Al Porto Ristorante

3.2
1373 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Gastown's popular Water Street is alive with the taste of another era. Meander down the cobbled sidewalk and stumble across a true find, the uniquely situated Al Porto Ristorante. Spacious yet cozy, the room is as distinct as the cuisine that defines the rich flavour, and culture of Italy.



Please call the restaurant for parties of 7 or more. 604-683-8376
Private rooms and special menus for groups are available.


What 1373 people are saying
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Very quiet due to pandemic but the food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service every time

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was always great ..good service by Carlos !

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Valhala
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The greeting was warm & friendly, service was very efficient & the food was excellent. We enjoyed the whole experience. Very few people there - I hope for their sakes that people go back to dining in now that the pandemic restrictions are easing.

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ClaudeB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there yesterday and we loved it. The food was really excellent, and really great service. We will certainly go back. A gem to be discovered !!

Martine and Claude

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening, amazing food and great service thanks to John!!!
He has served us before and is always very attentive!

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Laura
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great, as always. They didn't have the full dessert menu so I tried the lemon curd for the first time and it was delicious! We were celebrating my friend's birthday so our server decorated the dessert plate with chocolate icing. We had a really nice evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THEY ACCEPTED OUR RESERVATION BUT WHEN WE ARRIVED THE DAMN PLACE WAS CLOSED!!! PHONE NUMBER ONLY
LED TO VOICEMAIL ALSO STATING THEY WERE
OPEN!!! So angry!!!

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silviaS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made the reservation and when we we showed up Friday night the restaurant was closed. Huge disappointment because times like this we are so limited and restaurants get booked fast, at least if you stay closed put it on website and do not take reservations on OpenTable !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Although I had a reservation from Open Table, when I went there, the place was closed:(( I had a limited time to find another place. Fortunately, I found a nice one. But I do not recommend anybody getting a reservation from this place.

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vipDiner
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Al Porto reservation got confirmed but we could not dine. We got there at 7:55pm, 5 mins prior to our reservation time, and we saw a guest leaving the main lobby that connects to the restaurant. However, the door locked behind them as we reached the door. We could not open the door to access the elevator. We then went to the side door that was also put on a sign by Al Porto as available, however that door was also locked and security fenced behind. We called the restaurant repeatedly but it would go directly to voice mail, stating they were open Saturday, but to leave a message. They never called back, neither that evening nor after. We paid $12 for parking and did not get to enjoy a Mother’s Day dinner, my mother was very disappointed. Other restaurants were mostly booked by then, considering it was then past 8pm on Saturday.

Very unprofessional, and apparently they don’t even care to call back to at least apologize.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We reserved the table through open table and also got a confirmation through their automated sms system. When we showed up there, the restaurant was CLOSED! I tried calling them, but they only had a voicemail. This is terrible customer service on the restaurant and open tables part. If a Restaurant is not going to uphold open table reservations, they shouldn’t be on the app in the first place. The restaurant should have at least called and informed us that they were not open.

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Emily
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

the restaurant is not open despite being able to reserve online and the general web presence.

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Kkbbb
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made the reservation through open table for a birthday dinner, went downtown with friends and to our surprise the restaurant was closed. My reservation was confirmed over email and there was no signs that this place wouldn't of been open. Poor management of reservation apps by this restaurant. Do better.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant has been closed for a long time but yet you let us book and then get a reminder and then have to confirm back Voicemail says it’s open as well as signage out front

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vipAlieis
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed even though open table and it’s website said it was open!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed. Doors locked. Lights out. Nobody home! Update your data for this business!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for Saturday night and was closed. Drove all the way downtown.. google says was open.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant isn’t open. Their phone number and answering machine works it says their hours of operation open everyday but the doors were all locked. Please do everyone else a favour and take them off your service. Thank you

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GabeM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

OpenTable, can you tell me why I can book a restaurant when they are closed for business? Got there and the door gated.

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HarryT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Don't be in a rush when you go here.
Food is awesome and worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Italian food reasonable price..big restaurant ..

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vipRnRK
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The early dinner special is a very good deal, even adding $10 for the osso buco entree

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Mkuru
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This is an average Italian dining experience, nothing memorable. The service is adequate, food is reasonable, ambience is quiet so if you are looking for a quiet night out and dont mind paying on the high side, then this is an ok option.

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TCanada
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fresh ingredients perfectly cooked...👍
Will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Al Porto. The food was amazing and our Server John W was very knowledgeable and super helpful with assisting us with the menu as this was our very first time ! We will be back again!

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mama
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Service was the only good thing about this dinner. Sad because it was my Sons Birthday. The food was off. Had Salmon and Prawns from the Dine Out Vancouver menu and was sooooo fishy and stinky that it may be a while that I will be able to stomach seafood again! We ended up getting a Pizza instead. They still charged us for the Ceaser Salad from the Dine out menu ...OMG Never would I go back!

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BarbaraR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Menu looks great. Unfortunately my halibut was over cooked and dry. Veggies tasted a bit fishy...My son says his salmon meal was good. Restaurant apologized and made dessert gratis. Great space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Our server was awesome and very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were really disappointed in the set menu. We came to an Italian restaurant to order some Italian food and were given a set menu of only seafood. If you don’t like seafood or are allergic to it there was only one option without it (some sort of chicken pasta). My husband and I hardly ever go out to enjoy ourselves without our 4 year old and newborn and were very much looking forward to spending Valentine’s dinner together over good Italian food. Unfortunately instead we had this seafood set menu and ended up getting fast food on our way home. Definitely not coming here for any more special occasions and definitely disappointed in the experience.

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BrendaW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Valentines

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There for Dine out Vancouver
A good dine out menu - tasty good value and good service. It’s worth trying if you have not been

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints....we are regulars to this place and the food is just so good. Linguine pescatore is to die for!!! And the pizzas out of this world....highly recommended and prized reasonably too for such fine dining experience....

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Jenn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family came here for Christmas Eve dinner - Great food, great service, great ambience!

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Claudnificent
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for business lunch. Food is first class, service was exceptional, I highly recommend them.

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KimL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, service is always outstanding! They are following covid protocols as well! I’ll definitely be back!

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TylerK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very good. Restaurant was not busy at all. Bit of an older interior decor. Great food. The pizza crust was amazing but needed more sauce to go with the abundance of meat.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The seafood linguine tasted amazing!!! But lacked the seafood that was listed on the menu (I.e. no salmon and only one scallop) Servers were a bit awkward, never checked in to ask us how the food was. Ambiance was lovely!

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DonM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a number of years since I visited Al Porto. I was not disappointed. Great food and service.

FAQs

Al Porto Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Al Porto Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 683-8376.

Al Porto Ristorante is rated 3.2 stars by 1373 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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