Nice and hot bread to start,
Nice and hot bread to start, then followed by fresh clams pasta and seafood risotto at reasonable price.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent experience. Our
Excellent experience. Our server took into account we had theatre reservations and made sure we were served efficiently, without ever giving us a sense of being rushed. We had prociutto with melon--- huge servings - could really have been shared. Plenty of good quality prociutto and fresh ripe melon. Shared a green salad, with excellent vinaigrette, which was divided on plates, without us having asked. Then each of us had the mussels----which were very good with a tasty broth and they did not come to the table luke warm, as is so often the case with mussels. House white was reasonably priced and quite good. Would certainly return. Our server ran after us after we left to return sunglasses left on the table!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice restaurant, thoroughly
Very nice restaurant, thoroughly enjoyed our evening there. Patrick was great!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We met another couple for
We met another couple for dinner. The service from beginning to end was extremely professional. The food while being good was definitely not stellar. Portions were large. The crème brule was excellent. I wouldn't plan a special occasion dinner here but
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
one of our New Favorites
Delicious food, well presented. The service was attentive without being in your face.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Italian. Fabulous gnocchi
I grew up eating Italian food and never enjoyed Italian food when dining out. Portobellos has amazing and unique Italian food, not just pasta.
My husband had the homemade gnocchi and meat sauce. He enjoyed the gnocchi and raved about the flavorful meat sauce. I had the veal Marsala and it was prepared to perfection.
I highly recommend this Italian gem. It is a small restaurant with no outdoor seating. The wait staff were very helpful and friendly.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure!
Cozy ambience, wonderful dinners (1 veal and 1 prawns), perfect light dessert (creme brulee) and coffee that is strong and satisfying! Attentive wait staff and lively chatter round out this small but elegant space. Lovely!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's day dinner!!
Mother's day dinner!!
Food was fresh, hot and generous. We had the Seafood Risotto and would have it again.
The complementary bread triangle was delicious.
Service was good and we didn't feel rushed.
Nice touch giving out red roses to the Mom's.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Saturday night Meal!
My husband and I chose this restaurant for its proximity to the Stanley theatre where we had tickets for a play. We were so pleased with every aspect of the experience. We were warmly welcomed, the prix fixed menu suited us both and the house wine was a great value and absolutely delicious. The dessert was homemade and wonderful, and just the right amount to feel satisfied but not stuffed. The staff were friendly but not intrusive. We would come back again gladly!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
What took me so long?
Cannot believe we haven't been here before. Excellent food and service. Calamari was perfect . Can't wait to return.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice gem on Broadway
Great food! Cosy and nicely appointed restaurant. Attentive service, but not hovering. Have eaten there a few times and would highly recommend this restaurant.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly, tasty and fresh
Really enjoyed dinner the other night. Fresh baked bread, the red sauce with the calamari is terrific and every dish was fresh and delicious. Why visit a chain when you can support a family business? Prices are reasonable and the service is attentive and welcoming. Put Portobello on your list.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great value for excellent food.
We paid $30 for a three course menu. Every item on it was excellent. We also had the stuffed Portobello mushroom appetizer which was great!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my 4th time going
This was my 4th time going to this restaurant on my Birthday. I will continue to go back every year. The food is amazing the staffs are very friendly. The wine list is excellent. It is somewhat small so perfect for couples or small groups. They have a very romantic Italian atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family run and well done
This is a little restaurant that is on Broadway at Granville, and is just a perfect little Italian gem. The food is always good, service is excellent, and it is family owned and run, so it is always welcoming. It is conisistently good, and has a good repeat clientel from the neighborhood. A lot of restaurants are impersonal, but this one is personal, and I really like it.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I spent a few nights in Vancouver. I wanted to treat her to a special Italian dinner in not some hyped restaurant so I got on line and found Portabella. My choice was rewarded with a great meal of Veal and my wife with wonderful Osobuco. The young waiter was polite and on the spot as was the owner who came to the table to say hello and check on the service. This is a great place for a night out at a very reasonable cost.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh, fresh, fresh - lovingly prepared by the chef and owner of the Ristorante - food arrives hot at the table and tastes heavenly! For once the tomatoes in the Caprese salad are room temperature so we can enjoy the wonderful aroma. Not stingy with red onions on the tomato salad nor with garlic in the tomato sauce - we all enjoyed the taste of true food. Italian wine was smooth and complemented all entrees perfectly. The lady of the house came and greeted us personally and offered a tasty flat bread appetizer. Homemade desert, but of course. For a sweet good-by compliments of the chef, tiny pistachio meringues arrived. An all around lovely neighbourhood gem worthy of regular dinners!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Restaurant
Found this restaurant on Open Table and based on reviews by others decided to try it out. Very glad we did, as the food and service were excellent.
We will visit again.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and service.
Very good food and service. Perfect for pre theatre
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portobello is a great restaurant. Excellent food, comfortable atmosphere and good service. Will definitely be back.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent local Italian restaurant
Busy small restaurant with very good food great service nice ambiance. Three course meal was excellent and well priced, and 1/2 litre house red for $14 was drinkable and good value. we will definitely be back
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good services :)
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!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service and delicious food. Ordering the house wine (red) was a great recommendation from our server. We will definitely return.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friendly down-to-earth restaurant
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.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
the classic Italian menu,
the classic Italian menu, good wine list; perfect location for going to the Stanley theatre; short walk
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM