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About Portobello Ristorante
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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Closed Sunday and Monday
CAN$30 and under
Free Parking at the Rear of the Restaurant
Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Portobello Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
Food and service, all amazing! Will go back again!
Very nice meal here, would definitely go back. The prawn and halibut pasta was delicious. Pretty reasonably priced compared to other similar offerings.
This was our third visit to Portobello. A very welcoming restaurant with great food and friendly service. Great value for authentic Italian food. We will certainly return.
Delicious menu. We had ceasar salad, calamari, seafood risotto, spag bolognese. Delicious bread as well.
Great food and wonderful service made for a very enjoyable evening.
Neighborhood gem! Even though we can walk to this place, we’d likely drive, if we moved away ... worth the trip!
Gamberi Diavolo is divine, the pastas are amazing (made fresh) and we’ve now tried two meat entrees - osso bucco, chicken with artichokes—delish - the wine list is very good too, if a bit limited but they have a good house wine, too.
Good service, great food- nice place for dinner and conversation.
Portobello is a hidden (and under-rated) intimate dining room with excellent Italian food, and a few signature dishes worth trying, again and again!
I’ve been here a few times over the years for dinner and the food is consistently excellent. This time I tried the seasonal mushroom cauliflower (vegetarian) soup, which was flavourful and rich. Another appetizer, the stuffed Portobello mushroom cap is always fresh and gently spiced.
The fresh halibut and prawn risotto is a signature dish; it is rich and very tasty. All the menu items look appealing. The wine selection is sufficient and you can find a good bottle to complement your meal for a reasonable price. I finished my meal with a fragrant and moist lemon cake, a daily special.
The overall price point for entrees is less than other comparable restaurants in the downtown core, Portobello represents good value overall. And the food quality is a step above other Italian restaurants in the city.
The service is casual and attentive. The owners seem to care about their customers; if you dine a special occasion, they may make it memorable.
For visitors to Vancouver, it is worth the taxi fare to travel to South Granville-Broadway district, which has some excellent restaurants and unique retail shops.
Nice Italian themed evening with friends... would have loved a table tucked away in the corner. Really good fresh food, served hot and timely. Would recommend to anyone. Glad we tried a place where we had never been.
Try the gnocchi. ‘Nuff said.
Fantastic Italian food; really a notch above most run-of-the-mill Italian joints.
I went with my family while I was in town, and we all had an exceptional experience.
We shared the Fungo Portobello Gratinato appetizer, and it was so delicious. The garlic croutons and parmigiano (so umami) perfectly balance with the flavor of the mushroom. This is a great appetizer because its just packed with so much flavour.
I don't think you can go wrong with any of their entrees, but they do seafood REALLY well. A few of us has the Spaghetti con Gamberi Rombo which was fantastic, one Linguine Con Cozze Fresche (also great), and Polpette Di Manzo (great if you're more of a meat person and dont feel like pasta or seafood). All the food paired really well with our Pinot Grigio.
The desert really blew us away. I ordered this lemon cream dessert (the last one available) and words cant even describe how good it was. One of the greatest regrets in my life is eating it so quickly.
In terms of service, our waiter was really great, but he was covering a lot of tables (I think every table in the place.. its small), but I can appreciate how hard we was working.
This restaurant is an absolute neighborhood gem, very authentic, and perfect for pretty much any occasion.
The service was excellent, very friendly staff and owner, good food, place was great, not loud, serving size is just right.
The food was excellent. It was a cozy, intimate, and lively restaurant. The service was good, but not "fine dining" service - friendly, but casual service.
Excellent food. Reasonably priced. Impeccable service by an unpretentious waiter.
The space is a little too crowded causing chairs to be bumped by neighbouring diners.
A very good dining experience as far as the food and service is concerned. I highly recommend it.
Portobello is our favourite neighbourhood restaurant where my husband and I have been going for many years. The owners are always there, and they remember us, visit our table, are not intrusive, are able to keep very good waiters over time. They also make the best ever Vitello al Limone ! Our fear is that one day we will pass the restaurant and see a sign on the door saying either "closed forever" or "for lease". This section of West Broadway is vulnerable to either building owners raising the rent for small businesses who then have to close down, or an outright purchase of the whole block with a "Development Application" sign put up in place of the small business signs. Then there is another look-alike mid-or high rise building put up that has rents too high for small restaurants like Portobello. And another big chain would move in, either selling financial services, or fitness or bad food. This would be TRAGIC!
Great food, service and Ambience. Real Italian food at a reasonable price.
Always good, tasty, reliable Italian style food with a local touch. It is a friendly, family-run restaurant with excellent service. It's hard to find this kind of independent, reasonably priced, good quality restaurant these days on the west side. Very convenient for transit and taxis at Broadway and Granville.
A favorite neighbourhood spot.
Very good Caesar salad. And a generous portion. Pasta was excellent as was the service. No problem using the coupon. 2 pastas. One salad and 2 coffees. $45. Not bad these days.
The meal was delicious and my 84 year old mother enjoyed her all time favourite pasta dish. She has said this will be her last time visiting Vancouver and Portobello provided it for her. Much appreciated!
Great service! We were running late because of traffic jam and we phoned ahead for appitizers which were waiting when we arrived☺ thet took very good care of us so we could still have a delicious dinner before the theatre. Fantastic fresh pasta, great ambience and very nice staff. Would definately recommend.
We chose the restaurant as it was close to the Stanley Theatre. It was our first time and it's on
'the regular circuit' for us. The combination of great food, wonderful ambience and excellent service from Joseph made for a perfect evening.
Barbara and Fred
Don't usually write reviews but everything was so nice including the special treatment from the owners that I feel compelled to share the wonderful experience on line.
Excellent as always. Perfect before theatre. Very personal touch and great value.
Great food. Would definitely go back. The one disappointment, they are not open for lunch
The waiters and Head receptionist made sure we were happy with our meals and accomodated providing my 95 year old mother with a festive birthday cake dessert, complete with lit candle and dramatic presentation. They turned a delicious meal into a celebratory event, well worth the value of the meals and drinks.
Went prior to Arts Club performance. Wait staff very helpful. We both really enjoyed our pasta dishes which left no room for dessert! Restaurant was packed but we were seated immediately - make a reservation. Will definitely go again and sample other items.
We come here all the time, as we live in the neighborhood. It is our favorite. The owners are friendly and kind, and the wait staff helpful and attentive. Always a special night here.
The people that own this restaurant are excellent and wonderful and kind do a fantastic job and look after every detail blue ribbon service
Friendly service and prompt.
We eat and drank at our own speed were not rushed out the door.
Very good food and good portions.
Would recommend it.
Food is great and service is excellent !! Love this restaurant and will come again 😃
We had a very nice romantic birthday dinner of the set menu with great service and delicious food. The complimentary dessert and digestif was also greatly appreciated and enjoyed.
Reasonable price for such quality of food
We had a reservation for 8:00, ordered a salad and entree and we're finished at 8:50. Hardly a leisurely dining experience! One dish was very good, the other just OK.
Won't be back.
Great , truly is a hidden gem, food delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant for the food
I had the veal limone and it was great. The staff treated us like new friends that made the whole experience special.
The service was very good, with very friendly staff.
The food was excellent and brought out in a timely manner.
I would definitely go back and recommend it to my friends.
Excellent food, very accommodating staff. Would definitely come back again
I phoned since it was Valentine's day to advise we would be a little late and to confirm we were on our way. They were very friendly and said 'Don't rush if you're in traffic'. The place was packed when we got there and each table had heart balloons attached. Service was fantastic for the number of customers seated and the meal was wonderful. We assurred them that we would definitely be back again!
Excellent food and Service. Great family run restaurant with a quiet pleasant atmosphere. Authentic Italian cuisine at a reasonable price.
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