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Portobello Ristorante
Portobello Ristorante

Portobello Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.portobellorestaurant.ca
  • Email: info@portobellorestaurant.ca
  • Phone: (604) 734-0697
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pino Milano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Granville
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking at the Rear of the Restaurant
A word from 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I took my husband there for his belated birthday dinner celebration. It was our first time to this small, but cozy restaurant. We waited for a while to get the attention from our server as he was the only server there around 6:30 pm. Thing started to get smoother when the 2nd server came at 7 pm. We were planning to order the Antispasto and Calamari as appetizer but our server told us the portion of Antispasto is quite big for 2 people so he doesn't recommend us to have calamari. The Antispasto was really good and we were impressed with its portion. I like my main course, VITELLO AL MARSALA CON FUNGHI which is really perfect to me, however my husband is not very impressed with his main course OSSOBUCO CLASSICO."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We always appreciate the most pleasant reception we receive at this small but comfortable West Broadway location. Joe and Rosa have been in the restaurant business for many years and know what their customers want...good food, good service, friendly atmosphere. It's a place we will continue to enjoy."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is what a restaurant should be. Great food made by people who clearly care about quality and service to match. Everything we had was exceptional."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My wife and I must be getting old. Or perhaps our tastes have matured. We love smallish neighbourhood restaurants where the food is good, even great sometimes, where we can actually enjoy conversations with friends without having to shout, and where service is attentive yet unobtrusive. Portobello is just that kind of place. Our veal and our pasta were first-rate, and our granddaughters (ages 12 and 10) were treated like the young and increasingly sophisticated adults they are becoming (did I mentioned talented and beautiful?). We certainly plan to go back, again and again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had heard ( and read) positive reports of Portobello. Unfortunately, our experience was quite disappointing. When we visited, the kitchen must have been having an off night, as it took over an hour to prepare our first course (salads!), the another 45 minutes before the second (main) course arrived. Not one of us at the table felt that the meal was anything but ordinary. In my case, the vegetables were so undercooked, I could not cut them without considerable effort. All in all, we regret having chosen this place for dining. Hope they have their act together generally, as they didn't this time. Wine list quite impressive, however."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The actual dinning area is extremely small. Not much in the way of privacy when trying to have a romantic valentines dinner with my girlfriend. Waiters were curteous and pleasent. Food was nothing spectacular. Portions were rather small but inexpensive. Overall is a nice restaurant if you need a last minute dinner reservation but not my first choice for a night out with the miss's."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I checked the restaurant website before I went and it said cozy and romantic. It was neither. The food was good, the service ok but the noise level was too high and it was far too crowded. The restaurant also ran out (early) on their dine out menu."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My husband and I have wanted to try Portobello since we moved here 7 years ago and just never seemed to get around to it. We saw that it was included in Dine Out Vancouver 2014 and decided to give it a try. What a great place. We will be going back there again and again - wonderful food, great service and nice ambiance."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Food is pretty good, but it would be nice if the portion is a little bigger"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Very unique and nice place, great for couples but groups will enjoy it too, Service is great and very knowledgeable staff, food was amazing. Away from the busy downtown atmosphere but only mins away incase you decide to just drive west side"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I'm surprised we had never been to Portobello. It's a lovely place, small and elegant, and, as noted above, the service was outstanding. Good value for money. My only quibble was the richness of the food and lack of choice, perhaps b/c it was New Year's Eve? We don't/can't eat halibut or beef, so that ruled out some dishes. There were only 3 pasta dishes offered, one with halibut and one with chicken, which we've been eating a lot of recently. So we ordered the 3rd option but it was way too rich. The ceasar was very good, not drowned in dressing as is often the case, but could have used more garlic. House white was delicious."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had not been to Portobello for 18 months, but thought we would try it out for Christmas Eve. Our waiter was terrific, attentive but not overbearing....food was wonderful.......good sized portions, tastefully presented and delicious......we will not wait so long to go back. Thanks for a wonderful Christmas Eve with our family"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Sophisticated with old world charm ... home made pasta and home made desserts make for an authentic fantastic Italian dining experience."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We had a great time. Food was good and the server was nice. We had requested for a high chair in the comments section of our reservation and when we arrived we were just told they don't have high chairs. We are an easy going group so we just quickly bought one at toys r us. But a phone call/email to tell us to bring our own would've been nice. The lady owner or manager walked past us and spoke to a few tables but never came by once to apologize or even say hi. I guess we are not regulars or heavy drinkers that's worth her while."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Every time we go there we feel like we are joining a family - Rosa and her husband run this lovely small authentic Italian restaurant. We are never disappointed with the food or service - the room is intimate and the service is wonderful. The food is home made and delicious."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Portobello is a nice and busy family restaurant. The food is reasonably priced and tastes pretty good. The servers and the owner do their best to keep the customers happy."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "the classic Italian menu, good wine list; perfect location for going to the Stanley theatre; short walk"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "This little bistro style restaurant has pleasant ambience and very good service, but the menu and the quality of food are stuck in a 1960s time warp. If you've been to any "Italian" restaurant in any small Canadian town over the past 40 years, you'll know what to expect. There are many much better Italian restaurants in Vancouver."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "A friendly down-to-earth restaurant with attentive but not over-the-top servers. Affordable but good familiar wines for Italian food lovers. Tried the house wine as we'd often choose the house wines for dinner on our trips to Italy. Would advise that if choosing the house wine, perhaps it would be a good idea to have the server ask if you wanted to try a taste first. The 3 course meal was excellent value. The owners were very personable and we had a nice chat and didn't feel like they were hurrying us to leave even though we were the last customers there."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Wonderful service and delicious food. Ordering the house wine (red) was a great recommendation from our server. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "I have been here a several times and their food and services are excellent ! I also brought my in laws here for our family dinner and they all love it!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013