Giuseppe's Al Porto
Giuseppe's Al Porto

Giuseppe's Al Porto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.giuseppesitalian.com/
  • Phone: 3607148412x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily starting at 11:30
    Happy Hour: Daily from 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Dinner: Al Tramonto (Sunset Dinner) special from 3:00 - 6:00 & regular menu starts at 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Chef Christian Turner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate large groups such as weddings and rehearsals. Please contact Giuseppe's Al Porto for all your private dining needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Giuseppe Maruo 3607148412x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Roeder
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Giuseppe's Al Porto
Giuseppe's Al Porto has a spectacular view of Squalicum Marina at Bellingham Bay. Our chefs focus on the freshest local ingredients, while utilizing classic Italian technique; our restaurant is an experience that you cannot afford to miss!! We offer Dining Al Tramonto which is our three course dinner for $20.00 daily from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Join us for happy hour and our hand crafted cocktails, Italian wines, rotating draft beer as well as delicious bites including Taylor Shellfish mussels, balsamic-glazed ribs and much more!


With our two large outdoor patios as well as our main dining areas, Giuseppe's Al Porto is suited for all occasions.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Giuseppe's Al Porto reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (39)great for outdoor dining (37)special occasion (37)fit for foodies (30)romantic (24)good for groups (23)neighborhood gem (16)great for lunch (15)notable wine list (15)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (5)great for brunch (5)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food and service was fantastic.We haven't been there in quite a while,but are glad we made the time this weekend.By far,the best Italian food we've had in Bellingham.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Giuseppe's is Fantastic
    Chop733
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We dined in celebration in a party of 7, 5 of us ordered different meals - Unanimously we all thought it was memorable and top of the line quality as well as service - two big thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The reservation process on line was very easy and worked out great. the over all experienc eof the restaurant is wonderful , staff ,ambiance ,food and selection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ever!
    quigley
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have been to Giuseppe's once before and the food was great. We went back the other evening after a quick booking for dinner and the day was beautiful/perfect. Sunny but not overly hot and we dined outside with the view of the marina. There were a number of other couples and at least one foursome outside as well. However, the talk was quiet and we had a wonderful time! Our waitress was superb!! The meals were a bit costly, however the Ahi Tuna salad-worth every cent!! My GFs meal was equally tantalizing to her and we had a wonderful time! I would recommend this FIVE-STAR restaurant to anyone who wants a huge selection of great food with gluten free dishes as well. Best experience I've ever had at a restaurant...that's saying quite a lot!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian in Bellingham area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food. Giuseppe's is consistently the best Italian restaurant in the Bellingham/Mt Vernon/Anacortes area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    ....always has great food, drinks, patio views and service at reasonable prices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Bellingham's gems
    SFfoodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Italian restaurants are easy praise -- who doesn't like pasta, and what chef can't cook it al dente? But Giuseppe's pushes the envelope, not to be trendy or "nouvelle," but rather, to present unusually delicious but unexpected options to its diners. Instead of the obligatory deep fried calamari found at most, Giuseppe's offers a yummy, most conventionally Mediterranean-style sautéed version. His kitchen opts for subtle flavors, generally avoiding the heavy garlic and oregano that typical "Italian" restaurants are addicted to. And his house specialties are sometimes stellar, especially his Fettucine Giardini Naxos -- a fettucini with generous servings of prawn, scallops and mussels in a zingy curry-tinged sauce. Long live Giuseppe's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Painfully slow inattentive service
    Ihatechosingthese
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food and atmosphere were great. Waiter failed to clear plates before next course. We had to shuffle empty plates around to make room. Coffee was never topped off. Forty minute wait after main course finished before being asked to select desert. We now have disappointingly low expectations for this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday lunch for a friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The services was great and the food was great i would recamend to a friend
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2eatgood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have been here before but this last time the food was outstanding , I ordered the salmon and my friend had the halibut and bOth dishes were cooked to perfection and delicious. the service was also very prompt and good. The owner has always been there and helping out too. We will go back anytime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    SLAL
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband and I went to Giuseppe's for our anniversary this year. The restaurant was very quiet. It was 7pm on a weeknight. The waitstaff was attentive, but also gave us plenty of space for private conversation. The food (chicken parmigiana and portobello/gorgonzola topped steak) was extremely tasty!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • batome
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    delicious Italian style steak, vegetables and potatoes, big glass of enjoyable red wine, lovely cafe atmosphere for our lunch here. we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Find in Bellingham, WA
    TomBVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Giuseppe's Al Porto was a “find” while on vacation. Beginning with a great setting in the marina, Giuseppe’s exceeded my every expectation for the meal I enjoyed with my wife. I suggest the rigatoni with sausage which was perfectly seasoned. You cannot leave here unsatisfied with the dining experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had a quiet dinner with my wife on our anniversary. Staff were great. We were alone in our own section by a window for most of our meal. Food was great. Limited selections on the menu for vegetarians, but did well with extra appetizers/side dishes (were told modifications of other main menu items were possible).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brandy
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were dissapointed. We were not welcomed on arrival, our salad was not fresh. The pasta was OK. The desert was ordinary. The only thing special was the view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Italian!
    travelinrambler
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Went here with husband and a friend for dinner after work- great relaxed atmosphere, good food. The service may be considered a bit slow by some, but we enjoyed being given ample time to chat and eat between appetizers, the main meal, and dessert. All three of us ordered different meals and we were all equally pleased. I would definitely come back here for a date night with the hubby to relax, eat some good food, and sit on the patio. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    everything was wonderful --great service, exceptional authentic Italian flare and flavor!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent!
    karen4
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Giuseppe's was a real find. We love good Italian food and this was exceptional. The atmosphere was casual and fun and the service was outstanding. We'll go again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorate restaurant in Bellinghame
    TheKinkelas
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Hands down, the best italian restaurant in Bellingham... or better yet best within 200 miles !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great on all levels
    HappyinBow
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Great deck seating and the food was out of this world. Will visit again and again. Service top notch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wifes birthday dinner
    Dale
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Four of us were there for my wife's birthday. We happened to pick a very busy night but the help seemed to be handling it well. It was a bit noisy. Two people had never been there before, they were very impressed with the food were already planning a return visit. For the first time I was disappointed with my meal. I had the rack of lamb, medium rare. They were small, overcooked, and the vegetables were tasteless which no amount of salt and pepper could correct. I chalked it up to the place being busy and did not complain. This still remains our favorite restaurant, we come from Whidbey Island. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Helosales
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First I should say that we love this restaurant and like the owner since Whidbey days. We made an early reservation because we were attending a concert at Mt Baker Theatre. We stayed at the Bellwether and, as usual, planned a nice dinner for two. When we were seated, I was a little concerned about bypassing the bar area and being placed at a table for four with children next door. Then the big noise issue arrived with a large party of approx 50 that was seated in the area behind us. I guess I should have expressed my preference for a quieter table for two, which there were plenty of at 5:30pm when we arrived, but I would think the staff would try to seat couples away from noise and children if there is availability.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Celebrated Father's Day 2014 here. Would order everything again! Delicious meal. Large servings. Nothing disappointed. Mille Grazie!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian Fare
    time4dinr
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Spent Father's Day with the family and had a wonderful time. The service is impeccable, the food top rate, and large portions. I've never seen Lasagna portions that big. Not a huge variety of menu items, but well worth what's on the menu.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Venue
    zackmoVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    For a special event. Food was fresh and service attentive...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoy evening in the NW...
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Beautiful weather in Bellingham last Wed night. Wanted to eat outside with a nice view, and Giuseppe's Al Porto was perfect. Received an email from Open Table that I did not honor my reservation, but a call to the restaurant and an email to Open Table resolved the issue, I believe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waitperson
    George
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    One of our party was gluten-intolerant, and the waiter was so informed. He, however, neglected to mention that the gnocchi were flour-based. The result was a pretty uncomfortable night for my partner. The waiter should have know that gnocchi were inappropriate for a gluten-intolerant diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 361 reviews are from the Giuseppe's Al Porto reviews archive.
  • Great food, service abnormally bad
    Glen
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great restaurant for great food and views and setting. No place better on a sunny evening for outdoor dining and usually great service. Food was great tonight, service was horrible!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    lala2005
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I was pleased with the menu as well as the food. Great place to go especially when its sunny out so you can take advantage of the outside dining. Great lasagna! They can get busy so food may take a bit longer, but the bread will keep you satisfied until the yummy dishes arrive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always
    chocolatelover
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Giuseppe runs a fantastic restaurant, great value, wonderful food. One of our favorites!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Water view and flavorful food.
    hughandlynn
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Consistently a nice experience. Wonderful happy hour with many choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bellingham Winner
    Nitpicker
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Giuseppes is a big part of the reason that we find no cause to leave Bellingham for great dining The owner is the hardest working person in this busy restaraunt. He personally checks how patrons are enjoying the experience. The staff emulates his friendly and hard working approach. The food is real Italian and always top notch. Prices are reasonable and quite good compared to Seattle. The selection is varied and includes many seafood options. You cannot miss at Giuseppes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow and unsure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Service was slow and inattentive. For the second time in two visits they got my wide's order wrong.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • business paint
    Mike
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    dinner was exceptional the ahi special was one of the best presentations of ahi i have ever had and its one of my favorites. the appetizer mussells in the red sauce are always first class!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mother's Day Brunch Ever
    notfoodies
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Sunny weather with patio seating overlooking the Bellingham marina. Buffet choices were good but not quite what you would find on a luxury cruise ship. e.g. The prime rib was already cut into thinner slices and placed in warming trays along with baked salmon, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, and fried potatoes. Servers were not available to do specialty eggs, omelets, etc Menu choices were well stocked and everything that was available was very good. What really made the experience for us was the excellent service. Originally seating in the shade closer to the restaurant made it a little cool. Our server brought out a blanket and moved us to table in the sun when one became available. All the difference in the world!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch not worth the price
    foodieJ
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went to Mother's Day brunch expecting an amazing buffet based on my previous experience when they were located in downtown Bellingham. Turns out it was very mediocre. Basic breakfast items only. Seafood was only in prepared dishes that were less than fantastic. I will never go to another one of their buffets again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Early Dinner
    Fiancess
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Giuseppe's is a great restaurant. We especially like their early dinner option because it's wonderfully affordable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Epicurean Delight
    Goodfood
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Giuseppe's Al Porto is a magnificent Italian Restaurant with all the ambiance and charm of old world Italian cooking at it's finest. Giuseppe himself is a perfect host for any occasion. He instinctively knows how to ensure his clientele have a wonderful evening either by greeting them personally and visiting the table often or making a kind and subtle appearance to acknowledge his guests without interrupting a more private evening. He is a perfectionist behind every creation that comes out of the kitchen. Fine dining is an art that cannot be taught, and Giuseppe has a spectacular gift at making every meal a delight at his warm and charming restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    LenM
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Reviews for this restaurant (one of only two listed on Open Table in Bellingham) were generally stellar. Our experience was anything but. We both ordered pasta and a salad. The salads were fine - crisp and fresh - both pastas were lukewarm. We informed our server and, to their credit, the kitchen gave us new servings that we're piping hot. Unfortunately, neither pasta was memorable. My wife's lasagna was devoid of cheese and my cannelloni was tasteless. The service was warm and attentive and the place seems very popular so it must have something going for it - perhaps volume - the portions were generous.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another beautiful night at Guiseppe
    Tassy
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We dine here quite often and are never disappointed. The specials are always fantastic. I am trying to make my way through the entire menu and have never been disappointed! Sit in Luciano's section. He is very knowledgeable about the wine list, and a great conversationalist.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.