Giuseppe's Al Porto
Giuseppe's Al Porto

Giuseppe's Al Porto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.giuseppesitalian.com/
  • Phone: (360) 714-8412
  • 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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Giuseppe's Al Porto reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)great for outdoor dining (31)scenic view (31)fit for foodies (25)romantic (23)good for groups (17)great for lunch (14)notable wine list (13)neighborhood gem (12)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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.
  • scho97
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The meal and service was excellent, We had five sitting for dinner, each of us ordered something different and all were very pleased with their meals. I had the pork chop which was excellent. Two of us were on a restricted diet and the staff worked to ensure that our needs were met. Great evening , great restaurant
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All in all, a good experience
    FoodLover
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first anniversary with you. The food was good and the staff very attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect - again
    Tassy
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Dinner here with my husband and grandson was perfect once more. From the food to the excellent service - made for a very nice night. I wonder why I keep trying other places when this one delivers every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Al Porto
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Great food, excellent service, wonderful location. They were excellent when downtown, but the added ambiance of the waterfront just adds to the pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good service
    Shawn
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We wanted a sweet Prosecco for a celebration toast. No problem, they added something to the Prosecco and we had a beverage for the toast. The food is attractively plated and we have several go to favorites here. I nice evening is always guaranteed. The owner is almost always on site, friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded my expectation!
    MissJillie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Wonderful dining experience for our anniversary dinner :) I did request a quiet table for two if possible, and we were seated at a table overlooking the harbor. The lighting was not too bright, not too dim--in other words, perfect! Guiseppe, the owner, makes his rounds to various tables, which really lends a family-type, comfortable feel to the whole dining experience. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early dinner special
    Momstreat
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    My mother, my wife and I had excellent early dinner at Guiseppe's, ordering both salmon and steak off of the early dinner menu. The waiters laughed at my jokes. On the down side my mother asked for her steak well done and it came medium rare but she ate it and may never order well done again. The portions aren't huge but more than enough for most people. Excellent food, beautifully finished interior, friendly staff looking out over the marina.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An early dinner, delicious meal!
    littlegramma
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We enjoyed the early dinner which is served 7 nights a week except on holidays. If one is one a budget, it is a great way to still go to a quality restaurant and have an excellent meal. The early evening menu had quite a few choices and included a first course and dessert. We were a party of 4, and we ordered three different entrees. Everyone was more than pleased with the quality and quantity of their meal. I happen to be gluten intolerant, and this restaurant is very "gluten free friendly".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night at 6:30 pm Dinner
    Siddles
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I had the pasta special and my boyfriend had the Chicken parm, We both enjoyed our dishes, but mine lacked a little bit of spice. I would have liked to ask for some red peppers to spice it up but our waiter did not come around often. I also think that all items are overpriced by about $5.00. I will dine here again but not on a regular bases. Guispeppe's used to be one of my favorite places to eat. I have been dining here for over 20 years
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good restaurant
    DonFrancesco
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Wine List - Good Salad - Just the right size but too much dressing. Entree - I had the Chicken Piccata. This dish was incredible. However, I felt that it was a large portion size. Dessert - I had the chocolate flourless cake. It was to die for but it left me wishing for more ice cream. Overall - Very good restaurant. The service and ambience were second to none. If they paid slightly more attention to some details with respect to the food, it would be almost perfect. Nonetheless, I would without hesitation highly recommend this restaurant. It is probably the best italian restaurant in Northern Washington.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We have been meaning to try this restaurant for awhile and finally made it. We took some good friends from out of town and had our fingers crossed. We all loved the food and atmosphere. I had the beet salad (best ever) and ravioli with prawns special. Wonderful. The guys had the early dinner special, chicken piccata. The service was good, a tad bit hovering. Can't wait to come back in nicer weather and enjoy the marina.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it, we will be back!
    SeattliteFamily
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The atmosphere was very nice. The staff was very inviting and attentive. Bathrooms were clean and cute. The food tasted amazing! We brought our kids 5 years and 10 years old. No kids menu, but the kitchen was very accommodating with their meals. The cocktails were tasty. We enjoyed this place, and we will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A memorable meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I brought friends who were visiting from San Francisco, who love Italian food, & they were very impressed with the quality of the meal, the wine & the service. This was my first visit since Guiseppe moved to the new location (from downtown Bellingham), & I was thrilled to experience the same quality! I was disappointed only in the lack of the offering of lamb shanks, & the personal visit at the table by Guiseppe himself!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good Solid Restaurant
    luvtodineVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Service was good, ambience was good and food was very good. We were there on a Saturday night and it was busy, but the evening flowed smoothly. The owner stopped by our table to ask how things were-always a nice touch to make diners feel appreciated. The Ceasar Salad was excellent-just the right amount of anchovy and the owner's favorite childhood dish (Fettucine Naxos) was a hit-the curry flavor was a nice change in an Italian restaurant. Obviously a well run establisment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING AS USUAL
    bbayjune
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were seated in a fairly open area of the dining room with lots of traffic passing us by. It didn't bother us, but apparently Giuseppe didn't think this was acceptable and promptly brought over a portable wooden folding divider that secluded us from the rest of the floor. SO THOUGHTFUL! The food was ridiculously good, the service was friendly and attentive. Always chose Giuseppe's if you want an exceptional meal. We had the duck and the chicken piccata. Superb. Especially the piccata. The flavors were so fresh and none over powered the other. Perfectly seasoned. In the summer, be sure to sit outdoors. Wonderful views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible service, excellent food!
    Troy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Exceptional service, beautiful decor and incredible view right on the water. The food was excellent, and the incredible deal offered before 6:00 every day gives more money to spend on wine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Valentine's Dinner
    JandA
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great service, outstanding food - really nice! Enjoyed the special menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful place , great food,
    mihai
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    wonderful place , great food, romantic velantines day dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine miss
    TableForTwoValentinesDay
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    They were just too busy. The server had to come back to the table three separate times to ask what we ordered! The "special menu" was just their regular menu with the prices jacked up, seemed dishonest. The halibut was overcooked ($35), the bolognese was cold ($19). The best part was the Martini and wine, otherwise disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good restaurant....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    That was my first time going to this restaurant and i really like it!! Even though was a very crowed because of valentines day was a really good place to celebrated valentines. I know it wont be the last the food was delicious and the dessert exquisite...
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine 2014
    airwolf1971
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Pretty busy for a Friday Night Valentine Day 2014. Reservation was for 8pm and I was seated on time. :) I really don't write reviews but , I really did not feel that the service was all that great. Forgot to bring my appetizer. Had to ask for it a 2nd time and Had to ask for Bread too. Yes the place was busy, but I also watched my waitress talk and communicate to her other tables more than mine? I did not like that.... My Bill came out to $113 and I left her $140 Cash. I am Prior Military Chef and have worked at local restaurant's, including a Bake Shop In San Diego..... Will I return to this place? I don't know....... Just my honest review on 2/14/2014 :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overbooked
    Theotilus
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had dinner Valentines Day. My wife had a scallop dish which she really liked. I had a steak with a portobello mushroom. So far it is the best steak I have had in Bellingham! Our reservation was for early evening and I am glad it was. We still ended up waiting an hour for our dinner to be served, which was a little to long in my book. When we left there was a long line of people waiting to be seated. I think they booked more guests than they could reasonably serve, however I admire Giuseppe for being on the floor working alongside his employees, not something you see every day. Will I go back? Yes. The food is great. We'll try an off peak night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • .It was Valentines Day and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    .It was Valentines Day and they had obviously overbooked. We waited an hour to get our entrees after we had finished our salad. Once we finally received our food, it was delicious. There was a very long line of people waiting for tables as we left.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful - again!
    Tassy
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Once again we had a delightful and delicious dinner at Guiseppe's. We have come here once a week or so since he moved into the new location and have never been disappointed. The food is always wonderful - from the old standbys to the new specials. As for drinks, I recommend trying Mike's Pear Wink, it is fabulous! From our experience, the service has always been delightful, prompt and friendly. And Guiseppe himself is always there, making sure your experience is perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Guisseppi
    CheriT
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Wonderful place to go for a real treat.... the owner and staff make you feel special.... the food is very sicillian with a little pnw thrown in... to keep the locals happy... Very unique experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alice
    beezus
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    The food was not outstanding. My fish was overcooked and dry. The bread was also very dried out. The bed of spinach my fish was set on was wilted and not very fresh. The service was also very poor. I had to ask several times for lemon and for coffee refills. I most likely will not return nor recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a very nice birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Had a very nice birthday dinner w/my husband. Food was great and so was service., Would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, all of our guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Great food, all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening, thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Delight!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    This was our first visit here. Everything was awesome! Seating, Service, Socializing, Food & Fun! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where are the scallops?
    notthrilled
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My family had dinner at Giuseppe's on New Year's Eve. Four of us ordered the spaghetti with scallops. Three of us got only two scallops in our (not cheap) meal. When we asked the waiter how many scallops there should be, he said four or five. He then informed us that the kitchen had run out of scallops, which would have been nice to know before being served meals with skimpy portions. He asked if he could bring out prawns instead, but brought only two prawns each, which didn't seem very generous. Overall, the service was great and the food was delicious, but I can't say I can recommend the restaurant after that experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • giuseppes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Very expensive for what we ordered. The food was good but nothing too spectacular. The waiter was a cool and snobbish when he realized we didn't want alcohol with our dinner. The ambience was wonderful as well as the scenery, however we can get the same view and much better food for the price and service at Hearthfire or Anthonys, so we will probably go there next time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Warming atmosphere, exceptional service, delicious food, nice selection of wine, and moderately priced. This is a nice place to come and eat for just about any occasion, and is nice to see the owner come out and greet the customers, and pull a chair out for them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.