that Portobello is easy to get to from anywhere in Vancouver .... classic Italian, small and intimate.
Since moving to Vancouver in the Spring, we have attempted to visit and experience the wonderful food venues and restaurants which Vancouver has to offer. Our visit to Portobello on Friday certainly lived up to it's reputation. We each elected something difference from the menu and we were not disappointed. The service, the wine selection, the menu and the atmosphere made for a perfect evening. 5 stars are not enough and we will be back.
This a a restaurant we always take people to whether out of town guests or local friends. We have been patrons of Joe and Rosa since their original Portobello at 4th and Burrard. Delicious and traditional Italian cuisine with the freshest ingredients. Very good value. Thanks
This was the second time we have been to Potobello. Both times we have been extremely impressed with the service and with the flexibility of the chef to change a sauce in a dish if doable. Although the dishes may not be the absolute best I have had, they are definitely very good. And the ambience is relaxed and friendly.
We really enjoyed our experience at Portobello. Food was delicious, service was impeccable. Waiter had a lovely personality. All in all we had a lovely evening.