Al Porto Ristorante
Please call the restaurant for parties of 7 or more. 604-683-8376
Private rooms and special menus for groups are available.
We used to frequent Al Porto all the time but something has changed... our Caesar salads were not fresh, lettuce was wilted and turning brown and the mushroom bisque soup was tasteless. My chicken piccata was delicious but the seafood risotto and seafood pasta was mediocre. Our waiter was great and they did comp us our dessert. We’ll probably look for another restaurant when we get together next time.
Amazing food great service cant wait to come back and try other dishes .
I ordered the ceviche, calamari, caprese salad, seafood risotto, and tiramisu. The starters were amazing! The flavours were fresh and perfectly blended. The salad was 7/10 because it was fresh but not anything special. The seafood with the risotto was cooked perfectly and made the dish worth it. But the risotto alone was meh--lacked flavour. The tiramisu was the best I've ever had. On top of the food, the service was great! Will be back!
Good food, knowledgeable waiter, casual atmosphere.
Our waiter was simply amazing even though it was New year's Eve and he was run off his feet. We had a wonderful romantic dinner and some great cocktails. The only downside was the giant private birthday party which seemed to take precedence over New year's Eve. Nonetheless we will be back.
Had the most wonderful and romantic experience here on NYE. We had the Osso Buco and the Lamb. Just perfection. Paired with lovely drinks. We enjoyed delicious salads as appetizers and had Tiramisu for dessert. Unbelievable meal with fantastic service. Our first time going to this famous restaurant and now we know why.
Customer service was poor everything else great
We took our family here for dinner on Christmas Eve, the ambiance is excellent, it looks like you stepped into Italy as you walk down the stairs into the dining area. The food was great for the most part, 3 out of 5 dishes were excellent. I thought the cannelloni was the best, I had the spicy chorizo pasta which was average.
The bathrooms were not very clean however.
Overall I thought it was a beautiful restaurant with a nice atmosphere and decent food, not too expensive.
We enjoyed our meals on Christmas Eve. Our food was overall good - we preferred the pasta dishes over the fish. Our server was nice and did a good job considering the restaurant was packed and appeared to be understaffed. We'll definitely come back!
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice but our waiter was impatient, inefficient and unfriendly.
The server was friendly and nice, but everything else was unsatisfied (hostess and foods). Ruined our Christmas Eve dinner and won’t come back to this place.
Open table app wouldn’t let me modify the number of guests, and al Porto didn’t answer the phone all afternoon And evening. But they did accommodate us very nicely in the lower dining room, not the tables upstairs with view as requested. There was a private party takeover. Great restaurant, but communications could have been better
The lunch special is a great value. The wine recommendation was very good and reasonably priced. We enjoyed our visit
I was able to book a table for 11 which I needed. Service was wonderful and the food very tasty.
Perfectly prepared food in a restaurant with warm ambiance and a professional Waiter With excellent suggestions. Would
Happily return again and again if I lived in Vancouver
We love the early bird specials! Good value at the price - extremely good portion size. Attentive and friendly waiting staff. Our friends and family like it too. We're glad you're on Open Table.
We were asked where we wanted to sit & had no wait which was good.
Service upstairs wasn’t very good, slow service, long wait for drinks & food. A number of times were told didn’t have items we ordered, forgot bread, had to ask for utensils. Very loud, however it was music not patrons.
However the food was very good.
Scallops and shrimp were very good
Very professional services and food was great !!
This restaurant use for big party to business meeting as well
Our server, Fabio, was excellent! Friendly and attentive, he made it a very special evening.
Good service and yummy authentic Italian food! Great selection of Italian wines. Will come back
Good food, nice ambience. Dinner specials are a great deal!
Great food. With amazing service. One of the few places in Vancouver I could say has good service
The food was decent not as highly as 4.1 stars for their ratings. Service was alright. They were really short on staff today. Food overall was not as what I anticipated for an Italian restaurant.
We've been here a few times but on this occasion the food was poor. Too salty, stodgy and generally poor quality. We also didn't appreciate having tables dragged around us for the last half hour as they set up for large groups of diners the day after.
We had a reservation for dinner before a concert we were attending - we arrived at this charming restaurant about fifteen minutes early, so sat at the bar and had a glass of wine. At the appointed time, the hostess seated us at a very nice two-top in a room with only two other tables taken. We sat for 20 minutes - no water, no bread, nada. We tried to get the attention of both the server and busser who were flitting in and out of the room, but the server didn't ever look our way, and the busser appeared not to speak English, or else she was ignoring our request for service, as she muttered something unintelligible as she whisked by us for the fifth or sixth time. Eventually a different server arrived, apologized and told us they were short-staffed because two people had gone home with pneumonia. Well, that gave us pause!
Our server was a bit flustered, but he really did his best to get the show on the road, so to speak. He brought us two more glasses of wine (no charge) and made suggestions for possible entrees. We ordered, and our meals arrived within a reasonable amount of time. The food was very good - I had a chopped salad and my husband had the caprese salad. Both were fine. For my entree I had the Haida Gwai halibut and my husband had a pasta dish. Again, both dishes were well prepared and very good.
I would come back to eat at this restaurant - the food was good and the prices are reasonable. I guess maybe it was just an off night for service, but not enough to keep us from returning.
Excellent Restaurant, Service could be better
We ate here twice on our first and final evenings in Vancouver, before and after a cruise. Easy walk from our hotels, nice ambience, on the waterfront but you don't really get much of a view from most dining tables. Food was outstanding, cocktails good. I would have like to see a California Chardonnay on the wines by glass list but not a huge drawback. Would recommend with a warning that service can be slow -- we waited forever our first evening for our check.
I have been going to Al Porto for about 35 years.....the old & new ownership.......consistantly GOOD
From the outside you don’t expect it to be as nice as it is. Once inside the entire atmosphere changes. It was very romantic and the food/service was excellent!
Good experience! Will go again
Excellent service; restaurant is very ambience and comfortable; food is delicious with many choices for customers to choose; food portion size is reasonable for the price. It is great place for all sorts of parties. Their lunch special is fantastic. I totally recommend people who work near Gastown should try the lunch special. Make sure you place your order and reserve a table so when you get there, you don’t need to wait long for your food and have more time to enjoy your lunch.
Al Porto is one of my favourite restaurants and my mom likes the place very much.
Yummy carbonara. Patient and attentive server. Washrooms badly in need of a renovation. Ambiance is dated.
Great food and service.... definitely visit.
Always love this place. Good food and very good service. Willing to accommodate small to large parties.
Great food and lovely Italian restaurant. Service was a little slow to start, but picked up after ordering. Would definitely recommend this place to friends.
This was a huge hit for our family (2 adults 2 kids). The service was VERY friendly. The food was way above our expectations. We would recommend and come back in a heartbeat!
Attention! We went twice (the same day): for lunch at noon and for dinner in the evening. Their menu had changed: it contained the same items, but it was much more expensive (around + 7 CAD/dish). That is a large difference! Go there at noon. Better value for the same good food!
We had a fantastic dinner and amazing service from John. We will definitely be returning.
Excellent spot for a good meal with friends and family.
A perfect experience for an Italian dinner date 👌🏻