Portobello Ristorante

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CAN$30 and under
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Romantic and cozy, Portobello ristorante attracts all kinds of diners. They come for the candle-lit tables, comfortable chairs, and intimate ambiance that compliments the menu inspired by southern Italy. Owner and locally-renowned chef Joe 'Pino' Milano creates dishes using fresh, quality ingredients that arouse taste buds and will satisfy any appetite.
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

PA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

SJ
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent , just excellent and always my family’s favourite

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was my second time great service and parking is available in the back

GH
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service has always been excellent and always forget that Portobello is easy to get to from anywhere in Vancouver .... classic Italian, small and intimate.

RP
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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.

V
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

s
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

J
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

TO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience!!!

AM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always—delicious, pleasant, both friendly and elegant. Perfect!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dinner! Salmon fettuccine came with an abundance of salmon. Great service!

SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this small, cozy restaurant! Very friendly wait staff and delicious food. A must try!

TH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The scallops and prawns in the rice dish were overcooked and somewhat chewy. The service was friendly and prompt. There were no mussels available the day of our visit.

PP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good simple Italian food cooked by Italian chef with a great cooking tradition.

CM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Enjoyable Mother’s Day dinner with friends. Good value and good food. Desserts worthy of Michelin star restaurants! Definitely will return.

M
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a favorite Cosy feeling and we are always treated well and food is amazing. Deserts are all homemade as well Neighborhood treasure

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have always loved Portobello and will continue to dine there, with family and friends.

Can I book again for May 22nd at 6:00 p.m. for two (2) ..........molto fungi and tiramisu............please

VL
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner before play at Stanley theatre. 15% off food meal if you show your same day theatre ticket. Good Italian pasta food. Caesar salad was excellent

R
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice hosts remember their clients

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is outstanding - show up hungry the portions are generous. A wide selection of food to choose from, and try to leave room for the succulent home made deserts. Family run, I have never had a bad experience with the food or the service. A Vancouver hidden gem!

C
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food!
Great little spot ! Perfect for date night. Not too crowded or noisy. Cozy , great service.
Osso bucco is amazing!
Meatballs also fantastic!
Veal cooked perfectly
Deserts just like you would find in Italy!
Been 3 times now. Will go back!

MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the fact that Pino has been serving delicious Italian food to Vanvouverites for over 40 years and not only that, he is in my neighbourhood! Veal dishes, seafood dishes, pasta, burratta from Italy, and at all agreeable prices! Professional, yet friendly, service and attractive decor and atmosphere.
What’s not to like about a restaurant like this!
(Free parking on the street after 7 and some in the back!.)

PP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good service and great food a bit noisy on a Saturday night but manageable. One of our group was a little unhappy with the a amount of pasta sauce so it was taken off the bille

KY
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! This was my second time coming here and it was just as good as the first time. Food was delicious (and generous portions too!), service was great, and prices are very reasonable. Will definitely come back!

S
Vancouver
52 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A great place prior theatre. The decor changes with various artists work displayed on the walls. Portobella food is good, - all four of us dined on their pasta, and unfortunately did not have time for dessert. It was busy when we were there and the service still catered to our needs.
We will be back.

IM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great service but food was lacking especially for the price.

ES
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated a special family birthday at Portobello on March 16, 2019. The food and service were excellent. The osso bucco was wonderfully tender and flavourful. The portions were generous. I can't think of a way this restaurant could have improved the experience for us. Highly recommend.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love it at portobello!

AM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always such a pleasure to visit Portobello. Such consistently good food, wonderful environment, and welcoming atmosphere.

B
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As always we enjoyed another authentic Italian dinner cooked by papa! A great local restaurant where we always want to return

J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a great dinner here on a week day evening. It was very quiet and relaxing. We could talk without shouting (we’re seniors!). The waiter was very attentive and made some helpful suggestions. We will be back for sure.

DN
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

seated at absolutely the worst table in restaurant while much better tables were available when we entered and we're still not occupied when we left. Went elsewhere for coffee and desert.

FM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a very nice dinner, my girlfriend had the Valentines meal which had soup and dessert included, whereas I had an item off the main menu. The setting is quite intimate, and we were right at the kitchen. The service was very good and attentive and the food was very tasty. A few more potatoes or vegetables would have been nice, but I would certainly go again.

TB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great, good quality family-run restaurant. Good, traditional Italian cuisine and always a warm welcome

B
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great Valentine’s dinner shared with my lovely niece and sister-in-law. We had a nice table somewhat removed from the rest which worked out perfectly for us. Waitstaff were great and everyone enjoyed their meal.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall, a very pleasant and positive experience. Attentive service.

SO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Fabulous food. Awesome service. We will definitely be back.

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