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Portobello Ristorante Burnaby, Burnaby, BC

Portobello Ristorante Burnaby

4.8
4.8
80 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian


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 'Pino' Milano creates dishes using fresh, quality ingredients that arouse taste buds and will satisfy any appetite.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 734-0697

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    PINO MILANO

  • Neighbourhood

    Burnaby

  • Cross Street

    GILMORE

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    BUS STOP

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 80 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Romance

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  1. VH

    VickyH

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service & romantic quiet ambiance making conversation easy..We have been patrons of this restaurant for a long time and food is always consistently fabulous Unlike some establishments warm bread and colourful seasonal vegetables are included with entrees and are not extra expensive menu “ sides”
  2. E

    Elco

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Server was very attentive and kind. Food was delicious. Enjoyed the cozy ambience.
  3. AH

    AsminaH

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, excellent service by our waiter and all the food was delicious. This is our third time at the restaurant and we will sure be returning. We also got complementary frangelicos for our table as we were celebrating an anniversary.
  4. JL

    JanL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the perfect place for intimate dinners, small gatherings, celebrations. This was our second time time there in 2 months. A very special place. Food and service - Love!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Food was good.. the soup was quite basic but the ribs was really good. service was very good.. The meringue in the end was a nice touch.
  6. a

    andreww

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Once again a first class meal presented by first class hosts. We wanted an authentic home-cooked meal and were not disappointed. Since it was spring we sat in the natural light side of the dining room. It was cozy, ideal. The food was fresh and lovingly prepared and presented. Thank you for delivering us such a memorable meal.
  7. RJ

    RiazJ

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food , great gem in Burnaby
  8. JB

    JillB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service attentive but not intrusive. Food was all very good and ample portions
  9. LB

    LukeBear

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic services. Great food. Reasonable price!
  10. MG

    MetroGoer

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Excellent Service! We had an amazing dinner.
  11. LC

    LilyC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My family had a wonderful birthday celebration for my daughter. When our server heard, we were celebrating our daughter’s birthday, they decorated her dessert with candles and birthday greeting. Service and our meals were excellent! We’d definitely recommend to our friends and will be back again! Thanks for your service! Choy and Fabian family
  12. H

    Hoover

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a special occasion and we were looking for a quiet romantic place to celebrate . This was it on all levels. Twice during the evening the owner came over to greet us and then later to ask how things were. That's service. Our first time there and now it's 'our' spot. You won't be disappointed.
  13. RA

    RicardoA

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portobello was a great discovery for us. It has an outstanding Italian kitchen, friendly and caring service and the price is not bad (good relationship quality-price or as people say value for money). The Argentine prawns were perfectly cooked “alla diavola”. Definitely, we’ll go back.
  14. JJ

    JoJo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Dennis was a delight, informative, attentive, food superior, tiramisu to die for
  15. B

    Brunchee

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was great. Service was lack lustre.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Came here for the bite of burnaby which was $49 per 3 course menu. The ambience of the place and the service of the place were truly exceptional. Nonetheless, something about the flooring though is that i thought there was an earthquake everytime someone passes my table. I think this is something that portobello should fix. Lets get to the food: - Italian Burrata: the imported italian fresh burrata with baby arugula, fresh tomatoes , drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar won the show of the night. It was truly amazing! (5/5) - Zuppa: the roasted red pepper and tomato soup was just okay. Nothing exceptional. (3/5) - Vitello Al Marsala: the thin slices of veal sauteed with butter, mushrooms and imported sicilian marsala wine sauce and some vegetabl3s and roasted potatoes was quite good. This is worth the money especially the sauce!!! (4/5) - Spaghetti Di Mare: the wild argentina's prawns, halibut, sea scallops sauteed wirh vodka garlic, fresh herbs and light spicy rose sauce was a okay experience. The spaghetti was good already and the sauce was super good too. But the seafood was overcooked and made the dish become bad. I thought the fish was chicken lmao. (3/5) - Warm chcolate molten cake: it was good. It just needs ice cream to make it perfect (4/5) - Vanilla Panna Cotta with fresh raspbery sauce: it was truly exceptional too combine the two sincd there was no ice cream and it was perfect. (4/5) Overall, Portobello Restaurant is a good restaurant to eat italian food at. It has a lot of things to improve so that it can be a truly exceptional experience. This is definitely on the same level as baci but baci is better. Cheers! I hope this feedback helps!
  17. L

    Lovingit

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We participated this year’s Bite of Burnaby. It was our first visit to the restaurant. The food was fresh and delicious! We could taste the good quality olive oil. The serving size was quite good too. The service was outstanding. One of us has extreme food allergy so we filled out the reservation form with a special request. The servers brought it up even before we ordered! Because of the excellent dining experience, we will definitely take our family there again!!
  18. B

    Brenda99

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again we were treated to a wonderful evening to celebrate two friends' belated birthdays! The seafood risotto was so delicious as was everyone's else's dinners. Then of course the tiramisu was fabulous as usual but they ran out so we had the pana cotta which was equally as delicious. The two birthday guests were made to feel special and Rosa added her usual special touch at the end of the evening with her homemade Italian orange cookies! Thank you and we will be back! Brenda
  19. B

    Bozyman

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ALWAYS have an amazing meal at Portobello. Its always a beautiful evening.
  20. PY

    PattyY

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant and ambiance. really enjoyed the set meal option.
  21. G

    Gazza

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience overall. Bite of Burnaby was a great menu!
  22. MC

    MichaelC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cozy classic Italian restaurant, with very good service and very good food. There are no windows in the main dining area which makes it feel a bit confined but noise level was okay and conversation was not a problem. Definite repeat.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good and service great! Veal piccata was outstanding!
  24. IH

    IHeartSpice

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Ordered items: Cozze Alla Marinara, Fungo Portobello Granato, and Risotto Di Mare. All were absolutely fantastic. I would give this 5 stars, but the bread took a bit of time arriving.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and attention to detail make Portobello our favorite restaurant for over 30 years.
  26. C

    Cynthia

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I've been to this restaurant before and was expecting to order off the regular menu on Valentine's Day. I wish I knew beforehand that there was going to be a set menu as one of the dish we ordered wasn't that great. Other than that, the server was great and friendly as well.
  27. A

    Anthony

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Our group of 4 was very happy with everything we ordered. All the staff was very pleasant. Went for my wife’s birthday and she can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  28. a

    allysweets

    Vancouver

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really loved our experience at Portobello. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the staff are attentive. Our food was delicious. The servings are large too. We liked their wine list. So nice to have this restaurant in Burnaby Heights. Thankyou all, especially Rosa for your kind attention. We will be regulars for sure
  29. B

    Burnaby1

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, service & ambience. You feel at home when you’re here.
  30. PP

    PatioPeople

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A delightful experience, Will be back soon. The room is lovely and the waiter attentive. We shared the calamari and tiramisu, both delicious. The Caesar salad was a meal in itself . Two of us had pasta and one the short ribs, which were yummy, but would have preferred mashed potatoes as. Billed on the website. The woman greeting us at the entrance was not welcoming at all, the only thing that needs improving at this special place.
  31. JJ

    JoJo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    I picked this restaurant for a celebration. Before I booked, I looked at their online menu, which to my surprise, is NOT the menu they have at the restaurant. In addition, if you're a vegetarian, you only have ONE option. And if you're allergic to the dish, well then too bad. Being a vegetarian and having only one option, I asked if they would be able to accommodate me as their online menu had several vegetarian options. This request was declined. Our server was very nice but due to the lack of options and the inconsistency with the menus, we ended up leaving and spent out money at another restaurant where they appreciated us as customers/business. I would not recommend this restaurant if you're a vegetarian.
  32. WP

    WallaceP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience and excellent service and food! My favourite Italian restaurant in town!
  33. EM

    EricaM

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Opted to try this experience as part of Dine Out. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was well paced. Home made everything and delicious. Will be back.
  34. WA

    WayneA

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service to compliment the pleasing dishes to both the eye and palate
  35. KC

    KerryC

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very relaxing atmosphere with amazing food. Very good service in a comfortable setting.
  36. B

    Bozyman

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! We love Portobello and will return again and again! Fanatstic owners amazing chief and superior staff.
  37. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Service was very attentive. Felt caged in with so many tables so preferred a spot with the one small window. Food was good but too much sauce on both appie and mains. Wine excellent.
  38. VS

    VincentS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, great experience and fantastic food. Definitely brings North Burnaby up a notch in terms of fine cuisine
  39. L

    Lovelunchonarun

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The risotto was a bit blend, needed a bit of salt. But all the rest of the food was really great. Excellent portions and the service outstanding.
  40. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Owner clearly takes pride in the restaurant and checks in with customers in a non-intrusive way.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Portobello Ristorante Burnaby offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 734-0697.

Portobello Ristorante Burnaby is rated 4.8 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Portobello Ristorante Burnaby

4120 Hastings St Burnaby, BC V5C 2J4

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    GILMORE

  • Neighbourhood

    Burnaby

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    BUS STOP

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    PINO MILANO

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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